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Project Manager

Location : Purchase, NY
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Compensation : 40.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Ridgefield One is a technology and general staffing agency serving NY, CT, and VT.  Our client is a major insurance company in the White Plains area.


We are seeking an IT Project Manager to join our Information Technology team in our Purchase, NY office.



Main areas of responsibility:

The IT Project Manager is responsible for managing IT projects on a day-to-day basis using the Project Management Life Cycle process and deliverables.

  • Scope, develop and manage plans/schedules/deliverables for small to mid-sized projects

  • Manage project timelines, activities, resources and budgets

  • Provide weekly status updates and Monthly Executive Status updates

  • Manage stakeholder expectations and negotiate with project stakeholders to determine most accurate and appropriate definition of project scope and schedule

  • Work closely with technical resources and business analysts in the interpretation of requirements and the translation into design specifications

  • Liaise between developers, architects, business analysts and QA analysts.  Foster clear communication between the disciplines.

  • Ensure that projects comply with audit requirements

  • Work closely with outsource development vendors

  • Track performance against objectives and develop corrective strategies when objectives are not being met

  • Maintain relevant metrics to provide transparency on team performance

  • Resolve conflicting priories in scope, schedule and cost for projects among various stakeholder groups.

  • Facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution

  • Remove impediments by engaging the right personnel and or finding the right solution

  • Additional projects and assignments as needed


Required Qualifications :

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Strong background in IT project management (5+ years) with detailed knowledge of the software development life cycle methodologies. PMP desired

  • Background in Specialty Commercial Insurance and Reinsurance desired

  • Proven experience managing small to mid-sized IT projects independently

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects which span both business and IT disciplines

  • Strong communication and facilitation skills with an ability to effectively manage  cross-functional team discussions

  • Strong management skills with an ability to achieve results in a matrix management environment

  • Ability to translate business needs into IT deliverables

  • Strong business planning, organizing, prioritizing and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply Agile and SDLC methodology

  • Multi-disciplinary information technology familiarity with proven systems deployment experience

  • Experience with Microsoft technologies (TFS, Visual Studio) is a plus.

  • Experience using PPM tools

  • BS Degree/Equivalent (Technology focus preferable)


Ridgefield One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ridgefield One complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or client worksites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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