The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians, has a dynamic opportunity for the right individual. As part of the AMA’s Periodical Publishing Operations team, the Project Manager will manage projects for the Periodical Publishing business including providing a comprehensive and unified approach to managing new and existing projects in alignment with the Periodical Publishing Project Management Office, and providing leadership and coordination for cross-functional teams while organizing resources to plan and implement new business and digital strategies.
Manage new and ongoing digital and business projects within the AMA Publishing group. Work with the Project Management Office to create and execute on designated and approved plans; able to support the RFP process and contracts with vendors and/or consultants. Coordinate, manage and maintain productive working relationships with Information Technology (IT), Finance, Legal, Editorial, Production, Circulation, and vendors.
Maintain awareness of the emerging and changing technical and business environment as it relates to the Publishing and digital business. Identify and recommend improvements to programs, policies, and procedures with a focus on future technology/business expansion. Recommend solutions where appropriate to improve Publishing’s content-based products and services. Work with business unit managers in a strategic manner to identify areas for efficiency, support their activities, and improve upon their work flow processes. 25%
BS or BA degree is required. A graduate degree or substantially comparable experience is a plus.
At least 4-8 years experience in project management focusing on technology, operations, and business applications and processes, or substantially similar work is required. Experience in a fast paced publishing environment and knowledge of publishing technology industry trends, standards and competition a plus
Demonstrated success leading both application development and strategic busines projects that requires working closely with all levels of management on highly visible projects.
Ability to work across functional groups within Publishing and Editorial and manage various competing priorities in order to manage the project and readjust plans as necessary.
Strong knowledge of various types of methodologies (Software Development, Agile, Waterfall, Project Management, etc), strategic planning, work scheduling, resource allocation, risk management.
Knowledge of and demonstrated success with strategic and business planning for medium competitive organizations.
Knowledge of and experience with the development and operations life cycles.
Proven track record of successful implementations that were delivered on time and on budget with minimal post-implementation issues.
Polished interpersonal and project management skills, including proven success in bringing together and leading diverse interest groups and building cohesive, efficient teams to develop and implement complex business initiatives.
Knowledge of and success with creating business plans, request for proposals (RFPs), analyzing RFPs, evaluating technology, selecting vendors, creating and tracking to project budgets.
Experience developing training approaches, plans and materials for technology and operation projects
Knowledge of and experience developing testing plans and test cases for technology projects
Excellent written and verbal communication is essential.
Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills a must.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent customer service and vendor skills a must.
Fast pace, deadline driven environment. Excess hours may be required.
Some travel required.
The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. https://ama-assn.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=499&source=PMIC. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.
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