The Project Manager is responsible for leading, managing, and executing projects from start to finish according to schedule, within budget, and with high quality standards. The Project Manager is also responsible for ensuring that all project stakeholders are kept informed and engaged throughout the project lifecycle.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Management, Computer Science, or related field.
- PMO, PMP, or Six Sigma Project Management Certification.
- 5+ years of project management experience or related work experience.
- 1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above).
- 1+ years of working with operating budgets, resources, and/or project financials.
- 1+ years of experience with project management tools (e.g., Visio).
- 1+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.
Principal Duties And Responsibilities
- Works with stakeholders to establish project goals and prioritizes deliverables under minimal supervision.
- Creates a completed plan with dependencies identified and critical issues/paths.
- Gathers requirements (e.g. schedule and resource forecasting, stakeholder identification, method and frequency of communication, scope, milestones, prioritization) within a cross-functional team to develop project plans for small- to medium-sized projects.
- Monitors project performance (e.g., on time, on budget, within scope and with quality) for small projects under minimal supervision.
- Creates and manages project data such as project specific metrics, updating project schedules, status updates, report preparation, database maintenance, and project data maintenance in order to monitor project progress; escalates metric deviations in a timely manner.
- Manages projects of small to medium size or complexity and applies knowledge of subject area to meet deadlines.
- Supports the compliance of project plans by following processes and guidelines.
- Facilitates and/or leads discussions with team stakeholders focused on planning and execution of project deliverables for projects of small size and complexity.
- Supports team vision and objectives by keeping the team focused on tasks.
- Communicates real-time updates to the project members within own team regarding scheduling conflicts and budget disparities.
- Provides ongoing support to project personnel by regularly communicating with project team members to ensure schedule data and changes are accurately interpreted and accounted for; gathers feedback on active protocols to ascertain feasibility.
- Coordinates the work for project sub-teams; maintains progress in tracking systems.
- Assists in the development, piloting, and training of new tools/methods used for system wide implementation with guidance and supervision.
- Supports the management and proactive mitigation of project issues and risks by anticipating, analyzing, identifying and resolving risks for small projects.
Level Of Responsibility
- Working independently with little supervision.
- Providing some supervision/guidance to others.
- Making decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have relatively minor financial impact or affect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.
- Using verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question. May require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc.
- Some budgetary accountability (e.g., manages a small budget, has input into P&L).
- Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).
- Completing tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework.
- Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.
- Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; intermediate data analysis/interpretation skills may be required.