Project Manager - Partner Revenue Technology (REQ-012450_New_York)
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The New York Times is seeking a Project Manager to lead projects as part of the Partner Revenue Technology Team.
The Partner Revenue Technology team manages the order to cash, CRM, and reporting systems used to process and track the company’s digital, print, and international advertising revenue.
As a project manager, you will work with stakeholders, internal development, and vendor partners to manage new system implementations, and upgrades to existing applications. You will also define roadmaps for the various systems our team supports. You will work with the teams within Partner Revenue to develop the best practices for managing their day-to-day work and their project backlogs. You will also partner with other project managers across the organization to share best practices and experiences to elevate the project management practice within our organization.
What you’ll do
Act as the project manager for new system implementations or major upgrades to existing systems.
Work with our vendor partners to define statements of work and implementation plans, track progress, raise and escalate issues related to the projects, and define a cadence of communication with the vendor project team.
Work with the project managers on the vendor side to develop an overall plan for the project lifecycle including, requirements gathering, development, unit and user acceptance testing, training, and cutover planning.
Identify the resources needed for the project and define the time commitments required from stakeholders, end-users, and technical teams.
Help define change management processes and communication plans.
Regularly provide written and verbal updates to all senior stakeholders. Track and communicate project status, and risks that jeopardize the successful completion of a project.
Responsible for the full lifecycle delivery of concurrent projects; motivate and maintain momentum as you drive projects to successful, on-time completion.
Work with stakeholders to define product roadmaps for the Partner Revenue Team.
Ensure requirements for all new functionality and enhancements are clearly defined.
Work with vendor partners and internal development teams to define the level of effort and development costs for new feature requests or enhancements.
Facilitate the process of stakeholder leadership prioritizing requests for new functionality and developing roadmaps for implementing system upgrades and other major new initiatives.
Work with teams within Partner Revenue to help define the best practices for managing their workloads and backlogs.
Develop or implement tools that help teams effectively manage their work (i.e. Dashboards, workflows, collaboration tools..etc)
Facilitate daily standup and weekly backlog grooming sessions.
Actively seek out, track, and escalate impediments to the team’s throughput towards project completion.
Help identify systemic issues, process problems, and other risks and work with the appropriate colleagues to find resolutions.
Facilitate retrospectives at the team and project level, turning the output into concrete improvements in the process.
Collaborate with other project managers across Enterprise Technology and other areas of the organization.
Share best practices across the various groups and bring them back to the team.
Who you are
You have 3 to 5 years of experience in project management running cross-functional software implementation and development projects.
You are capable of applying a wide variety of project management disciplines to any project and have access to a PM toolkit and the flexibility to determine what tool applies to any situation.
You exhibit excellent communication skills and can relay strategies, goals, and project status to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in both written and verbal formats.
You have demonstrated experience working in both Agile and waterfall methodologies.
You are organized, structured, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail.
You have demonstrable success managing diverse teams and delivering projects.
You can partner with cross-functional leads and vendors to establish positive team habits that consist of both on-site and remote team members.
You facilitate inclusive meetings and surface ideas or issues from team members and stakeholders.
You’re passionate about the mission of The New York Times and show a commitment to being part of our innovation and growth.
Nice to have
Experience as a member of a team for a large software implementation project in various roles such as a tester or analyst.
PMP and or Agile Scrum Master, or Product Owner certifications
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