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A project manager is responsible for guiding a project from conception to completion. The goal of a project manager is to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. This is generally a senior role, and a project manager is responsible for coordinating with other team members to ensure that their tasks are completed on time. Several projects are typically in the process of being completed at any given time, and a project manager must be able to manage multiple aspects of the process simultaneously. Project managers work cross-functionally and communicate to all parties involved in a project. 

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a great project manager. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a project manager to join our growing company. As a project manager, you will manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure that all deadlines are met. You will also take the lead on projects, delegating tasks, and managing the productivity of your team.

You will be responsible for assigning tasks to the right team members, checking on their progress, and ensuring that each project is completed on time and to the highest standard.

Project Manager Responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities a project manager is expected to assume in their position:  

    • Manage and coordinate multiple projects to ensure they are completed on time and on budget
  • Organize and plan project tasks and schedules
  • Manage tasks in accordance with Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and those of the company
    • Communicate project status to stakeholders and key project participants
    • Stay aware of company goals and strategies to ensure projects align with business priorities
    • Facilitate and encourage collaboration across departments to ensure projects are completed successfully
    • Delegate work to team members based on skills and expertise
    • Optimize project deliverables, schedule, and budgeting
    • Work with proposal teams to develop cost estimates and project plans
    • Create presentations and reports to communicate project status
  • Keep the project team focused on the end goal
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a project manager:

  • Demonstrable problem-solving project management experience and skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in project management, computer science, informational technology, or related fields may be recommended
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies such as DACI and best practices
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Strong organizational, time management, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software, including Trello, Asana, Pivotal Tracker, and Basecamp
  • Experience with cloud-based hosting platforms and version control tools
  • Ability to travel internationally
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