Hey! Paper Leaf is an award-winning digital product design firm located in Edmonton, AB. We design & develop innovative custom web applications, mobile applications and websites –and we are looking to add a full-time Digital Project Manager to our team to help us do that. We have a fun, relaxed & flexible environment that’s actually organized; a tight-knit team where your voice is heard; a variety of challenging, rewarding, and creative work; and room for professional development. We're currently remote during the pandemic, and do anticipate remaining remote-first (with in-person and drop-in time as required) going forwards. So, with that said, this is a remote-first position, open to applicants in Canada, with preference given to those near Edmonton, AB and/or within the MST timezone.
We work on projects for clients across the globe, and you'll be working on a team that values high-quality execution – not one that is hellbent on burning you out and churning out as much work as possible. You can learn more about our work on the Portfolio page, our team on our About page, and get a good vibe of our culture from our Instagram feed. Sometimes mission statements are bogus, but we believe in ours: to improve organizations through the elegant execution of design and technology.
We also believe that diversity in all regards contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently improve Paper Leaf and the work we do. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.
As the Digital Project Manager, you are responsible for the successful delivery of a project to a satisfied client. To your team, you are the champion of the client and the user - you know the client's business (and competitors), their needs, their fears, the goal for their product and how they're going to meet it. To the client, you represent your team's capabilities and needs. You are responsible for project resourcing (who is working on what, and for how long), project strategy, and project budget. This includes: conducting stakeholder interviews and developing user personas and user stories, helping define schedules & roles; keeping projects on time & on budget; communicating with clients and internal team members; using (and helping improve) the systems and software we use for project management; reporting on project statuses; resource allocation and distribution, and more.
Your role is absolutely integral to the success of the company and our projects. You’ll work within a set team of designers and developers, so you get to know and understand your teammates and clients as you complete projects together over time.
Are you the ideal candidate for this position? You are if you…
- can see both the forest and the individual trees - you know how to look at the big picture, and how to break it down into its individual parts.
- love not only finding answers, but finding the questions that need to be answered
- are a critical thinker
- are an efficient worker
- are a problem solver – you approach nearly everything as a problem to be solved
- love working with people & have great people skills
- are an outstanding communicator, both written & verbally, and a great listener
- love to keep things organized, and have a sense in pride in doing so
- have a true appreciation for quality in all regards
- like to have fun
The job duties for the project manager position involve:
- helping define project requirements & resources required
- client and user needs and requirements uncovering
- setting project goals & expectations
- project implementation strategy & planning
- managing clients and project risk
- working with the team and client to create project schedules
- managing project tasks, schedules and milestones
- managing, monitoring, and forecasting project budgets
- organizing meetings, reviews, and external resources
- writing: meeting itineraries, meeting notes, daily comms, etc.
- reviewing project deliverables for quality and strategic alignment
To be considered for the position, here’s what you’ll have:
- 2+ years experience as a Project Manager, Product Manager, Account Manager, Account Executive or in a related role, in an agency or agile setting
- strong written skills
- very strong verbal communication & people skills
- strong critical thinking skills
- outstanding organizational skills
- great problem-solving skills
- comfort with Mac OSX as well as with general web technologies/software
- experience managing projects and/or multiple people
- ability to plan ahead and foresee challenges
Past experience in an Agile environment or Scrum Master Certification is an asset.
If you don’t meet one or two of these requirements, but still feel you’d be a good fit, throw your hat in the mix anyway. You miss every shot you don’t take.
This full-time, salaried position is normally out of our office in Edmonton, but we're all working from home for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer a relaxed working environment; flexible start and end times to your days, and the opportunity for 4 day weeks if you want; a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, benefits, vacation time, and bonus structure; the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging, and meaningful projects; professional development opportunities; and more.
This position will remain open until filled. Thanks!