Senior Project Manager

Thursday January 31, 2013

20 Channel Center
Boston, MA 02210

Rue La La is seeking a two Project Managers with strong software delivery experience to join our e-commerce technology team.  You will be responsible to define, plan, and manage mission critical projects for the Rue Store Front and Store Manager platforms.  This is a brand new initiative.  This technology upgrade is being made to help scale the organization for massive growth.  As a member of the Technology Program Office, you will shape the project management and solution development life cycle methodologies, define and implement best practices related to Agile/Scrum, project planning and estimation, controls and metrics.  The ideal candidate will have a track record of success leading multi-disciplined teams to deliver complex web solutions in a fast-paced business environment where time to market and quality are paramount.

This is a rare opportunity to be a leader in a team that is implementing sophistication and process to a wildly successful business.  We are looking for talented project managers who are highly motivated by partnering with business and technology teams to deliver results in a high growth business.  We have a team oriented environment and are dedicated to partnering with employees to achieve their career goals.  The company fosters collaboration, innovation, and continued learning.   
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working with the VP, Technology Program Management Office, establish PMO best practices, processes and tools
  • Effectively collaborate with business sponsors and subject matter experts to define the business case for a requested solution, including ROI and NPV analysis as applicable
  • Collaborate with product management team to define product roadmap, maintain and groom backlog
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, including estimation of all project activities and deliverables, resource requirements and scheduling
  • Determine, track and communicate project success metrics; design and implement remediation plans as required
  • Define and assess project risk and effectively deploy mitigation plans
  • Manage execution of all phases of the project lifecycle
  • Effectively lead teams to ensure collaboration, productivity, accountability and transparency
  • Track, measure and communicate team velocity/productivity, milestone and sprint/release progress, and issue resolution
  • Ensure all project tracking databases, such as JIRA and Confluence are up to date
  • Keep JIRA up-to-date to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the project, milestone, and sprint goals
  • Effectively resolve conflict
  • Empower the teams to self-organize
  • Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to our software delivery processes

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 7+ years relevant project management experience in a Scrum Master role
  • Experience managing web and technology projects.  Mobile and Ecommerce are a plus
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with all Rue stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in delivering large scale, complex development initiatives
  • Results-driven team player and leader
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear performance standards, resolve performance issues and keep the team on task
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values and practices
  • Exceptional problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication, organization and time-management skills 
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Strong desire for continued learning and self-improvement
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Scrum Master Certification is a plus

Company Background: 

Rue La La is a new breed of e-commerce marketing partner for world-class brands. A leader in the online private sale space, Rue La La revolutionized online shopping for the world’s most desirable brands and the customers who have to have them. This is the invitation-only destination for a life of style. Where Members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily – and stay open only for a short time. A community where Members shape the experience – and enhance the excitement – by inviting their friends. A highly effective channel for brands in apparel, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, local services and more to meet and exceed business goals.

The company’s mission is to partner with these innovative and sought-after brands (currently over 500 of the best and counting), offering them a powerful online sales and marketing opportunity by introducing them to a highly motivated Member base and enabling them to move merchandise in a private selling environment. And Rue La La does so with one key mantra – it respects and maintains the core integrity of each and every brand with which they partner.

Rue La La is a privately held e-commerce and marketing services company. Headquartered in Boston, Rue La La continues to expand its presence in New York by building out merchandise, marketing and sales capabilities in its Bryant Park office. The company’s success is largely due to unmatched capabilities in customer experience, merchandising, technology, production and logistics. The culture is defined by the 350-plus Associates, who make it happen every day – people who love style, live for innovation, and share a commitment to exceeding Member and brand partner expectations.

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