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You might hire a project manager to:

  • Build and develop the project team to ensure maximum performance, by providing purpose, direction, and motivation
  • Lead projects from requirements definition through deployment, identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and implementation plans, including risk mitigation
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure that projects remain within scope, schedule, and budget, collaborating with staff in various departments
  • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timeline, and cost to ensure that team can adhere to project requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Four or more years of project management experience
Professional certification such as PMP or PRINCE2
Proven success working with all levels of management
Experience in coaching project team members to strengthen their abilities and skill sets
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong business acumen 
Attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines
Good conflict resolution skills