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Saudi Arabia Project Manager

  • Location
    (SAUDI ARABIA) and Riyadh
  • Job Reference
    20213
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

The Project Manager role is to own and manage the complete project life cycle from kick-off to close-out including reporting and risk management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continuously monitor projects to ensure they are meeting standards, adhering to budgets, and meeting deadlines
  • Collaborate with all departments and units to manage and prioritize project delivery
  • Ensure team members carry out their tasks efficiently while upholding the standards of the client
  • Monitor projects and report status to management on a regular basis
  • Create and maintain a risk register to manage potential risks
  • Manage the timely resolution of issues, including the escalation of issues that are outside of the project team’s scope of responsibility for respective project
  • Develop, maintain, and manage detailed project plans, action items and major milestones for all assigned projects
  • Act as a single point of contact for project status
  • Address problems through risk management and contingency planning and present solutions to SC management
  • Perform additional duties commensurate with the current role, as and when requested by the Head of Communication Planning
  • Manage overall implementation
  • Track and monitor program progress
  • Manage internal and external communication related to project status
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment
  • Manage on-going issue resolution
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Prepare Leadership presentations storyline, align with program leaders and program manager, collect respective slides from workstreams
  • Check budget and track savings and expenses
  • Keep track of resources schedule
  • Prepare project plan at the start of a project.
  • Provide detail on activities and key milestones planned by each initiative/ work stream
  • Provide detail for each initiative/ work stream on progress and key issues for reporting upwards
  • Provide detail for each initiative/ work stream on issues and risks and potential remedies
  • Create a shared file repository functionality with access control and version control
  • Keep track of resources’ time and pre-plan time off and vacations.
  • Prepare project budget and track savings and spend on an ongoing basis
  • AD-Hoc Assignment/reports As per the Direct Manager’s request

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration or Equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience as a project manager in an agency.
  • Prior Content writing experience
  • PMP Certificate is a plus
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbally
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient, solution oriented and creative
  • Service-orientated attitude, proactive thinker, information seeker
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must reside in Riyadh or be willing to relocate
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

About APCO 

APCO is a global advisory and advocacy firm helping leading corporations, foundations and governments navigate a complex world and create lasting impact.  

Founded in 1984, with one woman’s vision and bold action, APCO has grown into an independent, majority women-owned firm of more than 1,200 employees with work spanning 80 markets around the world. 

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO is comprised of strategic advisers, consultants and creators, working together across borders and functions, to provide services and expertise on financial, competitive, political and societal issues.  

APCO is a trusted partner to bold purpose-led leaders, lawmakers, government officials, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders in the health, energy, technology, transportation & infrastructure and food & consumer products sectors. For 40 years, the firm has provided public affairs, crisis & reputation, impact, corporate reputation and global solutions services.  

APCO is renowned for its ability to champion clients’ interests and permission to operate, build their reputation and strengthen their standing. APCO’s integrated approach and team of tenacious and empathic talent create connections and winning strategies that accelerate progress and deepen impact. 

By bringing diverse people and ideas together, and working beyond traditional boundaries, APCO builds the un/common ground upon which progress is made. 



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