Project Manager at Kin + Carta (Chicago, IL)

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Kin + Carta is a digital transformation organization.  As one of the key strategic pillars, Kin + Carta Connect is a full-service digital agency that strategizes, designs, builds, implements, tests, and optimizes world-class, global, and multi-channel experiences.

Kin + Carta Connect is looking for a Project Manager to work on our client projects from our Chicago office.  The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the successful delivery of our client projects along with identifying additional sales opportunities.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Kin + Carta teams to run million-dollar Content, Commerce and MarTech projects, while creating solid client relationships and identifying future areas of growth within a client.
  • Collaborate across Kin + Carta’s capabilities to project manage multi-disciplinary teams of people to successfully deliver integrated client solutions.  
  • Responsible for the delivery of projects throughout the entire project lifecycle from pitch to go-live.
  • Work with the other Kin + Carta disciplines to estimate, plan, and scope each project.
  • Manage disciplines that may sit outside of the current workplace or country.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in strategic, creative, technology and business management environments, our PMs are supported and sponsored to sharpen their skills to deliver human advantage in all they do.

We want all new hires to succeed in their roles at Kin + Carta. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Minimum Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience managing all aspects of delivery for a range of projects e.g. creative-lead marketing, data-driven feature development, site design and build on any of our preferred platforms
  • Experience with platform technologies (eCommerce, CMS, Martech, etc)
  • Ability to create a project plan and pricing model for proposed project with guidance from ED. Proficient with developing engagement contracts, including Statements of Work and Change of Scope requests.
  • Ability to manage an RFP response with oversight from ED. Includes framing the response, articulating the project scope/requirements, Kin + Carta's capabilities and detailing a project approach. 
  • Adept in identifying project skills to fill team roles. Leads project estimation process, gathers and consolidates input from other disciplines.  
  • Demonstrated management of multiple smaller projects simultaneously or a single, complex project independently. Proficient with all dimensions of the delivery process.
  • Extremely proficient with PM tools (estimating, tracking, resourcing, risk management, financial management, MS Project, JIRA, etc.) with expertise necessary to guide internal and client teams on use and applicability. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Agile leadership and facilitation of teams to deliver human-centric solutions
  •  Proficient with financial management and modeling tools and financial analysis techniques. 
  • Able to consult with clients to identify the most suitable delivery approach which may be a hybrid of methodologies
  • Familiar with all disciplines and able to lead large, highly complex technology projects independently. 
  • Experience with assessing and managing risk within your own projects
  • Project tracking and commercial reporting/forecasting experience
  • A proven track record of strong budget and scope management
  • A desire to bring transparency to the business team and ability to grow and maintain the trust of your teams and clients
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Brilliant problem-solving and analytical skills
  • A strong drive and desire to learn
  • Experience managing small and medium-sized cross-functional teams
  • Proactive at managing expectations for agency and client teams
  • Exposure to complex Martech Systems including Content and Commerce Management 

About Kin + Carta

Kin + Carta exists to make the world work better by delivering transformative digital growth for our clients. As a digital transformation firm, we apply creativity, data, and technology to help clients invent, market, and operate new digital products and services that turn prospects into customers, and customers into advocates. Kin + Carta seamlessly integrates the strategic consulting, software engineering, and marketing technology needed to help businesses 'Make It Happen'. 

Consultants at Kin + Carta have the opportunity to: engage with the most cutting-edge emerging technologies, solve difficult problems for some of the world’s biggest companies, and work within a breadth of industries.

Kin + Carta is headquartered in Chicago and London with offices across four continents. Our culture and shared ways of working unite us globally, but it’s our diverse specialisms, our connections, and our courage that makes our firm a recognized best place to work.

We welcome our Kin to show up as their full selves every day. Because this is so important to us, Kin + Carta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. To read further about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness, check out our IDEA page on our website. 

If you need accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. 

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For those who love an office, our space in Chicago is in a great tech-focused building right by Ogilvie and Union Station in the West Loop.

An Insider's view of Kin + Carta

What are some social events your company does?

Kin + Carta celebrates holidays with our office in Argentina - our US offices have introduced Argentina to Halloween, and the Buenos Aires office introduced the US to “Friends Day” in July. We also have a book club, a board game club, football and a Bachelor fantasy draft, co-rec sports, wine tastings and happy hours to celebrate new hires.

Andrea

Client Lead

What does your typical day look like?

Days as a consultant are pretty dynamic — you could be preparing to lead a workshop, working on a product roadmap, sitting with research on customer interviews, mentoring team members, etc. A few things are constant every day, though: you get to solve interesting problems, be creative, and work with amazing people.

Michelle

Global Chief of Staff

What makes someone successful on your team?

To me, what makes individuals on my team successful is a recognition that there is always something new to learn and always more room for growth. An open, honest desire to not only learn from your teammates' expertise, but also to share your own, is a huge part of what makes a teammate at Kin + Carta successful.

Reid

Technical Principal

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

As a digital innovation firm, creativity is in our DNA. Employees self-organize around our R&D function, what we internally call Labs, solving problems with emerging technologies to show off to our clients. Many of these ideas have gone on to help our clients better understand their end-user.

Kelly

CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

I really enjoy working on cloud projects because part of modernization is showing our clients what we’re capable of with new emerging technologies, new frameworks and really showing them what their current system could be and what they should be reaching forward to.

Dhyaanesh

Senior Technical Consultant

What are Kin + Carta Perks + Benefits

Kin + Carta Benefits Overview

When you succeed, we succeed. At Kin + Carta, our mission is to build a world that works better for everyone — and that starts with the benefits we offer to our Kin.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annually we "Pay It FWD" — a day of volunteering where employees combine forces & give back!
Partners with Nonprofits
Our US charity partner is Techbridge Girls, an organization that challenges gender, racial and class bias in STEM fields and culture.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity, Philanthropy, Wellness and Social Committees can be joined by any member of our Kin who is interested in collaborating on events and making an impact upon our culture!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We offer "Overcoming Unconscious Bias" training, which creates a common language about bias and arms Kin with tactics to mitigate it across the firm.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Anyone at Kin + Carta can create an affinity group — a safe space for the group and its allies to celebrate and reflect on shared experiences, as well as advocate for positive change across the fir
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Kin + Carta's FSA offers that employees contribute to: Flexible Spending Account, Limited Purpose Spending Account, Dependent Care FSA, Transportation, & Parking.
Disability Insurance
We offer employer-paid STD & LTD. STD has a benefit amount of 60% of your weekly earnings up to $1,500 per week. LTD has a benefit amount of 60% of your monthly earnings up to $10,000 per month.
Dental Benefits
Kin + Carta offers national PPO & HMO coverage though Delta Dental. Both plans pay provides 100% preventative care (includes oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, and fluoride treatment).
Vision Benefits
We offer national vision coverage through VSP which provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams after a $10 copay, lenses covered after a $25 copay and frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130
Health Insurance Benefits
Kin + Carta offers a national PPO and two HDHP plans through BCBS. The HDHPs have an HSA with an employer contribution up to $1,000 per year.
Life Insurance
We offer company-paid AD&D and life insurance up to $50,000. Employees have the option to elect additional Life, Critical Illness, or Accident Insurance for themself, spouse or child.
Pet Insurance
Kin + Carta offers “My Pet Protection” insurance from Nationwide which helps you provide your pets with the best care possible by reimbursing you for vet bills.
Wellness Programs
From mindfulness walk weeks to Lunch & Learns, our Wellness Committee enables a workplace that encourages environmental and social support of a healthy lifestyle.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Kin + Carta offers company-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Kin + Carta offers traditional and Roth 401(k) through Mercer Wise Retirement.
401(K) Matching
Kin + Carta offers a 4% matching contribution that is immediately vested.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
On an annual basis, qualified employees can purchase company shares at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Kin + Carta offers a competitive incentive program that pays out annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kin + Carta offers a 12-week company-paid maternity and paternity leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Work from how and where you best work in your role at Kin + Carta. Employees are empowered to work with their teams to take ownership of their own balance to support personal needs and aspirations.
Remote Work Program
Most of the positions available at Kin + Carta give our employees the opportunity to choose between working primarily from an office, completely virtually or a hybrid split between the two.
Family Medical Leave
Kin + Carta offers unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our "Time Away from Work" policy empowers employees with self-managed PTO, ensuring our Kin can take the time off they need.
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees can volunteer in their communities, using our self-managed PTO.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees can take sick days, using our self-managed PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some of our favorites include our in-office happy hours, our company-wide holiday party, our annual volunteer event (Pay It FWD) and project team outings!
Game Room
Kin + Carta's game room is decked out with a ping pong table, Wii games, a shuffleboard and board games for all employees to use when they need a break.
Stocked Kitchen
Our Office Experience team helps to ensure that we always have fruit, coffee (brewed & a fancy espresso machine!), tea and all of the flavored LaCroix that we can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Company-wide happy hours, as well as team happy hours are common at Kin + Carta. The themes and locations differ, but they are always a good time!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a wide range of internal training programs, as well as a training budget to pursue professional development.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
All Kin are assigned a People Leader who provides 1-to-1 support, career mentoring, and leadership advocacy.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a variety of fun perks, but our favorites focus on our employee's development. We know that investing in employee growth is crucial to our success as a forward-thinking firm. All full-time employees have an annual training budget and self-managed PTO, which can be allocated to training. Employees will use this to take classes, buy materials and go to conferences.

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