Associate Project Manager

1 month ago(12/21/2017 12:50 AM)
Project Management


Appen is an award-winning organization. Our people help leading technology companies expand into new global markets. With capability in over 180 languages, Appen’s global network of specialists and in-country virtual teams work together to ensure new products and technologies operate in all the languages our clients need. Whether our clients need help for in-vehicle speech recognition technology, improving search engine performance or building translation software, Appen delivers.


We are proud to have been named in Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Position Summary:

The Associate Project Manager (APM) at Appen will manage projects with large volume of data to be collected and processed and therefore would preferably have had experience of such an environment. The successful candidate will join a friendly project focused team supporting clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. You will coordinate teams towards customer project delivery, while handling key stakeholder relationships. You will need to be a highly motivated, ‘results driven’ individual, with superior organizational skills. You will be a natural leader, with excellent communication skills, that enable you to build relationships and motivate project team members. 


Appen offers a flexible working environment where you will split your time between working from home, at Appen’s office, or onsite with one of our clients. The successful applicant will need to be based in the Detroit area. Interstate and overseas travel may be required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects to achieve targets in relation to quality, timelines, scope and budget
  • Manage large volume data collection projects, related data management activities and data quality
  • Coordinate technical activities and all aspects of the projects
  • Manage project team members to achieve successful project outcomes
  • Prepare and implement project plans, prepare reports and project-related materials
  • Manage risks and issues and undertake recovery actions as necessary
  • Liaise with clients, delivery teams, sub-contractors and other stakeholders, both in person and through a virtual environment

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with strong academic performance
  • Experience in a project management role in a technology-oriented or services organization
  • Exposure to speech/ language technology, linguistics or a language related field
  • Client facing or relationship management experience
  • Good technical, data management skills and problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively in an ever-changing environment and a fast deadline driven culture

Project Information:

  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, salaried
  • Length: open ended


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