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Project Manager

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Recruiter: The Associated Press
Listed on: 27th July
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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AP invites applications for the position of Project Manager. 

The Project Manager will define all active projects assigned to them and ensure that they are delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality standard.  The successful candidate will be required to ensure adequate resourcing for projects, manage scope and risk, and manage relationships with project stakeholders. It will be their responsibility to assign daily workflows and oversee the progression of tasks as agreed and defined in the project plan, as well as allocating project tasks to project members.

We are seeking an engaged problem solver, committed to driving projects to completion whether they are proofs of concept or customer change initiatives, or a combination of multiple disciplines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the project team
  • Facilitate and lead project status meetings with timely follow-up;
  • Establish strong partnerships with various departments to support a positive communication process and workflow between teams;
  • Detailed project planning and control;
  • Manage project deliverables in line with the project plan;
  • Record and manage project risks;
  • Record and escalate project issues where necessary;
  • Manage the scope of the project as defined in the charter;
  • Undertake status reporting as defined by the program (e.g. monthly highlight reports);
  • Manage work packages for the project team;
  • Oversee quality assurance and delivery of work packages;
  • Manage project budget (where applicable);
  • Ensure effective project communications (alongside relevant AP staff).

Desired Experience and Skills

  • 2+ years' experience managing projects from initiation to completion;
  • Professional certification—including PMP/PRINCE II (desirable but not essential);
  • Proven success working with all levels of management;
  • Familiarity with AP's revenue goals and teams (desirable but not essential);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Strong attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines;
  • Experience coaching and educating project teams to strengthen team members' capabilities and skill sets;
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills;
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of PM and CRM tools (e.g. Salesforce, Asana, Basecamp).

All applicants must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th August 2022.