Job Description :
Project Manager
New York, NY
6 Month Contract

The client is hiring for its Program Management team. The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the project management of large multi-solution engagements and delivery on key accounts. The Program Management team also provides portfolio level reporting.

Responsible for the smooth delivery of complex Products or Solutions, within the Marketing Services portfolio. Work closely with internal / external stakeholders across the organization to ensure client satisfaction and that budget and schedule targets are met.
Work closely with Sales team and/or Advisory consultancy team business owners to establish a clear charter for client engagements sold
Lead the definition of project scope for more complex multi solution engagements and key customer deliverables
Develop project plans and schedule to set achievable expectations with all stakeholders, both internal and external
Manage the daily implementation of contracted solutions, often many solutions at once
Perform ongoing account delivery functions for selected customers
Partner with functional leads to assemble key resources and establish roles and responsibilities to ensure program goals and objectives are met
Bring in internal Subject Matter Experts as necessary to address client inquiries, while remaining main point of contact for the program
Clearly communicate and keep track of project milestones and status for all levels of the organization
Manage and track risk to project and program deliverables throughout the lifecycle of each engagement. Escalate to key stakeholders early enough for course correction
Change agent to drive the adoption of JIRA to support process improvements leveraging SCRUM practices
Track to resolution, software defects and known issues, with product and engineering teams in order to keep customer abreast of how these items may impact their implementation
Champion for process improvement and how best to instill project management best practices within the organization, above and beyond top tier customer engagements
Establish relationships with internal stakeholders (Advisory Services, Solutions Architect, Analytics, Product, Sales, Marketing, Finance, etc to achieve client goals
Become the client champion for projects supported by the project manager to lead internal teams to deliver on time for the client
Follow and create project management best practice processes for success of the client

Team player with a customer first attitude
10+ years working in client-facing Engagement Management or Project Management roles
PMI certifications preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Experience driving medium to large-sized client-facing programs

Clear understanding of critical path and other core project management concepts
Passion for clients and supporting their data analytics needs. Genuinely enjoys working with customers and helping them succeed using the client products and solutions
Very effective communicator good at arbitration and quickly gathering consensus within project teams
Ability to present to customers and internal stakeholders to articulate project methodology and status
Acts with sense of urgency, takes pride in following through on commitments and executing as effectively and efficiently as possible
Firm understanding of commercial implications and a strong sense of “business judgment” (e.g. is this deal going to be profitable? does this campaign strategy make sense? how will this project overrun impact group and company targets? etc
Ability to recommend and action improvements, advocate for changes, actively seek and bring new knowledge to the broader team and then lead implementation
Digital Marketing, Media, Advertising and / or analytical-related experience such as ad server, data management platform (DMP), demand side platform (DSP), digital tagging, lead verification, identity management and/or data analytics a plus
BS or BA degree (e.g. Marketing, Business, Engineering) required, master’s preferred
Strong knowledge and experience with Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, Slack, etc
Working knowledge of , Project/Program Management Tools (preferably Smartsheet), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc)
Some travel required