Group Manager / Director - Project Management 9/10/2016

Weber Shandwick New York, NY

Company
Weber Shandwick
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
004513
AJE Ref #
576131368
Location
New York, NY
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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This position will serve a project management role for a management consulting client engagement within the EECM (Employee Engagement Change Management) practice at Weber Shandwick. The ideal candidate should have multiple years of experience managing and coordinating various different types of projects and deliverables. The position will serve as the primary contact and strategic leader/partner for internal team members and manage external multi-vendors relationships.

Qualified applicants should display strong characteristics in: detail-orientation, communication, proactive problem solving, and working successfully in a multi-office team environment. This position requires someone who demonstrates effective resource management, provides support in project tracking, risk/issue mitigation, as well as scope, schedule and financial management. The role will involve both client interaction and travel. Experience in Human Capital consulting and/or employee engagement and change management is preferred.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

4 years project management experience at a management consulting firm or 3 years Management Consulting and 1-2 in a marketing, public relations or digital agency setting

Strong experience with scoping, development of budgets and schedules for complex programs with multiple work streams

Show a clear ability to work autonomously, with solid decision-making skills

Be a demonstrated self-starter as well as able to forge and nurture solid cross-discipline collaboration and partnerships (e.g. Change Management, Creative, Digital accounts, etc.)

Financial and resource management experience

Strong organization and time management skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with internal team members across multiple levels and offices, building trust in your abilities to get the job done effectively



ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Have the natural ability to stay cool under pressure. Understand you are the glue for the team and project leads will rely heavily on your guidance.

Love excel and other organizational tools that help streamline team workflow and create efficiencies. Create and maintain key project documentation to a very detailed level the PM is the owner of making sure all details are accurate and included where needed across all project deliverables.

Be the red flag raiser. Ability to set expectations from the beginning of the project, and when issues arise to find solutions without compromising quality, team morale, or budget turning challenging situations into a win-win. Know when to escalate issues.

Serve as the point of connection liaise across practices, teams and accounts

Keep the project and project team on track -- workstreams, timeline, budget, and resources.

Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with internal team members across multiple levels, building trust in your abilities to get the job done effectively

Have excellent organization and time management skills

Be comfortable digging into account finances: developing WBS or staffing models, writing SOWs, tracking burn rates

Be a demonstrated self-starter and work well within a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team

Show a clear ability to work autonomously, with solid decision-making skills

Know when a change order is needed and works with account team to communicate the change proactively to the client.

Experience scoping, defining and managing programs with creative and digital deliverables, from brief through flawless execution and final delivery/hand-off.