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TKC Holdings, Inc. Technical Services Project Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri

DESCRIPTIONless thanbr> GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:less thanbr>The role of the Technical Services Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to deadlines. This includes acquiring resources, mitigating risk and coordinating the efforts of the cross functional team in order to deliver projects and initiatives according to plan.less thanbr> ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:less thanbr>*Direct and manage projects from beginning to end.less thanbr>*Create detailed project plans, with all tasks, dependencies, and timelines identified, and keep those project plans continuously updated to meet changing needs and requirements.less thanbr>*Effectively communicate project expectations and schedules to team members and stakeholders throughout project cycle.less thanbr>*Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.less thanbr>*Determine and assess need for additional resources and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.less thanbr>*Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.less thanbr>*Work with project team, customers, and vendors to identify and analyze differences/gaps.less thanbr>*Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.less thanbr>*Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.less thanbr>*Define project success criteria and disseminate to involved parties throughout project cycle.less thanbr>*Report relevant status to managers and key stakeholders in a timely and consistent manner.less thanbr>*Track project milestones and deliverables.less thanbr>*Develop and deliver proposals, requirement documentation, progress reports, and presentations.less thanbr>*Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues, and devise contingency plans.less thanbr>*Coach, mentor, and motivate project team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.less thanbr>*Build and develop business relationships vital to the success of the project.less thanbr>*Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.less thanbr>*Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.less thanbr>*Other duties as assigned by the KCN Manager of Technical Services.less thanbr> SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:less thanbr>This position has immediate personnel supervisory responsibilities.less thanbr>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSless thanbr> EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:less thanbr> * Bachelor's degree.less thanbr> * Actively working towards or already completed PMP certification and/or 5+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.less thanbr> * Must be technical in nature and experienced in managing projects that introduce proprietary software programs and new technologies / services.less thanbr> * Strong familiarity with IT lifecycles and project management software, such as MS Projectless thanbr> * Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.less thanbr> * Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.less thanbr> * Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.less thanbr> * Flexible during times of change.less thanbr> * Ability to read communication styles of team members, customers, and vendors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.less thanbr> * Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.less thanbr> * Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.less thanbr> * Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.less thanbr> * Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.less thanbr> * Strong written and oral communicatio