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Project Risk Manager

North Highland

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 2, 2021.


At North Highland, we believe in doing great things together. With you. With our clients. With a perspective on actions today that shape tomorrow. As the world’s most innovative, collaborative consulting group, we’ve built a space to share ideas like never before. Do you have the skills, passion and commitment to transform industries for the better? Think you can bring your A-game every day? If so, join us. We like big thinkers with action on the brain…

Culture and objectives often go hand in hand. Our Program & Project Managers map out the links between what a client wants and how they go about getting it. That includes scope, scheduling, cost, quality, resources and assessment – the complete package for a project they can rely on. No size or complexity is off the cards. We’ll show you how to handle it all with end-to-end confidence.?

Why North Highland? Every choice you make will give you the opportunity to grow. It’s our employee ownership model – with plenty of coaching and personal development opportunities in the mix. For us, training doesn’t have an off switch. You’ll learn new things, both during and beyond traditional working hours. We want people who strive for the next level, then the next.

At North Highland, you’re never a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up, test your mettle and tackle big challenges, but small enough that clients won’t lose your face in a crowd. You’re recognized individually.

We started as three leaders and a kitchen table. Which means we know expectations are made to be broken. Want to surprise us? Do it. Experiment and stretch yourself. There’s room to grow as a budding entrepreneur.

Exciting work you will do:

  • Directs, manages, plans and administers the operational and administrative activities of Information Technology and Business project teams which are assigned to a related set of medium, large and more complex projects, following the defined processes of the Program Management Office (PMO).
  • The Project Manager will work across multiple business areas to manage both IT and business deliverable.
  • Forms a strong relationship with the business stakeholders, partnering to resolve project related issues, provides project status updates and escalates issues and concerns appropriately.

What you will need:

  • Senior Level Technology Project Manager (8 to 10 yrs+) of proven experience managing technology projects in a large matrix organization.
  • Minimum 5+ years specifically managing mid to large complex technology projects using Agile methods/frameworks: Scrum, Kanban.
  • Proven experience with dependency management and cross team coordination of multiple SCRUM teams using Agile Ceremony Facilitation.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to gain agreement on scope, approach, assumptions, dependencies, risks, and budget.
  • Manage approved program/project through the lifecycle, including change requests, issues management, risk management, and status reporting.
  • Experience in managing Individual project budgets size: in the millions.
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders and dependent projects to develop detailed program schedule or agile release plans.
  • Own and drive organizational change management and the implementation of new company process improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to understand and articulate complex technology requirements and milestones.
  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal skill, with ability to work with a variety of personality types.
  • Prior experience mentoring project managers and teams.
  • Prior experience managing large-scale technology process improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated PMO process improvement experience is a plus
  • Prior experience successfully managing technology Cloud/SaaS solution projects.
  • Proven experience successfully managing end-to-end a vendor-based technology COTS solution.
  • Proven experience working with complex and integrated technology systems; at an enterprise level with multiple integration partners.
  • Able to successfully adapt, build relationship, and influence complex Business and Technology stakeholders.
  • Proven PM experience managing projects with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven experience influencing and presenting to leadership.
  • Excellent relationship builder.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders with differing expectations.
  • Must thrive working independently in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Agile (Scrum) ** must have very strong agile experience **

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe.
  • Preferred certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Professional (ACP), Safe Program Consultant (SPC), Safe Agilist (SA).
  • Version One/JIRA.
  • Clarity tools project management tools.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland.  Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

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North Highland makes change happen for organizations who dare to be different. By melding workforce, customer and operational transformation, they are one of the world’s leading consulting groups, with 65+ offices around the globe. They break new ground today so tomorrow is easier to explore.

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North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.