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Project Manager

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Join the leading global coffee retailer HQ'd in Seattle for an immediate need in their San Fransisco Studio! This is a contract role sitting in San Fransisco and is a contract opportunity. The contract term is through July of 2016 but could extend or possibly convert to FTE.

You will support the design team in managing and tracking invoicing and renovation and new store date/deliverable tracking. Prime ability to utilize EXCEL. Will require excellent communication skills, on the phone as well as over email. Managing the development and implementation of small or moderately complex new programs or processes that improve profitability, reduce costs, streamline operations or enhance customer service.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Leads project teams and subteams to develop and implement new programs and process improvements. Manages projects in accordance with established program management methodologies. Ensures that multiple projects meet specified timelines and deliver expected results. Manages and monitors project or program schedules, progress and costs to ensure that expected results are delivered on time and within budget. Maintains, adjusts and updates project plans as needed. Consolidates, communicates and ensures resolution of all issues. May develop and collect performance metrics. Represents business unit, department or functional area on cross functional project teams. Provides functional expertise to assess potential financial and operational impact.

Summary of Experience:

Working across functional areas to develop effective business solutions that align with company and business: 3 years unit/department objectives. Participation in a variety of projects with progressive responsibility and leadership: 2 years. Participation in most aspects of project management including elements of scope, time, cost, risk, quality:2 years. Integration, procurement, human resources and communications: 2 years. Application of industry based project management methodologies and tools: 1 year. Requirements gathering and analysis: 1 year.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to lead projects to completion. Change management skills Ability to lead and mentor team members. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Project. Ability to define objectives, scope and resources for projects extending beyond a department or business unit. Working knowledge of project management methodologies, from initial justification through implementation and evaluation. General knowledge of business unit, department or functional area's processes and systems. Understanding of business unit, department or functional area's goals and practices. Ability to establish cross functional, collaborative relationships with business partners. Knowledge of basic business principles and company goals and objective

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