04 Nov
Business Analyst\/Project Manager
Virginia, New river valley , 24060 New river valley USA

Apex Systems, America's second largest technical staffing firm, has an opening for an Business Process Analyst/Project Manager with a growing client in the Blacksburg, VA area. This is a fast-paced environment offering professional growth and long-term stability. Title: Business Process Analyst/Project Manager Location: Blacksburg, VA (hybrid model- part remote, part onsite) Duration: Full Time Direct Hire Job Overview:

  • The BA/PM identifies process improvement opportunities by analyzing current processes and business requirements, documenting business processes, measuring process performance, and recommending and communicating process solutions for an improved future state.
  • This position frequently performs both the business analysis and project management roles on a project.
  • This position coordinates and manages projects according to plan within the agreed scope, budget, and timeline defined by sponsors while incorporating best practices.
  • A successful candidate will demonstrate effective leadership, exceedingly well-established communication and interpersonal skills, and proven experience with project management and business process analysis.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Defining and communicating project success across functional organizations, technical units, and vendor partnerships
  • Business analysis, engaging with stakeholders to evaluate and improve university processes, systems, and services
  • Collaborating with process owners and users to evaluate and design process improvements, ongoing assessments, and facilitate business transformation and innovation
  • Helping to implement effective technology solutions by determining requirements and communicating them to stakeholders
  • Performing user acceptance testing for new or updated applications to meet tight deadlines
  • Creating project plans, status reports, and project documentation that meet customer and team communication requirements
  • Identifying issues and driving risk resolution (remove impediments) for projects and processes
  • Building and managing relationships with stakeholders, directors, and team members within a matrix team
  • Performing proactive scope management and change management processes
  • Collaborate with senior leadership team on creating, updating and tracking division technology product plan (roadmap) process
  • Work with program directors to evaluate new technology for suitability, potential integration to existing technology and project implementation scope
  • This position ensures that projects and services follow standards and adhere to industry best practices
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Business, Finance, Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field with relevant work experience
  • Experience in business process analysis, including requirements planning, analysis and documentation, and the application of information technology to solving business needs
  • Demonstrated success leading full life-cycle project management for medium to highly complex projects using best practices
  • Experience successfully working with small project teams
  • Experience in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as project charters, project plans, status reports, risk management plans, and project documentation
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills while working in a fast-paced, rapid-change environment
  • Experience managing scope, time, and resources using standard commercially available tools like ServiceNow, Microsoft Project, TeamDynamix, etc.
  • Analytical skills to quickly and accurately evaluate process effectiveness and make appropriate adjustments or recommendations
  • Demonstrate sharp attention to detail and initiative
Preferred Qualifications
  • Business Analysis certification or successful completion of recognized business analysis curriculum (BABOK)
  • Six Sigma or Lean certification or successful completion of a recognized business process curriculum
  • Project Management certification or successful completion of recognized project management curriculum (CAPM, CSPO)
  • Experience with business processes and applications supporting higher education
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Experience with fundraising applications and systems
  • Knowledge of change management
  • Experience managing direct reports and influencing across teams to achieve a common goal
EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or .

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