Do you see yourself as a conductor of an orchestra? Can you navigate different winding paths to get you to the right destination? Do you get excited when a plan comes together? Do you like knowing the who, what, when, and why behind items? If so, then you might be the project manager we are looking for.
The multi-billion-dollar automotive aftermarket industry is undergoing an exciting, digital evolution, and an abundance of technology product opportunities exist to shape new ways that vehicles can be customized, managed, improved and experienced. Derive's existing technology products bring added performance, efficiency, safety and customization to over two million vehicles around the world today. Derive's future products will continue to lead the industry into new technology frontiers. As a Project Manager at Derive, you will be playing a key role in getting these products to the market.
Oversee and take responsibility for the successful completion and timeliness of projects.
Own the project process from start to finish, striving to provide an amazing experience for each and every team member you work with.
Project Kick-Off: Work with internal stakeholders understand the goals, requirements definition, the scope of work, budget, timeline, and prioritize requirements.
Proactive Project Planning: Produce a detailed project schedule by facilitating the team to plan out detailed milestones; identify key dates that require stakeholder interactions and meetings.
Ensure the team is aligned to operational objectives and drive the team and stakeholders towards milestones.
Set Project Cadence: Schedule regular touch points with team and stakeholders.
Communication Management: Tailor your communication style or method depending on the situation and recipient. Run effective meetings by stating agenda and goals.
Project Administration: Ensure all project documentation is created, reviewed, and maintained to Derive's standards.
Task Management: Ensure that the team understands the tasks associated with the project, when they need to be accomplished, and level of effort.
Change Management: Manage changes during projects by understanding the ask and goals. Assess the impact of changes and recommend the best course of action.
Risk Management: Proactively identify roadblocks and risks and take the initiative to facilitate solutions.
Facilitate technical and non-technical project meetings and decisions, record minutes, document decisions, and drive timely closure of actions.
Manage stakeholder and project expectations simultaneously for a frictionless project experience.
Handle day-to-day team communication throughout each project. You will coordinate and work closely with internal departments.
Analyze and solve problems across your business area (people, structures, and processes)
Engage with Product/Project Management leadership to understand and refer to the vision, goals, and initiatives for the organization.
Execute tasks through a cross functional team in a fast-paced, changing environment.
You'll do amazing things here if:
You can identify and implement process design and re-engineering to achieve both incremental and transformational business impact.
You are comfortable with and understand the importance of customer service.
You are comfortable talking about technical matters with business people and business matters with technical people.
You are respectful and influential; you can push back when needed and can approach work rationally.
You have a bias for action and work comfortably with ambiguity.
You can analyze information to find trends or diagnose problem areas.
You have experience defining and reporting on operational metrics and generating problem statements that are supported by data you have compiled.
You love decomposing and defining workflows and processes.
You develop innovative solutions and collaborate with your counterparts and cross-functional teams to implement them.
Your project management experience includes building operational programs that are scalable, defining roadmaps and translating strategic initiatives into tactical, objective programs.
You know how to manage complex cross-functional projects. You strive to meet aggressive goals and know when to reset expectations.
You have a system to manage change. You influence decisions and change management through collaboration, leadership, and a customer-focused approach.
Required Skills & Experience
You have 3-7 years' experience working in a high-tech company in program/project management.
Experience managing and balancing stakeholders' expectations.
Understanding of project management methods and processes with the ability to apply them to projects.
Sound judgment and the ability to know when to listen vs. ask questions.
Strong time management skills
The ability to be self-directed and work in an ambiguous and dynamic environment balanced with knowing when to ask for support.
Strong business and technical acumen.
Exceptional written and verbal communication.
Experience in Excel and MS Project.
Jira experience desirable.
Bachelor's degree is preferred
Experience in the automotive industry is preferred, but not required.