FREEMAN Project Manager - Design Technology Initiative - Las Vegas, NV in Las Vegas, Nevada

Since 1927, Freeman has provided customers with comprehensive services for face-to-face marketing events including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with more than 70 offices in North America and the United Kingdom, Freeman produces more than 15,000 events annually. Freeman has the ability to assist customers in all aspects of the trade show process, from set-up to take-down and everything in between. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people, providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous awards for excellence in the trade show industry.

SUMMARY

The Project Manager, Design Technology Initiative is responsible for the planning, executing and monitoring of Design Technology Initiative projects. Additional duties include:

  • Oversees Freeman’s Software Development Lifecycle for all project assignments by setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring execution and summarizing project progress.

  • Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects to complete all project work.

  • Manages the development of project charters, schedules, budgets, risk responses, change control and status reporting for various levels.

  • Serves as the main point of contact for IMAGINiT, the vendor/partner for the Design Technology Initiative.

  • Facilitates discovery sessions related to the Design Technology Initiative.

  • Provides leadership and facilitates the work of cross-functional project teams by clarifying project objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish these objectives

  • Drives decision-making at all levels to determine project expectations and outcomes. Works with team members, stakeholders and sponsors in a mixed development environment (contractors and employees) within global environment.

  • Drives cross-functional team members to develop detailed project schedules and milestones, project plans, budgets, scope, timeline and risks and risk mitigation plans to meet the requirements of the project while maintaining a positive team environment

  • Develops project budgets and integrate project costs into the organization-level budget and financial forecasts

  • Continually manages project expectations with team members, stakeholders and management by monitoring progress against the plan, escalating problems and issues that impact cost, scope or schedule

  • Manages external delivery partners and contractors when required

  • Monitors trends, technologies and developments relating to Design Practice for incorporation into the RDC’s as appropriate

  • Promotes a culture of excellence, constant improvement, and innovation amongst RDC staff.

  • Promotes and applies the Freeman Learning Cycle in all solution development

  • Supports the Freeman Manifesto at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 4+ years of Project Management experience

  • Prior experience as an IT Project Manager

  • Prior experience in defining development plans for large and complex projects

  • Must have a proven background in application development methodologies, SDLC, Aglile, Scrum, and other IT industry standards.

  • Must have a solid technical aptitude and background as needed to support the oversight of development and management of complex applications.

  • Requires a solid technical understanding of customer-facing or internal systems technologies such as .net, java, Oracle, SAP, SQL, etc.

  • Must have people management skills to lead and influence professional resources of high caliber.

  • Must demonstrate a proven ability to manage in a matrix environment and partner with IT and business area representatives in leading and supporting development activities.

  • Must have experience with innovative & emerging technologies.

  • Requires experience developing and managing project timelines, resources, vendors, and budgetary requirements for large, complex projects.

  • Must have demonstrated strong business judgment, decision-making skills and a passion for technology.

  • Must have proven written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

Preferred

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer systems or related field

Freeman is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status or any other protected status.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Freeman, please e-mail Freeman.Recruiting@freemanco.com. Emails should be limited to disability-related assistance only and should not be used for any other inquiries.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.