Associate Digital Project Manager

Posted Date: Apr-17-2017

Job ID: 7085

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: eCommerce / Online

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

The Associate Digital Project Manager will contribute to REI’s success by driving the completion of digital projects for REI’s customers, our business, and our brand. This role requires a background in delivering digital projects and the ability to manage the creation and development of a variety of digital assets (web site, mobile apps, etc.). The Associate DPM will lead projects by clarifying scope, incorporating input from UX, Design, Copy and technical resources, and leveraging an understanding of our digital process to guide teams through their work. 

Additionally, the Associate DPM will provide project coordination and support for the Digital Project Managers and Senior Digital Project Manager ranging from developing and managing meeting schedules, providing meeting support, facilitating project communication and coordination and troubleshooting problems.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong business acumen, excellent communication skills and the ability to proactively problem-solve, mitigate business risk and assure deliverables meet project timelines.

• Utilize project management best practices to manage multiple, simultaneous, small to medium scale initiatives within Digital Retail. 
• Ensure that project management and tracking tools reflect the day-to-day reality of the Production team and projects’ status.
• Advocate for the process and consult in ongoing business process improvement efforts.
• Maintain team standards, tools, and best practices.
• Lead stand-up meetings to go over projects/tasks assigned to the team, determine if there are any roadblocks, and subsequently remove those impediments.
• Ensure clear objectives, requirements and KPIs are delivered by project requestors and understood by the project team.
• Ensure the on-time delivery of high quality, relevant, customer experiences that meet stated business objectives within approved scope and budget parameters.
• Ensure that resources are planned appropriately to support the approved scope of a project. 
• Support value-based decision-making. Understand the value and cost of the work we do, and use this to drive decisions.
• Manage partner relationships and set expectations throughout the project; ensuring high levels of team satisfaction.
• Develop a broad set of relationships and collaborate across technical, UX, creative, merchandising, and marketing teams to drive the vision for the associated programs.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 2+ years of experience across some combination of the following:
  • Project management
  • Web Operations
  • Web Content Management
  • Web Producer
  • Online user experience
  • Online merchandising
  • Online and/or direct marketing analytics
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Communications/Information Science, Business/Management Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with eCommerce and retail processes with a proven track record of using technology to develop creative solutions for complex business objectives
  • Familiarity with Content Management systems and automated workflows
  • Experience working within a work management tool for schedule building, housing project requirements, communications, and time tracking
  • Experience working with structured project management methodologies. Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Lean, etc.
  • Understanding of web technologies including Mobile Web and native iOS and/or Android apps
  • Strong knowledge of related disciplines such as user experience, interaction design and brand communications
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to promote open communication and teamwork
  • Proven ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, utilizing strong and effective communication skills while working in a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot, identify, and execute innovative solutions for digital production challenges        
  • Proven ability to deliver on commitments and holds others to same
  • Establishes trust and inspires others
  • Highly motivated; will take initiative
  • Holistic, strategic thinker; consultative
  • Able to identify business & user value
  • Creative and willing to think outside the box
  • A passion for current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and/or industry activities

Why you'll love it here

Joining Digital Retail at REI means you get to work with a team of immensely passionate and talented people, who value the mission of our Co-op and strive to deliver excellence and innovation every day. Our mission is to digitally inspire and enable outdoor discovery by driving a holistic customer-centric experience through collaborative ingenuity as we bring to life the 21st century Digital flagship.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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