Program Manager at project44

| Chicago
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project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

We are looking for our first Program Manager to help drive the most important projects our company is working on! You will be working with leadership across technology and the entire business to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. You will report directly to the Vice President of Product and will have a key role in driving the success of project44!

Responsibilities
  • Create and manage a complex project from start to finish by utilizing advanced project management skills
  • Ensure that all project goals align with strategic objectives, and all team members have a clear understanding of project goals throughout the entire project life cycle
  • Provide administrative support as well as identify risks, issues, challenges and opportunities that may affect the project deliverables and timeline
  • Provide continuous improvement through analysis, process improvement, metrics reporting and program maturity tracking.
  • Implement and share project management best practices and proven methodologies for successful completion of projects
  • Define, manage and drive special, business critical projects to successful completion while providing visibility to executive stakeholders
  • This is a multi-dimensional and multi-functional role, which will require reporting program status to executives, as well as diving deep into technical discussions with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • Generate both high-level and detailed reports for project stake holders spanning business and technical teams
  • Document all project artifacts and ensure that they are complete, organized, stored appropriately and shared with project members
  • Set the standards for communications and reporting. Monitor and provide feedback on communications between teams. Ensure a consistent set of values and cultural awareness exists across the team's communications.
  • Coordinate project activities that require feature development with scrum masters and product owners
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis and changes to the project and or business objectives
  • Actively learn and fully understand project44 business model, product offering, go-to-market, etc.
  • Take a leadership role within project44, empowering, motivating, and supporting team members to do their best work 
Qualifications and Preferred Skills
  • Experience working with fast-growth technology company, strongly preferred
  • Experience managing large, complex projects across multiple functions
  • 7+ years of experience managing multiple technology projects and programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in and Engineer or Business field
  • Worked closely with software engineers, QA, product managers and other engineering teams to get high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test and release on time).
  • PMP, or similar qualification, strongly preferred
  • Experience in supporting development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to effect change
  • Experience with freight logistics, preferred
  • Experience working with a SaaS product, preferred
  • Ability to be strategic and roll up your sleeves to accomplish what needs to be done
  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Ability to drive projects to successful completion
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong and precise communication, being comfortable with presenting to executives and large audiences
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
How project44 makes the world run faster, one global network at a time
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An Insider's view of project44

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

From the start, I could tell that project44 was special; we're a group of really smart people who come together with the ability to experiment, try new things, and collaborate.

Portia LaMotte

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There are things that I hoped to do at some point in my career-I've got to do many of them in the span of one year. I feel actively involved in our growth, and I love the opportunity that I have to learn and experience different parts of the organization. I don't know that I would get this much opportunity and exposure in one role anywhere else.

Aysha Ali

Senior Accounting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We are ultimately building a world supply-chain network that fits within a much broader vision of applying modern technology, data science, and data flow technologies to an industry that's as old as time.

Will Hansmann

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged. To succeed, you must be ready to change your mindset and move quickly to keep up.

Jispuneet Singh

Technical Project Manager

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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