Job Description

Reference # : 21-00896Title : Project Manager - Non-Technical
Location : Getzville, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 07/14/2021 / 07/13/2022

A Project Manager (PM) is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of projects and can work in a wide variety of fields. Will generally be responsible for the creation, organization, execution and completion of specific projects. This includes managing relevant employees, setting deadlines, communicating with company executives about the state of the project, ensuring projects stay on track and on budget, and adjusting if necessary to meet new requirements.
Over the course of a project, the Project Manager will need to communicate with staff and clients, make decisions and monitor the progress of the project to keep it on schedule. Important duties and responsibilities for a Project Manager include:
• Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources
• Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
• Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects
• Assisting in the definition of project scope and goals
• Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
• Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
• Communicating with executives or the board to keep the project aligned with their goals
• Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
• Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed
• Motivating people involved in the project to complete tasks on time
• Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed
• Motivating people involved in the project to complete tasks on time
Project Manager skills and qualifications
• Understanding of the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework
• Knowledge of various project management methodologies (e.g., agile/scrum)
• Proven leadership skills
• Cost and risk management skills
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Ability to make important decisions under pressure
• Problem-solving skills
• Ability to delegate effectively
• Time management skills
• Friendly and approachable
These professionals typically have many years of industry experience, such as in software development, design and computer tools and with the programs needed to perform the position. Many also have served in team lead or project management role for a few years as well. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in either business or management is required. Prefer candidates with a master’s degree with at least 7+ years of industry and advanced knowledge of project management and business.

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