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Information Project Manager II

Portland, ME
The Finance Technology Team drives the Finance Strategic planning process as well as promotes collaboration and insightful analysis around our data strategy, tools/applications and process improvement. Our team supports a broad portfolio of Corporate Strategic and Finance initiatives from New Product Implementations, to Business Acquisitions, to the New Workday General Ledger Implementation as well as various system upgrades and installations for Finance.

As a Member on the Finance Technology team, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of internal/external Business and IT Partners and be accountable for solving business problems by applying creative technical solutions. This position requires strong technical abilities and is responsible for managing numerous processes that deliver data to internal customers centered around financial reporting and actuarial analysis.

As part of our team, the incumbent will have access to mentoring, knowledge transfer and other tools to assist in growth, development and success. We are looking for the incumbent to bring leadership, creativity, energy, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking to the role.

*We would also consider/are evaluating an Information Project Director based upon experience. 
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • May supervise and/or manage work of staff
  • Partners w/ IT project resources and business leaders to develop and execute project plans for multiple and complex projects
  • May actively participate in the hiring, development, performance and compensation decisions affecting assigned staff
  • Shares overall responsibility for project success with the IT and/or business area
  • Drives change and evolution of processes supporting Finance and other metrics consuming functions
  • Consultative role around data, technology and process design – ensuring sustainable outcomes for now and the future
  • Specifically responsible for ensuring the execution of business tasks (business requirements, issues resolution, testing, establishing ongoing validation routine, etc.)
  • Ensures active participation from business users. Resolves or escalates issues that jeopardize project success
  • Proactively communicates with key users to make sure they understand the impact of the project on their area and to make sure that the end result of the project will meet business needs
  • Manages virtual project teams activities, to include IT, other Info Mgmt staff, business resources
  • Mentors information management and MIS team members
  • Conducts group user training on business, data and technology tools
  • Expert on multiple Functional and/or Product aspects of the information management and data warehouse environments
  • Operates under minimal direction
  • Proactively works with a variety of functional business areas to enhance the quality of data within the data warehouse and develop business solutions to meet emerging business needs
  • Creates recommendations for broader technical impacts for the across functional organization
  • Work through complex business situations to arrive at effective and efficient support processes
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
 
Job Specifications
  • Thorough knowledge of data warehousing/information management concepts and practices
  • Highly motivated individual able to take independent actions to solve problems/issues with limited involvement from manager
  • Demonstrated understanding of data analysis and data modeling concepts
  • At least eight years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated strong desire to understand the business and what is needed to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and overall value
  • Ability to multi-task across projects and subject areas
  • Strong business and technical analysis skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong testing and problem resolution skills
  • Demonstrated technical expert in Teradata, DB2, SQL, SAS and/or MS Tools
  • Advanced aptitude for learning emerging technologies
  • Expert in one or more of the following technical platforms: Mainframe, Microsoft OS, Distributed Environment
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Business preferred
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