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Agile Project Manager
JO-2001-6978
Westchester County, NY/Stamford, CT
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Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 30 markets across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They're backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers.

At Slalom, personal connection meets global scale. We build deep relationships with our clients in cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, while sharing insights across markets to bring the full breadth of Slalom's expertise to every engagement. Our seven regional Build Centers are hubs for innovation, attracting top talent to rapidly co-create the technology products of tomorrow. We also nurture strong partnerships with over 200 leading technology providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Tableau.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,500 employees. We were named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.

Job Title: Agile Project Manager

Slalom’s Project Managers work across all industries and disciplines, applying knowledge, skills and techniques to lead projects and programs that deliver value. Our Project Managers lead and encourage teams to deliver the results our clients need, while balancing methodology with flexibility so we can tailor our approach to each organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical projects through the SDLC process and/or an agile, iterative process
  • Understand the client’s strategic direction and apply it to project team specific outcomes
  • Act as Scrum Master or Agile Coach
  • Mentor clients, work on projects independently, participate as a team member, or lead teams of less experienced consultants and/or clients to successful project delivery
  • Estimate effort at varying levels (e.g. high level, work package level) and using various techniques (e.g. cost per hour, story points)
  • Create and track against a project plan or sprint plan
  • Proactively handle issues and mitigate risk
  • Build client knowledge and credibility quickly
  • Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate and address concerns

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience leading projects in a consulting environment; you should have experience leading projects consisting of 5 or more people, or projects over 10,000 man-hours
  • 4+ years of Agile leadership experience (Scrum Master/Iteration Manager, Project Manager) & Cross-team Delivery.
  • Training in a formal process, organization, change and/or learning improvement methodology at an enterprise-level client or employer
  • A history of mentoring and/or teaching others around work plan development, progress tracking, time tracking, status reporting, and risk management
  • Experience in Agile methodology: Scrum, Kanban, Lean, etc.
  • Experience leading virtual teams
  • Broad industry experience aligned to Media/Entertainment, Healthcare (Payer & Provider), Life Sciences, Financial Services (Capital Markets, Banking), Retail
  • Adaptable self-starter who is skilled at creating structure in ambiguous environments
  • Strong logical and analytical problem-solving skills; rigorous approach to project management to deliver enterprise-level projects
  • Strong leadership skills, including a history of growing leadership responsibility and career growth in process improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels


Slalom Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, Protected Veteran Status, Or Any Other Characteristic Protected By Law.

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