IT Project Manager

 

 

The Role

Our clients believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to their

success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a

job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties,

qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or the organization to just the work

identified. It is their expectation that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of their endeavors and to pursue individual career growth.

 

Major Responsibilities/Primary Functions

  • The primary purpose of the IT Project Manager role is to lead, oversee, and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects within scope, quality, time and cost constrains that may or may not be clearly defined.
  • The Project Manager should ensure that the design, development, implementation and rollout of new systems are carried out in an efficient and cost effective manner. This includes both custom built applications and applications provided by third party vendors. An understanding of IT best practices and standards in a complex creative environment are key. Experience working for an advertising or design firm a plus.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end with project plans and associated communications documents
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks
  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on
  • schedule and within budget
  • Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation
  • Perform risk assessments, and implement mitigation plans
  • Communicate timely project information, issues, risks, or status to the various
  • stakeholders through appropriate methods and channels.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other
  • stakeholders
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Resolve resource constraints and/or conflicts that affect multiple projects for our
  • developers and Sys Admins
  • Handle Ad hoc project requests from users
  • Act as a coach to junior project managers, and other IT staff who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices
  • Review work plan of external service providers contracted to execute project
  • Coordinate agency wide communications from IT department
  • Schedule, plan and coordinate events for the IT department
  • Work within the larger W+K community and IT team on a local, regional and global

Requirements/Qualifications

  • 4 year degree required (preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business)
  • Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial, and communication skills, as this is a highly visible position with substantial impact
  • 5 years of project management experience on both small and large scale complex projects
  • Familiar with project management methodologies (for example, PMI, and Agile),
  • certification preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in successfully utilizing “soft skills” or “people skills”
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a political environment and to interacting with senior leadership
  • Basic understanding of IT technologies and methodologies
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced creative environment with excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to interact with internal clients (and external vendors as needed) at a variety of levels and across functions
  • A proven track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized with a keen sense of attention to detail and follow through skills
  • Ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and self manage
  • After hours work required.
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