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Project Manager

Orlando, FL

Posted: 12/14/18 Job Number: 443
BlueWave is hiring a Project Manager for an exciting client in Orlando, FL. This person will be responsible for delivering complex software development projects working with teams across multiple disciplines in a geographically dispersed organization, including working with vendors. The Project Manager will concurrently manage multiple medium to large digital projects across web and mobile applications, and/or one or more specific tracks within much larger scale programs, with oversight from a Program Manager. The Project Manager ensures on-time and on-schedule delivery for their projects working closely with Product, Technology, and Design.
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Direct management and accountability for single project budgets of $2-5M in labor 
  • Facilitate scope definition, and high-level planning, discovery, and estimation workshops for projects with cross-functional teams 
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver project deliverables including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency 
  • Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities 
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes 
  • Create project schedule and communication plans 
  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks 
  • Establish project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans 
  • Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads 
  • Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver projects and components are established 
  • Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget 
  • Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads  
  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, and individual project tracks of large programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget 
  • Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control 
  • Work with cross discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review project plans with leadership 
  • Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads 
  • Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams for the project (when appropriate) 
  • Communicate regular updates to project and executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast, including status report updates, financial/budget/variance reports, and other reporting as required 
  • Monitor adherence to schedule and milestone commitments 
  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation 
  • Prevent scope creep, record causes of change, and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget, as well as forecasts, are approved and communicated in a timely manner 
  • Use metrics, including burn-down charts, to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements 
  • Ensure proper project closure including retroactives/lessons learned, transition and hand-off to production operations support, and final financial reporting
Requirements:
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience in project management with an online retailer, ideally in eCommerce, marketing, merchandising, or operations; Consulting experience is a plus 
  • Strong project leader with at least 4 years of experience in leading large, multidisciplinary digital teams (preferably websites, mobile web, and apps) 
  • 2-5 years Agile delivery experience 
  • 1-2 years mobile application (iOS, Android) delivery experience 
  • Minimum 3 years of client management experience in successfully delivering internet solutions, preferably in a global client-service organization 
  • Experience in a matrixed responsibility organization working with multiple Product Managers per effort 
  • Strong experience facilitating the gathering and development of requirements for complex solutions 
  • Possesses significant practical experience in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning). 
  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance 
  • Led teams with multiple discipline represented (including product management/strategy, technology, design, SEO, and analytics) 
  • Proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects running concurrently 
  • Proven track record managing individual project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple projects 
  • Ability to lead teams to a successful delivery approach 
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity 
  • Able to work under tight timetables and high pressure situations 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears, and maintain a sense of humor; deliver under extreme deadlines and intense business environment 
  • Must possess excellent business communication, writing, and interpersonal skills 
  • Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues 
  • Comfortable when communicating with executive level (Directors, VPs) in presentations, working sessions, and 1-on-1 interactions 
  • Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes 

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