Project Manager

Union, NJ 07083

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Area of Specialty: Project Manager Job Number: 6667

Client' s Marketing Technology Team strives to create a world-class digital customer experience across all channels and all of their brand portfolio.  By focusing on the customer first and creating an environment that stresses entrepreneurship, ownership and innovation, the team creates engaging experiences that build customer loyalty and drive revenue growth.

Seeking a Project Manager within the Marketing Technology Team to drive business operations strategy, roadmap, and product launches. The position will focus on developing and running our Marketing Initiatives bringing project management skills to a technical business operations team with an unyielding focus on the customer experience. 

Role Responsibilities:

?        Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
?        Ensure resource availability and allocation
?        Manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs appropriately
?        Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
?        Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders 
?        Perform risk management to minimize project risks
?        Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
?        Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners
?        Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
?        Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle, supporting Agile, Waterfall and a hybrid given the team. 
?        Partner with your direct leadership as well as the broader leadership within IT and the Business in support of the delivery of the initiatives your team is assigned, working with them as the team identifies, evaluates, and mitigates the risks affecting the deliverables.
?        Review and assist in the development of all technical documentation, including design documents, functional specifications understanding how they impact the defined business use cases. 
?        Ensure IT standards are followed

Core Competencies

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT: (DIRECT REPORTS, PROGRAM\PROJECT & BUSINESS): Effective collaborator and network builder, persuasive, sensitivity to situation and individuals, knows how to work within the organizational and structure and Company culture.

LEADERSHIP:  Acquires new knowledge and learns new ways of solving problem, thinks and plans strategically, visualizes and communicates a vision, models desired behavior, drives organizational change, recognition and development of staff potential, pro-actively addresses performance issues.

TAKING RISKS AND INNOVATING:  Thinks out of the box, open minded and flexible in thought and tactics, oriented toward results, adapts problem approaches, and creative solutions.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT:  Provides feedback on performance throughout the year, initiates performance plans and disciplinary actions at appropriate times, plans ahead to prepare and present appraisal to salaried employees  within thirty days  of due date (only exception is unplanned extended absence), consistently follows the CBA in performance management of represented employees. 

COMPLEX COMMUNICATION:  Sequences concepts logically; clarifies complex information; gains understanding of complex material; explains in a manner that makes technical information understandable to non-technical individuals.

CUSTOMER FOCUS:  Communicates courteously and proactively, learns customer’ s short-and long-term needs, sees issues from customer’ s perspective.

Required Skills: 

?        BS in a Computer Related Major and/or 5 plus years of IT specific career experience
?        3-5 Years of Project Management Experience, preferably in a retail environment
?        Experience in building and supporting applications for enterprise sized user communities
?        Ability to interact effectively with users on project-related matters. Can translate technical ideas into non-technical terms without sacrificing the quality of information given 
?        Retail Experience is a plus but not mandatory
?        Ability to work effectively with people from various departments
?        Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
?        Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
?        Effective communication, planning, organization and project management skills
?        Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
?        PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus

Ken Peters

Ken Peters co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been responsible for building the foundation of this premier IT staffing organization that serves clients in the areas of executive search, staff placements and consulting services. Ken has over 23 years experience in information technology and IT recruiting.

Ken’s IT background gives him a unique prospective to what an employer is looking for in an IT professional, as well as what’s important to a prospective candidate.

Handling the operations side of The Connors Group, Ken is always looking to leverage technology to create a world class infrastructure. Implementing this technology gives Connors a competitive edge, and adds tremendous value to our clients, and candidates.

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