The Project Manager assumes responsibility for managing projects across the organization. The Project Manager is accountable and responsible for developing & executing project plans for multiple, simultaneous small to mid-scale projects during all phases of the project lifecycle, from conception through operational deployment, and partnering with IT teams, Ocean Mist Farms’ internal business units, and vendors/partners to provide excellent service and deliver quality projects on-time and within budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for delivering projects that adhere to defined and industry standard best practices.
  • Develop and manage project management plans, schedules and budgets and provide consistent and comprehensive project updates, ongoing cost analysis, risk and issue management and resolution.
  • Effectively direct, manage and control all project activities and deliverables, through all phases of the project lifecycle ensuring a successful delivery that is on time and within budget on all assigned projects.
  • Continuously monitor and track work efforts (Schedule, Resources, Quality, Budget and Time) and perform quality reviews.
  • Escalate functional, quality and timeline issues appropriately to ensure successful achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with external vendors, business partners and internal IT teams.
  • Manage, monitor and track project-related costs, including budget variances.
  • Keep project owners and sponsors well informed of progress, challenges and barriers. Analyze and present updates regarding project performance, risks, issues, mitigation plans and change requests.
  • Manage management’s expectations and communications on projects.
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Prepare and/or present documentation to project management and business stakeholders.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or comparable field of study required.
  • Certificate Associate in Project Management CAPM Certification preferred.
  • Must have at least five years progressive experience in a project management role, preferably in a project management office environment, with a proven track record of driving and delivering project closure on time and within budget.
  • Formal Project Management Institute (PMI) training and working knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) process groups, knowledge areas and process inputs, outputs, tools and techniques preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in planning and managing projects within various System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies i.e. Agile and Waterfall.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives and work collaboratively and cohesively in a team environment.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, vendors, and other depts.
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively through multiple levels of the organization.
  • Experience managing remote and geographically distributed project teams.
  • Experience managing project budgets and managing and controlling project-related costs.
  • Vendor Relationship Management experience, including the creation and execution of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements.
  • Experience working with MS Project Professional and MS Enterprise Project Server (2010 preferred).