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Product/Project Manager

Product/Project Manager  
PMO | Culver City, CA, United States  

Project managers are accountable for creating the roadmap and leading the journey of taking a concept through concrete deliverable of a digital product. The success or failure of a project depends on having clear goals, a defined scope, and a definite start and end. A successful Project Manager defines a product vision, manages a product roadmap, resource allocation, and prioritization, and coordinates engineering and design to deliver exceptional digital products that enhance the client’s customer experience and business value. Product/Project managers must be technically literate to execute their jobs well and adept with the soft skills of relationship management and communication across all stakeholders.

As a digital product-focused Project Manager, you will apply project management principles and tools to conceptualize, design, develop, and deliver new products to our clients. You will lead cross-functional teams that include brand strategists, information architects, designers, software engineers, and client-side product managers across multiple offices, outside agencies, and multiple time zones. On a daily basis, a successful Project Manager exercises skills and influence in:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-solving
  • Adaptability

Responsibilities

  • Project manage our clients’ multi-track digital product deliverables, including custom tech/product development, end-user-facing apps, backend, partner integrations, reporting, and other APIs
  • Set product strategy, prioritize features, build consensus, and coordinate product schedules with colleagues spanning internal and external/remote teams, including outside agencies and clients
  • Guide conceptualization, design, development, and release of new features and products
  • Own estimation, budgeting, development forecasting
  • Conduct risk and issue management planning, identification, analysis, and monitoring of projects with senior members on the team
  • Plan, baseline, and control costs to ensure projects are completed within the approved budget
  • Own product development roadmap, including sprint planning and product requirement documents
  • Collaborate with design team to develop wireframes and mockups, shaping the user experience
  • Define milestones for release, scope/prioritize features, coordinate timing with other business activities, manage backlogs, and estimate work
  • Support engineering, quality assurance, and customer service teams through document writing
  • Facilitate team meetings and Scrum events
  • Define and re-frame product requirements for a remote engineering team
  • Regularly update internal and external stakeholders on product statuses

Qualifications

  • 3 years previous product/project management experience in digital development
  • Experience with use and configuration of one or more Agile development management tools, such as JIRA, VersionOne, Rally, or LeanKit
  • Familiarity with user experience and user interface best practices across web and mobile
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android requirements
  • Strong understanding of SDLC benefits and shortcomings
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Self-directed and self-driven
  • Clear communicator in both written and spoken forms
  • Excellent relationship manager
  • Professional presentation of self
  • Must pass Zehner Pre-Employment Background check and comply with federal and state laws, as well as industry standards and Zehner company practices and policies

About ZEHNER

Based in Los Angeles, Zehner is a full-service creative digital agency. Services include digital & brand strategy, user experience design, technology selection & implementation, marketing, and post-launch managed services. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their business goals by developing a tailored digital strategy, from crafting brand narrative to leveraging technology. Founded in 2007, Zehner is partnered with major commerce platforms, including ShopifyPlus, Magento and AWS. Our work reflects our company culture, built on the core values of Friendship, Creativity, Exploration, Dedication, and Results. We embody the best of the West Coast lifestyle in everything we do. Clients include: Rachel Zoe, Kendall & Kylie, Universal Music Group, Outerknown, Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell, JC Penney and more.


 

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