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Senior Project Manager - US Remote

United States - RemoteUnited StatesNorth AmericaJuly 18, 2024

About the Role:We are seeking a Professional Services Senior Project Manager to lead, control and manage Professional Services projects from initiation through delivery for complex client engagements. Builds and manages the relationship with key stakeholders – customer, supplier and in Rackspace. Maintains commercial responsibility for the project whilst building relationships with the customer to identify new opportunities to help them with their business problems. Unites and provides direction to internal and external technical and non-technical teams in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. Delivers results ensuring technical projects are completed on schedule and within budget.  

Knowledge:

    • Engage Rackspace and client stakeholders in gathering and documenting requirements that solve a customer’s pain point or objectives through project outcomes and benefits realization.
    • Manage project profitability, revenue, margins and utilization by pro-active forecasting and escalating any potential scope change / new revenue opportunities.
    • Maintain commercial responsibility for the project whilst building relationships with the customer to identify new opportunities to help them with their business problems.
    • Effectively manage resources whether directly or indirectly to achieve goals by enhancing trust and cooperation. Escalates any conflicting resource requirements that may affect delivery in a timely manner.
    • Build and maintain a network of cross-functional technical resources within Rackspace and across any relative partnerships to allow for higher productivity, increased business, and rapid resolution of problems and escalations.
    • Contribute to the refinement of the Rackspace Professional Services methodology.
    • Provide FANATICAL EXPERIENCE by driving the value of Rackspace to both potential and existing Rackspace customers and internal sales teams alike.
    • Effectively leads, drives and executes projects using SCRUM methodology in order to achieve outcomes that meet the customer’s success criteria.
    • Works effectively and communicates strongly with remote teams.
    • Responsible for the scope, planning, monitoring and execution of technical projects from initiation through delivery, ensuring they remain on schedule and within budget, cost and quality tolerances.  
    • Provides guidance for and assists with the creation of proposals, RFP/RFI responses, & Statements of Work (SoW). This includes the analysis and development of scope, duration, deliverables, resources, risk, assumptions and dependencies.
    • Exhibits strong commercial acumen and calm gravitas when negotiating with customers or partners during contractual discussions
    • Regularly collaborates with Sales pursuit teams, Programme & Project Managers, Technical Consultants, Solutions Architects, Partners, and extended cross-functional teams during presales and project delivery to ensure timely delivery and awareness of potential problems or risk requiring resolution or mitigation. 

Experience:

    • PMP/Prince2 (Practitioner) certification (minimum)
    • Working knowledge/certification in one or more additional project management methodologies: PMP, PRINCE2, SCRUM, Agile, SAFe
    • Proven ability to organise and execute projects in a consistent, repeatable and reliable manner.
    • Technical conversational knowledge in the following areas: Cloud Strategy & Enablement solutions, Data migration & consolidation, Application modernisation & optimisation, Cloud infrastructure optimisation, IT Service Management and Service Delivery (ITIL certification preferred)
    • Excellent time management, communications, decision making, presentation, human relations and organization skills.
    • Able to resolve problems in a timely manner.
    • Ability to communicate technical information and ideas so others will understand.
    • Excellent all round knowledge of cloud technologies, IT operations, project management operations.
    • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
    • Adept at handling shifting priorities and ambiguity.
    • Enterprise level use of MS Office
    • 7+ years project management experience in scoping, planning, leading and monitoring large scale, complex technical projects from initiation through delivery preferably in managed services or hosting.
    • 5+ years working on technology projects including one or more of the following: Virtualisation technologies / cloud platforms. Application / platform migration. Data / storage / network migration and/or management.
    • Previous experience of directly managing other PMs / technical resources
About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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