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Ankura Senior Associate, Ankura Technology Services, Project Manager in Montana

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview:

Ankura Technology Services (ATS) provides all technical infrastructure and support services across the company in a secure, reliable, and cost effective manner​. Examples include laptops, email, the service desk, network connectivity, fileservers, phones, servers and common applications. ATS’s goal is to enable Ankura's consultants and business groups to effectively deliver both internal and external technical engagements. ATS strives to innovate while operating the business efficiently with the appropriate cost, risk and service level trade-offs.​

Role Overview:

Ankura Technology Services Senior Associate – Project Managers lead medium to large sized projects, with regular guidance from their PMO leadership. They collaborate with others to develop project plans, solve business problems, manage timelines, budgets, stakeholder expectations and develop close relationships with team members, internal business groups and external customers. They typically have at least five years of relevant business and project management experience and have demonstrated exceptional competencies through previous employment performance.

Responsibilities

  • Concurrently lead multiple medium to large sized projects, actively driving each project to close on time, in scope and on budget

  • Facilitate and guide the project sponsor through business case elaboration, funding approval and vendor engagement

  • Support and / or engage in light business analysis efforts (as needed) including elicit, gather and document business requirements; analyze and map current and future business processes; and research and analyze potential solution approaches

  • Develop a comprehensive project plan for delivering the project objectives while proactively managing, monitoring, and adjusting project plan throughout the project lifecycle

  • Proficient in budget management with the capability to create a detailed estimate inclusive of internal costs, vendor costs and operational support costs

  • Drive a tailored communication plan to keep team members, stakeholders, sponsors, and vendors up to date on project status and issues while ensuring they are actively engaged

  • Maintain key project documentation throughout, including PMO and sponsor status reports, RAID log and financial reporting

  • Ability to create a detailed organizational change management plan and assist the sponsor in completing activities within

  • Actively manage vendor engagement to ensure detailed estimates are provided, communication is ongoing, implementation efforts are moving as outlined, and ultimately, the desired end-product is delivered

  • Ensure all contracts follow the appropriate process for legal and financial funding approvals

  • Manage conflicts, facilitate resolution, and escalate critical issues to PMO leadership and / or project sponsor when needed

  • Review and confirm deliverables meet quality standards while ensuring operational turn-over is successful

  • Support future project financial forecasting and resource allocation efforts

  • Flexibly for contribution in other project roles, as necessary, with PMO Manager approval

    Key Characteristics

  • A passion for project management with an aptitude for servant leadership and excellent active listening skills

  • Provides a professional demeanor and a can-do attitude

  • Highly organized with the ability to successfully prioritize tasks across competing, multiple priorities

  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to visualize and communicate the “big picture”

  • Capable of leading, motivating and informally influencing others in a positive way

  • Skilled in the art of facilitation with good negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate and develop strong relationships across all levels of the firm

  • Affective in providing clear, concise verbal and written communications while interacting with clients and executives

  • Independent thinker who enjoys problem-solving and is driven to always provide their best

  • A team player with a strong desire to improve and continuously learn

  • Willingness to admit mistakes, learn from them and ask for help

  • Adaptive to different working environments and the flexibility to wear multiple “hats”

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with education in information systems or accounting a plus

  • Thorough understanding of project management fundamentals - PMI CAPM or PMP strongly preferred

  • 5+ years of project management experience in technical and cross-functional projects required

  • 2+ years of project management experience within HCM or ERP preferred

  • Ideally has a background in leading system integrations within Workday

  • Project Management in a consulting environment a plus

  • Advanced proficiency with project management tools such as Smartsheet, JIRA, MS Project, and MS Office tools, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently produce crisp, professional documents

    Travel Expectations

  • Travel (by air and car) as required (as needed). Limited travel expected.

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Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email accommodations@ankura.com or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,800 professionals serving 3,000+ clients across 55 countries who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative Lateral Thinking That Deliversᵀᴹ, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivalled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Valueᵀᴹ. For more information, please visit, ankura.com.

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