Senior Digital Project Manager

David Zwirner is seeking to hire a Senior Project Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Digital, this individual will lead the management, on-going development, and growth of David Zwirner’s customer facing digital platforms. This includes - but is not limited to - www.davidzwirner.com and www.davidzwirnerbooks.com.

This position will work closely with the product owner, and the gallery’s sales, marketing, and design teams to understand the experiential, functional, and business goals of the platforms.  Development will be realized by a combination of external vendor resources and a growing internal technology group, so the ideal candidate will have proven success working with distributed development teams through all phases of the full web development project lifecycle.

Responsibilities:
  • Define project approach and resourcing needs with discipline leads
  • Author and maintain detailed project plans, project briefs, change control procedures and cost estimates with defined parameters and input from team members as needed
  • Set team communication and logistical expectations at project outset and oversee process adoption and usage
  • Oversee team meeting agendas, documentation of discussion, and assignment of action items
  • Facilitate collaboration and effective workflow between project team members
  • Keep vendor resources on task and timeline, following up with contacts as needed
  • Manage cross-functional task completion per schedules/project plans, utilizing the most effective communication channels for team members
  • Summarize and report project status, issues and resolutions on a weekly basis, escalating issues to the Director of Digital as appropriate
  • Track work progress, anticipate delays, plan corrective actions to get project back on schedule (collaborating with team members for agreement and alignment) and adjust project plans as necessary, throughout project lifecycle
  • Identify and understand project risks along with triggers that impact severity; define mitigation strategies; quantify financial impact of risks; discuss risks, mitigation plans, financial impacts and change management procedures
  • Run burn reports and track budgets on weekly basis at the program level
  • Ensure that all deliverables are complete, incorporate all requirements, meet predefined specifications, are error-free, and reflect the agency’s highest quality
  • Deliver digital products of the highest quality, on-time and on-budget

Requirements:
  • 5+ years’ experience in digital production / project management, running multiple initiatives and managing various stakeholders simultaneously
  • Proven success managing the delivery of enterprise CMS backed systems that seamlessly support mobile and desktop users – experience with Sitecore based projects strongly preferred
  • Experience with Agile process, ceremonies, and tools – and the ability to strike a balance between formal process application and the informal nature of the gallery culture
  • Fluency in use of Jira, Confluence, and Smartsheet (or another MS Project-like application)
  • Knowledge of digital disciplines including: Strategy, Creative, Information Architecture, Business Analysis, Technology, QA, and Analytics – the roles of these disciplines during various phases of the project lifecycle, the deliverables they produce, and the tasks, duration and dependencies these require
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal and proactive problem-solving skills, along with a positive, solution oriented attitude
  • Interest in participating across the full spectrum of project activities - from big picture / strategic vision definition through hands-on user acceptance testing of the finished product
  • Detail-oriented, take-ownership approach, self-organizing and highly skilled in time management to facilitate involvement in multiple projects

Bonus points for:
  • Digital agency and/or client side experience
  • Front-end web development experience
  • Knowledge of UI / UX concepts and application
  • Knowledge of / interest in contemporary art and artists

Position hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references.

David Zwirner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Gallery is firmly committed to equal employment opportunities in all facets of its operations. The Gallery makes decisions concerning hiring and terms and conditions of employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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