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Project Manager

Location: Irvine, CA

Department: Irvine

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) was founded by a group of sustainability leaders from the global apparel and footwear industry who recognize addressing our current social and environmental challenges are both a business imperative and an opportunity. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance that will spotlight opportunities for technological innovation and priorities for action. The organization is growing rapidly, doubling membership and revenue over the past three years. The SAC comprises over 230 members, representing about half of the global apparel and footwear industry.

Learn more about the SAC at http://www.apparelcoalition.org/

Job Summary

The SAC is seeking a Project Manager to manage multiple, concurrent medium to small-sized technically-focused projects in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including our internal development team and product owners. They will manage and monitor the progress of work streams and major timelines to ensure coordinated execution and communication of all assigned projects that are driving the SAC towards its 2020 vision. This position will report to the Director, PMO, and will be located in Irvine, CA.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and manage comprehensive project documentation, including project plans, schedules, estimates, and specifications
  • Coordinate cross functional teams to execute against project schedules
  • Manage daily stand ups with development team
  •  Facilitate collaboration through effective project communication
  • Proactively identify project challenges and work closely with the development team and product owners to form and drive mitigation plans
  • Continuously improve project delivery by driving adoption of project management methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Develop and implement consistent project start up, execution, close down, and ongoing management procedures through best in class software tools
  • Actively document decisions and progress as part of standard processes


   Knowledge, Skills & Ability 

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Technical Project Manager in software/web development organizations
  • Ability to manage complex relationships with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience in managing projects with technology components
  • Demonstrable experience with project planning tools, processes, terminology and best practices required (Agile or other active learning and/or certifications a plus)
  • Proven organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • A high degree of strength in both written and verbal communications skills as well as presentation skills
  • Track record for working in a team-based, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multitask and handle changing priorities
  • Scrum master experience
  • Experience with Jira, Smartsheets, Google Sheets

    Education or Formal Training

  • BA/BS in a technical subject is preferred
  • Formal Project Management training is preferred

Compensation and Location

  • The SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a competitive benefits package, which includes health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, paid sick leave and a matched retirement plan. The SAC's members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours. This position is full time and will be located in Irvine, CA.

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