A senior project manager (unspecified type/general) is a supervisory position. This position requires extensive experience in project management overseeing multiple workflows and people. For example, in the technology sector, a senior project manager works with the engineering, marketing, and finance teams to coordinate the completion of a software solution. The coordination includes working with engineering staff to design the functionalities of the software, as well as the marketing team. Finance is involved to ensure the project remains within budget. The senior project manager makes sure all teams work together and are coordinated. Thus, regular update meetings with the key stakeholders to ensure the product is following the budget and launch plan is required. Strong interpersonal skills and management skills are necessary for this job.
A senior project manager generally must have a bachelor's degree in business, economics, or a related field. Many of these managers have a master's of business administration (MBA) or a master’s degree in a similar field. Also, professional certifications such as the project management professional (PMP) is helpful in becoming a senior project manager. Like a certified public accountant (CPA), this designation requires professionals to complete the necessary tests and years of professional experience to achieve the designation.
Senior Project Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks
Identify and minimize risks and issues, escalating and mitigating.
Facilitate and guide meetings and project planning to ensure appropriate scope and resource allocation.
Prioritize, track, and manage a portfolio of projects, ensuring deadlines are met.
Monitor progress and adjust schedules and resources to meet key goals.