Project Manager

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #58066 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, is looking to hire a PROJECT MANAGER for a 5+ month assignment that will start off remote. This person will be responsible for management of projects throughout the project lifecycle, from proposal and defining requirements to project planning and implementation, using extensive input from industry and/or business unit subject matter experts. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs. Under administrative direction, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to manage multiple projects simultaneously, both large in size and broad in scope


  • Conducts preliminary investigations for all project requests. Reviews requirements, specifications and testing
  • Ensures training plans are aligned with organizational priorities, business plans and objectives
  • Provides a proactive interface for project stakeholders and senior management teams to ensure business requirements are completely and accurately defined
  • Ensures business applications are delivered
  • Refines and implements project management methodologies, tools and practices to provide continuous process improvement
  • Selects and manages project teams
  • Manages such teams throughout the project lifecycle including planning, assigning, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project activities, as well as evaluating individual performance upon project completion
  • Conducts interviews, compiles and analyzes responses, and creates business cases for projects
  • Participates in root cause analysis in order to recommend appropriate actions to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Identifies, defines and documents complex business and technical requirements, processes and deliverables
  • Develops, prepares, presents and maintains project plans including staffing requirements, cost estimates, detailed budgets and work breakdown structures and schedules
  • Performs project risk assessments by identifying key risk factors, providing effective mitigation strategies, and assigning contingency action plans to both schedules and budgets
  • Applies established project methodologies to manage projects: uses change control templates and processes, manages time and recording activities using defined scheduling tools, monitors budgets, and coordinates resource acquisition and utilization
  • Serves as the liaison between internal customers and external suppliers
  • Communicates regularly with project stakeholders
  • Delivers systems on appropriate platforms in compliance with established technology standards
  • Monitors testing and executes quality assurance checks to ensure the system meets information technology acceptance criteria prior to implementation
  • Performs project evaluations and participates in post-project quality monitoring
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • 3-6 Years Experience
  • Knowledge of: Functional, operational and technical requirements of all systems used by assigned functional areas
  • Application development and project life cycle methodologies and standards
  • Project selection and approval, budgeting and business case preparation and analysis, as well as work breakdown structures and forecasting
  • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering. Information technology support and technical documentation
  • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations. Business planning and analysis
  • Project budget interfaces with other accounting systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in the specific business function of assigned functional area or related field
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in defining and documenting business and technical requirements and processes, systems analysis, business process modeling, representing stakeholders on project teams and problem solving with large, complex cross-functional systems and processes
  • Licenses/Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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