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Business Analyst/Project Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Leslie's

Business Analyst/Project Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Leslie's

Leslie's

Opening date:January 22

Closing date : February 22 2021

Type:Full Time

Job description

Business Analyst/Project Manager - (21001010)

Description

Leslie's is the world's largest retailer of swimming pool supplies. With multiple retail stores across the US and several Commercial, Service, E-Commerce, and Distribution divisions, the opportunities here are truly endless!

As a member of the Omnichannel Systems team, the Business Analyst is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and documenting customer requirements for projects. Creating detailed functional and technical designs that are accurately documented and verified by customers. The Business Analyst will assist the PMO with developing project documentation and ensure project success through on-time deliverables. This position will be responsible for enterprise level projects that contribute to the efficiency, productivity and success of Leslie's Poolmart.

Day-to-Day

  • Assists in the establishment of and adheres to well-established, best-practice project management processes/procedures
  • Facilitates the creation of project proposals (including timelines, business value analysis, budgets and resources)
  • Will provide support to IT Management and Business Project Sponsors or Key Stake Holders in fulfilling the vision, direction, and timetable of technical and business process improvement projects that relate to new software development and existing software systems
  • Assist PMO to help lead project activities with emphasis on project requirements gathering/specification, testing, quality assurance and user training
  • Identifies, evaluates and documents business needs and objectives, operational processes and procedures, problems and requirements. Will help complete all project management documentation
  • Gathering and definition of functional requirements, use cases to assist developers in creation of IT solutions to meet business objectives
  • Capable of facilitating communication between stakeholders from all levels of the organization while objectively identifying and resolving conflict.

Essential Competencies

You are a strong leader with passion for ensuring that as a team we’re producing high quality solutions efficiently and quickly. You are able to coordinate resources and timelines on multiple projects to meet multiple deadlines, and can communicate and navigate around road blocks, caveats, or needs pertaining to meeting your teams’ goals. You are well versed in modern vendor management best practices.

  • Lead, or contribute to the initial definition and impact assessment and estimation of project concepts and ideas.
  • Ensure successful project delivery from initiation through to closure, within agreed organizational standards & guidelines.
  • Working closely with a team of stakeholders, to lead and facilitate business design activities and to integrate change management activities into project planning activities.
  • Capturing and disseminating knowledge across the brands and ensuring best practice is communicated and adopted.
  • Planning, scheduling, monitoring, implementing and reporting on project activities to a broad range of stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Experience with hypotheses-driven problem solving
  • Experience bringing analytics to action using visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
  • Experience influencing business decisions
  • Experience performing complex data analysis
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of Drop Ship relationships in a retail environment
  • Ability to create reporting for key constituents regarding vendor compliance metrics

Skills Required:

  • Minimum B.S. or B.A. Degree
  • 3 to 5 years of general business process experience required with functional experience in critical functions such as Supply Chain, eCommerce, Accounting, Distribution and/or Manufacturing software systems
  • Blend of Project Management/ Business analyst
  • Data Analysis Skills (e.g., Exporting to MS Excel, data manipulation, Report Formatting, and analysis)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • Strong Analytic, Documentation, Organizational, and presentation Skills
  • Efficient with multitasking between multiple projects
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft products including: MS Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint 2010
  • Ability to make recommendations and present findings to Executive Management.
  • Ability to lead any necessary Process Improvement efforts needed to mature organization

Apply now and take advantage of Leslie’s competitive salary. Additionally, we offer comprehensive and flexible benefit packages, including healthcare/dental/vision, paid vacation/sick time, paid holidays, 401K with a company match, team member discounts at our retail stores, and most importantly, career advancement opportunities!

Leslie’s is committed to developing and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within our company and the communities we serve. A key aspect of building a great team is valuing ideas from many viewpoints, which is why we place a priority on identifying and hiring talented individuals from all backgrounds and perspectives.

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Primary Location: USA-AZ-Phoenix

Work Locations: #COR-Phoenix 2005 E Indian School RD Phoenix 85016

Job: Corporate

Organization: Corporate

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Business Development Program Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Newsela

Business Development Program Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Newsela

Newsela

Opening date:January 22

Closing date : February 22 2021

Remote opportunity

Can only be done remotely

Type:Full Time

Job description

Remote

The Role:

The Business Development Program Manager will operationalize the Business Development (BD) incubation model, actively source and manage programs and partnerships, own all partner program success KPIs, and scale successful programs across the company. You will analyze existing programs to ensure we have the proper operational and reporting systems in place to make informed decisions about the viability of each program. You’ll also continuously identify and develop new BD programs or partner strategies, playbooks and/or business plans to ensure all internal stakeholders can make informed decisions about when and how to scale successful programs across the business. This is a highly collaborative role that will interface with Sales, Sales Enablement, Product, Instructional Technical, Marketing, Customer Success, and Finance.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

You will get to take a project from inception to scale, defining the end goals and building success KPIs and reporting systems from scratch. The programs you build will be highly visible, and will empower other teams to operate more efficiently and make more informed decisions. Your work will directly impact our ability to scale Newsela’s reach, bring our products to more educators and students, and enable accessible, engaging learning that empowers students. In addition to helping our business grow, you will get to work with an enthusiastic, cross-functional team to catapult Newsela’s growth as we scale our national Sales organization.

Why We’ll Love You:

You have 3-5 years of experience working on strategic partnerships, program management or management consulting. You have demonstrated success developing new strategic partnerships and/or programs, including working with other teams to scope dependencies and requirements, developing financial modeling and business proposals, and define KPIs and internal reporting mechanisms to drive success. You are creative, strategic and systematic in your approach to solving problems and implementing systems. You’re also a self-starter, able to manage complex projects on a tight timeline, and are comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment While not required, experience in the education space is a bonus.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

Customer Success Onboarding Project Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Newsela

Customer Success Onboarding Project Manager

3 days ago | Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Newsela

Newsela

Opening date:January 22

Closing date : February 22 2021

Remote opportunity

Can only be done remotely

Type:Full Time

Job description

Remote

The Role:

The Customer Success Onboarding Project Manager oversees the execution of our Back-to-School initiatives throughout the school year, as well as permanent customer onboarding. In this newly created role, you’ll be the Customer Success team’s expert responsible for improving and iterating on customer onboarding and the back-to-school experience, as well as driving cross-functional projects that support Customer Success goals and related product and data initiatives. You will ensure tasks are completed on time by anticipating potential issues and blockers, facilitating resolution, and communicating updates. You’ll partner closely with our Customer Success, Product, Data, Marketing, Professional Learning, Support, and Integrations teams to ensure seamless communication and facilitation of numerous projects throughout the year.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

Reporting to the Manager of Customer Success Strategy, you’ll have the opportunity to create and lead exciting new projects that enable Newsela to provide the best possible onboarding outcomes for our school and school district customers. In this newly created role, you’ll also have the opportunity to help build efficient, innovative new processes that will enable our Customer Success team to scale dramatically and collaborate effectively across the organization. You’ll also get to build upon your project management, data collection, and iteration skills. In addition to growing your project management skill set, your work will help expand Newsela’s reach, ultimately bringing engaging, culturally responsive learning content into the hands of K-12 students and teachers nationwide.

Why We’ll Love You:

WIth 3+ years of project management experience in a sales or customer success organization, you have demonstrated success synthesizing customer needs into an actionable project plan that always centers customer experience. You’re an expert communicator who can seamlessly translate timelines, workflows, and deliverables across multiple audiences. You always ground your decisions in data, and aren’t afraid to dive into the details of a problem to inform the bigger picture strategy. You’re comfortable navigating unstructured problems and situations, and know how to ask questions to proactively identify potential roadblocks. While not required, experience using Gainsight, Salesforce, and Looker (or other comparable reporting tools) is a bonus.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

Communications Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Better.com

Communications Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Better.com

Better.com

Closing date : February 21 2021

Type:Full Time

Job description

Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, faster—and most importantly—more accessible for everyone. We leverage technology and expertise to find ways that we can make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

  • Right now we’re funding over $3 billion in home loans per month
  • We’ve funded over $14 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in insurance
  • We ranked #1 in the U.S. on LinkedIn's Top Startups 2020
  • We ranked #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Financial Services 2020
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • We were listed to Forbes’ FinTech 50 2020
  • And #15 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe it’s important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

A Better Opportunity

As our brand and business continues to grow, we are seeking to hire two media relations managers to play vital roles in the company’s external communications efforts. Both hires will have ownership over pitching and placing stories, as well as supporting conference and awards initiatives for the company. This spread of operational and strategic responsibilities below will be divided between them and demands extensive knowledge of B2C, familiarity with top-tier business and finance publications, and exposure to various conferences and awards.Candidate must be high-energy with a strong work ethic and appetite to learn and grow.

Responsibilities Will Include

  • Developing creative story angles for pitching top-tier financial and business publications
  • Pursue expert commentary and thought leadership opportunities pegged to relevant news, data and trends
  • Maintain strong press relationships and represent the company externally
  • Act as communications business partner to specific business verticals within the company
  • Create an awards strategy and implement application strategy and best practices.
  • Create and adapt communication plans to further elevate the company’s reputation.
  • Create and maintain annual conference target list for unique speaking opportunities that further position the brand and elevate the brand (for execs across the company, ranging from c-suite to product and sales and tech)
  • Write clear and concise press releases, media alerts, and pitches; prepare briefing docs and write talking points to prep executives for various speaking engagements and media opportunities
  • Create and support a regular cadence of Better.com consumer press across all markets

About You

  • You enjoy the hustle and excitement that comes with seeing your stories come to life.
  • You think strategically about the who, what, when, where and why of the stories you pitch so that you are always advancing the ball for the company’s day-to-day strategy and overarching vision.
  • You’re a team player. You’re creative. You have a point of view and are always looking for ways to contribute, even if the task is not ultimately your responsibility.
  • You’re able to cultivate and manage relationships with members of the media; established relationships with journalists at top-tier outlets a plus

    Your organization skills allow you to successfully multitask in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Excitement about joining a fast-growing startup
  • Established relationships with journalists at top-tier business and financial outlets is a plus!

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do what’s in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
  • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
  • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
  • We act like owners, not just employees
  • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us
  • We optimize for mission, not ego

Our mission speaks for itself—we continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve recently joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank, and our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, Ally Bank, and others have invested in our vision for what homeownership can be.

Better Benefits & Compensation

Better.com is committed to paying NYC HQ salary bands, for all employees, regardless of where they are located and does not adjust salaries based on cost of living location. Our total rewards package consists of base salary, yearly cash bonus, equity and benefits. Additional employment-related benefits include:

  • A $500 stipend to set up the WFH office of your dreams
  • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits—including medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more
  • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
  • Robust holistic wellbeing offerings where you can experience unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more
  • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after only 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service
  • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan

Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, age, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act or other laws may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. For further information on how we collect data of job applicants, please click here. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

Head of Project Management Office

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Dow Jones

Head of Project Management Office

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Dow Jones

Dow Jones

Opening date:January 21

Closing date : February 21 2021

Type:Full Time

Job description

Job Description

As the Head of Project Management Office (PMO), you will partner with the VP, Strategic Initiatives to develop and lead a ‘Center of Excellence’ that helps achieve quality, consistency, and oversight of projects across the Company by developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards and tools. Establishing the organization's approach to the full life cycle of projects aligned to our strategic Initiatives, this includes everything from project planning, initiation, resourcing and execution to monitoring, control and completion. Ensuring the PMO meets performance targets that are aligned with the organization's strategic objectives and adheres to best practices. You will be a trusted part of the leadership team that is steering the organization through a period of change and growth. This is a unique opportunity to have a first hand view to the organization and should be able to clearly express it and formulate ideas and influence solutions at all levels - particularly around change management, growth strategies and operations.

Responsibilities

  • Establish the PMO operating model, organization structure, set standards of team capabilities, and success measures
  • Collaborate with other department leaders to define, prioritize and develop projects
  • Trusted strategic advisor, work alongside business leaders to help determine which projects should be undertaken - why and when, not just how
  • Planning project management, including setting deadlines, prioritizing tasks, and assigning team members to various projects/deliverables
  • Overseeing the development of the project and ensuring that team members are carrying out their tasks efficiently while upholding the Company’s standards, goals, and values
  • Training, leading, and coaching team members
  • Drafting new and improving existing project management office policies and processes

    Accurately documenting the project’s creation, development, and execution as well as documenting the project’s scope, budget, and justification
  • Analyze Financial data, including project budgets, risks, and resource allocation

    Providing Financial reports and budget outline to Executives in partnership with Finance

Who You Are

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening)
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to drive strategies and build relationships
  • Ability to understand, organize and present complex information in an easily understandable format tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to synthesize data into actionable strategies and tell the story and communicate to stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven creative ability in generating new and innovative ideas
  • Consistent track record of successfully managing large scale global projects
  • Highly motivated and capable of both working independently and with a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with competing resources and deadline

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required
  • Experience in collaborating with other department leaders to develop projects and programs within a global organization
  • Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: OCEO

Job Category: Business Operations Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 23206

Group Program Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Microsoft

Group Program Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Microsoft

Microsoft

Opening date:January 21

Closing date : February 04 2021

Type:Full Time

Job description

Microsoft is the destination for experienced, collaborative, and passionate digital advertising professionals seeking a rewarding career and lifestyle. We offer a compelling portfolio of advertising products, innovative solutions and the opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds in the digital industry. Microsoft Advertising (MSA) is a worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services organization on the cutting edge of the digital advertising industry. We are the engine that powers the buying and selling of digital advertising across all aspects of our digital portfolio including our high-growth search engine, Bing.



Microsoft’s paid search advertising platform enables clients to link relevant ads to search queries in a dynamic, real-time modified second price auction. The Network Management team within Microsoft Advertising is helping to power the monetization engine for Microsoft’s and third-party publishers’ online search services. We have a broad responsibility for network quality and policy, business planning and forecasting, performance management including delivering operational insights, and monetization programs all of which are critical to ensuring the long-term health of our paid search business. We work with all groups driving monetization improvements including engineering, customer-service operations, advertising sales & marketing, and product management - working across publishers, advertisers and optimizing across the overall network. The team is responsible for developing advanced techniques to turn data into insights; and to drive actions based on those insights end to end.



We are currently seeking a Program Manager Lead who will manage a team of IC’s focused on product management activities and strategy around customer advertising products and features focused on campaign automation, optimization, audience targeting across both search and our native advertising products. This person is core to our understanding the ecosystem, auction process and key monetization drivers. In this role you will help lead analytical projects, develop measurement frameworks, lead cross team go to market and product strategy needs, help create programs with sales to optimize engagement with our products, and help conceptualize the product roadmap and planning of customer needs that can help drive performance. This role also helps generate data driven answers to complex product challenges. Equally important is your ability to communicate across a varied range of partners. This will require a strong understanding of our advertising systems and processes and an ability to work and leverage resources across the organization

The work environment empowers you to have a real impact on Microsoft’s business, our advertiser partners, and millions of end users.

  • Developing sophisticated and accurate financial forecasting models, with a focus on bottom’s up modeling of the constituents of complex and varied data sets.
  • Modeling the dynamics of the paid search market, understanding advertiser value and intent.
  • Designing and analyzing the results of large-scale online experiments

    Working across disciplines and teams to find solutions.
  • In this role on the Business Planning & Forecasting team you will dive into heavy amounts of data and gain an understanding of levers that drive performance, with a focus on generating forward looking.
  • Seasonal/trend insights. You will have a keen intellect for generating data driven answers to complex business questions. Equally important is your ability to communicate across a varied range of partners and stakeholders. This will require a strong understanding of Bing Ads systems and processes and an ability to work and leverage resources across the organization.

Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • Help with the development of Rhythm of Business (ROB) reporting and be able to explain what is driving or offsetting monetization performance with respect to your product area.
  • Generate and consolidate actionable insights to improve the search advertising platform, increasing both long-term revenue and relevance.
  • Develop and lead executive level presentations on research and monetization focused projects.
  • Help lead folks in creating adoption plans and strategies across product areas by partnering with marketing and sales teams.
  • Provide planning inputs to assist with short to long-term revenue forecasts that incorporate the business strategy as well as economic and competitive influences.
  • Excellent partner and publisher management.
  • Be a Strategic Advisor: Provide thought leadership, advice, influence and insight to partners across other teams related to our products and monetization initiatives.
  • Lead project work streams with limited oversight.
  • Assist with monetization initiatives end to end by working with engineering, LCA, marketing partners, and sales.
  • Ability to work with large data sets, obtain information, identify trends, and lead solutions to complex problems.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of the Paid Search ecosystem.
  • Strong analytical skills and technical background combined with keen business acumen.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and comfort with taking on multiple roles, sometimes outside of comfort zone.
  • Detail oriented & thorough, with ability to understand and identify the key trends and levers that drive the business.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to clearly explain complex data and analysis is equally important as understanding it.
  • Ability to spot outliers in data and persistence to find what the cause is and drive to understand the unknown.
  • Strong ability to apply abstract theory and expertise to solve real-world problems.
  • Hands-on approach to data analysis with a strong focus on accuracy and quality.
  • Self-starter with proven record of working independently and collaboratively in a demanding interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Track record of success in dealing effectively with complex projects entailing frequent interaction with senior executives.

Experience

  • 7 or more years of professional experience in Product Management, Technical Product Management or Program Management is required.

    People management experience is required.
  • revious work experience in online advertising is preferred; search industry experience a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in working with large data sets, SQL, MS Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Basic knowledge of auction theory preferred.
  • MBA, Economics, CS/Engineering Degree is highly preferred.

#MicrosoftAdvertising

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Campus & Recruiting Programs Program Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Better.com

Campus & Recruiting Programs Program Manager

4 days ago | New York, New York, United States | Better.com

Better.com

Opening date:January 21

Closing date : February 21 2021

Type:Full Time

Job description

Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, faster—and most importantly—more accessible for everyone. We leverage technology and expertise to find ways that we can make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

  • Right now we’re funding over $3 billion in home loans per month
  • We’ve funded over $14 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in insurance
  • We ranked #1 in the U.S. on LinkedIn's Top Startups 2020
  • We ranked #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Financial Services 2020
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • We were listed to Forbes’ FinTech 50 2020
  • And #15 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe it’s important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

A Better Opportunity

The Campus & Recruiting Programs team builds programs that focus on current students while creating onramps to full time employment at Better for diverse communities, such as Military Veterans, retirees, adults without college degrees, previously incarcerated individuals, and more. In addition to building diverse recruitment pipelines, we work with hiring managers & recruiters to ensure an inclusive hiring process and with the central People Development team to ensure everyone can thrive when they join Better’s staff.

Responsibilities Would Include

We are looking for a powerhouse logistical coordinator that would work to coordinate multiple projects across several departments & partners.

  • Build systems that monitor & ensure projects & priorities are on track towards meaningful goals
  • Coordinating the internal logistics of virtual events (e.g., panels & webinars), such as preparing panelists & ensuring that logistics are seamless
  • Creating opportunities for engagement with colleges & universities, which might include:
  • Providing a framework, resources, and support for local recruitment events & for Better staff who wish to recruit at their alma mater or professional organization
  • Assisting as needed with our engagements at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions
  • Driving cross-functional projects by facilitating communication, coordination, planning and execution across the recruiting team and partners
  • Use data to define program success metrics and inform strategic decisions

About You

  • 4+ years of project management experience or related experience HR/Recruiting
  • Experience with recruiting systems and technology solutions
  • Experience building and scaling programs in a high-growth, rapidly adapting environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working autonomously, and navigate ambiguity with ease
  • Demonstrated change management experience.

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do what’s in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
  • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
  • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
  • We act like owners, not just employees
  • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us
  • We optimize for mission, not ego

Our mission speaks for itself—we continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve recently joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank, and our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, Ally Bank, and others have invested in our vision for what homeownership can be.

Better Benefits & Compensation

Better.com is committed to paying NYC HQ salary bands, for all employees, regardless of where they are located and does not adjust salaries based on cost of living location. Our total rewards package consists of base salary, yearly cash bonus, equity and benefits. Additional employment-related benefits include:

  • A $500 stipend to set up the WFH office of your dreams
  • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits—including medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more
  • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
  • Robust holistic wellbeing offerings where you can experience unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more
  • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after only 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service
  • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan

Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, age, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act or other laws may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. For further information on how we collect data of job applicants, please click here. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

Product & Agile Team Leader - Technology PMO (REMOTE)

4 days ago | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Edward Jones

Product & Agile Team Leader - Technology PMO (REMOTE)

4 days ago | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Edward Jones

Edward Jones

Opening date:January 21

Closing date : February 21 2021

Remote opportunity

Type:Full Time

Job description

Opportunity Overview

We are looking for a Product & Agile Leader to join the Information Systems Agile Program Management Office (APMO) to lead large-scale technology and business program deliverables including strategy, cadences, metrics, cross-project dependencies, risks, and change management. You will guide leaders and teams in the execution of product & agile initiatives to deliver customer value and extraordinary experiences. In addition to leading the Product & Agile Center of Excellence which consists of Product & Agile coaches, developing Product & Agile Processes in addition to building an environment for Communities of Practice to thrive. We are looking for a driven servant-leader with experience in digital transformation in addition to developing Agile operations and governance. This leader works closely with IS leaders, Division leaders and product managers for strategic alignment and program prioritization. You will provide division leadership and stakeholder’s visibility into the general health of firm programs using outcomes-based reporting and meaningful measures.

The APMO facilitates the coordination of large-scale programs and assists with removing and escalating cross-project and cross-team roadblocks impacting the portfolio deliverables. The APMO bridges agile project management methods and tools to an agile construct and reinforces a culture of business agility and relentless learning.

We Trust That You Will

  • Have a strong understanding of Product management, Agile, Lean, and Automation concepts and practices
  • Define, develop, and execute on various Agile, initiatives, adoptions, and change strategies within a rapidly changing, complex, and matrixed environment.
  • Interface with key stakeholders to oversee and execute on multiple concurrent initiatives focused on process improvements resulting in reduced cycle time.
  • Develop the necessary operations and governance models for initiatives once implemented.
  • Be accountable to help teams effectively deploy Product & Agile methodologies toward meeting program commitments.
  • Train and coach teams on the concepts, implementation and practice of Agile methodologies.
  • Work closely and interactively with leaders across industry to provide coaching for their Product & Agile transformation journey.
  • Conduct maturity assessments, corrective action planning, and improvement initiatives until process and transformation is fully integrated into the organization.
  • Prepare reports for firm levels regarding the progress of initiatives.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of the Product Management and lean Agile framework to recommend innovations that enhance and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.

We Value

  • Agile experience in: Leading organizational-level Product & Agile transformation activities. Coaching development teams in theory and practice of Agile. Product development role in an Agile environment (e.g., Scrum Master, Product Owner or Sprint Team member.) Facilitating Program Increment planning events for a global organization. Leading discussions with Sr. Leadership on Lean-Agile principles
  • Certified SPC (and/or other Agile certifications)
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and innovative mindset.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Demonstrated impact on business-related targets.
  • Value Stream Mapping experience.

About You

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or related discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience directly related to Information Systems technology with 3 years of people leadership (or equivalent) responsibilities preferred.
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software projects using Agile methodologies including 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams.
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of Agile, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration.
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using agile tools:
  • Agile Project Management tools such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, VersionOne or equivalent

    Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
  • Balanced business/technical background
  • Proven interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Proven analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Proven ability to lead Agile software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and technology individuals at all levels, including the executive level
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

Company Description

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Awards and Accolades

  • FORTUNE 2020 – Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
  • From FORTUNE ©2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.
  • Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
  • 2020 Corporate Equality Index – Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
  • Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list – the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
  • Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
  • The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Position Schedule

Full-Time

Posting Location

Missouri, St. Louis

Home based Associate?

Yes

Position Type

Home Office

EEO Statement

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Recruiter

Kandice Kinney

Req ID: 52336BR

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