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Events Project Manager

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Aquent's Fortune 50 client is looking for an Events Project Manager to work a 3-month contract, with a possibility of extending, on-location for 40 hours/week, in Richfield, MN.  

This individual will work to help support several large retail events that fall into a compressed time frame. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for using best practice PMO methodology to create a project plan to fit the stakeholders/sponsor’s needs and deliver on desired outcomes
  • Develop integrated baseline project plans applying estimating models, identify resources and skills required, document estimating assumptions, refine plans and manage performance against them
  • Recommend best solutions based on understanding of business issues.
  • Provide task-based schedule and cost forecasts and assist in assessing risk-based provisions.
  • Capture and track program metrics and perform analysis.
  • Manage project scope by assessing requirements changes, determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk.
  • Manage client expectations, anticipates operational and tactical risks and tracks them.
  • Clarify, identify, and track requirements and issues, remove barriers, resolve minor project issues and escalate to immediate manager where required.
  • Manage project closure initiatives, such as client satisfaction survey and closure analysis.
  • Document and archive project activities, deliverables, tools and findings for future projects
  • Manage business timelines: content development, manage attendee list of events 
  • Manage all business project aspects for all Retail Events: Territory recognition events, Holiday Leadership Meeting (2100 attendees), planning for Market Trainings that will be the cascade of key information from HLM to the Sales Managers and FT Sales employees. 
  • Will be working cross-functionally with HR, Finance, and Retail Operations 
  • Draft presentations 

 

Requirements:

  • ​Must be LOCAL
  • PMP certification preferred
  • 5-7 years of Project Management experience 
  • Experience in a retail environment
  • Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals. 
  • Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis.
  • Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics. 
  • Advanced proficiency with all MS Office applications, MS Project and/or Visio.
  • Strong communication 
  • Detailed oriented 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines 
  • Highly organized with good time management skills 
  • Customer service orientation, and strong interpersonal skills 

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