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Project Manager

Posted 29 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 21 October 2021

​​Job Description:

  • The Project Management Office is seeking a Project Manager who will manage and deliver complex,multi-dimensional projects in an Agile environment. You will operate in a matrix environment,managing cross-functional projects that enable and support business goals.

  • As the Project Manager, you will be directly accountable for the project’s results - using Agile best practices to plan, execute, and deliver. You will lead, guide and motivate your agile teams to deliver strategic initiatives with operational excellence.

  • This role requires strong communication and relationship building skills to effectively manage projects with diverse teams, key stakeholders, and senior executives. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate and lead Agile ceremonies - daily standups, iteration planning, retrospectives, sprint reviews.

  • Coach teams on Agile practices and principles, delivering high quality products and services to our customers

  • Resolve impediments and build consensus when conflicts arise.

  • Manage, assess, communicate, and improve project and team health using qualitative and quantitative measures.

  • Understand, advocate, and execute against business goals, driving projects and OKR delivery.

  • Collaborate with cross functional team members (product, design, engineering) to define goals and align strategy.

  • Identify project timelines, milestones, owners and manage execution against of milestones and key targets.

  • Coordinate with multiple teams (and project managers), driving alignment on project delivery.

  • Ensure transparency through communication and collaboration with all levels of business and technology.

  • Communicate project status and relevant information (including project meeting notes, decisions)

  • Create and maintain project and team artifacts/documentation.

  • Manage project and sprint scope and unplanned requirements

  • Identify and manage project risks, implement mitigation plans to minimize impact

  • Evoke an appropriate sense of urgency around priorities within and across teams 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of direct experience in a Project Manager role directly involved with managing and delivering technology projects

  • 3+ years of experience in a Scrum Master capacity with Agile methodologies

  • 3+ years of coaching teams on Agile best practices 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical background

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence

  • Excellent oral and written communications; ability to adapt messaging for diverse audiences

  • Industry experience in new/interactive digital media and publishing

  • Experience in establishing Agile and Project Management processes in forming environments

  • Strong problem-solving/facilitation skills

  • Experience operating and influencing others in a matrix organization

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Resourceful, self-motivated, proactive, self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who takes initiative, works autonomously, anticipates issues, and identifies areas for improvement

  • Detail-oriented, with a proven ability to deliver high quality products and polished deliverables.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills, able to multi-task multiple assignments.

  • Superior team-building, networking and relationship-building skills, fostering a culture of collaboration throughout the organization

  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to empathize with others.

  • Excellent communication skills, effectively liaising and facilitating dialogue with diverse team members.

  • Inspires others through strong leadership skills and a positive attitude toward challenges and opportunities.

  • Strong critical and independent thinking and creative problem solving skills.

  • Excellent negotiation skills and able to resolve conflicts judiciously, brokering win/win resolutions.

  • Ability to identify and apply structure to ambiguous and complex problems

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability in self, and instilling this in others through leading by example, setting expectations, and motivating others

  • Pragmatic, data centric approach to decision making, problem solving, and continuous improvement

  • Take your job seriously, but not yourself.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.