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Remote Project Manager

Company: GasBuddy
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of drivers across North America? Then have we got the right role for you!

We are GasBuddy, and we take pride in helping North American drivers save money on fuel by building inventive products for consumers, gas station owners, and fuel retailers. And right now is the best time to become a GasBuddy - this summer, we were the #1 app in the App store and we have achieved record-breaking revenue in 2021; we have helped our customers save as they have purchased over $800M in fuel using the Pay with GasBuddy card; and we have forged partnerships with other world-class companies including Foursquare, Gridwise, and Grubhub. How do we do it? Our success depends on energetic, talented people who are passionate about growth, customer satisfaction and retention, and innovation.

We are looking for a Project Manager who will manage multiple simultaneous projects of varying sizes from start to finish. This PM relishes building solid partnerships with stakeholders and task owners and believes excellent communication and time management skills are essential to life. The ideal candidate understands that each project's requirements and challenges are inherently different and nurtures creativity as well as team members' unique talents to bring our projects to completion.

Does this sound like you? If so, read on!

You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and leveraging your multifaceted talents by rolling up your sleeves and getting into the details. You are an individual contributor who is equally great at leading and motivating lean teams to the finish line. You are invested in understanding our vision and our products, and especially our teams and our customers. Accountability and integrity are extremely important to you, as are adaptability and creative solutions. You also have a strong background working with Agile teams and SDLC, and you are self-driven and able to deliver with minimum supervision.

This is a highly cross-functional role, involving close collaboration with several business functions including Product, Marketing, Engineering, and Senior Leadership. Responsibilities include:

Project Planning and Management

Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and communicate/distribute meeting notes, project status, and progress; manage risks and issues; identify and communicate deviations from plans early on; scope, budget, and track projects; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

Team Building & Support

Assist in team development by holding teams accountable for their commitments; understand teams' capacities and velocities and encourage team empowerment; assist with UAT; document and follow up on retrospective action items; and remove roadblocks and impediments, leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.

Cross-Departmental Support

Support the Product and Marketing teams by managing customer expectations for project deliverables as well as stakeholder communications; utilize a CRM tool to create/update web pages and messaging; assist Product and Marketing with status updates, reports, demos, and QBRs.

Process Management and Improvement

Define and manage a project management process and be an ambassador for ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management.

Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of SDLC models and Agile project management practices
  • Exceptional understanding of Product Requirements Documents and ability to create user stories that identify project goals, deliverables, and dependency and risk management
  • Exceptional ability to develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Expert handling of all phases of projects, mostly involving articulation of integration requirements, testing/certification, dependencies, and on-time deliverables
  • Excellent ability to create, maintain and disseminate project documentation
  • A proven track record of successfully leading and delivering software, mobile app, and/or web development projects using Agile and project management methodologies
  • Strong experience overseeing project teams
  • Sufficient level of technical background to effectively communicate with development teams and to evaluate complex project risks and issues accurately and objectively
  • Strong experience working with cross-functional teams to accurately scope and budget new initiatives

    Skills Required
    • At least 3-5 years experience as a project manager in a consulting or software development environment
    • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills including collaboration and team building
    • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage fast paced, competing demands
    • Strong ability to translate business needs into effective, actionable requirements
    • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, budgets, and commitments are met
    • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools (e.g., JIRA, Trello, CRM tools)
    • Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) and experience and comfort interacting with individuals at all levels including executives
    • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view
    • Profound willingness to collaborate internally and externally, with a proactive, problem-solving attitude
    • A keen eye for detail
    • Strong presentational skills
    • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities

      GasBuddy offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, all to support the wellbeing of our employees and their families. We are remote-first and offer flexible hours, access to online learning resources and certifications, and technology conferences. Our culture is strong and we live our values every day-transparency, curiosity, respect, and above all, having fun while delighting our customers. We achieve remarkable results by working together in a supportive environment that focuses on continuous learning and embraces change. Apply now and become our newest GasBuddy!

      GasBuddy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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Keywords: GasBuddy, Houston , Remote Project Manager, Executive , Houston, Texas

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