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You might hire a project manager to:

  • Build and develop project teams to ensure maximum performance, providing purpose, direction, and motivation
  • Lead projects from requirements definition through deployment—identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various functional departments
  • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that the project team adheres to project requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes
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Required Skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
3+ years project management experience
Professional certification, such as PMP/PRINCE II
Proven success working with all levels of management
Experience coaching and educating project teams to strengthen team members’ capabilities and skill sets
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong business acumen 
Attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines
Good conflict resolution skills
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