Senior Project Manager (digital agency experience required)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Program Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About the Senior Project Manager Position

The key to success as a Senior Project Manager at Verndale is to actively manage multiple web-based projects for a subset of our 200+ clients throughout all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC). Ideal candidates for this role will be able to juggle multiple priorities at once, which include but are not limited to, project planning, scope management, cost and risk management, internal and external communication and process improvement initiatives.  Verndale is growing aggressively as we continues to add bigger and more renowned brands to our roster of clients. We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who is a clear communicator, incredibly organized and insanely passionate about delivering projects on time and on budget to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate across internal and client project teams and ensure project vision and execution strategy are clearly communicated to all parties involved.
  • Regularly attend and play an active role in Trend meetings, where project timeline, resourcing, estimates, and technical issues are addressed.
  • Scope and estimate projects, defining and negotiating parameters with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Account Management and Production departments to build and maintain trusted client relationships.
  • Define and assess project risks, both technical and non-technical in nature and effectively deploy mitigation plans, ensuring all are aware of chosen direction.
  • Act as a consultant to clients by truly understanding their expectations and requirements and arming them with the appropriate technical knowledge to aid in their decision-making process.
  • Successfully manage changes to project scope, as requested by client.
  • Maintain successful client relationships after project closure.

Qualifications 

Want to get in on this? We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate some combination of these qualifications (the more the merrier, but a few is great, too):

  • 6 + years experience in software project management with a demonstrated track record of successful SDLC implementations; digital agency experience preferable.
  • The ability to cultivate relationships with clients.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible and comfortable with the changing demands of a rapidly-growing and fast-moving company.
  • Experience in implementing project management and/or software development process improvements is a significant plus.
  • Experience dealing with C-level officers is valuable as client communication across all seniority levels is frequent.

Ten great reasons to work for Verndale

  • Rapid growth company of 19 years maintaining start-up company feel
  • Work that demands team building and quality results by challenging the solution, experience and technology.
  • Monthly outings and social events including a summer fiesta and winter bash.
  • Tight-knit and collaborate work environment with no formal dress code
  • Westside LA location next to downtown Culver City and the beach; covered parking garage sponsored for by Verndale
  • Opportunities to hone your inner-self through events, speaking opportunities, trainings and more.
  • Friday VernDiner breakfasts, free lunch and happy-hour at 3:00pm sharp!
  • Community athletic leagues that vary based on season and interest
  • Flexible schedule options to support work/life integration (we know all about LA traffic…)
  • Paid holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation at time of hire, fantastic 401k matching and stellar insurance for you and your family

About Verndale

Verndale is the marketing technology agency that brands call when they want to connect with their customers in a more meaningful way. It designs, builds and evolves brand experiences that mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies use to bring their products and services to life for their always-on customers.

Verndale offers unparalleled strategy, experience design, technology and post-launch managed services. With an all-star team made up of pure technologists and digital, brand and creative pioneers, Verndale understands the operational, organizational and technological demands posed on an enterprise that wants to extend sophisticated, connected experiences to their customers. It can work across centralized and siloed business units in a brand to create a cohesive front to back-end strategy that both technology and marketing leaders love, while extending and maintaining engaging experiences that the brand’s customers will also love.   

One of the largest independent agencies in the industry, Verndale is headquartered in Boston and has five offices across the United States. Global operations in Quito, Ecuador and Bangalore, India power Verndale’s global delivery model, which provides application efficiency, stability and value to its customers.

Lean more about Verndale at  www.verndale.com .

 

Compensation & Benefits

Verndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation, a profit sharing bonus program and comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) savings plan with company match are offered to all full-time employees.  Ample company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible.  For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

Verndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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