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Project Manager

at Acxiom LLC in Conway, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

As a Project Manager at Acxiom, you will manage the development and execution of medium to large, complex, multi-phased projects. You will promote client satisfaction by ensuring the project adheres to stakeholder specifications and ensure project completion is within the determined scope, quality, time, and cost constraints.

What you will do:

+ Define, organize, and plan project schedules to meet required project timelines; Facilitate/lead estimation of moderately complex projects, developing the project schedule and determining resource needs

+ Work closely with resource managers to ensure proper resource allocation to the project

+ Independently and successfully manage the development and execution of moderately complex and multi-phased projects while concurrently managing multiple, simple projects

+ Inspect and review projects to ensure adherence to project standards

+ Monitor compliance with established EPMO guidelines and methodology

+ Control project scope through effective change management skills

+ Perform qualitative/quantitative risk analysis of identified risks

+ Manage risk response and control

+ Ensure all project closeout activities are completed and documented

+ Resolve potentially conflicting requirements

+ Coordinate preparation of complete written scope statement that spells out project goals and details, ensuring compliance with SLAs

+ Obtain agreement on an approved, clearly-stated review and approval process

+ Ensure changes to the project scope are implemented according to the project change management process

+ Help define, communicate, and enforce project roles and responsibilities

+ Consistently generate sound estimates of project resource needs

+ Anticipate and proactively resolve exceptions within established tolerance parameters

+ Manage budgets and timelines of small to large projects

+ Utilize project management tools/techniques (e.g., PERT charts, critical path method, earned value) to track and manage project costs and schedules

+ Determine the impact of proposed changes in project scope on time and cost, recommending budget changes to management, as needed, to support changes in project scope

+ Manage and communicate cost and schedule variances and exceptions, using time and cost reports to manage the project

+ Develop/implement/update a communications plan for each project that specifies audience, medium, timeframes, and methods

+ Implement process steps for bringing appropriate project issues to the attention of management.

+ Expedite decision-making on project-related issues (e.g., effectively navigates a matrixed organization and follows project escalation path); ensure timely delivery of accurate, complete, and concise project status report information

+ Understand the risk and issues management process and techniques, including risk identification, quantification, and risk response (e.g., acceptance, mitigation, avoidance, risk response control)

+ Work with others to identify and categorize project risks and issues related to cost/estimates, schedule, quality, and employee retention

+ Informs team member of risks and issues associated with each project, assisting others in determining the impact and probability of various project risks and the impact of issues

+ Take steps to mitigate project risks by reducing their probability, impact, or both; take action to re-evaluate risks during project implementation (i.e., discusses them during project team meetings)

What you will need:

+ A minimum of 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree,

+ Thorough understanding of project management principles and the application thereof

+ Knowledgeable in project management methodology and solution development methodologies

+ Experience managing schedules and using various cost management approaches (i.e., fixed-cost management)

+ Experience with budgeting and forecasting process

+ Experience with Agile methodology

What will set you apart:

+ 2+ years of experience directly in the IT field

+ Networking knowledge in the areas of firewalls, load balancers and IP Management.

+ Basic operating systems knowledge in the areas of Windows, Linux and VMWare.

+ PMP certification; Handles 2-3 complex projects

+ Working with large teams on full SDLC #GD17

Primary Location City/State:

Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

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Job Posting: JC194554792

Posted On: Oct 10, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021