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Kforce Project Leader in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Project Leader in Saint Louis, MO.Responsibilities: * Support the development of a business case for business leaders while demonstrating thought leadership, innovative tendencies, and an ability to drive for results * Lead a large and complex scope project, with a high degree of risk, visibility and urgency spanning multiple areas, divisions and outside vendors * Partner with business leaders and team to structure the questions to address, organize the work, manage resources, oversee and/or conduct analysis, synthesize findings, and develop recommendations * Partner with business leaders and team to scope, define and coordinate the initiative in support of business innovation and strategy * This includes major and detailed project tasks, critical path, contentions and resources to manage the tasks across the project * Ensure project schedule, scope and quality objectives are met by monitoring, using metrics and controls to measure progress, taking preventative and corrective action and escalating issues and risks when necessary * Assess trade-offs to scope using cost / benefit analysis and make recommendations to leaders * Provide timely communication of relevant data to business leaders for decision making * Establish and maintain effective communications and relationships across multiple areas, divisions, outside vendors and project leaders/teams who are working on sub-projects within the project * Lead vendor selection/RFP process. Manage vendor relationship throughout the life of the project * A Bachelor's and/or applicable Master's degree * Project management certification (PMP, scrum, etc.) * 10 years of project management experience * 3 years of experience leading projects with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders * 3 years of financial services industry or position-related experience * 3 years of business management or strategy consulting experience with a consulting firm and / or corporate strategy area * Strong strategic project management experience at the enterprise level, projects exceeding $5MM in budget * Foundational PL skills, but not just waterfall experience but also agile and product mangement experience * Takes ownership * Can identify and solve problems * Works independently * Leads in ambiguity * Plans and organizes Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours