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Project Manager

Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Job Description
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

IBM Application Innovation Center has immediate opportunities for Project Managers. Project Managers will be responsible for delivering the project from the phase of inception to closure. Project Managers will work on complex projects which are typically of higher risk (technical, organizational, reputation), high value or are of strategic importance. They will also work on large programs of work involving multiple organizations and technologies with high business visibility.

Job Role:
Project Manager is responsible and accountable for the delivery of complex projects to the satisfaction of the Service Delivery Team and the Business.
Stakeholder Management and Reporting. Responsible for setting up and running project boards and reporting progress to the business and the Service Delivery Team.
Planning. For multi-vendor projects the PM develops an integrated project plan structure based on the vendor's project deliverables. Performs project plan maintenance to incorporate updates and changes to the master project plan.
Financial - The PM will report on project costs and forecasts on a regularly scheduled basis, normally monthly.
Risk Management. The PM is responsible for risk management across the project and will create and maintain the master risk register.
Primary Project Point of Contact. Being the primary point of contact with the business and relevant Service Delivery team for all project related matters
Collaboration. This role works in a collaborative manner with all team and vendor resources of a project throughout the life cycle
Strong Business Judgement and Influence. The project manager influences others within the whole project team using their technical expertise to identify and address project issues
Project Communications. Develops and distributes internal project communications, and participates in the development and review of firm-wide project communications.

Successful candidates for these positions will work onsite at the IBM Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Louisiana. The work location is 100 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802. This is not a work from home position.

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employees strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience in Project Management
  • At least 2 years of experience negotiating with and managing third parties.
  • At least 2 years of experience with working with clients and stakeholders within the business.
  • Ability to direct the work of others.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work collaborative.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience with project management methodologies
  • 1+ years of experience with MS project or other project management scheduling tools
  • 3+ years demonstrated client interaction and excellent communication skills; both (written and verbal)
  • 2+ years experience successfully managing a range of complex, high value IT projects and programs from requirement definition through to project closure.

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-04-29 Expires: 2019-05-30

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