Project Manager

H&R Block, Inc. Kansas City, MO
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Initiate, plan, execute and control projects involving multiple people, process and technology components. Align project requirements and deliverables with the strategic and tactical goals of the organization. Establish and nurture positive relationships with project sponsors, participants, stakeholders and customers. Measure and be accountable for the short- and long-term project results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Own overall responsibility for the success of assigned projects.

* Work with program managers and coordinate project delivery projects along other work streams/projects.

* Understand the business needs of the customer.

* Define project objectives and deliverables to meet those needs.

* Identify assumptions and constraints that impact schedule, resources, costs, quality and risk.

* Define scope, schedule, budget and quality levels for the project.

* Identify, obtain and organize necessary project resources.

* Prepare and execute plans for quality, change control and communications.

* Prepare and gain approval on an overall Project Plan.

* Execute against the Project Plan while controlling and reporting on scope, schedule, quality, costs, resources and risks.

* Verify and document project results.

* Complete all tasks necessary to close the project, transitioning to an operational state, if necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education / Experience Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

* Five years project management experience.

* Familiarity with formal project management methodologies.

* Demonstrated decision-making, analytical and problem solving abilities.

* Understanding of project prioritization and scheduling.

* Effective written and oral presentation skills and facilitation skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of internal associates, external vendors and business partners.

* Ability to work effectively as part of a team, but with little formal supervision or guidance.

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and project planning tools.

Preferred Experience

* Experience with Software development and deployment projects (including application environment build, web-based and service integration)

* Understanding of SDLC, IT Operations, Information Security, Da

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