Senior Project Manager

Conde Nast - New York, NY4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
EducationSkills
OVERVIEW:
A Project Manager or Senior Project Manager inside the Conde Nast Co/Lab Program Management Office [PMO] is responsible for the planning and execution of projects throughout the company. He/she will be a key stakeholder in the successful completion of project deliverables and will participate in all aspects of the project life cycle, from kick-off to final hand off to business owners. Key tasks include scoping and prioritizing requirements/stories, identifying key resources, overseeing and facilitating the completion of project tasks, coordinate activities within tasks (technical and non-technical), and communicating status, issues and risks regularly to direct management and stakeholders.

The PMO team reports to the Sr. VP, Co/Lab Digital Operations. Some projects will be brand (magazine) based, others will be enterprise, and could break down by functions – Sales and Sales Support, Financial, etc. The needs of the organization will determine the project/product/application mix, which creates an existing roadmap with a bit of adventure! Some projects will require deep day-to-day management of tasks, resources, and priorities, while others will be higher level risk and health management. But all projects and tasks will be driven by a defined roadmap that equates to the success of the revenue year.

Candidates should have experience supervising projects and directing teams in a matrix organization, facilitating rapport and discussions with technical and non-technical team members to find solutions to issues, and ensuring transparency during all stages of a project. They should be able to multi-task across multiple projects at the same time, and they should know how to analyze, prioritize, and strategize for the success of the project. Candidates should have a strong analytical, logistical, and technical background and a proven track-record of launching projects on-time and within budget. The strongest candidate would possess consultative skills, both tactical and strategic, akin to the skill set of someone with consulting background (analytical, technical, tactical, and strategic) who can move across different types of engagements.

Recent or current PMO project examples are implementing an enterprise Workday Implementation, an enterprise ADA Compliance implementation, personalization product launches, launching LennyLetter.com, launching the Conde Nast Pharma Initiative, implementing a Tapad Device Graph, liaising with the Consumer Marketing team, implementing the Conde Nast/Vox Media partnership, rolling out Salesforce.com, replacing the Order Management System for I/Os, and the like. There really is great variety between brand and enterprise projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Plan and execute roadmap projects meeting critical milestones and deliverables

o Participate in business & product strategy sessions to determine requirements and priorities

o Breakdown and translate complex business requirements into actionable tasks for design and development teams

o Communicate project status, key issues and decisions, coordinate meetings through the project lifecycle with appropriate business units and stakeholders

o Effectively manage multiple project schedules, priorities, and help negotiate conflicts as needed to meet deadlines

o Work with multiple vendors under tight deadlines and be willing to step in and be hands-on to get a job done

o Focus on continual improvement, training, and innovation

o Ensure projects are executed on-time and within budget

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Project management certification is required

o Experience managing large online / web applications and projects

o Experience with consulting assignments or a proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time

o Strong understanding of project management methodologies (waterfall, scrum, RUP, etc.)

o Proven ability to create clear, detailed, concise documentation – stories, status reports, roadmaps, charts, etc. (please include samples)

o Experience with leading Business Analysis sessions

o Proficient with PM and Roadmap tools such as MS Project, Jira, ProdPad, as well as MS Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Word

o Experience and interest in media, publishing, and / or a related industry

o Must be qualified to work in the US and New York City, relocation is not offered at this time.

o Strong technical / logical understanding of current open source technologies (Ruby, PHP, Node, etc.) is a plus

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
o 4+ years project management experience.

o 2+ years’ experience managing web development projects and/or ERP projects.

o PM Certification

o Thorough knowledge of Agile methodologies

o Knowledge of UAT and QA/QC processes

o Bachelor’s degree in business or information technology preferred.

About Condé Nast

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveller/Traveler, Architectural Digest, Wired and Golf Digest, among others. In addition to publishing 143 magazines and over 130 websites, the company operates a restaurant division and several ventures in education. Condé Nast Entertainment develops film, television and premium video programming.

We have the best, brightest and boldest talent in the media industry — individuals who produce our world-class content, design innovative products using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value for our business partners. If you would like to be part of this culture of excellence, we invite you to explore this career opportunity and see how your talent and aspirations might fit within Condé Nast. Visit CondeNast.com and follow us on twitter @CondeNast and @CondeNastCareer.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity workplace.

Duties and responsibilities may be adjusted based on years of experience.

Salary is also commensurate with experience.