Gurgaon, India

Project Manager

At AKQA, our Delivery Discipline sets the approach and standard for project delivery and governance, ensuring that clients maximize their return on investment. Responsible for team performance, they provide team members with the tools, support and training essential to delivering the most effective result possible.

As a Project Manager, you will partner with our existing client base and delivery teams to build award-winning brands and solve business problems creatively. You will be adept at managing a wide array of stakeholders, internal and external, while consistently ensuring that projects meet all scope, time and budget requirements.

At AKQA Gurgaon, you will work in an innovative and inclusive culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a creative and technically advanced team and have access to ongoing personal and professional development. At AKQA, we are committed to your career growth, as well as to your work/life balance.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Successfully deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget.
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams across UX, Design, Strategy and Engineering.
  • Build understanding of the client's business and identify & agree on success metrics to ensure alignment towards goals.
  • Write thorough scopes of work that act as contracts for projects and ensure delivery within agreed scope.
  • Balance client demands with project realities and close the loop on open issues in a timely manner.
  • Proactively identify, manage, and mitigate project risks.
  • Manage expectations proactively, and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Have a process-orientation to solve recurring problems, standardise operations and drive consistent results.
  • Experience in running large-scale enterprise projects in a distributed delivery mode using agile methodologies.
  • Deep knowledge of using tools like Jira & Confluence to monitor and report project progress.
  • Use AKQA systems & processes to create, monitor & report delivery and financial metrics.
  • Knowledge of project estimation techniques such as WBS, FP, etc.
  • Forecast resource requirements and assist Resource Management in proactive planning.
  • Effectively manage people management, deploy the right people to the right job, drive collaboration and handle team conflicts.
  • Effectively manage Scope, Cost and Time through diligent tracking of progress, change requests and team productivity.
  • Experience in Sprint & Release Management.
  • Experience working with multicultural teams in a geographically diverse environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS

  • 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Possess good business and commercial acumen and sound judgement.
  • Strong customer service ethos, committed to quality, with the will to drive improvements.
  • Possess strong sense of personal responsibility for own and team’s work, and will proactively assist to ensure delivery of highest quality work within required timeframes (no matter the situation).

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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