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Vayner Media // social-first digital shop
 
Product, Full Time    Hybrid (NY, NJ, CT, TN, MD, NC, CO, CA, GA, TX, FL)    Posted: Monday, August 01, 2022
 
   
 
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The Sasha Group believes every great brand has two things in common: theyre consistent, & they change. Thats why we existto help growth-minded brands big & small build strong cores that can flex with our ever-changing culture. From building brand foundations to building momentum, we combine creativity with thoughtfulness & speed to solve business challenges. We like to describe ourselves as a consultancy in the front & an agency in the back. 

At The Sasha Group, we believe that smart, creative thinking is the ultimate variable in bringing brands to life, whether in service of creating the mold or breaking it. Our goal isnt to be rightits to find right. And by right, we mean the strategy & creative execution that will move hearts and the business needle.

Though were currently working in a hybrid environment, we have established offices in New York, Los Angeles, & Chattanooga (TN). Were committed to being a welcoming & inclusive workplace for everyone, & we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported & connected at workregardless of who you are or where you come from. We value & celebrate our differences & we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives. 

Thats where you come in.

Were looking for an experienced Web Product & Project Manager to join our web team. This person will work closely with the design & development teams in the redesign & build out of client websites. They will also partner with our Director of UX & Web to grow, evolve, & refine our web offering & process. This multifaceted, client-facing position will contribute to the continued growth & creativity of our team & offering. Every project looks differente-commerce, landing pages, startups, mom & pop businesses, nonprofits, & morebut all are uniquely challenging & highly rewarding. 

Success in this role requires a user-focused approach & empathy for how our solutions impact the end-user & our clients. Were looking for someone who will thrive as a member of a collaborative, casual team that works remotely across multiple locations. The web team utilizes the Agile Sprint approach for getting work done. 

Whos on the team?

Youll be joining a tightly-knit team working with emerging & established brands across CPG, fashion, food & beverage, financial services, nonprofit, health & wellness, technology, & more. The team is an intentional, collaborative, & relentlessly curious mix of strategists, creators, & technology partners with one united goal: making web experiences more beautiful, rewarding, & accessible for their end users and their owners. 

As a Web Product & Project Manager, you will:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with brand, strategy, account, technology/development, UX/UI design, & copywriting peers to effectively manage multiple projects & deadlines.
  • Liaise with finance, operations, & legal teams on project & client needs.
  • Communicate directly with clients & vendors around budgets, timelines, process, & deliverables.
  • Lead & schedule necessary project-related meetings such as kickoffs, work sessions, & deliverable reviews.
  • Create budgets, project plans, & SOWs with an understanding of best practices, potential third-party capabilities, time requirements, & broader portfolio business objectives .
  • Be responsible for all vendor agreements & other contract documents.
  • Report to the Account leads & (S)VP on resourcing, budgeting, & revenue realization.
  • Participate in an agile environment with an iterative creative process, motivated by collaboration & critique.
  • Understand the technical & creative constraints of a project, making strategic compromises with client stakeholders when necessary. Ensure structural & design concepts are possible in reality, across multiple devices.
  • Partner with the Director of UX & Web to strategize & implement new/evolving workflows & processes to tackle the unique challenges of each project & client.
  • Manage client & internal expectations for features & functionality. This includes performing a functional intake of design concepts to ensure they are consistent with scope & tech capabilities. This also includes leading meetings with clients & communicating deadlines for review & feedback.
  • Contribute to the development of functional specifications, & facilitate collaboration on the specifications with relevant team members.
  • Capture & communicate non-functional requirements for projects, including browser, device, language, & usability requirements.
  • Provide training & functional walkthroughs to content editors who have varying levels of technical knowledge. Also develop & deliver user guides & functional documentation that is valuable to the client as a part of the handoff process.
  • Partner with development teams to perform functional testing of client content management system solutions (CMS) & data integrations & ensure functionality performs as expected within the CMS & on the website.
  • Where applicable, apply your skill set to real-time consulting & problem-solving in a collaborative environment with clients. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a product manager, web project manager, or consultant. 
  • Prior experience with website implementations, web projects, & web content management systems. Familiarity & prior experience with WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, Webflow, & alternative (headless) build methods. 
  • Must be comfortable communicating with clients & taking the lead on client calls.
  • Prior experience with training clients on how to use various web CMSs, preferred. 
  • Knowledge of organic Search Engine Optimization best practices & prior experience integrating these practices into web solutions. 
  • Knowledge of web accessibility best practices.
  • Knowledge & passion for emerging technologies & trends in web development.
  • Previous experience in an agency setting or consulting role, preferred.

Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service & interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to build something new within an existing agency, & awareness of the bumps & hurdles that may be present along the way.
  • Must be an enthusiastic & level-headed problem solver, & someone who is curious & enjoys learning new skills.
  • Must be organized & able to manage & track time effectively.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines & negotiate priorities with other team members.
  • Must be able to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Must be versatile & able to contribute & add value to the team on a variety of tasks.
  • Must be proactive, self-motivated, & solution-orientedwe are paving new paths within this agency rather than treading familiar ones.
  • Must be able to communicate & collaborate effectively with co-workers from a variety of professional disciplines & at different levels of authority, all in a remote / hybrid environment.
  • Must be a good writer & able to clearly & concisely document functional & technical information.
  • A strong understanding of agency processes, including creative production & digital buildsinterest in optimizing those processes is a strong plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • New Projects
    • Develop initial cost estimates for executions in partnership with relevant vendors given project knowns & assumptions.
    • Write Statement of Work based on project requirements, Client requirements, project plan, & larger executional context.
    • Schedule execution for projects given client needs, current projects, & pipeline.
    • Budget management, including review of actual hours & expenses, against timeline.
    • Scope tracking (timing, deliverables); if a change occurs, working with Director of UX & Web to determine what can be done in scope & what cant.
    • Proactive schedule management, ensuring inter-departmental teams know timing for meetings, milestones, deliverables, & completion.
    • Work with vendors & agency specialty departments (in/strat, smart, tech, etc), on budget, timing, & task management to ensure their inputs & outputs on a project are aligned with larger timing & milestone needs.
  • Project Wrap
    • Ensure smooth handoff of the new site to clients, as well as any relevant documentation.
    • Sign off on project expenses from Finance.
    • Ensure all project wrap documents are done by appropriate team members (completion reports).

Location - Hybrid based in any of the following states: NY, NJ, CT, TN, MD, NC, CO, CA, GA, TX, FL

The Sasha Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.

 
 
 
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