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Project Manager - Strategic Growth

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Aquent's Fortune 500 retail client is looking for a Project Manager to work an initial 6 month contract with possibilty to exten onsite in Richfield, MN.  This role is in the Strategic Growth Office (SGO).

Project Description: 
This project is a Strategic Growth Office (SGO) initiative focused on building capabilities and channels that are required by one or more of the growth strategies within the company. 
This is a high visibility role as projects are critical to the success of the organtization and innovative with several components impacting growth iniatives across the organization.

Responsibilities: 
Standard project management responsibilities and deliverables: 
• Initiation activities such as activities related to kicking-off the project 
• Plan activities such as scheduling meetings, putting together work breakdown structure, facilitating the discussion around scope 
• Execute activities such as managing the project plan, status reports, managing issues and risks, and change management 
• Close activities such as transition plan to steady state, closing out any remaining issues, and lessons learned. 

Average day:
• Scheduling and facilitating project meetings 
• Putting together plans for execution of the channel and capability growth 
• Communicating status, issue, and risks to stakeholders 
• Managing the project plan and holding project team members accountable 

Skills Overview: 
• Must have 5-7 years of strong project management and excellent organizational skills 
• Candidates with former corporate retail/ecommere experience are ultimately what the team wants, those candidates will get sent over first 
• Looking for someone that isn’t afraid “roll up their sleeves” and help get the work done 
• Able to work in an area of ambiguity (because of the pace the initiative will move and because directions may change as we learn) 
• Strong leadership skills 
• Strong written and oral communication skills 
• Results oriented 

Tech Requirements:
• Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook) 


Soft Skills:
• Ability to influence without authority and collaborate across all levels 
• Strong written and oral communication skills 
• Excellent organizational skills 
• Builder mentality instead of a maintainer mentality 

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