Lead Project Manager

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Job ID#: 10137

Lead Project Manager

Direct Hire; up to 150K

New York

**Remote until July 2022 – then in-office in NYC

**Familiarity with Agile Development methodologies and Waterfall Model

Duties:

  • Take ownership of project system, increase likelihood of achieving objectives, and direct sprint cycles to achieve long term roadmap objectives
  • Assist business owners to define and refine clear priorities, expectations, and commitments while tracking measurable progress points against short- and long-term outcomes
  • Break down large/complex initiatives from business owners into meaningful projects and sub-projects
  • Track and confirm expected progress against milestone and sprint goals is being achieved
  • Connect with insights teams to review historical and predicted performance to make changes to department’s project system and processes
  • Help streamline and adjust  project management system and processes to suit department’s specific workflow needs, while increasing the likelihood of achieving goals
  • Hold regular meetings with project teams, individuals, and business partners to discuss status, resolve issues, and share information
  • Help orchestrate adjustments to existing schedules and commitments in response to requests needing immediate attention
  • Collect and streamline requirements for complex or lesser defined requests from stakeholders
  • Clearly communicate project highlights and overall status with both internal team, executives, and a wide array of audiences
  • Ensure a common and evolving understanding and agreement on project scope and goals
  • Operate within greater project system by working with other producers/project managers to maximize inter-departmental workflows

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Statistics, Operations, or project management related major
  • 7+ years of direct experience defining and managing multi-team, multi-location projects, preferably related to support and deliverables, with a proven track record of managing successfully
  • Microsoft Office (advanced Excel), Hansoft, JIRA, Confluence and other project tracking and bug database software
  • Experience managing a large volume of concurrent projects or project tasks
  • Experience working with distributed teams and facilitating effective virtual/in-person meetings
  • Knowledge of agile project management techniques and best practices
  • Able to generate, explain, and present detailed project metrics, schedules, milestone objectives, status reports, and other documentation clearly and accurately
  • Flexibility and initiative, together with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions and think ‘out of the box’; passion for and interest in product
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Centered Support/Service
  • Experience with goal setting systems such as OKRs
  • Ability to focus and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Other Info:

  • Thriving global company
  • Newly created role due to growth
  • Collaborative, innovative and team-spirited environment
  • Gaming, entertainment, or technology industries (mobile gaming, social media and/or e-retail)

 

 

 

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