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Project Manager II

Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easy. And with over 100M visits every month on sites such as Business.com, Business News Daily, BuyerZone, Tom's Hardware, TopTenReviews, LaptopMag and Space.com, Purch is one of the largest technology and media companies in the world.

Responsibilities

  • Project manage multiple small to large product development initiatives at once, across multiple cross-functional and geographically distributed teams
  • Positively affect the outcome (time, features, quality) of your projects, do much more than just facilitate
  • Manage project scope, goals, deliverables, and schedules throughout each project's lifecycle
  • Ensure your projects are on track. Hold team members accountable to deadlines
  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, sprint plannings, backlog refinement meetings, demos, and retrospectives
  • Proactively communicate project status across team members and stakeholders regularly. Improve transparency of project status and radiate information appropriately to various audiences
  • Mediate and resolve communication gaps as they surface
  • Participate in and drive process improvement. Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practice
  • Work with a sense of urgency, both in regards to your own tasks and those of others

Required Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Agile Project Management methods and tools
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively lead and collaborate with teams in multiple remote locations
  • Ability to react quickly to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and responsibilities, and appropriately prioritize
  • Always a team-player with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Strong analytical, technical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills, with the ability to get to the source of problems and think critically regarding possible solutions
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or relevant expertise
  • 4-6 years of Project Management experience in software development, online media, and/or technology projects.
  • Internet savvy with extensive experience in all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Experience driving remote teams. Across multiple timezones a plus
  • MS Excel expertise. Atlassian tool suite a plus – JIRA, Confluence, etc
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or certified ScrumMaster a plus

 

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