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Project Manager

Cincinnati, OH | HE Product Development

Job Description

Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.


Project Manager


Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Project Manager to join our growing development team.  Hobsons is the place for driven, top-talent individuals who are passionate about their work and interested in having their individual contribution make a direct impact to the team.  Hobsons empowers its employees to be the best that they can be.


We are currently hiring a Project Manager in the following locations:


Cincinnati, OH


Job Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for applying the chosen methodology to manage projects, identify resource needs, manage daily operational aspects of a project and scope, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. The Project Manager will also negotiate effectively with teams to determine priority and articulate tradeoffs. This person will collaborate within a cross-functional team to achieve results.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Create a consolidated development product roadmap
  • Contribute heavily to release planning and coordination
  • Interact with business users to ensure awareness of project goals and associated roles and responsibilities
  • Identify risks, issues, dependencies and monitor or escalate as needed
  • Communicate proactively with stakeholders to share knowledge, discuss ideas, provide solution suggestions and articulate decisions
  • Execute projects effectively within a cross-functional team structure
  • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
  • Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standards
  • Minimize our exposure and risk on project
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately


Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of Project Management experience
  • 2 years of Agile project management experience
  • 3-5 years of IT experience
  • Key Success Factors:
    • Planning and organizing
    • Influencing others
    • Building relationships
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to help guide and lead the work of others
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with others internally and externally to the company, which includes senior and middle management levels
  • Exceptional negotiation skills with the ability to find successful resolutions for highly complex and/or unique issues
  • Organizational skills with the ability to drive departmental project objectives through to completion, and motivate others accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate business performance gaps into learning and development strategies
  • Collaborate effectively with others to identify and resolve issues
  • PMP preferred
  • Certified Scrum Master preferred
  • 4 year degree required


We are a hard-working, fun-loving office, and we’re looking for the right fit—someone with great communication skills and a solid work ethic who picks up skills quickly.


Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:

·           Health Insurance

·           Life and Disability Insurance

·           Dental Plan

·           401K Plan

·           Section 125/Flexible Spending Accounts

·           Generous Holiday and Vacation Schedule



To learn more about Hobsons, please visit our corporate Web site at



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