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Project Manager - Visual Communications
Boston, MA

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Job Description

Company Overview

Carousel Industries consults, integrates and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to corporate growth. Our managed services, mobility, visual communications, A/V integration, virtualization, unified communications, and data infrastructure solutions leverage our consultative approach, deep technical expertise, and extensive industry partnerships.

Since our founding in 1992 we've grown an average of 30% per year. Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we've been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians.

Whether it is the communication technologies that connect your employees to the world, the data network driving your information or the infrastructure supporting it all, our promise to you is that we will design, integrate, manage and support solutions that help you maintain a competitive edge.


* Create and maintain detailed work plan
* Identify and schedule required resources
* Establish and manage project plan, including the development schedule, delivery schedule, and resource requirements
* Report on project progress at established intervals to the customer and company management
* Lead and motivate project team; set goals, objectives and priorities, manage expectations, assign and review work
* Act as primary interface with the customer on issues regarding the project deliverables
* Obtain customer sign off on key milestones throughout the project life cycle including project closure
* Act as primary interface and oversight to subcontractors supplying either product or service
* Ensure that approved methods, processes and tools are consistently followed using Carousel's documented Project Management Methodology
* Accountable for meeting project schedule and results as well as for the customer satisfaction and the quality of the deliverable
* Manage the development and implementation of program control strategies and plans such as:
* Action Register
* Change Control
* Communications Plan
* Issues Tracking
* Project Plan
* Risk Analysis and Contingency Plan
* Project Closure Documentation
* Communicate and review work assignments with team.
* Manage project scope - review changes with the AE or the Implementation Manager, then resolve and document those changes with the customer
* Manage project to pre-defined project financials and Carousel's project deliverables.
* Work with client project manager to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables.
* Manage client responsibilities and expectations
* Provide proper communications to the client, Carousel management, and team members
* Assist other Project Managers as appropriate, ensuring optimum use of available resources
* Assist Account Executives, where appropriate, with maintaining client relationship. This may include providing Account Executive support.
* Participate in Project Management process improvement initiatives
* Meet departmental guidelines for training and continuous professional development
* Participate in proposal development and pricing estimates when needed
* Provide information and feedback to Business Development when requested
* Support the efforts of other groups such as Quality Assurance, Software Development, Sales, Engineering, and Marketing consistent with delivering quality products and services to our clients and the market
* Mentor new and less experienced Project Managers
* Act as a resource for questions related to project management processes and procedures


* Qualifications:
* BS in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
* Knowledge of established industry standard project management methodologies (PMI)
* Prior experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
* 5+ years of project management experience.
* Demonstrated ability to manage project scope change and billing within a for profit environment.
* Experience using project tracking tools.
* Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by managing multiple priorities/projects.
* Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to lead client and internal team through the duration of the project.
* Excellent written and verbal skills demonstrated by activities performed in current or previous positions.
* Demonstrated use of tact and diplomacy in managing client communications.
* Demonstrated clarity and accuracy of written documentation.
* Demonstrated poise in public speaking/training situations.

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