The Jr. Project Manager applies professional principles, practices, and techniques to lead project teams and control project schedule, cost, and performance risks to ensure satisfied customers. As part of the delivery team, this role must promote clear communication through all external and internal channels. This role must motivate the team through understanding, enablement and challenging.
Responsible to thoroughly understand and communicate stakeholder requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly to realize each for the stakeholder.
Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools needed, and provide timely feedback.
Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives.
Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other agile project related meetings.
Facilitate productivity by ensuring that the team has tools to succeed.
Find and work to remove development and project roadblocks; motivates the development team and keep them excited to move forward; protects the team from outside distractions.
Ensure that daily, sprint and release commitments are being upheld.
Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to management.
Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.
Collaborate in the development of solutions to increase long-term business growth.
Travel required up to 25% of the time.
Other duties may be assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required.
Greater than 2 years of project management experience.
Preferably 1-2 years of experience with implementing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system(s).
Must have MS Office Suite experience.
Experience in consumer goods or apparel industry is a plus.
NEEDS TO BE A TEAM PLAYER-Not just about financial
Integrity a must here-strong leadership needed
Basic PM function knowledge is a must
Clear understanding of how the finances work in a project: Budgets etc…
2-5 Yrs. of Tactical Project Management
Familiarity with Earned Value Management
Hands on experience with a team
Bachelors in Science, Computer Science, or Engineering (Ideal)
Actual experience running projects from requirement writing, to development, to product launch. Our client is in the apparel business so retail or apparel experience is a PLUS.