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H.W. Kaufman Group IT Project Manager in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Position Summary:

As an integral member of the H. W. Kaufman IT PMO team, you will help transform the organization by improving project and program maturity and lead transformational and business defining projects.


  • Work with the PMO to analyze project requests to determine time frame, funding and appropriate process for accomplishing projects

  • Project delivery, including developing and maintaining plans, human resource management, financial management, driving project decisions, status reporting, deliverables tracking, communication, risk management, issue resolution and course correction, if needed

  • Primary interface for projects: coordinating with internal IT teams, all levels of the organization, customers, vendor partners and business unit representatives

  • Work with business analysts to provide advice and counsel to the business customers on solution options, costs, timelines, designs and business readiness

  • Secure acceptance and approval of scope and deliverables from project sponsors, key customers and stakeholders.

  • Facilitate the implementation of solutions in a cost effective manner by determining the requirements of a project or program, enabling solutioning, design and implementation

  • Work with PMO team to help lead the development, evolution and adoption of SDLC (waterfall/agile), processes and tools to drive the IT organization into its next phase of maturity

  • Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in project and portfolio management.

  • Mentor junior colleagues and novice team members in project management discipline

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business administration, or equivalent work experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified preferred

  • 5 or more years in Information Technology and business/industry

  • 5 or more years working on moderate-to-complex projects or systems

  • Experiece with cross-functional Salesforce project management is preferred

  • Agile/Lean methodologies, with Waterfall experience preferred

  • Quantification of estimates and resource requirements

  • Must have excellent communication and relationship building competency, including presentation skills

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and influence at all management levels and with both technical and non-technical individuals and successfully manage in a cross-functional environment

  • Risk assessment, problem resolution, negotiation, and influencing skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to explain technology in business terms

  • An effective multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills and an attention for detail

  • Prior participation or leadership within a project management office preferred

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Project (or similar tool)

Primary Contacts:

  • IT leadership team: CIO, directors

  • IT management and staff: managers, supervisors, individual contributors

  • Business unit executives and staff

  • Other business function staff (e.g. finance, HR, compliance, legal, etc.)

  • Outside vendor


  • Competitive base compensation

  • Health benefits & 401K with employer match

  • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations

  • Many opportunities for career advancement

The H.W. Kaufman Group is a global, forward-thinking specialty insurance organization that includes 15 companies with more than 2,000 professionals at 60 offices across the U.S., Canada and UK. With an ever-broadening group of companies in our portfolio, there is simply not a more unique professional experience in the specialty insurance business than joining one of the H.W. Kaufman Group organizations.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The H.W. Kaufman Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

External Company URL: http://www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com

Street: 30833 Northwestern Highway Suite 220

Post End Date: 10/30/2020

ID: 2020-5178