Sr Project Manager, Marketing (6 month contract)

Location
Portland, OR, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 02, 2021
Ref
967
Job Type
Temporary
Description
Senior Project Manager - Marketing (Temporary 6-month Contract)

Position Summary...

Individuals in this role provide Project Management to the Marketing team including the facilitation of planning and sequencing of work. The Sr. Project Manager provides the following services to the organization: 1) cross-functional project management communication for enterprise-level initiatives; 2) provision of a visible, accessible, and relevant project portfolio; and 3) development and maintenance of tools, techniques, and standards pertaining to the project life cycle.

Note: This is a 6-month temporary position with the possibility for extension, with an average of 15-30 hours per week.

Responsibilities...

  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple products and departments
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Establish structure of the project, including identification and creation of project plans, planning and coordination of milestones with cross-functional teams
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Facilitates and documents project team meetings.
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
  • Extensive understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques
  • Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the mar keting team.

Skills and Abilities...

  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to successfully manage and facilitate cross-functional communication on behalf of psychometrics.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and work with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence

  • Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to transform complexities into clear, concise written communications.
  • Ability to distinguish milestones and measures critical to project success and translate these into meaningful management information.
  • Ability to balance competing demands for project scope, schedule, and quality; combined with ability to manage complex projects concurrently with a sense for organizational priority.
  • Ability to provide leadership under pressure and demonstrate competence when challenged.
  • Mentor & coaching capabilities.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and discussions where disparate points of views are encouraged to be voiced and acknowledged.
  • Negotiation and collaboration skills with cross-functional personnel, internal stakeholders and vendors.
  • Advanced proficiency in a broad range of applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, MS Visio, Smartsheet, Kapost, and process mapping tools .

Competencies...

  • Instill trust : gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate effectively : develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Drive results : consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Ensure accountability : hold self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Persuade : use compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others
  • Manage ambiguity : operate effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear
  • Collaborate : build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Plan and align : plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Situational adaptability : adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Balance stakeholders : anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders

Education and Experience...

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Education or similar discipline required; MBA or other advanced degree or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.
  • Minimum eight years of practical delivery experience in the area of program/project management with demonstrated results.
  • Strong preference for experience in the education technology industry.
  • Two years of experience in agile development environment preferred.
  • Experience in vendor management and contract negotiations.
  • Extensive project management process experience including project analysis, project planning, budgeting, process mapping, scheduling, risk and issue management.
  • PMP certification desired; CSM, SAFe certification a plus.