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      • Madison, Wisconsin
      • Temporary
      • $48.00 - $60.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is actively recruiting for a Senior Project Manager/Portfolio Manager! This position provides project management services related to bureau priority initiatives and complex services projects. If you have project management/portfolio management experience, exceptional leadership skills, and enjoy problem-solving and process improvement, please apply today!Responsibilities:- Provide leadership, management, consulting, coordination, and business analysis for human services program projects- Perform all phases of the project life cycle and project management methodology- Manage multiple moderate to high-risk projects simultaneously- Conduct feasibility, risk, regulatory compliance, and ROI analyses for proposed projects and work with stakeholders to identify, document, manage and mitigate risks associated with a project- Work with stakeholders and management to assemble a project team and arrange for any necessary project resources- Monitor, communicate, and report project progress against the project plan, requirements, budget, quality measures, and business results expected- Provide consulting, assistance, and training to bureau staff assigned to initiatives on project management techniques, processes, and best practices- Recommend improvements to DHS project management methodology, tools, and related processes as well as recommend needed changes to policies, standards, and processes to best meet business needs- Assist in development and oversight of bureau-wide employee engagement initiative. Present reports to Bureau and others on employee engagement findings and recommendations- Stay up to date on trends and changes in industry standards and best practices for project managementWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Advanced problem-solving, leadership, time management, and communication skills- Advanced business process improvement skills (assessment, design, and implementation)Education:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors Degree in business or related field- Training in formal project management methodologies; certification preferred- Knowledge of and experience with principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources (e.g. work breakdown structures, earned value, and critical path analysis)- Ability to monitor and control project processes according to plan- Knowledge of and experience with methods and tools used for risk identification, risk management, and risk mitigation and the ability to manage problems that arise in projects- Knowledge of and experience with information systems used in program operations- Knowledge of and experience with third-party vendor management methods- Knowledge of portfolio management principles, methods, and tools- Knowledge of and experience with quality assurance and quality improvement processes- Experience in programmatic implications and policy and procedure development for changes that are systems driven- Knowledge of Microsoft Professional Office suite and advanced skills with MS Project- Knowledge of the Department of Health Services and its respective programs Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is actively recruiting for a Senior Project Manager/Portfolio Manager! This position provides project management services related to bureau priority initiatives and complex services projects. If you have project management/portfolio management experience, exceptional leadership skills, and enjoy problem-solving and process improvement, please apply today!Responsibilities:- Provide leadership, management, consulting, coordination, and business analysis for human services program projects- Perform all phases of the project life cycle and project management methodology- Manage multiple moderate to high-risk projects simultaneously- Conduct feasibility, risk, regulatory compliance, and ROI analyses for proposed projects and work with stakeholders to identify, document, manage and mitigate risks associated with a project- Work with stakeholders and management to assemble a project team and arrange for any necessary project resources- Monitor, communicate, and report project progress against the project plan, requirements, budget, quality measures, and business results expected- Provide consulting, assistance, and training to bureau staff assigned to initiatives on project management techniques, processes, and best practices- Recommend improvements to DHS project management methodology, tools, and related processes as well as recommend needed changes to policies, standards, and processes to best meet business needs- Assist in development and oversight of bureau-wide employee engagement initiative. Present reports to Bureau and others on employee engagement findings and recommendations- Stay up to date on trends and changes in industry standards and best practices for project managementWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Advanced problem-solving, leadership, time management, and communication skills- Advanced business process improvement skills (assessment, design, and implementation)Education:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors Degree in business or related field- Training in formal project management methodologies; certification preferred- Knowledge of and experience with principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources (e.g. work breakdown structures, earned value, and critical path analysis)- Ability to monitor and control project processes according to plan- Knowledge of and experience with methods and tools used for risk identification, risk management, and risk mitigation and the ability to manage problems that arise in projects- Knowledge of and experience with information systems used in program operations- Knowledge of and experience with third-party vendor management methods- Knowledge of portfolio management principles, methods, and tools- Knowledge of and experience with quality assurance and quality improvement processes- Experience in programmatic implications and policy and procedure development for changes that are systems driven- Knowledge of Microsoft Professional Office suite and advanced skills with MS Project- Knowledge of the Department of Health Services and its respective programs Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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