Senior Technical Project Manager

Spartan Technologies, Inc. - San Francisco, CA


As a Senior Technical Project Manager, you will drive the delivery of Data & AI projects, such as those related to the Client’s consumer site experience, loyalty program, product pricing, and assortment, retail operation, inventory management, and others.


About the Job:

  • Collaborate with Data & AI Technical Leads, key business leaders, and product management to solidify requirements for projects that will meet overall business and financial benefits.
  • Hands-on end-to-end project management of 2-4 key project initiatives in the portfolio
  • Create and maintain project plans with key milestones (via SmartSheet) and drive the team to deliver on agreed-upon dates.
  • Communicate regularly with leads, project teams, and your management team.
  • Identify issues and problems, generate solutions, and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis.
  • Ensure cross-functional alignment of goals and execution of release schedules for product initiatives.
  • Be accountable for roadmap delivery including adoption and success criteria as defined by your stakeholders.
  • Develop integrated baseline project plans to apply estimating models, identify resources and skills required, document estimating assumptions, refine plans and manage performance against them.
  • Recommend best solutions based on an understanding of business issues.
  • Provide task-based schedule and cost forecasts and assist in assessing risk-based provisions.
  • Capture and track program metrics and perform analysis.
  • Manage project scope by assessing requirements changes, determining and conveying impact on the budget, time, and risk.
  • Manage project closure initiatives, such as client satisfaction surveys and closure analyses.
  • Document and archive project activities, deliverables, tools, and findings for future projects.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree with a technical discipline or equivalent experience, Masters a plus.
  • PMP certification.
  • Background in development/coding before moving into Project Management roles
  • Experience managing projects across cross-functional teams, building sustainable processes, and coordinating release schedules
  • 8+ years of direct oversight and hands-on agile project management of projects that are highly technical and cross-functional in nature
  • 8+ years of direct hands-on experience managing Kanban and Scrum/Agile projects using Jira, Confluence, and SmartSheet
  • 5+ years' driving projects to completion end-to-end in a cloud environment, e-commerce environment, including working with Data Engineers and Cloud DevOps Engineers
  • 4+ years in retail companies; understanding e-commerce, merchandising Demonstrated track record of successfully delivering results in fast-paced, cross-functional cloud and data environments
  • Expert in effectively communicating with data scientists, data engineers and analysts, product managers, company leadership, and external partners
  • Ability to work proactively and autonomously with little supervision
  • Analytical problem solver and strong quantitative thinker who learns quickly
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize competing demands on your time
  • Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics.
  • Advanced proficiency with all MS Office applications, MS Project, and/or Visio.
  • Customer service orientation, and strong interpersonal skills.

Posted On: Thursday, May 5, 2022

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