Robert Half International Senior Project Manager, Marketing (Temporary) in SAN RAMON, California
Senior Project Manager, Marketing (Temporary)
Robert Half is seeking a Senior Project Manager in Marketing that will support the Portfolio Manager in managing Global Portfolio Management efforts. This role will also lead, manage and conduct Project/Program kick-offs, pre-project/program planning and manage all project/program related efforts in Workfront and associated productivity tools & systems. The role will require interaction with senior leaders, management, and several cross-functional teams within and outside of Marketing. As such, this role will have end-to-end responsibilities across many areas of Portfolio Management and complex projects. This role will also require the ability to adapt to the many facets of Program/Project management that is currently being defined/revised and implemented within the organization. This is a thought leader who can be a doer as well as a strong process partner with all levels of the organization.
Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
Proven track record in successfully working in a highly matrixed and cross-functional environment and be able to manage operating in ambiguity
Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
Manage project scope and changes with a solid understanding of interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
Lead, manage and conduct Project/Program kick-offs and pre-project/program planning in Workfront and related productivity tools & systems.
Effectively facilitate and guide project teams on how to use Six Sigma, Agile/Scrum, and adopted process methodologies and best practices which brings values to delight customers.
Well-versed in facilitating productive discussions, enable decision making, and skilled in conflict resolution in project teams;
Guide project teams on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
Develop detailed project plans, timelines, resources and budgets to ensure the delivery of the project’s critical milestones, outcomes and results (on time; on budget; benefit realization; high quality; etc.)
Ensure plans are coordinated with other planning functions throughout the enterprise and effectively communicate upstream/downstream impacts to all stakeholders.
Understand business and technical process and be able to document business/technical requirements, process workflows and system documentations
Identify and analyze strategic alternatives and feasible options for the organization and project teams in order to drive towards recommendations to marketing management.
Ensure process consistency, data integrity and decision quality to help portfolio management
Be able to adapt changes quickly and function in fast paced and ever-evolving environment
Job Required Education/Experience
Proven track record of successfully leading varied complexity projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget.
Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
Minimum 5-7 years of marketing experience.
Minimum 8-10+ years of project leadership and/or management experience.
Bachelor’s degree in business or technical
Exceptional project and program management skills
Strong attention to detail, accuracy
Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
Skilled in business/technical process development and documentation
Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. (Adjust based on your necessity)
Excellent skills and knowledge of effective leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).
Knowledge of other Agile approaches or similar: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc. a plus
Understanding and practice of process management methodologies like Six Sigma (or similar) highly desired
High degree of ownership and integrity, holds self and others accountable
Manages stakeholders effectively and is politically-astute
Ability to think critically, strategically, and connect dots
Results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency and personal motivation
Experience with the Workfront project management tool a plus
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