Project Manager (Level 1)

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We seek high-caliber talent to be part of our creative, technology and management teams. We are currently looking for a proven Project Manager with the skills, vision and imagination to help drive production of premier web sites. You will oversee the development of multiple small to medium-scale content and e-commerce sites.

Job Responsibilities:
• Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization
• Work through trade-offs when there are competing business demands
• Act as Production single-point-of-contact and serve as primary liaison between Product Management, Creative Development, Technology and vendors (when appropriate)
• Work with cross discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review individual project plans with senior leadership
• Insure all projects within channel are staying on schedule and budget
• Act as primary escalation path for any production-related issues for assigned projects
• Responsible for leading projects to on time, on budget delivery
• Coordinate execution of the project across the Creative Development and Production, Technology and Business Development teams
• Document the scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads
• Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget
• Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads
• Ensure every necessary step to complete project is accounted for in project plan
• Clearly organize and forecast deliverables and dependencies
• Ensure proactive scheduling of all aspects of the project delivery
• Manage the full lifecycle of projects from requirements through launch
• Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads
• Manage day-to-day tasks and have in-depth involvement to allow for early identification of potential risks and issues in order to proactively mitigate impacts
• Manage project scope and execute change control when additional requests for features or functionality are made
• Elevate situations that may require Executive intervention
• Manage project risks, issues, and next steps to ensure quality delivery
• Ensure on-time project deliverables
• Provide weekly status reports and regular updates to Production leadership and executive team
• Confidently lead, motivate, influence and drive progress
• Work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity
• Must be able to work under tight timetables and pressure situations

The following qualifications are required for consideration for this role:
• 1-3 years of relevant work experience with an online retailer, project management, business analysis and consulting experience is a plus (ideally in eCommerce, marketing, merchandising, or operations)
• Strong experience gathering and developing requirements from eCommerce solutions
• 1-5 years of client management experience in successfully delivering internet solutions, preferably in a global client-service organization
• Accountability for budget or client revenue of up to $3mm
• 1-2 years client management experience with primary accountability for peer-level client relationships (preferably at the executive level)
• Experienced multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance with experience with agile methodology desired
• Led teams with multiple discipline representation (including technology, creative, SEO, analytics, and strategy)
• Proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears and maintain a sense of humor
• Proven track record managing individual project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple projects
• Strong leader and decision maker with at least 2 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary Web site teams
• Practiced in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning)
• Excellent business communication, writing and interpersonal skills
• Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues
• Comfortable when communicating with VP-level managers
• Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes
• Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities
• Capable of coaching/mentoring and conflict management/negotiation