Project Manager

Job Description Title: Project Manager Location: Los Angeles, CA Industry: Media & Entertainment Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions,Executive Recruiting and Managed Services. Key Qualifications: Experience with Data Center Migrations. Willingness to work non-traditional hours and work week. Flexibility will be required given the nature of this effort. Evening/night and weekend work will be required. Ability to lead effectively under pressure and through significant change. Ability to synthesize and simplify complex concepts/requirements to the team and stakeholders and tie back to business objectives. Results- and goal-oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete. Prior experience working as a PM for technology refresh initiatives. Responsibilities: Manage data center migration initiatives. Provide program governance with clear and consistent communication of project level status. Manage the prioritization, resource allocations, and budgeting for these programs/projects Build detailed migration plans identifying and assigning tasks and responsibilities to appropriate stakeholders. Coordinate and drive migration execution capturing any deviations from plan and ultimately drive success Coordinate and manage change control in adherence to the organizations Project Management Methodology Collaborate with technical teams, Asset management teams and Service Providers to effectively manage capacity planning and infrastructure projects Adhere to the Project Management Methodology and reporting requirements; including project plans, agendas, meeting minutes, risks/issues logs, status reporting, and any other required project deliverables Ensure compliance of all IT governance and (SOX, PCI) related documentation by required due dates Qualifications: B.S./B.A degree in relevant field (or equivalent work experience). 7+ years' work experience in Project Management role using MS Project or similar software. Technology project management experience working within an infrastructure department, or an IT PMO. Minimum 3 years' experience leading complex project builds with proven ability to identify scope, build an effective plan, and execute to completion. Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts for a variety of audiences. Strong skills with the proven ability to coordinate and influence team members from multiple internal departments and external vendors. Proven ability to interact with global teams with diverse backgrounds, business objectives, and time zones constraints. Ability to effectively prioritize critical path activities to ensure on-time delivery. Ability to effectively present ideas and communicate with leadership. Appropriate sense of urgency and commitment for critical deliverables; Excellent time management and organizational skills. Foundational understanding of application and infrastructure technologies (compute, storage, network, database, web, integration, virtualization, cloud hosting, etc.). A true collaborator and team player who can encourage and promote one team across IT disciplines to meet common goals and add value to the business. Personally and professionally self-aware with ability to interact productively with employees at all levels. Ability and desire to continually learn about new technologies, project management methodologies, and adapt to ever-changing business and industry needs. Willingness to work non-traditional hours and work week. Flexibility will be required given the nature of this effort. Evening/night and week end work will be required. Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your cover letter and resume to rosa@ekmanassociates.com. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at www.ekmanassociates.com.

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