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Business Analyst/ Project Manager

Hawkins Point Partners is seeking a hybrid Technical Business Analyst/ Project Manager who will be responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of the project on time, in budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities. Works with business partners to define and analyze business requirements, and reviews/produces specifications for product or system changes. This role also works with the project delivery team to ensure that they understand the specifications and acts as a thought partner who shapes demand among the business community. Throughout the lifecycle of the project, tracks project status and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Direct large-scale project that may involve multiple internal and external stakeholders 
  • Develop the project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related project artifacts such as the User Requirements Specification 
  • Work with business partner to elicit requirements and capture business needs; Clearly articulate and document business requirements 
  • Manage ongoing relationship with business partner to drive satisfaction with project outcomes; Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria 
  • Ensure project adheres to project methodology compliance standards set by the company; Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of projects 
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan 
  • Update relevant business stakeholder of project status and publish project status reports as requested 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to regularly brief key stakeholders on different aspects of initiative 
  • Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered 
  • Evaluate trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value 
  • Validate financial forecasts and provide on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures 


Skills 

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines 
  • Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity 
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives 
  • Strong analytical and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into operational and project requirements 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders 
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to navigate in a highly matrixed organization effectively 
  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability 
  • Sound business and technical acumen 


Requirements 

  • Demonstrated experience in writing business requirements and test specifications 
  • Worked as business analyst in full project management lifecycle for software/maintenance/ development/ implementation projects 
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and delivering programs or projects, prior experience in the Content management / archive space strongly preferred 
  • Prior experience delivering projects in regulated industry/ validated systems required 
  • Experienced in partnering with senior stakeholders to identify and address project issues 
  • Experienced with and having a general understanding of information governance and the information lifecycle complexities that exist in a heavily regulated, global organization (e.g. records retention, legal hold, privacy, protections of sensitive information, etc.). 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
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