Senior Project Manager-Ariba

in New York, NY

Senior Project Manager-Ariba Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    7581004

  • Req #

    23277

  • Job Location

    New York, NY 10016, US

  • Job Category

    Management - Technical

  • Job Type

    9+ Month Contract

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Project Manager-Ariba to join our team at our client’s site in ,New York,, NY.


Responsibilities:

·        Coordinate and manage all technology activities technology workstreams for the Ariba implementation project. This may include select phases of a project, or all phases of delivery.

·        Partner closely with the business and technology PMO leads to ensure the Ariba program is tightly aligned with the global SAP S/4 program implementation.

·        Liaise with stakeholders to identify scope, dependencies, and technology solutions to address requirements.

·        Establish comprehensive plans required to support overall program delivery. Plans will encompass activities running the full implementation lifecycle for applications in scope, along with architecture, infrastructure, training, communications, and change management where applicable.

·        Partner with QA teams to manage all phases of testing, including unit testing within Sprints, system integration testing, user acceptance testing, and performance testing.

·        Oversee planning and execution of all phases of a project’s lifecycle, from initiation/budget approval to cutover/hypercare. 

·        Manage and lead project teams consisting of onshore and offshore internal / external resources

·        Manage activities of all project resources, from internal Paramount tech resources to software vendor and consulting resources.  

·        Regularly create and present program status to all stakeholders including steering committee members.

·        Build and maintain relationships by engaging business sponsors, key stakeholders, Tech Leads, and project team to establish creditability, solve problems, build consensus, and achieve objectives

·        Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes

·        Communicate roles and responsibilities of the project team

·        Ensure adequate communication takes place across the organization, from the project team to senior leadership

·        Manage risks and issues through to mitigation/closure

·        Hold regular program team meetings to ensure day-to-day activities and corresponding deliverables are prioritized, understood by all project resources, and remain on track

·        Support Statement of Work creation and approval where applicable for third party vendor engagements

·        Collaborating widely with stakeholders and business leads to define and manage cross-functional and project dependencies, milestones, and deliverables

·        Manage external vendors (solution/software vendors and/or service providers / system integrators) when applicable

·        Work with Tech leads to define and draft strategy presentations

·        Proactively perform risk management and identify issues across functions and inter-dependent efforts

·        Prioritize and drive project tasks and deliverables to completion, while managing dependencies

·        Continuously deliver an elevated level of service and satisfaction

·        Being willing to ‘roll up sleeves,’ understand the business and technology solutions involved in a project, and contribute towards project deliverables

·        Adhere to technology finance processes, including tracking alignment to budgets to include Cost to Achieve, CAPEX/OPEX & alignment savings realization


Skills/Experience Required:

·        7 - 9+ years of demonstrated experience managing technology projects involving application configuration, integration, and data conversion.

·        Solid understanding of Waterfall and Agile methodologies

·        Expertise in the SAP technologies, specifically Ariba. 

·        Demonstrated understanding of testing methodologies and proven experience running test teams.

·        Demonstrated experience of key objectives and deliverables associated with all project phases.

·        Proven ability to establish and orchestrate proper program structure, governance model, and communication cadence. 

·        Experience with project management tools (e.g. ServiceNow PPM, Asana, etc.) and test management tools (e.g. TestRail, HP ALM, etc.)

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and collaboration skills overall

·        Experience with Media and Entertainment industry business processes and supporting technology strongly preferred

·        Well versed in Procure to Pay processes

·        Demonstrable experience influencing stakeholders and providing necessary information to support effective decision making 

·        Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and interpersonal skills.

·        Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.

·        Proven ability to develop strategies, evaluate progress and bring in the right stakeholders to reach timely project completion. 

·        Strong PowerPoint, Excel, O365, and collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, MS Teams) expertise

·        Well versed in both Waterfall, Agile, and hybrid agile methodologies

·        Ability to perform meaningful data analytics and present results to appropriate level of stakeholders, including executives


Educational Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Systems, or related IT field required and equivalent work experience.
  • PMI and/or Agile Certification preferred




Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

Additional Information

Who We Are

ABOUT US
Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

WHAT WE DO
We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

HOW WE DO IT
Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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