Project Manager

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Program Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About the Project Manager Position

Project Managers are responsible for the successful execution of one or many ongoing projects. They are the main day to day client liaison as well as the internal team leader. They are responsible for coming up with project plans and driving the team to a successful execution of said plan. Project managers are expected to handle team resourcing, timeline creation and budget tracking. They provide status reports on project health to both clients and internal stakeholders. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects in parallel composed of cross-functional distributed teams. 
  • Lead cross-functional project teams members through completion of tasks, on time and on budget.
  • Work with Account Directors to maintain client relationship and communication to ensure execution of strategy. 
  • Work with team leadership to manage and assess scope & risks throughout duration of project in order to provide direction on scope change & risk mitigation decisions both internally and with Clients. 
  • Create & maintain project plans throughout the life cycle of the project. 
  • Responsible for weekly tracking and forecasting budgets to communicate to internal and external Stakeholders. 
  • Provide weekly updates via project status reports.
  • Create meeting agendas and responsible for capturing meeting notes and next steps.
  • Creation and maintenance of Confluence and JIRA to run project progress. 
  • Facilitate Agile Ceremonies (backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demos & retrospectives).
  • Coordinate travel for team members when necessary. 
  • May require travel for key milestones (i.e. project kick-off). Amount varies by Client needs. 

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years experience in project management; SDLC implementations & digital agency experience preferable.
  • Experience Managing Projects up to $500k. 
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible and comfortable with the changing demands of a rapidly-growing and fast-moving company.
  • Experience in implementing project management and/or software development process improvements is a significant plus.
  • Experience in Agile methodologies preferable. 
  • Experience using  Project Management tools (Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence), TFS, Smartsheet, Microsoft Project) preferable. 

Ten great reasons to work for Verndale

  1. Rapid growth company of 19 years maintaining start-up company feel
  2. Laser focus on cutting-edge technology and killer service offerings to clients
  3. Internal promotions that are frequent and do not take years to achieve
  4. Collaborative, open, work environment and no formal dress code
  5. Exchange program with our Boston, Quito, Bangalore and LA offices
  6. Company that values collaboration and communication 
  7. Top of the line benefits including health, dental, vision, 401K, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, EAP program, HRA account and more
  8. Management and employee trainings offered regularly 
  9. Flexible schedule options to support work/life integration 
  10. Nine company paid holidays and 3 weeks paid vacation at date of hire

About Verndale

Verndale is the marketing technology agency that brands call when they want to connect with their customers in a more meaningful way. It designs, builds and evolves brand experiences that mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies use to bring their products and services to life for their always-on customers.

 Verndale offers unparalleled strategy, experience design, technology and post-launch managed services. With an all-star team made up of pure technologists and digital, brand and creative pioneers, Verndale understands the operational, organizational and technological demands posed on an enterprise that wants to extend sophisticated, connected experiences to their customers. It can work across centralized and siloed business units in a brand to create a cohesive front to back-end strategy that both technology and marketing leaders love, while extending and maintaining engaging experiences that the brand’s customers will also love.   

One of the largest independent agencies in the industry, Verndale is headquartered in Boston and has five offices across the United States. Global operations in Quito, Ecuador and Bangalore, India power Verndale’s global delivery model, which provides application efficiency, stability and value to its customers.

 Lean more about Verndale at www.verndale.com

 

Compensation & Benefits
Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation and comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) savings plan with company match are offered to all full-time employees.  Ample company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible.  For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

Verndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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