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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-12012
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
Project Manager
Sandy Springs, GA
6+ Month Contract


The Legal Project Manager is responsible for the effective coordination of targeted General Counsel projects to ensure they meet their intended objectives within the context of quality, time and cost. In parallel, the Legal Project Manager is responsible for consulting with business units and project teams with respect to process improvements, innovation, project management best practices, as well as ongoing maintenance and development of General Counsel projects. All activities have strong focus on driving operational efficiency, innovation and are cross-functional in nature.

Overall Deliverables:
This content should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other job related responsibilities in order for the department to achieve its' goals.

Responsibilities:

Consult with and support business areas on operational efficiency opportunities, including continuous improvement and innovation. Manage initiatives via all phases from initiation to closure and monitoring - Daily 60% of the time

Development and maintenance of the project portfolio and related information to ensure quality corporate - Daily 10% of the time

Knowledge Management.
Provide feedback and support to project leaders and teams to ensure the projects deliver on their objectives for overall company benefits. - Daily 10% of the time
Development and maintenance of project management and process resources and tools. - Weekly 10% of the time
Reporting to senior and executive management on the results of targeted projects. - Quarterly 10% of the time
Actively influence the client associates to build an ongoing culture of innovation and best practices - Daily

Requirements and Conditions
Must be able to work flexible hours/work schedule Travel domestically
Work Holidays when required Work weekends when required

Education

Bachelor's Degree (accredited school) or equivalent work experience with emphasis in:
Business Administration Business Management Communications Economics
Finance
Information Technology Technical Management-Logistics
Project Management, Process Improvement, Logistics This job also requires the applicant's to have the following Licenses / Certifications
- Project Management Professional certification strongly recommended.
- Six Sigma or similar qualification can be an advantage
- Paralegal Certification is preferred but not required

Knowledge (necessary to perform proficiently in this job)
Must have 5+ years (total) of experience in the following:
Accounting General Knowledge of internal controls, recording and reporting of financial transactions, including the origination of the transaction, its recognition, processing, and summarization in the financial statements.
Automotive-Retail Knowledge of retail processes and procedures, with emphasis in New and Pre-owned sales, accessories, service and parts.
Business - General Proficient Knowledge of fundamental business practices and concepts that impact the success and profitability of the organization.
Business Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, human resource management and efficiency and process methods.
Communications Planning Knowledge of marketing research sources and data analysis techniques, marketing plan development process, strategic and creative integration techniques, marketing team organization and operational processes.
Finance Proficient Knowledge and understanding of the implications of key financial indicators and controls and assessing impact of financial information.
Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Knowledge of the principles and methodology for a process-
orientated integrated approach to procuring, producing, and delivering products and services to customers.
Processing Knowledge of processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

Job Family Competencies and Core Behaviors

Job Family Competencies:
Adaptability
Analysis & Problem Assessment Innovation
Planning & Organizing Problem Solution

Core Behaviors:
Sees the "big picture " and thus understands relevant interrelationships. Participates actively in the development of a realistic strategy which ensures the long-term sustainability of the organization. Acts responsibly towards community, environment and key stakeholders.

Anticipates and addresses needs of customers and business partners. Focuses on customer benefit. Understands the global industry and competitive landscape and recognizes the implications for the organization. Builds and maintains strong relationships with key contacts outside the organization

Encourages innovation, creativity and "out-of-the-box " thinking. Perceives and capitalizes on trends relevant to own area of business. Uses effective strategies and methods to achieve the necessary change. Engages other relevant partners and wins their commitment. Cuts through ambiguity and paradoxes to speed up implementation.

Sets high standards and achievable goals for oneself. Contributes to a bond of excitement, pride and inspiration, Demonstrates a high level of performance and inspires others to similar achievement through own dedication. Gives constructive feedback. Recognizes the abilities of colleagues and supports them.

Cooperates closely and shares best practices across regions, divisions and functions. Demonstrates and supports an environment of "lessons learned " and continuous performance improvement. Places company interests above departmental interests. Contributes to an atmosphere of team spirit and common responsibility for results. Actively promotes an inclusive environment and capitalizes on diversity.

Sets priorities and is willing to make tough decisions. Aligns decisions and business processes with the company's.
Integrity Code and other compliance standards. Uses resources responsibly and acknowledges accountability.
Executes plans with drive, commitment and discipline.

Skills & Abilities:

Analytical Skills:
Ability to collect data and establish facts and identify trends and variances
Ability to integrate information from a variety of sources with varied levels of complexity
Ability to review and interpret and evaluate statistical information

IT Skills:
Ability to incorporate new technology into current and future business applications

Project Management Skills:
Ability to develop plans/projects from conceptualization to implementation
Ability to organize workflow and direct tasks as well as document milestones and ROI's and resolve problems
Ability to organize and manage a team

Other Skills:
- Strong diagnostic and conceptual thinking ability
- Resourceful ability with positive attitude
- Ability to motivate and inspire for sense of urgency

The fully trained individual must develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of: client Policies & Procedures and client Mission, Goals & Vision
Departmental practices/procedures and how they apply to customers
Interdepartmental relationships and their effect on company, departmental and individual goals
Software that is applicable to the job