Project Manager
Kaleidoscope
 Blue Ash, OH

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Project Management (35%)

  • Develops proposals and obtains the buy in from the involved business unit owners
  • Directs and manages projects throughout its entire lifecycle
  • Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans
  • Secures appropriate resources, in collaboration with the Department Manager, in order to meet deadlines
  • Implements best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Manages changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devises contingency plans
  • Provides regular feedback to senior management and organization at large
  • Makes strategy changes, adjustments or improvements to the original plan if project requires
  • Identifies problems outside procedural structure and recommends procedural changes

2. Client Management (30%)

  • Builds, develops and grows the client relationship vital to the success of the project
  • Reports new opportunities to the Sales department
  • Sets and manages client expectations and adjust the plan as necessary
  • Provides status reports to the PMO Manager on project progress to client on regular basis
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluates alternative business solutions

3. Performance Management (15%)

  • In collaboration with the department manager, forms a team of experts required for effective completion of the project and assigns specific roles to all the team members
  • Communicates job expectations and deadlines in such a manner to ensure achievement of the projects goals
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Coaches, trains, mentors, motivates and supervises project team members and contractors and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Interacts with cross-disciplinary teams, including product designers, interaction designers, engineers, graphic designers, strategists and visualization designers
  • Evaluates time spent on projects to help monitor and improve office productivity
  • Seeks to improve internal processes

4. Project Accounting (10%)

  • Analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization
  • Proactively monitors monthly reconciliation of accrued project revenues/expenses and administers invoicing requests
  • Forecasts income based on existing and future projects
  • Ensures the project is completed within the estimated budget
  • Reviews time and expense submission before approval
  • Is responsible for accurately projections for the monthly forecast

5. Business Development (10%)

  • Attends sales calls to assist in promoting the company
  • Develops and delivers client proposal / SOW’s
  • Defines, expands and articulates the companies depth of expertise
  • Plays an active role in growing the client base as an ambassador of the company brand
  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience

  • Knowledge and skills at a level normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field.
  • 5+ years of professional project management experience within product development.
  • Relevant industry experience required in either project management or engineering. Not seeking IT or Banking project management.
  • Working knowledge of FDA content necessary for medical device pre-market submission (IEC 60601 standards) is a plus.

Licenses/Credentials/Certifications

  • Project Management certification preferred

Skills/Specialized Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong understanding of: Microsoft Office/Project, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Superior project management skills: planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals
  • Capable of solving technically challenging static and dynamic problems in a collaborative context
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to write and prepare documents/reports/correspondence in a concise, logical, grammatically appropriate format
  • Adept at prioritizing and completing workload in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted timeframes
  • High level of interpersonal and human relations skills in dealings with colleagues, clients, direct reports
  • Confirmed ability to work independently with limited guidance and exercise independent judgment