Solutions Project Manager

14 West
Baltimore, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
Overview Publishing Services is looking for a goal-oriented, self-starter who will serve as a Project Manager for their Solutions team. The Solutions Project Manager will manage all phases of projects, including discovery, project planning, development, implementation, training, and documentation. The primary focus of this position is managing the project plan, LOEs, structure, schedule, and resources for single- and multi-system projects to ensure complete and on-time delivery. The Solutions Project Manager will be the main point of contact for Solutions team projects and must keep all stakeholders informed about project updates, delays, progress, etc. To be successful, he/she must have a desire to learn more about the Advantage system. The Solutions Project Manager will also work closely with other Project Managers, Product teams, the Client Services team, the Learning and Development team, and the other Agora companies (users) to ensure that goals are met and that the customers are fully satisfied. You can learn more about Publishing Services by checking out their "Workplace Highlight" blog post. Responsibilities Manage internal multi-system projects (including Advantage, Messaging and eCommerce systems). Ensure projects are kept up-to-date and meeting assigned deadlines. Schedule and coordinate on premise and remote project meetings between Application and Solutions teams and customers. . Keep thorough meeting notes and share the notes with relevant teams via email and/or JIRA project tasks. Assist in writing new business proposals. Gain a technical understanding of Publishing Services products and development process. Ensure optimal resource allocation in order to complete tasks and projects. Serve as primary customer liaison. Effectively document and communicate project updates, progress and status to relevant parties. Work closely with team managers to determine team resource availability for new and existing projects and tasks. Qualifications BA/BS degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or related field; or equivalent post high school education and/or work related experience. 1-3 years of experience in IT project/program management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent time-management and organizational skills. Ability to change tasks as needed to meet business priorities. General knowledge of software development process and life cycle (SDLC). Experience with managing projects that develop, enhance, and support enterprise systems. Experience with Project Management tools (Atlassian suite or similar)Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and major responsibility. Ability to work well independently and on a team. Knowledge of the Advantage CRM a plus. Knowledge of SQL and/or C# a plus. Expectations Learn about the companies supported by Publishing Services. Gain a solid understanding of each products within Publishing Services. Learn the culture and values of Publishing Services and strive to reinforce them. Understand the Agora business as a whole and understand your role within the business and the value you add. Constantly look for ways to improve your technical skills and take on some challenges that are not completely in your comfort zone. Recognize opportunities for better quality and service even if they fall outside of your normal job duties. Strive to improve workflow/process on a continual basis. Be proactive and punctual. Do everything in your power to meet your deadlines. Conduct yourself in a professional manner. Communicate effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization. Support your team members and treat everyone with respect. Manage your time effectively. Question everything. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided. About Publishing Services At Publishing Services, they create, customize, and manage the enterprise applications suite that support The Agora Companies. Their passion and progressive ingenuity has shaped and strengthened the marketing industry at large. Their inventors address the diverse needs of their clients through customization and innovation. If a vendor's technology doesn't quite cut it, they'll buy it, break it down for parts, and rebuild it. When the technology simply does not exist, they build it from scratch. Publishing Services' proprietary systems have changed the landscape of media and digital marketing, elevating their clients as industry front runners. The support teams at Publishing Services partner with clients to implement and manage their applications, optimizing key business functionality and allowing them to focus on making money hand over fist. Here, you can explore a cutting-edge market, discover your career, and accumulate extensive experience with the best in the business.

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