Associate Project Manager

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 days ago(6/27/2022 4:56 PM)
Project Management


Associate Project Manager (Fixed Term Contract -  12 months)


The main responsibility of the Associate Project Manager (APM) is to coordinate project resources including independent contributors towards client project delivery while simultaneously handling key stakeholder relationships. The APM applies their contributor and data management skills and attention to detail to manage projects to quality expectations, timelines, and budget. The APM applies their communication skills to manage stakeholder relationships and transcribers/annotators around the world. 

This opportunity is a Fixed Term Contract (FTC) for 12 months with benefits.



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

  • Plan and manage projects to quality, time and budget to ensure effective project execution and delivery 
  • Onboard and train a virtual team of contributors to create, evaluate or annotate linguistic and non-linguistic data in multiple languages and/or modalities.
  • Prepare guidelines, training materials and tools, aligned to client specifications 
  • Oversee the work of contributors, including task assignment, scheduling and monitoring 
  • Taking ownership of successful creation, execution, monitoring and reporting on all types of project solutions 
  • Set up quality management processes and monitor their implementation 
  • Create and analyze statistical reports to proactively identify and improve project results and efficiency  
  • Work collaboratively in a team to support a project’s technical and quality objectives
  • Ensure close and regular communication with all internal project stakeholders, including reporting virtual team progress and quality
  • Document and manage language resources and project management methodologies arising from projects 



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 1-2 year of project and/or quality management experience in a metric-driven setting working in a production, operation, or call center environment is desired

  • Excellent communication and data management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Good problem­-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by constant change, and a fast, deadline­-driven culture

Strongy Preffered:

  • Experience in a language ­related field, such as linguistics, computational linguistics, translation and localization, or equivalent is preferred
  • Working experience with SQL, R Studio, Python, PowerBI highly desirable

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 project objectives to completion.
  • Excellent at communication, including an ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing or verbally.
  • Passionate about learning new skills and technologies.
  • An analytical thinker with ability to proactively identify problems, gather information and set course of action.
  • An interest in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or other related fields.


 About Appen 


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally. 


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 are 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 do not 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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