Durham NC

Project Manager - Durham


Smashing Boxes project managers aren’t merely taskers or go-betweens. PM’s are expected to take a proactive, hybrid role in projects, steering both clients and team members towards solutions that stay within timeline and budget constraints. Our Project management role is a mix of traditional waterfall project management, account management, and scrum master. Managing the interests of both internal and external stakeholders can be challenging, which is why we take a collaborative approach to client happiness. Project Managers work with key team members to ensure overall product vision is clear, they collaborate with UI and UX designers to execute that vision, and they guide developers through the build and ship phases using both waterfall and agile practices.

A day in the life…

Key daily tasks include managing production schedule and budget, creating agendas for internal and team meetings and providing recaps to keep action items clear. Managing scope and actively participating in problem-solving is a constant aspect of the agile process. Project Managers also create, maintain and prioritize user stories in a backlog, lead meetings, document project details, and always enforce Smashing Boxes process best practices.


This position must be local and onsite - please indicate if you are relocating to the area if you are NOT based in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area.

Requirements

Required "hard" skills:

  • 2+ years of project or account management experience with at least one year in an agency setting
  • Waterfall management experience (Scrum/Agile certification and experience with JIRA software is a plus)
  • Direct experience with managing client relationships
  • Basic Technical knowledge – you understand the ins and outs of your team member’s work and you can speak intelligently about technology even if you can’t code

Required "soft" skills:

  • Integrity and a direct attitude – you don’t shy away from difficult conversations, are direct, forthcoming, and honest while maintaining finesse
  • Exceptional communication skills – you’re able to understand and translate complex technical details across project stakeholders with clarity
  • Salesmanship and presentation chops – you can single-handedly and intelligently run meetings and give demos
  • Multi-tasking – you’d actually prefer to be involved in multiple things at once and can easily keep track of many moving details.

Benefits

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION ARE FUELED BY A LITTLE R&R. WE VALUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE ABOVE ALL:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • 15 days of paid vacation accrued your first year, 20 days after three years and 25 days after five
WE ARE FAMILY AND FAMILIES TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER:
  • Full health and dental coverage
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible work schedule including work from home options
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
PLUS WE’VE GOT ALL THE BASICS COVERED, AND THEN SOME:
  • Simple IRA with 3% company match
  • Coffee, snacks, beer on tap from local breweries
  • Innovation time every Friday afternoon
  • Ongoing learning opportunities and support

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