Systems Analyst/Project Manager

Buffalo, NY 14201 | Permanent

Post Date: 03/27/2018 Job ID: 1044 Industry: IT Pay Rate: Negotiable

 Required Qualifications –    Systems Analyst/Project Manager

We are seeking a Systems Analyst / Project Manager (SAP preferred) to provide leadership and expertise on projects and promote best practices throughout the organization.  This position oversees the management of multiple projects and vendor relationships, leads and mentors team members, defines objectives, identifies milestones and timelines, monitors project performance relative to the project plan using accepted systems lifecycle and project management methodologies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Provides leadership and expertise on projects and promotes best practices throughout the organization. Establishes positive business relationships within areas of responsibility
  • Ability to translate and understand business IT solutions and enablers to establish efficiencies and value-added customer solutions
  • Analyzes, designs, and supports application systems, facilitating cost effective business solutions.  Manages projects, providing direction to team members
  • Collaborates with team members assigned to assist with projects, coordinates work with team, vendors, ensuring compliance to system life cycle methodologies and adhering to industry standards and best practices
  • Inquisitive thinker, researches new capabilities and brings innovative technologies to life, recommend those which will benefit the organization; aligns with digital technologies and cloud based managed service solutions consistent with our enterprise architecture initiatives
  • Partners and manages the relationship with onshore/offshore vendors, serves as the technical liaison in the vendor management process.  Develops and maintains documentation and standards to support position responsibilities
  • Proactively monitor and manage projects and application performance; provides recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Communicates regular status updates to users and IS Management regarding projects; oversees resolution of problems
  • Develops high level testing plans for integration and system testing to identify potential defects and minimize problems within the application after it is implemented; coordinates and supervises testing activities

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • BS degree in MIS, CS or related field, MS degree preferred.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in application development and/or systems integration
  • Experience with or knowledge of project management methodologies for managing medium to large projects, or strong aptitude for developing skills
  • Embrace empowerment - self-motivated, goal-oriented, team player; exercises critical judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.  Ability to clearly communicate business and technical concepts verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform a variety of analytical and technical functions necessary to ensure the availability of applications and systems for business needs
  • Critical thinker and problem solver; and able to make connections across complex ideas
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and work effectively with minimal supervision in a team environment
  • Knowledge of ERP processes and technologies.  Experience preferred with SAP ECC, or strong aptitude for developing skills
  • Proficient in Systems Life Cycle (SLC) development and project management methodologies; familiar with Agile development framework
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, Visio
  • Travels occasionally (up to 5% of time)

 


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