May 5, 2015

HIRING: TERADATA's Project Manager

Job description

Requisition No:144087
Position Title:
Project Manager - PH

Position Description:

The Project Manager plans, schedules, monitors, evaluates and directs projects to ensure a complete business solution is implemented. The Project Manager may act alone or is expected to lead a team or a definable segment of a larger project. The Project Manager produces a project plan based on the Global PM Project Management methodology for executing the project.

The Project Manager manages Teradata and third party contracts as needed; ensuring projects meet established time, cost and technical objectives. The Project Manager develops and manages the project's change control procedures and effectively utilizes all available methodologies and tools, culminating in client acceptance of results. The Project Manager conducts project progress reviews with client and account team personnel, providing contingency and problem resolution plans as required.

The Project Manager is assigned to a project during the concept phase and will remain on a project through the end of the closeout. The Project Manager manages a maximum of one active project. The complexity of any project will require involvement of at least five days per week. The Project Manager may be supported by a Project Coordinator.


Education and Experience Requirements

• Years Experience 10-15 years in Information Technology (or equivalent)
• Previous Work Experience
TERADATA, CIO; MIS Director; Consulting experience: Vendor or Consulting firm (Big 5)
• Preferred Professional Certification
ESI Project Management Masters Certificate, PMI - Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification,

Key Areas of Responsibility

• Scopes engagements/projects
• Describes project opportunity
• Determines project management need
• Identifies project risks

• Develops project plan
• Defines goals and objectives
• Identifies client requirements
• Identifies resource requirements
• Develops project budget
• Translates client business requirements into specific deliverables

• Sells client engagements
• Contributes to the pre-sales effort with preliminary cost estimating, project planning, and risk assessment
• Identifies sales opportunity
• Participates in bid proposal response
• Conducts sales presentation

• Manages complex team projects
• Conducts project kick-off meeting
• Communicates project status
• Obtains sign-off/authority
• Produces project documentation
• Conducts project planning workshop
• Assists with contract negotiation process
• Administers contract with client
• Establishes and maintains project information system
• Validates and enters High Impact Project (HIP) data, when applicable

• Manages all aspects of post-sale implementation of project (on-time, within budget, within expectations)
• Develops Project Binder, which includes Customer Contract, PM Letter of Assignment and Project Charter, Project Qualification Report, and Project Plan
• Monitors and controls project
• Manages the work of TERADATA resources, subcontractor personnel, and clients
• Manages cost/schedule/resource variances
• Performs project status reviews
• Maintains/expands client relationship
• Ensures client expectations are met/exceeded
• Establishes client follow-up/monitor process
• Conducts final project team review/critique

• Plans and manages the major bid and proposal response process
• Responsible for pre-sale strategy and proposal management of extremely large "must-win" opportunities

• Manages risk assessment, project recovery, and quality assurance processes
• Focuses primarily on High Impact Projects (HIPs - Red, Yellow, Green status) to proactively mitigate risk on TERADATA's largest, most complex projects
• Utilizes Project Assurance/Audit process as a primary means for initially engaging with and baselining the status of HIPs
• When warranted, functions in the Project Management Organization to personally manage significant project recoveries to minimize TERADATA's exposure on projects or programs whose performance (cost, schedule, technical) has exceeded acceptable thresholds and/or is potentially compromising customer satisfaction
• May work across many projects as a project management mentor to Project Managers and Program Managers to ensure project quality and results

Work Environment

• Team Focus
• Works within a project team environment where results will be based on cooperation with and/or influence of others.
• Projects are normally within the context of a solution team, internal team, or other TERADATA business units.
• Results Orientation
• Focuses on results and success, conveying a sense of urgency and driving issues to closure
• Meets deadlines and produce high quality work
• Optimizes use of available resources
• Relationship Building
• Relates to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner
• Shows sincere interest in others and their concerns
• Initiates and develops relationships with others
• Travel
• Will occur, but varies based on project assignment.
• Could be from 2-3 days a month to 3-4 weeks at a time, based on client need and geographical location




Respect for Others - We base our working relationships upon trust and respect. To be successful, we team globally across boundaries, valuing individual differences. We communicate openly and candidly with each other and extend our team spirit to partners, customers, and the communities in which we live and work.
Customer Dedication - We are dedicated to serving customers by leading our industry in understanding and anticipating customer needs. We create long-term customer relationships by consistently delivering quality, innovation and value that meet or exceed expectations.
Highest Standards of Integrity - We are honest and ethical in all our business dealings. We keep our commitments and admit our mistakes. We know our company's reputation is built upon our conduct. We make the TERADATA name worthy of trust.
Commitment to Excellence - We are committed to uncompromising excellence. We set ever-higher quality standards and work together to continuously improve. We embrace creativity, encourage a growth-oriented culture, and apply innovation in our processes, ideas, products and services--to achieve best-in-class performance.
Accountability for Success - We take personal ownership for the success of our company. We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us. We perceive profit as the means to fuel new solutions for our customers, create opportunities for each other, and reward the financial trust of our shareowners, while applying all of our Shared Values.

High Performer Characteristics

Client Service Oriented - Works to anticipate internal and external client needs. Has an overriding commitment to client satisfaction.
Innovative and Resourceful - Draws from a large pool of diverse resources or information.
Develops new approaches for situations in which standard approaches do not apply.
Adaptable - Adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change. Accepts and adapts to new or alternative approaches.

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