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Agile Project Manager
JO-1901-4461
New York
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Slalom is seeking an experienced Agile Project Manager with a strong consulting background to join its dynamic Delivery Leadership team in New York. You should demonstrate leadership, accountability, flexibility and the ability to build rapport with clients, team members, managers and senior executives. You should be able to demonstrate core consulting skills and methodology to drive results, lead a team, proactively mitigate risks, resolve issues and escalate when appropriate.

Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics.

We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 4,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

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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