Project Manager, Business Development

Areas USA is looking for a strategic and passionate individual to partner with the Business Development team in driving our new and existing business at an exciting time of growth. This role will be responsible for the overall accountability and leadership for complex projects.

Why join Areas USA?  When you join Areas USA, you’ll join an organization that values you and the acquired skills that you bring from the travel & hospitality, retail and/or food and beverage industries. If you are driven by growth and thrive on enhancing current and new relationships, then this is the role for you. Your role is integral to the Company’s vision and business objectives to drive alignment, impact, and culture.

What you’ll do:

  • You will Plan: In this role, you will provide leadership and oversight on various projects of a complex nature. Responsible for planning, developing, and executing schedules to ensure timely completion of project deadlines and milestones. Anticipate and effectively deal with difficult situations. Help develop solutions to complex problems and support Business Development Team in executing solutions.
  • You will Execute: In this role, you must be able to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all elements of the RFP and collaborate with various team members to align project proposals with overall project win strategy. Must hold self-accountable for scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate the activities of the teams.
  • You will Communicate: You will ensure timely and accurate communication with project team throughout the life cycle of the project. Identify and monitor project risks. Monitor all the projects and provide updates to Executive committee. Partners with stakeholders, vendors, brands, and internal and external consultants.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, relationship-building and negotiation skills required with a solid track record for developing internal and external relationships.
  • Planning and organization to oversee and lead multiple projects.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Be a team player by working closely with all departments & teams.
  • Advance written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as listening and facilitation skill.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint; Adobe and Microsoft project.

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business with course work in Marketing. MBA a plus.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressive project management experience.