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Design Project Manager

Newark, CA 94560

Posted: 03/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Project Management Job Number: 19552

Position Title:  Design Project Manager

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Newark, California.

Job Requirements: 
  • Managing and monitoring project or program schedules, progress, and costs to ensure that expected results are delivered on time and within budget
  • Allocating project resources with discipline functional managers including:
  • Industrial Design
  • CMF Design
  • Consumer Insight Specialist
  • UX
  • Packaging Structure and Graphics
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating project plans as needed
  • Consolidating, communicating, and driving issue resolutions to closure
  • Maintaining and publishing a project dashboard to communicate status of projects 
  • Scheduling project kick off meetings / reviews with stakeholders
  • Publishing meeting minutes, action item logs, and updated schedules to track project status
  • Providing functional expertise to assess potential schedule risks and operational impact
  • Process & drive external vendor SOWs to closure via contract tool in partnership with Design Lead and Legal Partners
  • Process POs, forecast costs, and update budget / financial trackers
  • Prior experience managing consumer product packaging structure and graphics very helpful.

Job Qualifications: 
  • Be a self-starter and independently manage projects and processes
  • Be an avid learner of new processes and systems
  • Connect the dots at a strategic level to support cross functional teams
  • See the big picture and get granular with the details
  • Lean in and learn new systems and processes
  • Bring an open and curious mindset to everything you do
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Have an upbeat, can-do attitude and work well with creatives
  • Team-player able to seamlessly partner with designers, marketing and engineering
  • Strong change management and scheduling skills
  • Proactive and solutions oriented with a positive attitude to challenges
  • Able to juggle conflicting priorities
  • Be fun to work with!
  • 4+ years Project/ Program Management experience in high tech and consumer products environment with cross functional teams
  • Superior project scoping, project timeline development, risk assessment and prioritization skills
  • Experience creating comprehensive project timelines utilizing project management software, e.g. MS Project, Workfront, At-Task, Smart Sheet., etc.
  • Understanding of how to use Google -- Drive, Documents, Sheets, and Slides

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

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