We are looking for a Project Manager for a role within our client (X) Westlake Village office.
Primary responsibility is to develop project plans and ensure market research studies are delivered within scope, on schedule and within budget within the Automotive sector. We are a market research company so the work will be the management of the development, execution and delivery of RESEARCH projects both syndicated and proprietary in nature.
Project Supervisors are responsible for managing risks and implementing best practices in a way that encourages collaboration, standardization, and overall value for the benefit of both X and its clients with little to no oversight.
The Project Management Office and work done by the Project Supervisor allows X to continue to build its business capabilities by doing the following as they relate to Auto Quality research studies.
* Maximizing efficiency through strong project management
* Support planning for business expansion
* Drive continuous improvement culture by identifying and implementing project management best practices and looking for opportunities to improve
Project Supervisors can progress by taking on more complex studies and larger portfolios. Growth opportunities are significant, both within the project teams as well as across the organization. Career pathways are defined, and given both our growth projections and our desire to promote from within the company, the right associate has numerous avenues to pursue a long career here. Within the PMO we train PMs to be portable to cross all sector and project types.
If you have a passion for project management and problem-solving, your career will flourish here. At X, you’ll work in a flexible, friendly, collaborative environment. We understand the value that our associates provide for our clients and for the company, and encourage innovative thinking to improve our efficiency and performance.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
Minimum of 3-5 years of project management experiences (market research background preferred but not required).
General knowledge of PMI’s (Project Management Institute) project management framework (e.g., PMBOK). PMP or Green Belt certification (completed or in progress), preferred but not required.
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and organization skills are essential.
Ability to operate independently and apply critical thinking around complex issues and situations.
Flexibility and adaptability are desired and are keys to success.
Demonstrated experience using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word (or similar software applications)
Develops project schedule and resource responsibilities and assignments, aligning project plan with constraints identified by project manager during project planning
Monitors and controls assigned projects during implementation with little to no oversight from assigned project manager
Updates and maintains all project information in PPM software
Reports identified risks to project manager for risk assessment with suggested solutions
Assists project manager with documentation of project plan, project status, and schedules / coordinates / facilitates project meetings
Assists project manager with client/internal information requests in a timely manner
Drives information gathering for labor and cost estimates from internal departments and external vendors during budgeting and project definition activities with guidance from the project manager
Facilitates project meetings and documents / distributes meeting minutes with oversight from project manager
Demonstrate individual knowledge of internal processes and procedures, as well as project management best practices, market research, financial management, and lean methodologies