job summary: Our client is recruiting for a Strategic Initiative Project Manager, to maximize our growth and value creation. This role supports various company strategic initiatives through development of detailed project and financial planning and tracking tools for the PMO, assist in engagement and management of external hardware and software partnerships. location: FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts job type: Contract salary: $50 - 60 per hour work hours: 9am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Develop and drive tools, processes, and formats, with guidance and input from the PMO, to establish project & financial tracking through robust reporting dashboards.Assist in engagement and management of external hardware and software partnerships, including supplier selection, quarterly business reviews, and contracts.Develop and manage positive working relationships with program/project managers, marketing product managers, engineering functional managers, functional leads, team members, and support organizations as required.Manage a limited number of continuing engineering, limited scope development projects, and/or product improvement initiatives. Must have the following skills, abilities, and knowledge: Experience as a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Associate, or similarHighly organized managing documentation for multiple complex projects and tasks simultaneously.Self-starter who can recognize issues and potential problems and respond appropriately.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with cross functional technical teams and management. Must be comfortable reaching out to internal and external senior management directly.Experienced with the standardization of project plans, schedules, and other PMO-centric templates.Ability to respond to and create technical contracts as needed such as SOWs and RFQsGeneral understanding of electronic hardware/software development lifecycleTrack record of driving standardized behavior within an engineering community and ensuring adherence to standardsUtilize various tools and systems such as JIRA, MS Office Suite, PowerBi, Confluence, etc. Qualifications: 3+ years' experience within a product development role and 1+ year of experience as a Program/Project Manager Minimum of a bachelor's degree preferably in an engineering discipline PMP or other Project Management certification a plusFinancial management for project budget or elements of project budgets with a value up to $5M.Creative thinker with an ability to offer solutions/opinions within a multi- functional team dynamic. qualifications: Experience level: Entry LevelMinimum 3 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors (required) skills: Project Manager (3 years of experience is preferred)Project Management (3 years of experience is preferred)Program Management (3 years of experience is preferred)PMO (3 years of experience is preferred)JIRA (3 years of experience is preferred)Confluence (3 years of experience is preferred)RFQ (3 years of experience is preferred)SOW (3 years of experience is preferred) 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.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility). For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.