Product Delivery Manager

Product Delivery Manager

Project Management | Tysons Corner, VA

Job ID

4931

Role

10Pearls is seeking a Product Delivery Manager with 7-12 years of experience to join our award winning team in delivering innovative technology solutions spanning mobile, enterprise web and gamification.The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual, with a good technical understanding of web and mobile applications, has strong experience in leading teams on internal / external facing products and projects and interacting with stakeholders, design and technical team members to get things done. This includes eliciting and documenting requirements, discovering and documenting workflows, leading the product strategy, prioritizing needs and wants, evaluating and assessing risks, planning, tracking, and managing assigned projects. The candidate must be able to identify issues proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across the organization. The candidate will work closely with the cross functional teams, communicate the needs and priorities, and also work with key stake holders to ensure expectations are managed, and the project delivered to satisfaction.

Description

Product Management:

  • Acts as a leader for a project team
  • Driving the Product Strategy, Requirements and defining them to the Software Development team.
  • Working cross functionally with senior leadership, legal, marketing, finance, engineering, design, and other product management teams.
  • Responsible for customer experience, functionality, and end deliverable

Project Management:

  • Manages both large and small technology projects; capable of managing multiple work streams in parallel; collaborates with Business partners to find solutions to Business challenges
  • Delivers end-to-end solutions for clients by drawing from a strong background across multiple disciplines including development, architecture, test, business analysis, and project management knowledge.
  • Understands and validates the details of deliverables as provided by project resources; identifies, analyzes and closes gaps
  • Participates in pre-sales support activities such as scoping proposed solutions, resources and risk analysis
  • Participates in significant engagements through the understanding of project vision, budget, scope and requirements
  • Engages with and influences stakeholder groups at a senior management level with the purpose of implementing the identified solution, prioritizing requirements and ensuring that the necessary infrastructure and resources are in place to support business requirements.

Project Schedules:

  • Creates and reviews project schedules, requirements, specifications, budgets and status reports
  • Ensures that proper resources are in place to provide effective and quality project implementation
  • Holds team accountable for project deliverables; ensures team members have readiness and resources to deliver to plan
  • Removes obstacles, creates clarity and balances priorities to lead to timely decision-making

Documentation:

  • Able to write clear requirements and/or specifications
  • Manages the delivery of some or all of the following: Business cases, scope and requirements documents, use-case documentation, test plans, or rollout communications
  • Creates and reviews requirements and functional/ technical specifications

Risk Management:

  • Identifies project risks and develops risk mitigation plans
  • Identifies project issues and manages issues to closure

Scope Management:

  • Engages with client to prioritize change, conduct impact assessments, and push back on change requests as necessary
  • Keeps teams focused on defined project plans
  • Creates change/scope management plans

Project Governance:

  • Leads project review meetings effectively
  • Manages agendas, meeting notes, status reports, proposals, client communications and client presentation materials
  • Facilitates lessons learned review sessions and provides/implements process improvements

Communication:

  • Performs kick-off meeting, sends out weekly status, completes post mortem, etc.
  • Drives project engagement, stakeholder communication, and status
  • Evangelizes project vision
  • Communicates effectively with a multicultural and diverse team
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Core Competencies:

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of process/systems/data flow analysis
  • Expert knowledge of the project lifecycle (whether it be software development, content, release management, etc.)
  • Expert in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Has a passion for solving problems through use of modern technology
  • Evaluates existing project management processes and drives continuous improvement practices; develops clear, efficient and repeatable processes

Leadership:

  • Inspires coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence
  • Sets an example for or mentors other PMs
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices
  • Brings groups to consensus on issues concerning their project
  • Remains poised in situations of disagreement, stress or ambiguity
  • Encourages a positive working environment across disciplines and teams, resulting in stronger alignment and project coordination

Teamwork:

  • Collaborates across teams/organizations/disciplines in an effective, timely, and proactive manner
  • Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner
  • Participates in lessons learned reviews; identifies core issues and proposes solutions to address root causes.
  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members

Client Management:

  • Builds strong relationships with client leadership; is treated as a trusted Business partner by clients
  • Sets and manages client expectations; has awareness of potential issues that require proactive communications.
  • Develops positive relationships with client personnel
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and develop business solutions
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change

Qualifications

We’re looking for well-rounded individuals with a technical background with product and project management experience.

  • 5+ years working with custom web and mobile solutions.
  • Deep technical experience in either open source technologies, or enterprise grade frameworks.
  • Experience working with off-shore development and test resources is highly desirable
  • University degree (or equivalent), advanced degree preferred
  • 5-12 years full-time experience
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, a passion for excellence and a “can-do” attitude
  • Must be energetic, highly organized and efficient
  • Ability to multi-task, self-direct, and manage deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills

About 10Pearls

10Pearls is a growing, energetic, and highly-reputed product development company that specializes in mobile apps, enterprise software, gamification and great user experiences. Led by an experienced management team, and serving impressive clients, 10Pearls is seeking professionals with entrepreneurial spirits. We seek professionals who thrive on new challenges. Our employees have the unique opportunity of not only helping solve challenges for our clients, but also to help define 10Pearls’ growth and direction. Our unique business practices, culture and immense opportunity for growth help us attract professionals that have an entrepreneurial spirit. 10Pearls‘ diverse clientele includes start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures, high growth small and medium-sized business, as well as, large enterprises and corporations that are publicly traded.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to maintaining a diverse workplace.

If you’re up for the challenge, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Product Delivery Manager” to

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