Project Manager (Products)
Modern Tribe

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Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Opportunity
Modern Tribe is looking for a talented and experienced digital project manager to work with our Products team. We’re a WordPress agency and actively develop an events management suite, including The Events Calendar plugin (800,000+ active installs), as well as additional plugins and add-ons, so running some projects with the platform or experience with WordPress is ideal.
If you are drawn to order like a moth to a flame, then drop us a line. If you like maintaining lists and seeing team members make progress because you set them up to succeed, then you are perfect for this gig.
If you are skilled in agile, waterfall and whatever-suits-the-project techniques, then we should talk.
To be transparent, this is NOT a Digital Producer role. We have Product Owners that you will be working with as well as UX team members. If you have skills in this area, that's great! It just isn't the core part of what we need for this position. WordPress experience will be a MUST.

Inclusion Statement
Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. As a hybrid workspace ranging from distributed contractors to traditional employees, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of our global team.
We come from all walks of life. We are small business owners. We are tattoo aficionados and 80’s movie buffs and ex-pats. We are homeschool teachers. We are single parents. We are musicians, college drop-outs, and entrepreneurs. We are travelers, feminists, runners, volunteers, and makers. We are a Modern Tribe.
Everyday we strive to fulfill our motto: live well and do good work. We hope you will consider joining us.

Your primary responsibility is to shepherd the project to success. We pride ourselves on our projects arriving on time, on scope, on budget with a happy team and customer. You will create confidence through organization and oversee communication. To do this, you will need to:

  • Manage scope, timeline and budget execution

  • Manage expectations for everyone on a project including the team and internal stakeholders, with a focus on solving problems and developing new features for our customers.

  • Lead scrums / daily standups, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Internal Stakeholder Demos, and other meetings

  • Review team hours / clocking

  • Review budget

  • Set up and maintain tickets in the management system

  • Perform meeting prep, prepare agendas, and handle all follow up

  • Produce weekly and monthly status reports

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a remote team

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks

  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Fluent English speaker

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience working as a PM, ideally on a distributed web design / dev team

  • Experience with agile and waterfall management styles

  • Experience producing large CMS powered websites

  • A whiz when it comes to online collaboration tools. You feel at home when we talk about Slack, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Docs, Dropbox, Jira, TeamGantt or any number of online PM tools

  • Experience managing projects with budgets of at least $100k ($250k preferred)

Additional Experience (Bonus Points)

  • Technical experience as a frontend or backend developer

  • Business Analyst (gathering and documenting requirements) and/or UI/UX Wireframing experience.

  • Experience with enterprise level web development and ecommerce projects

  • Experience working with Marketing teams and websites, including campaign planning, running experiments, conversion rate optimization, and web project strategy

  • An understanding of conversion strategy, SEO, and UX

Work from anywhere in North or South America, let’s talk. This will be a 100% remote position. If your working hours are in a timezone outside of the US range, but you work 4+ hours of overlap each day our team might be able to consider your application.

The PM role at Modern Tribe is a contract role. Pay range is between $45-$55 USD per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are currently looking for freelance contractors about 15-20 hours a week for this gig.

We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us and we have a benefits package for full time employees.
(Also, if you work enough with us, we’ll bring you on the team trip.

Who We Are
Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

Who You Are
We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • HAPPY - Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.

  • HELPFUL - Always looking for ways that you can help others.

  • CURIOUS - It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.

  • ACCOUNTABLE - Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.

  • A Freelancer

To apply:

Posted about 1 year ago