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Sr Project/Program Manager - Remote

  • Location: United States of America
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 months ago

  • Expiry Date: 12 December 2022
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Job Description:

Internal Notes:

  • The client is looking for a Sr. Level Project Manager who is a JIRA Champ. If you are not JIRA Certified it's okay, but must have experience with the implementation & administration of JIRA. Other than JIRA-related work you will be training on JIRA with your existing & new Team members. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead, build and develop the JIRA solutions for Yahoo Research & Analytics to ensure capacity planning, provide transparency in the work being performed, and optimize cross-team prioritization.

  • Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the project lifecycle, setting project quality and performance standards, and assessing and managing risk within, and across, multiple stakeholders.

  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various teams.

  • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that the project team adheres to project requirements.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes.

  • Encourage collaboration through lean processes. Look to develop processes that offer high value with minimal overhead, allowing team members to focus on what they do best.

  • Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans.

  • Run meetings, record and circulate minutes, and manage project plans, tickets, outage reports, and other necessary documentation to keep the department running smoothly.

  • Define go-forward roles and responsibilities as well as alignment needs within the Research and Analytics team.

  • Thoughtfully develop and define business requirements and KPIs that enable the business to track performance and success.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience implementing Jira across matrixed teams; Jira administration necessary; JIRA certification (nice to have, not required)

  • Proven experience in Program Management, with 5+ years of relevant experience or a relevant combination of education and experience; preferably in digital media, data engineering and/or analytics organizations.

  • Excellent project and program management skills; able to effectively juggle multiple ongoing projects and priorities to meet deadlines in both waterfall and agile workflows

  • Proven success working with all levels of management in a cross-functional organization. Excellent ability to listen, understand, and translate senior leadership needs, scope projects accordingly, negotiate objectives and deliverables, and activate the organization to deliver results

  • Accountable, goal-oriented team player; able to organize processes across teams

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills a must

  • Self-starter who goes the extra step in making sure a project gets launched in a fast-paced environment

  • Unmatched attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple work streams without sacrificing quality

  • Self-awareness and the ability to foster organizational harmony

  • Experience in working with Confluence

  • Experience training and educating project teams as well as teams new to Jira

  • Experience with Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs)

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