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Project Manager

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Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

As a Project Manager at Minted, you will drive strategic and critical cross-functional initiatives, leveraging strong leadership, planning, communication, and collaboration skills. You are detail oriented, super organized, and a problem solver who makes things happen by setting clear goals and inspiring others. Your contributions are both strategic and tactical, and you are capable of operating in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.  You will report into the SVP, Growth Management and your performance will be measured by your ability to work collaboratively across cross functional teams and ensure key milestones and goals are delivered.

You will:

    • Work cross-functionally with leadership across product management, engineering, merchandise operations, finance and new product strategy to ensure Minted can deliver the best in design and customization to our customers.
    • Define and manage the project calendar, dependency model, and risk factors for key launch activities; tracking progress against launch milestones. The focus will be on those projects that are most critical to the company’s success and have a high degree of cross-functional dependencies.
    • Providing exemplary leadership to cross-functional teams, while continuing to drive program management of complex launches to ensure flawless end-to-end execution of launches against the agreed upon plan of record.
    • Influencing decisions through collaboration, leadership and a customer-focused approach.
    • Keeping executives apprised of the project plan and escalating necessary decisions.
    • Establishing a single and consistent communications platform to share and maintain business information with all teams.
    • Driving postmortem analysis for each project to capture learnings for continuous process improvement.

You are:

    • You demonstrate strong project management skills, which help you manage senior leaders and key stakeholders across organizations to ensure key milestones and goals are met.
    • You are curious and love seeking out new problems to analyze and solve in a methodical way.
    • You are assertive, self-directed and resourceful to consistently deliver on projects.
    • You are not afraid to drill down into domains and functions you know little about.  If things seem unclear or poorly defined, then you dig in to improve transparency, identify risks and ensure projects are on track.
    • You demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    • You continuously challenge and re-assess the status-quo, searching for better and more efficient solutions.
    • A strategic, consumer-centric thinker.  You are a superb strategic thinker who has proven the ability to identify new opportunities.  You understand consumer segments deeply and intuitively, and you naturally gravitate to the consumer when answering questions or considering strategies.
    • Results oriented.  You are most comfortable in work environments which are outcome-oriented and merit-based, and are highly motivated by goal accomplishment.
    • A passionate customer advocate. You are ready to put the customer first and influence others across the company to think similarly.
    • Receptive to change.  You are flexible, adaptable, innovative, and open in response to competitive pressure and market change.
    • A collaborative thinker.  You enjoy an environment that has been structured for collaboration and interdependency, drawing on strong functional areas to build your business.
    • A systems thinker. You intuitively understand interdependencies, ask follow-up questions, and drive to solutions that balance the success of initiatives across revenue, quality, brand, and cost goals.

You have:

    • 5+ years of prior experience managing large, high-visibility projects with cross-functional interdependencies, preferably at high-performing technology company or in management consulting.
    • BA/BS or equivalent; MBA or advanced degree a plus.
    • Deep analytical mindset and problem-solving acumen.
    • Using/building project management tools, especially GANTT style or workback style plans.
    • Knowledge of agile development and process a plus, but not required. This is specifically not a software development project management role where you are leading scrums and shepherding the agile process. You will be working with teams that do this, but your job is to knit that together with the overall business objective and other functions’ work plans.
    • Expert MS Excel or Google Sheets skills.
About Minted
 
Minted is a design platform whose mission it is to bring the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 40 million homes worldwide.
 
Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.

 

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