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Project Manager

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We are looking for a Junior Project Manager for a 3-6 month contract starting in May to early June, 2016. Candidate must be willing to work in our Troy office. Home office candidates will not be considered. At term, contract is potentially open to renewal or full-time employment. 40 hours per week.

Primary purpose of this position: Responsible, with supervision, for project management activities of moderately complex projects.

Job Description:

The project manager will be responsible for executing all aspects of project scope and requirements.
Responsibilities of this position include:

· Project Initiation/Planning

o Creation of Network Diagrams

· Project Execution

o Manage timelines using Project Management software

· Monitor and document ongoing project activities to ensure the project is delivering to plan

· Escalate any issues and potential risks to manager, and oversee recommended solutions

o Manage weekly meetings with project teams and document notes

o Creation and distribution of weekly project status reports

o Assist with finalization of projects and formally document project completion

· People management

o Communicate project needs and performance requirements to project team members to ensure project plan commitments are met

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

· Prior experience, knowledge and interest in project management (tools and terminology) and/or market research is strongly preferred

· Motivated, self-starter with an ability to multi-task simultaneous projects

· Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a fast-paced environment

· High attention to detail

· Good communication and problem-solving skills

· Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, etc.)

§ Knowledge of PowerSteering or Project Insight is a plus

Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Experience Requirement:

2+ year(s) of project management experience is strongly preferred

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