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Our client is currently looking for a contract Senior IT Project Manager based in San Francisco, CA. In this role, the resource will be responsible for the day-to-day, hands-on management of Direct-to-Consumer, Ecommerce retail project.
Project is for the client European market and EU time zone meetings must be supported.
Leads the project throughout the project life cycle, defining project plan with dependencies, aligning project resources to achieve goals and ensuring established timelines are met.
Manage daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly agile project activities such as daily scrum standup, status reports, sprint grooming, Program Increment planning, cutover planning and retrospectives.
Provide expert budget management, reconciliation, forecasting and reporting on a monthly basis.
Coordinates cross-functionally with Product and IT managers to identify and define specifications, indicate areas of system impact and continuously communicate project status and needs.
Background in using Confluence and Jira to hands-on manage projects
Adhere to published PMO checkpoints and approval workflow and other governance processes in the PMO platform Clarity.
Ensures that all PM reports are accurate and are updated in a timely manner.
Provide management visibility into project progress, while supporting effective decision-making, approvals, and direction.
Organize and conduct periodic project reviews with key stakeholders, sponsors and leaders to provide progress and plan to key milestones, manage key decisions and mitigate risks.
Expert ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals.
Ensures UAT activities meet business goals. Coordinate business approval of releases prior to build.
Understand the domain and know the experts to ask the right questions to prioritize and perform necessary follow-ups to resolve issues.
Leverage past experiences to identify potential areas of improvement in project performance and sharing of best practices related to overall project management.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's a bonus
Minimum 8 years IT project management experience; 6+ years eCommerce Agile project management experience
Minimum 5 years working with technical teams in eCommerce and retail solutions
Solid experience with Hybrid Agile project management
Experience implementing and maintaining Commerce platforms and third-party eCommerce applications
Demonstrated experience working with global IT and product teams.
Demonstrated ability to bring structure to ambiguous environments and relate well to people at all levels of the organization.
Ability to influence change outside of your span of control and build stakeholder support.
Strong negotiation skills and the ability to get results through formal channels and informal networking within a matrix project organization.
Strong and concise verbal presentation and written skills.
Self-starter who is energetic, enthusiastic, adaptable and a customer-oriented team player.
Ability to work with multiple cross-functional groups, including business and technical teams.
Preferred Certifications: PMP, CSM, SAFe
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