Director, Project Management

Ten-X - Irvine, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


Auction.com is the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace focused exclusively on the sale of residential bank-owned and foreclosure properties via online auctions and live trustee sale events. By offering access to exclusive properties and technology designed to seamlessly connect buyers and sellers, Auction.com empowers residential real estate investors and financial institutions to achieve optimal, mutually beneficial results – to go beyond the bid.
What are we looking for?
Are you energized by challenging problems? Are you a fanatic seeker of solutions? Are you self-starter who can’t wait to get your hands on establishing and leading a strategic function within an organization that is disrupting the way real estate is bought and sold online? Perfect, because Auction.com is looking for an experienced Director of Project Management to bring leadership to the Business Project Management Office and provide project level oversight for multiple concurrent strategic initiatives.

Our ideal candidate is a dynamic leader who will add value to our innovative and entrepreneurial culture by applying their broad technical knowledge and skills across many applications and platforms. What will really send us over the moon is if this candidate has domain experience in real estate acquisition and sales.

What will be expected of you?
You possess the ability to direct and manage project development from beginning to end without sacrificing quality outcomes.
You have the discipline to follow the industry standards of a Project Management Office but a mindset that is not bound by its rules.
You are an authentic and influential leader that can manage cross-functional programs in a highly matrixed organization with local and remote teams and external partners. We need someone who is strong with a POV but also flexible to accommodate a business in the middle of transformation.
You define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the organization strategy in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
You develop fully-scaled project plans and associated communication documents with deep experience in change management and technology integrations.
You proactively identify and manage project dependencies and risks to project development and schedule. Monitor and drive resolution of issues. Provide appropriate escalation, anticipate and make delivery trade-offs balancing business requirements versus technical constraints.
You are an innovative and creative leader who can effectively communicate status and critical path aspects of the project in a clearly and concise manner, tailored to a variety of audiences from individual team members to Executive VPs.
You have the ability to coach, motivate and manage project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
You are a natural talent magnet that builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Your Expertise
Direct experience building and leading teams and reporting to VP or C-Level leaders teams
Proven experience leading cross-organizational programs and ability to set and hold teams and individuals to timelines and deliverables without explicit authority
Demonstrated effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, and change management
Possess entrepreneurial spirit and initiative with desire to contribute to a fast-paced organization.
Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and to work well with other functions and varying levels of management.
High-level proficiency in MS Project, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
Demonstrable experience developing and implementing process improvements is a plus

Your Background
Due to the nature of the role, we’re focused on potential leaders that have a minimum of 10+ years proven project management experience.
As previously noted, our ideal candidate has broad technical knowledge so having a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems or similar is desired. Master's Degree preferred.
We also seek candidates that have advanced knowledge of project management methodologies like waterfall and agile and have had practical application of these frameworks in previous roles.
PMI / Six-Sigma / Lean / Scrum / certification is a plus
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