Job Description :
Title: Project Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

Duration: 6 + Months

Responsible for managing digital projects from conception, requirements-gathering, design, testing, and ultimately to launch. Ensures that projects are begun with a clear purpose and direction, and that they proceed according to defined goals and schedules to their completion.

Works closely with the Product Owner to help align project goals, objectives and schedules and communicates them to a cross-functional execution team. Ensures team members have a clear direction, requirements, and information needed to do their work, coordinates efforts, and manages the project schedule. Responsible for managing / facilitating the Agile ceremonies such as daily standups, planning sessions, and demos. Records and reports metrics on team capacity and performance.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
- Works with clients and product management to define project scope, objectives, schedules. Oversees effective, timely execution of projects. Facilitates client and project team meetings. Keeps business units/stakeholders informed of progress and changes throughout project lifecycle. Acts as communication liaison between business, technology and all supporting teams
- Acts as Lead Scrum Master on Agile projects – coordinates and lead activities, ceremonies, communication. Works with business lead to prioritize backlog prioritization. Leads estimation/sizing and sprint reviews with development teams. Leads all sprints to successful implementation.
- Engages with clients to establish project objectives and expectations
- Participates in innovation programs/ initiatives

Education And/Or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of project management experience.
- SCRUM certification is desired but not required.
- PMP certification is desired but not required.
- Proven experience presenting work to decision makers, stakeholders, and colleagues

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Skills And Abilities
- Understanding of how to run an Agile team.
- Strong attention to detail and a rigorous focus on delivering quality output.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to talk knowledgeably with members of both the commercial and development teams.
- High familiarity with web best practices.
- Solid understanding of web development environments, sufficient to understand the implications of issues within web-based applications.
- Ability to lead and contribute to process improvement projects involving online applications and tasks
Superb written and oral communication skills.

Language Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to read and interpret documents including process, procedure, and technical manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and basic algebraic functions. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Additional Information
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. This job description does not constitute a contract for employment.

Education Level: Bachelor Degree

Years Experience: 6