Project Manager, Digital

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NY-New York (Midtown)




Barnes & Noble is seeking a self-starting Project Manager with experience managing multiple parallel technology projects for our Barnes & Noble Press & SparkNotes businesses. You will play a key role in leading projects that will deliver applications and services that support that goal in a reliable, scalable and performance-sensitive manner. This is a high visibility position, affording significant interaction with Business Owners and Leadership. The role requires superb communication and presentation skills to drive deliverables and deadlines, conduct meetings, host demonstrations, and facilitate retrospectives with team members and stakeholders.

Essential Functions

• Partner with Product and Business teams to develop and drive the Project Roadmap
• Manage and lead cross-functional business / technology teams to achieve committed project scope and deliverables on time, within budget and with high quality
• Manage work relations and deliverables with 3rd party partners, internal IT, and internal business teams
• Manage medium to large, often highly complex enterprise projects leveraging an Agile methodology and performing work under limited supervision; must have ability manage multiple projects with competing priorities, and perform in fast-paced environment
• Effective at coordinating and driving multi-task project plans and schedules, issue tracking and issue resolution
• Ensure clear communication of project status and keep management informed of problems which could negatively impact the project
• Maintain a close working relationship with the E-commerce, Operations, Marketing, Customer Experience and Technology teams
• Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills with both technical and non-technical communities and support teamwork across many diverse groups
• Develop and maintain all applicable project documentation, including: Project Budget, Scope, Schedule, Milestones, Issues/Risks, Status updates, Communication plans and Contingency plans


• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business) or relevant experience
• 5-7 years of Project Management experience with the ability to comfortably work in a fast paced, often ambiguous and event driven environment
• Scrum certification preferred
• JIRA experience preferred
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Project
• Understanding of Agile software development methodologies, preferably Scrum
• Experience using Jira, particularly for managing projects and reporting
• Understanding of the entire lifecycle of IT development projects
• Ability to proactively drive projects and hold multiple parties accountable for hitting their deliverables while keeping the project on the critical path
• Must have meeting facilitation skills including setting agendas, task management, time management, taking minutes, managing documentation, and action item management both formal and informal settings
• Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) including presentation and speaking skills
• Must have effective and sound decision making skills


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