IT Project Manager at Kendra Scott

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IT PROJECT MANAGER- HOME OFFICE- AUSTIN, TX
About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Position Overview:
Kendra Scott is looking to hire an IT Project Manager to ensure all projects on the roadmap are being managed with industry best practices, in a timely manner, and with the highest quality deliverables. Our ideal candidate must be highly organized, an amazing communicator, and great at working with cross-functional teams on multiple projects.
Responsibilities:
• Oversee the planning and implementation of IT projects with a defined beginning and end.
• Partner with project sponsor to define project objectives, scope, schedule, and budget.
• Establish project charter and plan and other key project artifacts, including success criteria.
• Create and manage project requirements, schedules, milestones, deliverables to ensure quality and timeliness of all deliverables.
• Lead and direct project teams to meet project objectives.
• Track, review, evaluate, and report baselines and executes project plans, schedules and budgets.
• Forecast, manage and monitor project budgets ensuring timely delivery within budget, and fostering effective cross-functional communication and collaboration.
• Identify and prioritize project issues/risks; make recommendations for risk mitigation.
• Support the creation of statements of work (SOWs) with project leadership; may include the coordination of vendor activities.
• Partner with technical support teams to develop user-training plans, technical support documentation, and in some cases training delivery.
• Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
• Prepare status reports and communication plans.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors. Influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
• Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
• Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• Bachelor’s Degree in technology related field is required
• 5-8 years’ project management experience in a high-volume, time-sensitive environment is required. Retail environment preferred
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent communication skills with strong ability to build and foster relationships
• Familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
• Knowledge of best practices in terms of project management processes, controls and methodologies
• Knowledge of basic accounting/budgeting principles and ability to apply principles to project administration
• Expert tracking, reporting and follow-up skills
• Highly proficient with MS O365, MS Project and SharePoint
• PMP certification is preferred
• Experience managing projects in a cloud environment is preferred
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • jQueryLibraries
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    • SCSSLibraries
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Location

Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

How does your team reward individual success?

As a team, we celebrate every win, no matter how big or small. When an individual team member shines with amazing results, we celebrate! Publicly recognizing accomplishments, ensuring the individual gets a little extra visibility, or even just a simple "Thank You" goes a long way in keeping teams engaged and feeling appreciated!

Alli

District Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.

Kirsten

Director, Customer Marketing & E-commerce Merchandising

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.

Laura

Sr. Recruiter- Stores

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.

Kendra

Founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

Nine years ago, I took an Assistant Manager position at our West Village store. That position served as a stepping stone that has taken me beyond my wildest dreams. The relationships I have built in my time at Kendra Scott have helped shape me into the thriving young professional I am today.

Leslie

Director of Retail Training

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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