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Associate Project Manager

Orlando, FloridaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Project Estimation: 

  • Facilitate scope definition, and high-level planning, discovery, and estimation workshops for projects with cross-functional teams.
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver project deliverables including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency.
  • Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities.
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes. 

Project Planning: 

  • Create project schedule and communication plans. 
  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks. 
  • Establish project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans. 
  • Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads. 
  • Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver projects and components are established.
  • Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget.
  • Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads. 

Project Delivery:

  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, and individual project tracks of large programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget. 
  • Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control. 
  • Work with cross discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review project plans with leadership. 
  • Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads. 
  • Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams for the project (when appropriate). 
  • Communicate regular updates to project and executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast, including status report updates, financial/budget/variance reports, and other reporting as required.
  • Monitor adherence to schedule and milestone commitments.
  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation. 
  • Prevent scope creep, record causes of change, and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget, as well as forecasts, are approved and communicated in a timely manner. 
  • Use metrics, including burn-down charts, to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements. 
  • Ensure proper project closure including retroactives/lessons learned, transition and hand-off to production operations support, and final financial reporting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Direct management and accountability for single project budgets of $2-5M in labor. 
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience in project management with an online retailer, ideally in eCommerce, marketing, merchandising, or operations; Consulting experience is a plus. 
  • Strong project leader with at least 4 years of experience in leading large, multidisciplinary digital teams (preferably websites, mobile web, and apps).
  • 2-5 years Agile delivery experience. 
  • 1-2 years mobile application (iOS, Android) delivery experience. 
  • Minimum 3 years of client management experience in successfully delivering internet solutions, preferably in a global client-service organization. 
  • Experience in a matrixed responsibility organization working with multiple Product Managers per effort. 
  • Strong experience facilitating the gathering and development of requirements for complex solutions. 
  • Possesses significant practical experience in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning). 
  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance. 
  • Led teams with multiple discipline represented (including product management/strategy, technology, design, SEO, and analytics). 
  • Proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects running concurrently. 
  • Proven track record managing individual project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple projects. 
  • Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities. 
  • Ability to lead teams to a successful delivery approach. 
  • Able to confidently lead teams to a successful delivery approach. 
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity. 
  • Able to work under tight timetables and high pressure situations. 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears, and maintain a sense of humor; deliver under extreme deadlines and intense business environment. 
  • Must possess excellent business communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues. 
  • Comfortable when communicating with executive level (Directors, VPs) in presentations, working sessions, and 1-on-1 interactions. 
  • Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes. 
  • Must be open to coaching and guidance. 
  • Exhibit good judgment skills on when to seek guidance and when to escalate risks and issues.