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Junior Project Manager (Digital/E-Commerce)

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Title: Junior Project Manager / Scrum Master

Type: Contract June 2017 – January 2018

Rate: $25 - $30/hour

Industry: Retail Headquarters

Location: Toronto, ON

We are looking for an Intermediate experienced Project Manager and Scrum Master to be responsible for the management of all project execution activities. This role reports directly to the reporting to the Manager, Digital Delivery. You will be keeping track of business goals on major projects, while balancing the daily needs of design and execution.

You will be a Project Manager and Scrum Master for 1 or more scrum teams with a focus on guiding and coaching the teams to improve the way they work.

Technical Skills Required:

  • 2-4+ years of Digital Media Project Management experience; working in a mixed Waterfall and Agile environment, preferably on a variety of projects
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle
  • Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Visio and MS PowerPoint, MS Project
  • Experience with Jira and Trello preferred

Human Skills Required:

  • Highly motivated and very proactive individual, dedicated to follow-up/follow through without reliance on management for direction
  • Takes initiative, quick learner, and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Highly adaptable and thrives on change
  • Comfortable working highly collaboratively as well as independently
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills both in person and written
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality and meeting stakeholder expectations

Responsibilities and Daily Tasks:

  • Aid in design and implementation of an agile process to execute work efficiently and on time by working with your peers and your dedicated design and execution team
  • Act as Business Project Manager for IT driven projects that serve the business
  • Facilitate backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos by enhancing strong discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Assist the Product Owner and Business Stakeholders to prioritize work by keeping the backlog groomed
  • Communicate and collaborate with other internal teams to understand any changes and remove blockers  
  • Maintain Sprint Goals and metrics to show the team and stakeholders how projects are doing
  • Liaise between User Experience, Designers, Content Authors, Taxonomy Experts, Copywriters, Translators and Product Owners to foster strong communication between the disciplines
  • Manage resources, risk, quality, scope and project deliverables  
  • Take responsibility for managing dependencies your team, other Digital teams and the larger organization

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