Randstad Director, Project & Release Management in Carrollton, Texas
Director, Project & Release Management
Monday, October 10, 2016
Title: Director, Project & Release Management
Randstad technologies is seeking a Director, Project & Release Management for a top Healthcare customer who will be responsible for leading the successful planning, management and deployment of application projects and enhancements in an integrated service releases model. Focuses on no-surprise delivery and directly engages with customer leadership to maintain continual portfolio alignment.
This position is located in Carrollton/Irving.
Responsible for successful delivery of integrated applications service releases. Focus on SAP ERP and mobile solutions.
Directs focused team made up of Project Managers responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of application projects and enhancements in support of our financial, generics and marketing web and mobile business.
Builds and maintains effective and productive relationship with customer leadership
Builds knowledge of business strategy and priority objectives
Closely assesses and monitors customer project portfolio to understand relative priority against business strategy
Builds and maintains effective and productive relationships with McKesson IT portfolio management, solution management and delivery team leaders
Works with team to clearly assess customer priorities and validate work is properly structured, planned and resourced for successful delivery
Responsible for no-surprise delivery of customer portfolio as measured by on-time, on-budget, on-scope with high customer satisfaction
Monitors delivery, assess risk and rapidly intervenes to remediate delivery challenges
Pays particular attention to portfolio financial management to ensure customers received desired business outcomes at the committed price
Ensures all significant service enhancement efforts are scheduled, coordinated and deployed in a consistent way that minimizes the possibility of adverse impact on production services and their consumers. Leads the release function thru:
Aligning release capacity against prioritized portfolio of work
Planning projects into integrated application release framework
Active management of the release; facilitating resolution of any escalations, conflicts, changes or risks.
Active facilitation of collaboration across delivery teams with strong focus on successful management of dependencies and risks
Quickly adjusts projects planned into release framework when business priorities shift.
10+ years experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions which may include using information technology. Significant experience in project management, requirements definition and/ or deployment of business requirements to information systems.
Critical Skills -
Strong experience in IT Project or Program Management including full Software Development Lifecycle
Experience leading team of Project Managers to deliver a portfolio of projects. Managing dependencies across and within projects.
Proven leadership skills
Skilled at building strong relationships and partnerships facilitating strong cross-functional management skills
Skilled at clear and confident presentation and communications with key stakeholders including C-level leadership and external customers
High energy, results driven with ability to remove risks/issues/barriers impacting project delivery
Proven financial acumen - experience with full project lifecycle financial processes. Proven ability to forecast and proactively identify/remediate project financial risk.
Managing projects to enhance functionality of ERP systems required
Performance management best practice knowledge
Experience with SAP Hybris preferred
Experience delivering java object oriented projects in agile delivery environment desired
ITSM and ITIL ® process knowledge. ITSM and ITIL ® Practitioner level certifications preferred
Experience with ITIL Service Transition activities including Service Validation and Test, Transition Planning & Support, Release and Deployment, Change management preferred
4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
General Office Demands
Any qualified applicants interested in this position, please email Anthony.Scialdone@randstadusa.com