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URBN Project Manager

URBN |  Philadelphia, PA | Ops / PM

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OverviewThe Enterprise Services Agile Project Manager will join URBN Engineering’s Enterprise Systems group as the embedded project manager and agile delivery lead for the Tibco Services Engineering Team. Working under the Manager of Platform Solution Delivery, the Enterprise Services Agile Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day organization, process and workflow activities of the Tibco engineering team, as well as coordination of long-term delivery roadmaps with business partners across URBN’s brands and within the engineering group.

 

URBN’s Tibco Engineering group develops, configures and maintains the software supporting connections across URBN’s systems including Retail, Ecommerce, Order Management, Merchandising, Warehouse and Reporting, as well as many integrations with third party providers. It truly is the center of URBN’s technology ecosystem and provides the Agile PM a seat at the table for many programs and strategic initiatives across URBN’s business.

 

Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Tibco Engineering Manager to lead Agile delivery teams in day-to-day coordination around request prioritization, planning, refinement, development, and testing activities
  • Consistently and constantly work to keep teams organized, unblocked and motivated during each sprint cycle or release iteration, especially during periods of shifting priorities
  • Analyze team burn-downs and throughput to manage capacity planning for sprints or release iterations and leverage that analysis to promote new or evolving methods to improve the teams’ efficiency and quality of deliverables
  • Ensure the quality and successful maintenance of the product backlog using Atlassian’s JIRA issue and project tracking tool in partnership with business systems analysts and Enterprise stakeholders
  • Coordinate dependencies and software releases, maintaining proactive communication with teams across the IT organization and URBN brands to keep Agile teams unblocked and able to deliver in a timely fashion
  • Contribute to the successful launch of enterprise-wide initiatives and programs through thorough risk assessment, scope management, and status reporting
  • Appropriately broker the allocation of team time and resources across competing priorities through thorough understanding of key business objectives and in partnership with managers and business partners
  • Participate in and contribute to URBN’s Agile Delivery practice through documentation of delivery processes, tracking of project management best practices across the software industry and knowledge-sharing with other Agile team members

 

Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience managing Scrum, Kanban or other Agile teams in an ecommerce, web production, or software delivery organization
  • Experience coordinating, planning and estimating software projects and supporting delivery of portions of larger initiatives spanning multiple teams
  • Ability to strategically apply agile principles and project management processes to optimize productivity and quality of delivery
  • Ability to gather consensus within an interdisciplinary team and with outside stakeholders to ensure key decisions are being made in a timely fashion
  • Experience using Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence, or similar, tools to organize project deliverables and monitor delivery progress
  • Should possess a technical curiosity to continually expand system and industry knowledge
  • Knowledge of ecommerce and omni-channel retail industry best practices and trends a plus
  • Scrum Master Certification a plus

 

EducationBachelor’s Degree in MIS, Business, or a related field.

 

LocationPhiladelphia, PA
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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Special Discounts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO

A portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain and the Vetri Family. Founded in 1971

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