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IBM Project Manager - Science and Forecast Operations in Washington, District Of Columbia

Introduction

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Weather Company's Science and Forecast Operations (SFO) unit is seeking a motivated, talented, versatile technical Project Manager to oversee a wide variety of projects and tasks from conceptual design through implementation. You will utilize your meteorological background, along with skills in planning, procurement and execution, to facilitate and ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of work being carried out in the SFO unit. You will work closely with scientists, software engineers, meteorologists, and business stakeholders to achieve business-related goals and objectives by taking full ownership of key projects, initiatives, tasks and processes. Location for this role is either Andover, Massachusetts or Atlanta, Georgia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage assigned projects and tasks with minimal top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to processes, standards of scope, budget, and timeline. Projects may range from science and technology projects to compliance and risk management related efforts.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans that merge stakeholder requirements with company/unit goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.

  • Proactively communicate with all involved personnel to identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.

  • Manage status reporting and scorecarding and recommend improvements to report on the health and performance of science and forecasting projects and initiatives

  • Oversee and handle the acquisition of resources (e.g. data) and materials as needed before and during projects by interacting with team members, managers, procurement specialists, Counsel, and vendors, including negotiating price and payment agreements.

  • Maintain strong, cross-functional relationships to identify and safeguard project/initiative objectives and deliverables.

  • Propose modifications to project plans by staying informed of evolving stakeholder (internal and external) needs and requirements.

  • As required, own project administrative functions associated with the Science and Forecast Operations (SFO) unit portfolio including, but not limited to, expense approval process, procurement activities, contractor management, vendor agreements, etc.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of IBM processes and procedures, including compliance, security, and privacy.

  • Anticipate requirements of future projects and initiatives by communicating with internal stakeholders, customers, and technical teams, as well as staying informed of relevant meteorological trends and news.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience performing complex, organizational functions

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, adhere to and apply established policies and procedures

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience leading medium-scale, cross-functional, complex projects utilizing internal and vendor resources

  • Comfortable presenting and communicating to large groups and across all levels of the organization in an effective, situationally appropriate, clear, and high-quality manner

  • Capable of strong individual contribution and influence across non-direct reporting teams

  • Ability and emotional maturity to work in a productive and cooperative way with a variety of people ranging from VPs to individual contributors and support staff

  • Ability to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, high-stress environments

  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks simultaneously, operate in an ambiguous environment and react to spontaneous changes in priorities

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Good understanding of IBM process and procedures

  • Experience working in a science-based organization, including a solid understanding of the scientific process

  • Experience with JIRA / Confluence, GitHub

  • Understanding of Lean and Agile practices and principles

  • Experience with building effective processes for diverse teams in a science/technology-based organization

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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