Project Manager (Chennai, India)

Job description

Work Location: Onsite in Chennai, India

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday during regular business hours

Engagement Model: Fixed-Term Employment

Project Duration: One year

Start Date: ASAP

DataForce by TransPerfect is currently looking for a Project Manager to join our onsite team on a fixed-term assignment in India! This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative team to improve Artificial Intelligence and technology.

The Project Manager is a results-driven and innovative project leader within DataForce. They are responsible for the successful execution of various Artificial Intelligence projects throughout their life cycles, utilizing expertise and technical skills to manage project budgets, timelines, and quality requirements. They foster professional client relationships, manage and coordinate external teams, and lead and collaborate with cross-functional project teams and partners.

In collaboration with the Program Manager, The Project Manager ensures the achievement of each project’s objectives and strives to exceed customer expectations for the DataForce service.

Role Responsibilities

The Project Manager bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the caliber of work, profitability, and overall performance of the projects under their purview.

  • Ensure project success against defined KPIs by overseeing all aspects of project management from hand-off through project completion
  • Develop and maintain project plans, workflows, guidelines, and resource materials
  • Provide clear direction, goals, and expectations to team members and foster a collaborative and motivated team environment
  • Optimize resource utilization to achieve project goals efficiently
  • Provide effective analysis and reporting of project performance
  • Track, monitor, and control project financial, timeline, and quality performance
  • Provide effective risk management through identification, escalation, mitigation, and effective resolution of issues
  • Execute projects autonomously, while successfully coordinating with cross-functional project teams as required to procure necessary resources and support
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for clients and both internal, and external stakeholders
  • Establish effective communication channels with stakeholders, providing regular updates on project progress, milestones, and challenges
  • Proactively identify opportunities, provide recommendations, and drive improvements to maximize operational efficiency and implement scalable solutions
  • Monitor project expenditures and ensure that the project stays within the allocated budget
  • Contribute to the development of the knowledge and capability of the department, team, colleagues in industry, and technology advancements
  • Monitor individual and team performance, providing feedback and coaching to enhance productivity and quality
  • Ensure all project deliverables are completed and reviewed according to quality standard
  • Organize and deliver a Post Project Review
  • Lead and inspire all project team members to achieve their best work on a daily basis

Job requirements

Required Skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent critical-thinking and analytical skills
  • Established expertise in project management and methodologies
  • Outstanding teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Established competency in the use of business applications and collaboration tools, including but not limited to the Microsoft suite of applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams) and Google Workspace suite of products

Required experiences and qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • 3+ years’ relevant project management experience or experience in other roles with similar responsibilities
  • Experience in end-to-end management of projects
  • Ability to apply technology in solving business technical problems
  • Experience in applying PMI/PMP management principles, methods, and standards
  • Professional working proficiency in English

Preferred Experience

  • PMP or equivalent certification
  • Experience managing AI Machine Learning data-related projects (including speech, text, and computer vision data collection; data curation; and annotation projects)
  • Experience managing projects with onsite secure facility requirements
  • Experience working in a multinational/multicultural virtual working environment
  • Proficiency in working with support ticketing systems
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional/matrix organization
  • Fluency in a language other than English language is a plus

DataForce by TransPerfect is part of the TransPerfect family of companies, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, with offices in more than 100 cities worldwide.

We offer high-quality data for Human-Machine Interaction to some of the most prestigious technology companies in the world. Our department focuses on gathering, enriching and processing data for Machine Learning in different AI domains.

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