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Associate Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-03741
Location: New York, New York
Title: Associate Project Manager
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 12+ Month Contract to Hire


If interested, please send a word version of your resume to Andrew at andrew.nappo@nttdata.com

Job Description:
The Associate Project Manager is an experienced professional, developing expertise in project management. This position may deliver complete solutions under supervision, or manage a component of one or more projects. The Associate Project Manager may also assist more experienced Project Managers in the day-to-day management of larger projects. Finally, this position must be able to identify issues, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across the organization to execute the project or project component.

The Associate Project Manager performs their duties within established guidelines and scaled Agile and traditional environments of the associated portfolio(s) and the greater organization, adhering to standards established across all the client teams. The following role is also a gateway on the PM career track where there will be opportunity to work closely with the business and program managers across the company.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists more senior project managers in the day-to-day aspects of managing projects, such as developing project plans, communicating to team members, managing the project schedule, developing and posting status reports, checking on the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Tracks, monitors and develops reports on project performance against expectations across multiple projects. Includes trend and risk analysis.
  • Takes responsibility for the upkeep of project documentation.
  • Assists with department capacity planning and project prioritization
  • Coordinates all plans and communications with the team and all stakeholders involved
  • May participate in the establishment of project scope with more senior project managers, business representatives and/or Business Analysts.
  • Validates and obtains sign-off for functional requirements/specifications.
  • Assists more senior project managers in the development of project plans and RFIs/RFPs.
  • May manage projects of limited scope under close guidance and support from more experienced team members.
  • May assume any role required by the project, including but not limited to QA and Business Analysis.
  • Conducts basic project risk management, issue management and change control with guidance.
  • Determines a course of action to resolve most routine project related problems and updates team members.
  • Learns, understands, and actively uses project management software to effectively manage project deliverables.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of relevant project management experience
  • Basic knowledge of project management software
  • Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills (including with an executive audience)
Additional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Project management certifications desirable
  • Experience with JIRA and/or Workfront is preferred
  • Demonstrated working partnership with a variety of stakeholders in various disciplines
  • Strong passion to learn about project management principles and practices


NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.