Kforce Director, Project & Release Management in Irving, Texas

A premier Kforce client is seeking a Director, Project & Release Management who will be responsible for leading the successful planning, management and deployment of application projects and enhancements in an integrated service releases model. Focuses on no-surprise delivery and directly engages with customer leadership to maintain continual portfolio alignment. This position is located in Irving, TX. Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for successful delivery of integrated applications service releases

  • Focus on SAP ERP and mobile solutions

  • Directs focused team made up of Project Managers responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of application projects and enhancements in support of our financial, generics and marketing web and mobile business

  • Builds and maintains effective and productive relationship with customer leadership

  • Builds knowledge of business strategy and priority objectives

  • Closely assesses and monitors customer project portfolio to understand relative priority against business strategy

  • Builds and maintains effective and productive relationships with portfolio management, solution management and delivery team leaders

  • Works with team to clearly assess customer priorities and validate work is properly structured, planned and resourced for successful delivery

  • Responsible for no-surprise delivery of customer portfolio as measured by on-time, on-budget, on-scope with high customer satisfaction

  • Monitors delivery, assess risk and rapidly intervenes to remediate delivery challenges

  • Pays particular attention to portfolio financial management to ensure customers received desired business outcomes at the committed price

  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years' experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions which may include using information technology

  • Significant experience in project management, requirements definition and/ or deployment of business requirements to information systems

  • Strong experience in IT Project or Program Management including full Software Development Lifecycle

  • Experience leading team of Project Managers to deliver a portfolio of projects

  • Managing dependencies across and within projects

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Skilled at building strong relationships and partnerships facilitating strong cross-functional management skills

  • Skilled at clear and confident presentation and communications with key stakeholders including C-level leadership and external customers

  • High energy, results driven with ability to remove risks/issues/barriers impacting project delivery

  • Proven financial acumen - experience with full project lifecycle financial processes

  • Proven ability to forecast and proactively identify/remediate project financial risk

  • Managing projects to enhance functionality of ERP systems required

  • Performance management best practice knowledge

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with SAP Hybris preferred

  • Experience delivering java object oriented projects in agile delivery environment desired

  • ITSM and ITILx process knowledge. ITSM and ITILx Practitioner level certifications preferred

  • Experience with ITIL Service Transition activities including Service Validation and Test, Transition Planning & Support, Release and Deployment, Change management preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years