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Senior Project Manager, Microsoft Solutions - New York, NY

New York, NY 10001
Full-time, Part-time

Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! The Cognizant MBG Delivery Management team is growing fast and we're looking for our next Project Manager - Microsoft Solutions to join us.

What impact will you have in this role?

New Signature seeks a dedicated and experienced professional as a Project Manager for our Microsoft solutions projects. The ideal candidate will have a history of successfully leading multiple complex, large-scale projects autonomously, and will be an expert in making prudent business decisions that directly affect the customers' experience.

What will you be doing day-to-day?

  • Full lifecycle Microsoft solutions project management on challenging and complex projects, with very demanding clients and little oversight 
  • Collaborating with Sales teams, including scoping and pricing new opportunities, proposal and contract development, client meetings and relationship development
  • Structuring consulting engagements
  • Setting and managing client expectations regarding the project and pursuing applicable follow-up opportunities
  • Collaborating with fellow PMs on project staffing and task allocation
  • Coordinating managed communications between client and internal team
  • Managing milestones for successful, on-time, on-budget completion, providing reporting as necessary against baseline schedule, and conducting post-project lessons learned meetings
  • Maintaining and reporting on Risk, Actions, Issues and Decision (RAID Log) for projects
  • Preparing for all project reviews (status reports, Steering Committee meetings)
  • Providing feedback to technical team leads on the performance of project teams
  • Supporting the administrative aspects of engagements, such as:
    • Setting up charge codes, establishing project schedules, and following deliverable acceptance and reporting procedures to Delivery Management standards
    • Reporting project progress, maintaining/updating issues, and risks
    • Tracking and ensuring timely and accurate invoicing, and monitoring deliverables and receivables for project
    • Reporting project progress, maintaining/updating issues and risks, logging hours and expenses and verifying/approving team hours/expenses on a weekly basis

What experience do you need to be successful in this role?

  • 5+ years of infrastructure project management experience within the IT project field 

What technical skills are required to be successful in this role?

  • Recent project management experience within the Microsoft stack (Exchange, O365, Access and Identity, Azure, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Experience with waterfall and agile project management methodologies
  • Ability to apply proven project management methodologies and practices, including IT Implementation (e.g. CMM and CMMI), IT Service delivery and Support (e.g. ITIL Foundation), or Project Management fundamentals (e.g. PMI or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated familiarity and experience in using MS Project / Project Online

What personality traits and other capabilities are important for this role?

  • Demonstrated understanding continuous improvement and driving organizational maturity in an evolving environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities 
  • Attention to detail in both administrative and project/program activities

What education and certification credentials are needed for this role?

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent desired
  • PMP certification preferred

Does the role require travel?

  •  Travel up to 30% of the time might be required.

Security Responsibility:

All employees must act in accordance with New Signature's corporate security standards.


The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) has a singular purpose-advancing your cloud modernization journey with focus, simplicity and scale. The Microsoft Business Group is an end-to-end Microsoft-centric cloud solutions and managed services provider that leverages extensive experience and IP to deliver constant innovation and business value, powered by the Microsoft Cloud platform. We are designed to reflect how you think about cloud transformation from a platform native perspective. Our dedicated experts and trusted blueprint deliver your digital difference through the Microsoft Cloud: Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. We turn digital potential into real business performance at speed.

Who We Are

We are the destination employer for Microsoft-committed professionals, providing depth of specialization and differentiated career paths. We have authentic conversations, build connections and grow careers while centering ourselves around our employees. We are a global team of certified consultants across all relevant technologies, coupled with cloud focused advisory consultants. With our supercharged talent, we are the world's best Microsoft partner. We prioritize investing and expanding.


As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, the Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people.  We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including all aspects of the recruiting and employment life-cycle at Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG).

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