Vice President of Project Management - 100% Remote

15 Jan 2022
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Our client is a rapidly growing 100% remote wellness company looking for a strong leader to build their first lean, agile project management office (PMO). This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practitioner to implement an agile PMO the right way from scratch. Senior leadership is energized and 100% committed to supporting your efforts as you’ll be the main catalyst for their growth in 2022 as they march toward the goal of becoming a billion-dollar revenue brand by 2025. They have been in business 10+ years, have a team of 150+ and have grown over 300% in the last 3 years.

We need a strong leader who is steeped in the art and science of executing agile/scrum at scale. We have various value streams across the company, each of which requires enterprise-grade agile execution, but need a center of excellence to act at the central organizer and catalyst. What’s most exciting is you get to be the first to implement SAFe (or something equivalent) in our organization. We’ve been ad hoc in our approach to project management as it worked well enough – but that now has to change given our inflection point.

What Does the Ideal Candidate Look Like?

You flourish in hands-on managing projects, but also the have the wisdom and desire to build a PMO using SAFe. You have 7-10+ years’ experience successfully delivering technical and/or complex cross-functional projects in an agile/scrum environment and have a strong SDLC background. You are a PMP, SCM, Certified SAFe Practitioner or all of the above. You’ve project lead everything from launching digital products on iOS + Android stores, to enterprise software implementations like Salesforce or an ERP, to building out a scalable e-commerce infrastructure.

You’re extremely organized and systems- and process- driven. You thrive being 100% accountable for project delivery, solve problems quickly, are a perceptive listener, communicate clearly and get energized by diving deep into details. You handle ambiguity well, have thick skin and a strong voice that can push through an agenda in a collaborative way. You’re driven to deliver on time, on budget and on spec… with a smile. You’re passionate about health and wellness and are energized at the prospect of aligning your personal passion with your professional super-power.

What Will You Be Working On?

  • Build the Scaled Agile PMO – You’ll build our first PMO the way you’ve always wanted, standardizing the methodology of how we execute projects and building a common culture of execution by establishing best practices, standardizing on templates, tools, and repeatable processes and other elements critical to creating a high functioning PMO. You’ll hire a team of decentralized project managers who embed in cross-functional and/or functional teams as necessary to deliver continuous workflow for our value streams and our marketing, sales, service, IT, product, operations and finance teams. And you’ll interface with other department leaders to define, prioritize and develop projects while analyzing data to establish KPIs, set budget, establish ROI, etc.
  • E-commerce Platform – We’re launching our new brand (more below) on a highly customized e-commerce platform that supports our extremely high volume of paid advertising ($3MM+ per month). This platform needs to be built to scale since we’ll be launching a new consumable product every 8 weeks.
  • Flagship Digital Product – We’re launching our flagship digital product that requires detailed planning to parse through complex logic and deliver in a seamless UX with multiple end-points including iOS/Android/web.

Requirements

What are the Requirements?

  • Strong Hands-on Leader – Leading teams and influencing others comes naturally to you, but you also have the ability and desire to roll up your sleeves and thrive in the trenches
  • 7-10+ Years Project Management Experience – You’ve led complex cross-functional and technical projects from end-to-end and know precisely how bring a project home to completion
  • Agile/Scrum/SAFe – You’re steeped in how to run sprints, groom a backlog, estimate and prioritize tasks, assign ownership, identify risks and dependencies, etc. and do it at scale
  • Technical Expertise – You have intimate knowledge with modern technologies and can communicate fluently with engineering teams and easily translate that to non-technical users
  • E-commerce – You’re fluent with all things e-commerce from front-end UX/UI design, to middle-tier application programming to back-end database and infrastructure design
  • Digital Product / App – You’ve successfully delivered a number of digital products into iOS and Android app stores and have deep wisdom on how to develop digital products properly
  • Driven to Excellence – You’ve got an ownership mentality with an inner drive to excellence that other people who aren’t built that way find disturbingly intense :-)
  • Exceptional Communication Skills – You are a perceptive listener, quickly synthesize disparate elements and formulate an action plan that can be clearly articulated to others

  • ID: #31559127
  • State: Massachusetts Boston 02298 Boston USA
  • City: Boston
  • Salary: TBD
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Showed: 2022-01-15
  • Deadline: 2022-03-05
  • Category: Et cetera
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