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Project Manager, Business Transformation & Modernization

Alexandria, Virginia 22311
  • Job Type
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    Full Time

This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership, project management and direction for a multi-year Project Manager, Business Transformation & Modernization initiative at IDA. This initiative will encompass assessing and modernizing IDA’s end-to-end business processes, data, systems, tools and reporting to ensure efficient, effective operations that incorporate current technologies in the automation and integration of business operations.


  • Responsible for leading the multi-year, IDA-wide, business modernization project from conceptual design to implementation.
  • Successfully plan business modernization activities, define project approach, scope, milestones, success criteria, deliverables, risks, contingencies and allocating appropriate resource requirements to ensure project success.
  • Create and sustain a high-performing, cross-organizational business modernization team.
  • Manage consulting engagement(s) with outside consultant(s) augmenting the business modernization team with outside process assessment/redesign and business system implementation expertise.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.



  • Bachelors/Advanced degree (MBA or equivalent preferred) in related business field and ten (10) or more year’s progressively responsible experience in leading business process improvements and business systems design / implementations, or related work.
  • A minimum of 5 years of program/project management experience with a proven track record of execution and delivery excellence (PMP certification a plus).
  • Experience implementing process and system improvements, leveraging current technology offerings to modernize, streamline, simplify, automate and integrate business processes.
  • Experience or aptitude for managing budgets and resources.
  • Experience in work plan development and management.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize commitments, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, quality-oriented environment is required.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel, Project, Visio, PowerPoint, Word).
  • In-depth, proven experience in the design and implementation of core business, finance, and project management processes and systems coupled with market and leading practice insight in core business processes.
  • Relevant recent experience in the latest advancements in automation and new technologies and the diligence to apply these to solve business problems.
  • Ability to drive innovative solutions to overcome challenging problems.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and flexibility in guaranteeing that projects are correctly resourced, managed and delivered.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to the day-to-day changes that transpire in running large projects while still being able to deliver on commitments.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability and coaching skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality, impactful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of automated business systems (Costpoint/Deltek preferred).
  • Ability to obtain/maintain necessary security clearance.


Posted: 2021-02-02 Expires: 2021-03-19

IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing.

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