Project Manager Headquarters - Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Project Manager I is responsible for project administration and support of larger projects or programs. They may be assigned project work streams to manage within the programs or large projects. They will oversee completion of project tasks under direction of the program manager. Execute assigned projects to agreed time, scope, budget and quality following established process and delivery methodology. May guide teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; assigns responsibility and monitors performance and outcome 

Project managers must demonstrate ability to: 

  •  Understand client goals, scope and expectations 
  •  Provide meeting agendas 
  •  Provide meeting notes 
  •  Follow and execute upon established communication plan 
  •  Manage assigned work and resources 
  •  Manage communications within project team and with stakeholder 
  • Monitor progress and burn rates as a method for tracking and reporting progress 
  • Set and manage a project schedule (including resource management and task assignment
  • tracking) 
  • Proactively identify risks and issues and clearly articulate options or next steps

PLACEMENT CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or a related field 
  • 1+ years technical project management experience 
  • 1+ years in professional services industry  * Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation and conflict resolution) 

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • "Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities

Time Management and Productivity

  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

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