• Associate Project Manager - Detroit, US (In-office)

    Job Locations US-MI-Farmington Hills | US-Remote
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 4:04 AM)
    Project Management
  • Overview

    We are inviting applications from individuals based in the greater Detroit Area with experience in project management. Successful applicant will manage multiple projects locally involving large volumes of speech data to be collected and processed. The successful candidate will join a friendly project focused team supporting clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


    You will coordinate both local data collection teams and remote linguistic/engineering 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. You will also act as office manager and enjoy working autonomously while being an essential member of a virtual team dispersed around the United States and abroad.


    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 greater Detroit area and be able to commute to our office in Farmington Hills. Interstate and overseas travel may be required from time to time.



    • 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
    • Recruit and manage local and remote 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
    • Manage the day to day running of the Detroit office

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Experience in a project management role in a technology-oriented or services organization
    • Experience in successful team management for short to medium term projects
    • Client facing or relationship management experience
    • A relevant tertiary degree with strong academic performance
    • Good technical and data management skills

    Personal qualities:

    • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
    • High levels of energy and motivation
    • Good analytical skills and problem solving ability
    • A proactive “can-do” attitude
    • Ability to work effectively in an ever-changing environment and a fast deadline driven culture
    • Ability to establish productive, co-operative relationships and demonstrate excellent conflict resolution skills
    • Enjoys working independently while being part of a dispersed team

    Desirable skills and experience:

    • Experience with speech recordings
    • Experience with data management
    • Exposure to speech/language technology, linguistics or a language related field


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