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Robert Half International Senior Project Manager, Marketing (Temporary) in SAN RAMON, California

JOB REQUISITION

Senior Project Manager, Marketing (Temporary)

LOCATION

SAN RAMON

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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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By email:

corporaterecruiting@roberthalf.com

By mail:

Corporate Staffing

Robert Half

2613 Camino Ramon

San Ramon, CA 94583-9128

JOB LOCATION

CA SAN RAMON CORP

ADDITIONAL LOCATION

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