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Associate Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-07458
Location: Union, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Associate Project Manager
Union, NJ
ASAP through August to start

Front End Optimization (FEO) project for the client consists of following main area of the work:
• Client WebSite Redesign based on React/Redux Technology
• Responsive redesign
• Build new CMS system
• Move to Google Cloud infrastructure
Roles & Responsibilities
Job Summary:
The primary functions of this position include project and program management, client management and team leadership. The Senior Project Manager position requires a sufficient breadth and depth of expertise in capabilities to lead large multi-disciplinary teams of people to successfully deliver integrated client solutions. The most typical project roles for the Senior Project Manager are Project Manager (PM), on projects with team sizes ranging from 15-20 people.

The Associate Project Manager manages complex, multi-track projects or small-scale programs to an acceptable level of risk by balancing scope, time, cost and quality while maintaining a positive environment that promotes individual development and high performance standards. He/she uses advanced problem solving skills, business skills, solid verbal and written communication skills, excellent relationship building skills, as well as strong leadership and team management skills. He/she must have a solid understanding of project management tools and approaches to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects and the flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic teams to deliver balanced integrated solutions to our client's challenging business problems.

In performing the essential functions of this role, the work environment is fast-paced, moderately noisy and team-based. Additionally, frequent overnight travel is required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Structures and manages integrated, multi-track projects and/or programs of multiple projects. Leads the development and tracking of integrated project plans. Adapts and applies the approach to meet project and program objectives and client business drivers. Establishes and maintains project and/or program communications. Oversees project estimations and staffing. Oversees the development of project deliverables. Establishes and maintains processes to manage scope over the project life-cycle. Identifies and manages project and/or program issues. Sets project quality and performance standards. Assesses and manages risk within, and across, multiple projects. Maintains project tracking and information systems.
  • Partners with other project leaders to lead teams of 15+ people. Builds and structures the project team to ensure maximum performance. Provides purpose, direction and motivation to team. Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria. Ensures key project and program-wide roles and responsibilities are defined. Ensures the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects. Ensures a positive, collaborative work environment for the team. Directly supervises the work of Associate Project Manager(s), Track Leads & Domain Leads. Mentors and coaches project team members, as appropriate. Manages third-party partner and/or vendor relationships, as necessary.
  • Responsible for ongoing client satisfaction. Manages peer-level client relationships (expectations, communications, negotiations, escalation, feedback, etc.). Develops relationships with, and ensures the appropriate participation of, key client stakeholders and client executives. Provides day-to-day project contact for the client.
  • Maintains awareness of the current industry environment that shapes opportunities for client solutions (i.e. news events, trends, mergers, etc.). Works with business unit leadership to pursue, shape and sell holistic Client client solutions utilizing innovative sales tools and strategies. Participates in recruitment and hiring activities, including interviewing and conducting hiring exercises for Associates, Sr. Associates, and other Managers in the Program Management Domain. Manages the career of multiple individuals.
  • Participates in, and assists with, company events such as training and internal initiatives. Contributes to the ongoing development of the. Program Management Domain and community. Participates in progress and quality reviews of other projects. Actively shares knowledge and learning from project experiences.

Job Requirements:
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Experienced in project planning, tracking, managing issues, risks, and dependencies
• Strong experience in managing fast paced, challenging, and complex project
• Expertise in managing senior level stakeholders
• Experienced in QA, SIT or UAT defect planning and tracking
Experience of managing ecommerce projects is required. GDD experience is huge plus
• Understanding of retail domain and technology background is plus
• Strong experience in using JIRA and Confluence required
• Experienced in running Agile Scrum project is plus
• Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
• Report and escalate issues to management as needed
• Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks