Project Manager

Sunnyvale, CA | Freelance | Job ID #42938 |
Posted Last Week
 

Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager at a top design agency in the South Bay. As a PM, you will organize and coordinate programs for the client’s training organization. You will provide strategic guidance to projects with a cross-functional team by overseeing the progress of operations from ideation to completion. The ideal candidate will be an excellent influencer and will have experience in rallying staff of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics at any given time.

You will apply advanced project management principles to manage scheduling, monitoring, tracking, and successful execution of projects of varying disciplines and media output.

This is 3+ month, contract to hire opportunity that kicks-off ASAP!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional teams and facilitate the communication and interaction among the functional representatives
  • Track program against its schedule, budget and against phase review objectives, reporting status to supervisor on a regular basis and executive staff on an as needed basis
  • Develop and implement recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated eventualities
  • Coordinate projects from inception all the way through marketing launch
  • Ensure that the right product is developed to meet or exceed company's quality standard and is delivered at the right time
  • Lead program teams and facilitate the communication and interaction among the cross-functional representatives
  • Clarify project objectives (goals) at the inception of the project
  • Define and communicate all deliverable and milestone dates to internal team
  • Allocate resources based on need, availability, skill and project schedule to maximize resource utilization and ensure project profitability
  • Coordinate cross-functional team meetings and communication
  • Maintain proactive communications throughout the execution of the project
  • Encourage positive team moral throughout the project, especially during and after difficult situations
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Prepare reports and status updates
  • Ability to self-manage while managing assigned teams and projects under tight deadlines. Self-direct own work, be proactive

Requirements:

  • BS/BA diploma in management or a relevant field
  • 4-5 years of experience as a Project Manager or other managerial position at an agency and/or in-house
  • Background in production is a plus!
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
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Disclaimer:

  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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