Sr. Project Manager - Client Product
Job Details
Experienced
Detroit - Royal Oak, MI
Full Time
Project Management
Sr. Project Manager - Client Product

Vectorform is known as a dynamic and creative company specializing in the creation of emerging digital experiences for the world's leading brands. As a team of designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals, Vectorform's mission is to invent products, services, and processes that result in meaningful and exceptional human experiences.

Objective of the Role

Vectorform is seeking a high-reaching Project Manager to join the Delivery team. As a Sr. Project Manager – Client Product, you will lead one or more projects in a current client product development engagement that is rapidly progressing toward a varied program. With the proof-of-concept delivered, the team continues to advance the product while preparing for initial customer pilots. In this role, the Sr. Project Manager – Client Product will draw from their experiences setting up and executing multi-phase projects or programs, leading technical teams, guiding client executive stakeholders, and progressing delivery from pilot to production to scale.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, on budget, within scope, and of the highest overall quality
  • Proactively identify, track, and close risks or issues to prevent negative project and customer experience impacts; quickly remove blockers to allow the team to work efficiently on their tasks as needed
  • Manage client and team expectations, leading governance sessions on a defined cadence
  • Report project information tailored to client executives and internal team members to help ensure company goals, resources, and efforts are correctly aligned
  • Provide and maintain project plans created in Atlassian’s Jira and/or Microsoft Project; integrate multiple projects into a cohesive and sustainable method as needed
  • Actively manage project resourcing, consistently updating the system of record for the project duration; work with department leaders to resolve resource conflicts as needed
  • Capture and communicate scope requests or opportunities to inform product development
  • Track and manage resource budgets and procurement, as well as, support company invoicing
  • Manage the processes and tools used by the teams to complete their tasks and deliverables
  • Ensure project documentation is completed, current, shared and stored appropriately
  • Maintain high morale across team members, including client and internal teams
  • Improve the profitability of projects through process improvement, process management with the project and project team, and enhancing collaboration for project teams and client stakeholders

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead project teams through all project phases, guiding work priority based upon knowledge of customer requirements, project schedule, and dependencies
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to analyze business challenges and opportunities, then develop project proposals supported with logic and evidence
  • Manage project plans to scope, identifying and implementing corrective action plans that may include formal change orders
  • Create and maintain project artifacts such as resource plans, project schedules, sprint and release plans, executive summaries, governance structure, and RAID logs
  • Setup and facilitate meetings, capture and cascade minutes, and drive action items to closure
  • Integrate and facilitate regular project team retrospectives to reveal recommendations for, and the implementation of, process improvements during project execution
  • Provide regular executive summaries for project health and insights to ensure decision-making and delivery management activities are focused on achieving project goals, addressing risks, and fulfilling stakeholder requirements
  • Assist with the development and support of internal Delivery policies, procedures, and best practices

 

Qualifications

Experience

  • 7+ years of experience leading the project or program delivery of product development or technical customer implementations in enterprise environments
  • Working knowledge and experience in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies for software project development required
  • Certifications in PMP, SAFe, CSM, or related are highly preferred
  • Experience leading IoT, voice application, and hardware development projects preferred
  • Experience in Atlassian’s Confluence and Jira management tools highly preferred
  • Experience in the Power Generation or Utility sectors is preferred
  • Experience in Microsoft Project is preferred

Soft Skills

  • Consultative approach to facilitating collaboration, building strong relationships, and promoting high levels of teamwork synergy
  • Excellent general leadership with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to effectively customize approaches to accommodate shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
  • Model excellent customer service skills in all interactions

 

Innovation thrives when it’s informed by diverse perspectives and people. Vectorform is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.