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Requisition Number 19-0227
Post Date 5/13/2019
Title Project Manager
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of Technology projects following the company’s methodologies and standards. This resource will support a large number of projects from initiation to completion. This will include operational projects, tasks, change management, and support of the senior project manager.

Major Responsibilities:

• Facilitate the definition of project goals, tasks and resource requirements.
• Develops and or maintains project plans including project objectives, deliverables, timelines, and statuses
• Coordinating the documentation of requirements, system specifications, vendor RFPs and vendor selection.
• Document and communicate meeting minutes, action items/issues, risks and key decisions.
• Coordinates activities of project team members to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished or will meet desired goal
• Prioritize tasks to meet deliverables and commitments on time.
• Facilitates follow-up on action items, reviews project risks and issues to ensure realistic expectations are set
• Manage project budget and resource allocation.
• Provide visibility of project progress, identify and manage project risks and related action plans
• Track and manage the costs of the project to remain within budget and to identify risks and plan to prevent going over.
• Identify, assess and minimize project risks until successful project completion.
• Review, prioritize and facilitate inbound change requests
• Coordinate change management and complete post-mortem analysis of change efforts to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement
• Assist Sr. Project Manager on various projects to complete tasks and drive specific project work-streams

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Proficient in Excel, and Microsoft Project
• Strong organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
• Team-oriented
• Ability to handle multiple complex projects and various tasks independently and simultaneously
• Ability to coordinate dependencies across multiple projects and managing stakeholders’ expectations
• Strong project management skills, including risk management.
• Ability to travel when required.

Experience Needed:

• 2-5 years project management experience
• 2- 5 years technology work experience
• 2+ years managing cross functional teams
• 2+ years change management/operational support

Educational Background Required:

• Certified Project Manager (from accredited program) and/or PMP credential
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
• ITIL
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