Application Project Manager - E-Commerce

Job ID
14200
Category
Information Technology & Development
3636 S. Geyer Road
St. Louis
MO
63127
USA

Overview

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?

New Balance’s eCommerce Division is located in St. Louis, MO and is responsible for creating, maintaining and providing customer service for its branded eCommerce websites. We seek talented individuals that fit into our team-oriented atmosphere and are proud to have an environment that offers the comfort of a true work/life balance.

Responsibilities

JOB MISSION:

The Application Project Manager is responsible for managing medium sized projects using industry standards and best practices. This includes all aspects of the project from requirements definition to go-live and stabilization planning, working cross-functionally to ensure key decisions on design and software changes are made. This includes creating and maintaining project documentation and detailed, comprehensive project plans. Also responsible for proactively identifying and and managing risks and issues, escalating them as necessary. Develop expertise on industry trends and the IT ecosystem and contribute to the improvement of project management policies and procedures.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage medium to large size projects of varying complexity using industry standards and best practices. Responsible for all aspects of the project from requirements definition to post implementation support
  • Coordinate internal resources and work with/manage third parties/vendors.
  • Monitor and report progress of the project to IT management. Proactively identify and manage project risks and issues, and escalate in a clear and timely manner when appropriate. Prepare and publish a status report in intervals throughout the lifecycle of a project. Active management of the project scope throughout the project.
  • Manage and track implementation issues/risks to achieve a successful go live. Prepare and track post go live issues to ensure a successful stabilization phase.
  • Use knowledge of business domain to add value to project and manage more effectively. Grow this domain knowledge during the course of a project.
  • Knowledge of relevant business domains and experience working within the structure of the full software development lifecycle.   Guides project teams to ensure solutions delivered are effective and solve business needs and requirements. Grow and develop deeper domain knowledge during the course of a project.

 

Qualifications

  • Requires a BS degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with minimum 1-2 years of experience in IT project management or similar type of experience. Technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development a plus.
  • Experience and/or exposure to one or more relevant domain areas such as ecommerce, retail, marketing, supply chain preferred.
  • Time management and organizational skills essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

 

Our Benefit Offerings:

We’re happy to provide traditional benefits, but to us, the greatest benefit of working at New Balance is taking advantage of additional programs that will enhance your life at work and at home as you grow with our business. Our benefits, at a glance, include:

  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Generous vacation package and paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Discounted Health Club Memberships
  • Corporate Gift Matching
  • 40% associate discount

Your Career Development:

While the company looks to achieve strategic goals, each associate is encouraged to take ownership and mold their development process as they conquer their personal aspirations. To guide you in the process we offer traditional and nontraditional development opportunities, including mentor programs, to help you move your body or career, in which our executives participate as mentors. We also offer customized team sessions, on and off-site seminars and tuition reimbursement.

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

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