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Associate Project Manager

  • Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
  • FullTime
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Description

Rocket Central is a centralized hub that delivers thoughtful and innovative solutions for Rocket Companies®. We are the center of operations, technology, marketing, HR, legal, strategy and more that propels our companies forward. Here, we’ll give you the opportunity to launch your career and work with various companies, spanning multiple industries from fintech, to auto and real estate. We offer you the tools you’ll need to succeed, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll be able to master your craft here by working on complex problems in a collaborative culture and challenging yourself to make a real impact.

Apply today to see all that Rocket Central has to offer!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree or higher in business administration or information technology or equivalent work experience
  • 1 year of project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization (primarily with project stakeholders)
  • Tactful diplomat, problem solver, thinker and analyzer
  • Ability to understand and respond to clients' needs in rapidly changing business environments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Experience with planning, organizing and establishing priorities to achieve results
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Project or an equivalent project scheduling tool
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to assess problems and solve them with a strong sense of urgency while thinking strategically and focusing on business growth
  • Proficiency in communicating and breaking down higher-level, complex business strategy
  • Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional certification or the equivalent
  • Agile and/or product development life cycle experience
  • Previous experience working and communicating with senior leadership

Job Summary

The Associate Project Manager is an entry-level role to the discipline of project management. You'll connect business strategy to execution. You'll manage the scope, schedule, communication and delivery of key business outcomes by coordinating teams across the enterprise for smaller scale projects.

Responsibilities

  • Manage scope by guiding the project creation and management of the vision, objectives, outcomes and high-level work breakdown
  • Manage scheduling and milestones by developing and maintaining a comprehensive plan aligned to the priority goals
  • Identify key project success metrics and qualitative success criteria
  • Manage project quality by ensuring plans are up to date in a rapidly changing work environment
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date artifacts related to the phases of the project management life cycle
  • Manage communications by defining engaging and advising stakeholders on execution and progress
  • Manage roles and responsibilities by identifying, documenting and engaging the right roles for the delivery of work within the scope
  • Identify and document how the project scope impacts business process or technology architecture
  • Manage risks and issues by identifying and escalating decisions at all levels to achieve results

Benefits and Perks

Our team members fuel our strategy, innovation and growth, so we ensure the health and well-being of not just you, but your family, too! We go above and beyond to give you the support you need on an individual level and offer all sorts of ways to help you live your best life. We are proud to offer eligible team members perks and health benefits that will help you have peace of mind. Simply put: We’ve got your back. Check out our full list of Benefits and Perks.

Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we’re a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate and more. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We’ve been ranked #1 for Fortune’s Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2022, named #5 on People Magazine’s Companies That Care List in 2022 and recognized as #7 on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.

Disclaimer

This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

Rocket Mortgage, backed by Rocket Companies®, means more opportunities for you to carve your own career path forward. From our desire to revolutionize the way people get mortgages to addressing challenges big or small with outside-the-box solutions, we’re not your typical employer. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make sure you’re successful here. 

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