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Project Manager

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Working on this 5-month, Project Manager contract for PayPal/Bill Me Later in San Francisco. This position requires candidates to be on-site.

Project Management:
-Work with Department Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop and create project estimates in response to Request for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Statement of Works (SOWs).
- Accountability for the successful delivery of multiple projects from discovery and design through delivery, completion and warranty
- Work directly with client representatives to plan and execute project plans for key client project initiatives
- Work together with leads across the agency business to build well-structured comprehensive project plans, managing the project in its entirety.
-Serve as the client-facing contact on projects and interfacing with the clients on a daily basis regarding project status and budget.
- Take responsibility for managing project scope, budget, schedule and quality.
- Effectively communicate issues and opportunities to clients, team members and internal management in a timely manner.
- Solicit, understand and ensure completion of the business and/or functional requirements for projects, and convey these requirements to the proper teams.
- Ensure the requirements are synchronized with capabilities, given time and resource constraints.
- Participate throughout a project's quality assurance cycle to ensure that the final product meets the expectations of the original project requirements.
- Closely monitor change requests and prevent unapproved requirement modifications that result in scope creep advising management on the effects these change requests will have on schedule and resources; Produce agendas and prepare the meeting minutes and action items
- Provide direction to resources, monitor development efforts, assemble key project deliverables, report project status, and raise awareness on issues requiring escalation
- Provide resource requirements per project and effectively motivate and manage those resources over the project duration
- Communicate project implementation options that affect cost, schedule, quality, and risk to stakeholders, as well as offer recommendations based on these elements.

Relationship Management:
- Ability to motivate and build collaborative teams who are dedicated to on time project delivery.
- Interface regularly with internal business experts to deliver quality work.
- Set expectations among these groups regarding scope, timeline and quality of deliverables.
- Work effectively with all groups to build project plans and update project status.


Essential Skills & Experience

- College Degree or equivalent experience
- Minimum 3-6 years of experience in full life-cycle management of small to mid-sized interactive website, display and video projects.
- Proven ability to manage both creative and technical projects for internal and external clients.
- Prior involvement in managing multiple projects concurrently.
- Ability to execute under accelerated timeframes.
- Ability to quickly adapt to change in priorities.
- Tolerance for conflicting demands on time and resources.
- Demonstrated project leadership experience.
-Experience with creating Estimates and SOWs.
- Experience with Project Management Tools (i.e., MS Project helpful)
- Proven written and oral presentation skills

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