Appen

Project Manager

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 3 days ago(5/25/2022 5:14 PM)
ID
2022-6160
Category
Manager

Overview

                                Project Manager                             

About Appen

Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.

 

Position Summary

 

Appen’s Project Manager (PM) is responsible for coordinating teams of specialists and project resources including independent contractors (ICs) towards customer project delivery while simultaneously handling key stakeholder relationships. This position will include organising various project resources and logistical aspects related to an in-person data collection. It may require facilitating teams to troubleshoot systems, software, and equipment. The PM works collaboratively with Data Collection Architect, Project Managers, Project Engineering, and other Specialists to meet all project and client requirements. Some travelling within the US may be required.

 

Responsibilities

 

The role includes but is not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Delivery to project objectives within project scope, timeline, and budget
  • Develop and execute delivery and quality management plans to support a project end-to-end
  • Coordinate technical activities and aspects of the projects
  • Design user out-reach/onboarding/engagement strategies tailored for the needs of individual projects
  • Provide regular project status reporting and in-depth analysis when required
  • Build strong client relationships to increase client satisfaction and revenue opportunities
  • Drive continuous project improvements and efficiencies
  • Coordinate between project team members in a matrix environment
  • Communicate, with all stakeholders, in a timely, clear, and concise manner across multiple time zones
  • Manage risks and issues and undertake recovery actions as necessary
  • Prepare and implement project plans, prepare reports and project-related materials
  • Solicit and use input and feedback from client, Appen managers and ICs to help drive efficiencies and improve quality plans
  • Participate in the training and mentoring of new and existing Appen staff
  • Participate in program improvements, initiatives, and committee work as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • BS or BA degree from an accredited university or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 2 to 5 years of project management experience in a metric-driven setting and ideally in a services organization
  • Experience with stakeholder management in a commercial project-based environment
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills with attention to details
  • Demonstrated agility and a service orientated approach
  • Proficient in English – excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills

 Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Exposure to speech technology, market research, a technology-oriented or a machine-learning related field
  • Experience with audio recording equipment and software desirable
  • Bi-lingual in a second language is a bonus

 You will succeed in this role if you are

  • A motivated self-starter who can establish a course of action for self and others and drive initiatives to completion
  • Able to deal calmly and professionally with ambiguous data while leading in an environment of constant change
  • Able to establish productive, cooperative relationships and demonstrate excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent at communication, including an ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing or verbally
  • Passionate about learning new skills and technologies. Takes personal responsibility for continuous learning
  • An analytical thinker with ability to proactively identify problems, gather information and set course of action

 

About Appen

Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.

 

At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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