Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Atlanta

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Who we are:

At Black Bear, we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

Who we are looking for:

Black Bear is seeking a freelance Website Project Manager who channels critical thinking and problem solving and thrives on being engaged at all levels of a project. This person will support multiple WordPress-platform website projects, ushering clients and internal resources through the project. Our Project Managers acutely understand the opportunities and constraints of a given project and take responsibility for setting and managing expectations internally and with clients. They manage and negotiate trade-offs to deliver on time, within budget, and against agreed objectives. Project Managers have full lifecycle experience from scoping through delivery and can confidently navigate and prioritize business needs, resource management, schedules and financials to successfully navigate and deliver all aspects of the website project.

Project complexities range from simple, brochure WordPress sites to database builds, advanced eCommerce development, API integrations, critical thinking and ideation surrounding best use to support client needs. Projects can range from very simple to very complex, and deep background in managing these complexities will be important.

This is a variable contract role indefinitely with the Atlanta office. There will be times we need full-time support and other times we may only need 25 hours a week. The contract you sign if chosen will indicate that we reserve the right to terminate the contract with a 30-day notice, and that all work is variable and billed hourly.

What you’ll do:

  • Work | Deliver work that is excellent, on time, on budget and sticks to the brief. Oversee the entire delivery and execution of projects. Identify dependencies and impacts of delays. Gain alignment on the scope, schedule, assumptions and price for projects with an ability to effectively translate these to Client Proposals and Statements of Work.
  • People | Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. Partner with Account Management to manage scope and identify opportunities. Ensure a collaborative ‘One Team’ approach comprising of, account management, production, content/social, finance and client representatives.
  • Process | Establish and manage project/program communication and process. Balance the opportunities and constraints within a given project. Leverage existing tools and processes to monitor people and progress.
  • Financials | Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. Build detailed project plans in accordance with budget.

Who you are:

  • Leader | Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Drives projects from ambiguity to clarity. Comfortable communicating and partnering with department leads, tailoring communications based on audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, and vendor).
  • Builder | Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems. Drives projects and resource management from ambiguity to clarity. Understands digital technologies and trends.
  • Detail Oriented | Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A Strong Communicator | Excellent communication and analytical skills. Conducts team and client meetings with clear, concise language and leadership acumen. A skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator.

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience managing WordPress website projects in an agency or consulting environment.
  • Experience leading projects for a client in the entertainment, retail, or service industry a plus.
  • Experience working with common project management tools such as ConnectWise, Trello, Smartsheet, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Conscientious and adept at problem-solving through critical thinking.
  • Comfortable leading team and client meetings, tailors communications based on their audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, vendor).

To apply for this job email your details to careers@blackbeardesign.com

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