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Icon incar DET - Project Manager

Detroit, United States
Project Management


Are you an experienced project manager with a proven track record yet love design? We are seeking those who can crunch numbers, create budgets, and keep fast paced projects on track while also sharing their love of design, automotive, and mobility topics. Sound like you? Then apply now as a project manager for icon incar!

What will you do?

You will effectively communicate within an interdisciplinary team including design teams, account management, and clients to complete projects within budget and on time. You will be tasked with creating and maintaining proper workflows and use agile project management methods to increase efficiency.

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Support the project lead, ensuring financial success combined with best quality deliveries
  • Communicate between all involved in a project within an interdisciplinary team and with the client
  • Create project plans, time and cost calculations together with your account lead
  • Oversee timelines and budgets for your projects, including track keeping of agreed deliverables
  • Inform the Account Manager and / or Linemanager at the earliest convenience if a flag needs to get raised (e.g. Change Request)
  • Manage resources on your projects
  • Support design and conceptual teams with the topic, especially in the kick-off phase or during complex challenges during the project
  • Support and improve internal processes and workflows
  • Empower and apply structured and clean working methods
  • Structuring and tracking of projects independently or in a team from the project initiation to project completion (including project documentation and file archiving)
  • Handling all aspects of project invoicing
  • Handling all aspects Freelancers or 3rd-Party on/off-boarding in projects.
  • Creation of monthly reports on budgets and project progress.
  • Processing of tasks based on existing processes and specifications
  • Understanding client requirements and coordinating with the team
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction and document that based on internal processes
  • Maintain project documentations and internal reporting
  • Support the implementation of margin targets
  • Focus on profitable project outcome

Who are you?

You are a proven project manager with total control over budgeting, controlling, and project phasing who can be a central delegator within multiple teams. Experience in the automotive industries is not a must but is a plus!

Here’s what we think you need to succeed in this role:

Experience in managing diverse projects

  • Degree in business studies or a career changer
  • Experience in automotive HMI appreciated
  • Experience in UX design to understand design processes is a plus
  • Deep understanding of project management processes and tools.
  • A structured personality, that can break down complex tasks into ones that the team can handle
  • Experienced in taking over coordination for multiple projects.
  • Exquisite communication skills: being a diplomat, navigating between client needs and internal requirements and boundaries
  • Comfortable dealing with clients
  • Well experienced in leading project teams / projects
  • Structured and professional way of working on multiple projects in parallel
  • Experience with the latest tools and methodologies in project management
  • Team player

Who are we?

icon incar is a highly specialized design consultancy for Automotive User Experience, Connectivity Concepts, Mobility Ecosystems and for Research and Development. We are a part of the iconmobile group, a global consultancy for innovation, design and technology with offices around the globe.

When you work at icon incar, you have the opportunity to design the future of mobility. User Experience is at the core of everything we do, from UX and UI design to product and service development, prototyping, and industrialization. We support our clients in keeping their businesses ahead of the curve. Joining icon incar means you'll not only have access to the latest technologies - you’ll play a hand in leveraging them for our Fortune 500 clients.

We believe our strength is in our people. Across our six global offices, you’ll find iconistas to be a special group of people working towards a common goal - doing incredible work for our clients. A global family of over 200 people whose raison d’être is doing incredible work.

What's in it for you?

Continuous development is a key component of innovation and since our people are our greatest strength, we know how important it is to provide development opportunities. We offer an ongoing leadership development program and an annual budget for skill training and expansion. In addition to the programs we offer, being part of icon incar means joining iconmobile group, which includes our agency business, as well as our own ventures such as D[AI]TA and banbutsu. With so much diversity in the work we do, it’s nearly impossible not to learn something new every day - whatever your role.

Everything we do at icon incar aims to support our employees in their pursuits in and out of the office. With flexible working hours, ambitious and bright colleagues and an innovative international environment with diverse employees from every corner of the globe, we allow our employees the chance to define their own authentic work-life balance, challenge imaginations and help us stay innovative and forward thinking. As we work hard and we strive for excellence, we also do our best to make our employees feel happy – therefore we provide access to a host of discounts and deals for shopping and services and offer lots of company events and parties coupled with an adaptive work from home protocol, attractive salaries, sabbatical plans, and a company pension scheme.

With our centrally located offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Munich, Detroit, and Ingolstadt that come equipped with stocked kitchens and lounge areas, we hope you join us in our mission to designing a better future!

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Job ID: 4615452
About icon group
icon group is an international consulting company for innovation globally headquartered in Berlin. We are part of the wpp network.
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