Project Manager
PR Newswire - Jersey City, NJ

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Drive planning/scheduling: develop and maintain program master schedules and milestones, budgets, work plans and resource requirements. Establish routine update & communication process: update status, risk management, mitigation and recovery actions. Develop program indicators to push information to internal teams and management. Manage planning and budgeting for multiple projects.
• In-depth knowledge and experience using fundamental project management life cycle methodology - including Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Closure.

• In-depth knowledge and experience of fundamental software development life cycle methodology - including Waterfall, Agile, and Iterative.

• In-depth knowledge and experience of fundamental project management tools and documentation - including Communication Plan, Budget Tracking, Issue Log, Risk Log, Work Breakdown Structure, and Project Schedule

• Experience working as part of a multi-location cross-functional global team

• Produce accurate and well-written project status reports

• Conduct effective project stakeholder meetings utilizing meeting agendas and meeting notes

• Effective time tracking and resource allocation skills

• In-depth understanding of project financial management

• In-depth understanding of risk management

• Excellent negotiation, bargaining and communication skills

• Lead projects effectively and drive them forward using a tactful and consensus-building approach

• Excellent staff and project team management skills

• Ability to produce process and procedure documentation.

• Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously and manage time effectively

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to interact with all levels within the organization

• Less than 5% travel

• College Bachelor's degree required

• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

• 5+ years of project management experience

To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to work toward mastering the following competencies:

• Fast learning - willing and able to learn new principles and tools; practices and demonstrates application of newly learned tools and techniques promptly; comfortable with asking questions for clarification

• Strong interpersonal skills -able to converse with and engage diversely skilled people at multiple levels of the organization

• Well organized - can assimilate data and information in an orderly manner for timely recall; good time management and planning skills

• Results oriented and proactive - works well without persistent supervision; drives to address issues; produces to established timelines; takes informed and educated risks; plans for contingencies and meets deadlines consistently

• Firm grounding in analytical techniques - good mathematics and analytic capabilities; has experience with, or is able to grasp, statistics and mathematical approaches to problem solving; is facile with measurement, data collection, and data presentations

• Strong facilitation and adult learning techniques - recognizes the value of learning through participation and hands-on experiences; good platform and teaching skills; can simplify and explain complex concepts; comfortable with providing JIT training of tools for teams; expresses work and life experiences as analogies

• Well respected by leaders, peers, and coworkers - recognized as a consistent high performer; comfortable with communicating with all levels in the organization; respects people; often exceeds expectations; maintains a balance of work and personal life

• Change agent - aware of and responsive to the behavioral aspects of process and cultural change; able to rally organization and management support for changes

• Strong communication skills - articulate in speech and writing; effective in group presentation and communications; clearly communicates scope and expectations; effective listening skills; open to and accepts new ideas and others’ points of view

• Good team-building and motivational skills - works well with diverse teams; engages team members; can focus teams toward common goals; understands principles of group dynamics; good conflict-resolution skills

• Project management experience - understands the concept of project milestones and deliverables; ability to stay within a project scope, allocate the right resources, and accomplish project within the established time frame

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