Farmers

Contract in Woodland Hills, CA

IT - Project Manager - Senior

Information Technology

Summary

***IT PROJECT MANAGER - SENIOR***

• Local Candidates Only
• Must be W2 employee to supplier
• Must be available to commute to Woodland Hills, CA office and work 100% onsite
• SR. PM Candidate Submission Checklist must be included with all resume submissions (can be included at the end of resume document or as separate attachment)

Roles & Responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  •  Will manage all aspects of a large scale project or projects with a higher degree of complexity and customer impact
  •  Effectively lead project teams and customer executives (not a note taker)
  •  Have the ability to build and sustain strong relationships with project team members and customers.
  •  Facilitate issue resolution - Identify customer issues, develop effective solutions and successfully manage the communication to the customer.
  •  Accountable for project schedule, financials, and deliverables
  •  Responsible for end-to-end management of project, i.e. all phases of project from concept, project planning, development, execution, monitoring to project close down.
  •  Report on project performance on at local and global levels (have the ability to communicate factual information to project team, executives as well as project stakeholders)
  •  Produces weekly status reports to management and project stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: 

  •  7 years of project management experience required for senior role.
  •  Hands on project management or delivery experience – driving deliverables, getting things done and in the detail enough to speak intelligently about what is being shipped and articulate issues, defects and resolutions.
  •  Managed project budgets in excess of $2M
  •  Managed projects with 30+ team members
  •  Managed project teams over multiple geographical locations (preferably domestic and international)
  •  Strong writing skills
  •  Very organized and articulate
  •  Strong business acumen
  •  Analytical problem solving skills
  •  EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  •  Ability to multi-task
Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED SKILLS: 

  •  IT support experience highly preferred
  •  Must have a development background or have significant experience in application development, and moved into a project management role
  •  Agile experience 
  •  Expertise in transactional consumer websites
  •  Insurance or financial background
  •  Previous experience supporting consumer web or digital marketing projects


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree required

EQUIPMENT/LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS: • Supplier issued contractor email address• WebEx account• Telecommunication asset• PC • Windows Pro 7 or 10 • CPU: i7 or AMD at least 2.5 Ghz• RAM: 16 GB• Disk/Storage: At least 500 GB• Wi-FI: able to use the 5GHz bandwidth (802.11a/h/j/n/ac)• Peripherals: At least a mouse and an external keyboard, reason is for numeric keypad necessary to facilitate numbers input, we can provide external monitors.• As a good baseline, device should be able to run Eclipse, VirtualBox and Android Studio in parallel with various Web browsers open. Outlook and MS Office.

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About Farmers
Farmers Insurance Group (informally Farmers) is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance has more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. It is a subsidiary of the Swiss company Zurich Insurance Group.

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