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Project Administrator Teradata Dallas, TX/ Virtual US Full time

Description: The Project Administrator (PA) is a junior role in the Project Management job category and is part of the Consulting Services (CS) division of Teradata Corporation. This role will work independently and in coordination with other project leadership roles. The role focuses on the administration of projects and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, timekeeping, financial management, reporting, invoicing, presenting plans and actuals, reconciliation, and other similar duties as required by the CS Consulting Director (CD) or the Executive Program/Project Manager (EPM). In the course of their duties, the Project Administrator may be assigned to an individual customer engagement, a series of customer engagements or across an entire GEO-Region area to provide administrative assistance.

The Project Administrator will facilitate project governance processes to ensure large, high impact projects are properly managed and tracked to meet Teradata and client requirements for project governance. The PA will report into the Americas Delivery Excellence Practice and be part of the Strategic Program Management Sub-Practice. This person is expected to work directly with Teradata management and client representatives to review all aspects of project financial performance based upon established governance rules and policies agreed to by Teradata and client.

Education and Work Experience: • 1-4 years work experience in similar support roles (prefer Technology based) • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience)

Work Experience: The candidate should have experience with entry, validation, approval and analyzing of data records to manage a complex engagement. This would include timekeeping systems, project financials systems, ERP systems, expense management systems with invoicing and forecasting and reporting tools. Must have knowledge and high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products, primarily PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook. Specific exposure to Teradata’s PSA is preferred.

Location: Virtual US This role is expected to be virtual (working primarily from a home location), Working virtually enables; depending upon the size of the engagement, the PA to support multiple projects across any or all Teradata Americas verticals. Proximity to Dayton, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC is preferred but not required. Minimum travel could be required and is defined below.   Travel: In this virtual role, travel is expected to be minimal (up to 5-15%). Travel will depend upon the specific assignment and will likely be to a customer site or to attend required training at the request and direction of Teradata managers.


Major Responsibilities and Tasks: • Project Plans & Schedules – review and update when necessary • Time entry and approval for projects • Expense entry and approval for projects • Budgets – support the CD and EPM with the review of project financials and advise on areas of non-compliance or exceptions • Budgets – support the CD and EPM with budget creation and maintenance through the use Teradata’s PROFIT tool (or selected alternatives) for project financial tracking and forecast estimate to complete (ETC) and estimate at complete (EAC) • Budgets – support the CD and EPM in their presentation to the client on a recurring basis about the project status (details regarding project actuals, budgets and forecast for financials and resource management). • Process project invoices and check requests through Accounts Payable for outside contractors for the project if needed. • Budgets – Cost Review – ensure cost rates for resource costs; travel costs; product/material (PID) cost, etc. are correct and properly applied. • Compliance Monitoring – support the CD and EPM in conforming to all required process across all teams; specifically as required by the Professional Services Automation (PSA) tool • Professional Services Automation (PSA) tool support and compliance management; includes the creation, submission and validation of set-up forms for PSA. Work with the America’s CS Business Operations team to ensure project compliance. • Reconciliation of data at the direction of CD and EPM including time, invoice, and expenses (often reconciliation to client based systems). • Change Control – Support the process for the project; collecting data; creating setup forms • High Impact Projects (HIP) Support – including maintain awareness of HIP project status; review revenue and gross margin impact for EAC updates. • Project Execution support – ensure project status is properly reported; execute the project close-out checklist; support Lessons Learned process.   Major Responsibilities and Tasks (continued): • Maintain project organization charts and key distribution lists as required from the project communications plan • Process project invoices and check requests through Accounts Payable for outside contractors for the project if needed. • Assist in special reporting as required (Red Hip, New Customer/First Engagement, Urgent Awareness, etc.)

Major Characteristics and Work Skills: • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written • Ability to comfortably work with all levels (both within Teradata and with customer) • Handle confidential information with the utmost discretion • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously • Strong problem management skills; ability to independently drive to solutions without a great amount of direction. • Ability to self-teach on concepts, terms, offers within Teradata through the use of Teradata University’s educational offerings and through on-the-job learnings. • Mentor and help other Project Administrators, Project Managers and CS Consulting Directors in understanding and correctly following Teradata processes and methodologies • Strong knowledge and high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products, primarily PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook • Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage.

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