Project Manager

  • location: Atlanta, GA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $49.70 - $75 per hour

job description

Project Manager

job summary:
A Project Manager is needed for a multinational package delivery and supply chain management company in the Atlanta, GA area. Requires a moderate degree of PM knowledge, experience, skill & expertise. Addl. skills needed: comm, problem solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Proj Lead to ensure:

- All proj activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & company senior leadership

- Support a combination of simple projs while facilitating/guiding team to adhere to the PM discipline

This position will drive setting the team's cadence for planning, updates & status reviews with Sponsors.He/she supports the success of the proj by applying company PM principles, guidelines & standards.Travel may be required as needed.

location: Atlanta, Georgia
job type: Contract
salary: $49.70 - 75.00 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Assists Proj Lead to Ensure Proj Output Meets Program Expectations (~ 15% of time)

Facilitates all Proj Planning & Execution of PM Activities (~ 25% of time)

Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projs (~ 50% of time)

Identifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projs/Initiatives (~ 10% of time)

Other Duties:

- Manages proj scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projs from beginning to end

- Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the proj such as:

o Project Charter

o Project Plan


o Risk/Issue identification & mitigation

o Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed

- Reviews deliverables & ensures quality

- Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & proj success

- Facilitates initiation/planning of proj scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, comms, etc)

- Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projs are in line with funding parameters with Project Lead

- Proficient in PM discipline with emphasis on effective use of PM soft skills essential to his/her success

- Solicits/gathers info. via interviews with process owners to understand the "as-is" &" to-be" processes

- Identifies/communicates to the Project Lead skill gaps & recommends improvement opportunities

- Provides Project Lead with thorough responses to problem resolution

- Identifies business areas/stakeholders impacted by issues

- Identifies root causes to ensure problems do not reoccur

- Able to:

o Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements

o Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a proj & identify process improvement opportunities

o Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities

Required Qualifications:

- Experience applying Stakeholder/Comm Mgmt. principles including governing bodies/ Owners/Sponsors/key senior stakeholders/Project Lead/team/SME's

- Able to plan weeks in advance to plan efforts & manage multiple projs

- Able to work full time (~40 hours per week with potential to work overtime if necessary); must be flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays & possible overnight stays depending on the assignment, as needed.

- Experience/expertise with Commercial PM Software (i.e. MS Project/Office, etc) & the ability to learn UPS Projects Website & other tools

- Experience with web-based remote meeting applications (i.e. Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc)

- Willing to travel by plane or driving personal vehicle or rental car. [Note: mileage, airfare, rental car will be reimbursed]

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree (or int'l comparable degree)

- 3 years of PM experience

- 6 years as a proj team member

- Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint

- Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car

Preferred Qualifications:

- PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc.


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • Project Management
  • PMP
  • PMI

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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