Project Manager

New York, NY 10007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Project Manager Job Number: 7004

The Project Management Office  is actively seeking a strong, highly skilled Project Manager to be accountable for the planning, execution and delivery of medium-to-large scale business and technology projects during their lifecycle. The Project Manager will also  partner with Solutions Management to strategize and solution business needs for these projects,  as well as take on efforts  directly with the business and  technical team/s to meet the needs of the larger Organization.  The Project Manager will work to ensure that the business’ s goals and objectives are  managed efficiently in accordance  with the standards set by the PMO and company. The PMO falls within the IT Organization and this position reports directly to the Associate Director, PMO.  

 

Responsibilities:

 

Job duties include but are not limited to:

·          Managing medium-to-large size projects

·          Driving all aspects of a project – from Initiation to Close

·          Collaborating with team members of multiple skill sets and areas of focus across the Organization to ensure all elements of a project are in order

·          Ensuring that meetings are scheduled, timely, goal-oriented, and outputs documented

·          Setting up processes to support and guide project teams on project management best practices

·          Preparing project status reports and other reporting as required by the PMO

Qualifications:

·        4-year college degree or equivalent work experience

·        5+ years of experience as a Project Manager, or related work experience, managing cross-functional, cross-disciplinary medium-to-large size projects

·        Ability to work independently, as well as in group settings, and drive projects with teams onsite and remotely across multiple geographic regions and time zones

·        Ability to quickly learn business processes (publishing, marketing, media production, financial ops)

·        Comfortable presenting to teams, project stakeholders, and sponsors to articulately deliver complex ideas – and translate technical concepts into non-technical terms

·        Knowledge of Waterfall, Agile, and/or Kanban, alongside other appropriate best practice project management methodologies

·        Working knowledge of MS Product Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills

·        Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

·        Strong time management and organizational skills

·        Self-motivated, positive attitude, and high-energy, with a willingness to accept varied assignments

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·        Knowledge and/or background of the Publishing Industry, preferred

·        Experience managing projects involving infrastructure, data migration, systems integrations, and frontend/backend applications, preferred

·        Knowledge of Project Management Software (such as MS Project), preferred 

·        Experience using web-based project management tools (i.e. Jira) and web-based document sharing sites (such as Confluence, O365, and SharePoint), a plus

·        Ability to grasp the “ big picture” beyond the project lifecycle

·        Ability to wear “ many hats”, i.e. performing multiple roles, as needed, inside and outside of a project setting to execute the needs of the business – while adhering to the standards set by the PMO and functions/methodologies thereof

·        Ability to quickly understand and interpret business needs

·        Ability to breakdown business problems analytically and clearly articulate/present defined solutions

·        Willingness to travel, dependent upon Business needs

 

 

Sue McLean
Recruiting Director, Project / Program Management & Business

Sue started working with The Connors Group in 2010, enthusiastically bringing expertise to an organization that shares her values of professional integrity and quality relationships. Sue focuses on recruiting Project / Program Management professionals for Business Transformation initiatives.  She believes that clients value a good reputation, transparency in the process of working with candidates, and depth of insight to provide expedient solutions. On the talent side, Sue knows that candidates value access to opportunity, knowledge in review of their background, and the time we take to build rapport.

Sue strives to continue as thought leader/adviser for companies who want to grow their team with project managers; and be perceived as as a source for industry trends and market intelligence. She enjoys networking in the field and working with different professional groups within the Project Management domain. As a sociology major, she has always enjoyed the “people side of IT;” connecting the companies we work with and the people we network with. She also enjoys game shows, board games, volunteering, and travel – ask her about her time on $1,000 Pyramid!

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