Our client, a worldwide online transportation network technology company, is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. They are building technology people use everyday. Based out of San Francisco, they are seeking a Project Manager for a 3-month assignment. WHAT YOU'LL DO: - Play a critical role in establishing and maintaining the vision, goals, and operational model for the Platform Design team - Ensure continual alignment with design leadership across the organization on overall program objectives and key results - Establish cadence for and drive the gathering of platform components and new innovations from each business area. Detect collisions and identify overlaps - Establish cadence for and drive regular design reviews to vet new components to be incorporated into the platform, and prioritize efforts for componentization. Facilitate debate, drive to decision, document actions items, and ensure owners follow through on commitments - Work with design leads to crisply define project goals and the principles by which we will achieve them. Estimate work effort, understand dependencies, evaluate risks, define milestones, adjust resources and priorities accordingly - Organize the day to day work of production designers that are creating and updating platform resources. Engage and energize the team to achieve aggressive goals. Keep team moving with minimal friction - Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Negotiate trade-offs between competing priorities, and provide direction to team members in balancing new requests - Serve as the go-to liaison for the Platform Design team. Document and share project progress, decisions, and changing priorities. Ensure impact is understood by all team members and stakeholders - Evangelize Platform Design team successes and lessons learned. Capture and validate feedback. Continuously test and measure improvements to workflow - Define and refine program/project process frameworks, tools, and best practices that can be adopted throughout the broader Design organization - Source, onboard, and manage contractors and vendors as needed to support project initiatives. Develop creative briefs, scopes of work, timelines, and budgets, negotiate contracts, manage work output WHAT YOU’LL NEED: - At least 5 years project/program management experience shipping consumer facing mobile and web software either in a design consultancy environment, or as part of an in-house design team - Experience working with creative teams. You have directed the work flow of UX/UI design and production teams on many large scale concurrent programs - A deep understanding of the product design and development process. Familiar with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and able to apply them where best suited - A multitude of examples that demonstrate your role in leading design projects from inception to completion, and your expertise in scope, time, budget, resource, and stakeholder management at high speeds and volumes - Proficiency with project management and asset management tools (e.g., JIRA, Asana, Basecamp, Lucidchart, Box, Google Drive, etc). You are able to flex your toolset depending on the team you’re working with and the needs of the project. - Vendor Management. You have experience sourcing and onboarding contractors and outside agencies, negotiating contracts, and managing through the procurement process. - Clear and effective written, verbal, and visual communication skills. You can drive alignment with people of all levels and job functions. You can explain the whys and hows of the program to any stakeholder - both the high level executive summary and the executional details - Superior time management and bias to action. You are highly productive and execute with limited direction. You don’t get overwhelmed easily. - Strong analytical ability. You make reasoned decisions with sometimes imperfect data. - Obsession with efficiency. You have a passion for making things run more smoothly and are constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimize. You have a vast knowledge of program management best practices, and a strategic perspective of how to apply them - Entrepreneurialism. You recognize that not every situation has a playbook, and have a few examples of where you have built something from scratch. - Leadership. You are a team leader by nature and you inspire others to get to the next level. You have experience onboarding/mentoring less experienced program managers. - Ownership. You take the initiative to solve problems on your own, and rise to the occasion to solve problems big and small.