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Project Manager

| Austin

What we’re looking for:

Modernize is looking for an experienced Project Manager capable of driving impactful outcomes for multiple teams business-wide. If you are self-driven, loves to dig into data, and takes pride in designing and optimizing business processes, then this is the role for you!

In this position, you will manage strategic projects prioritized by Modernize's executive team by leveraging your superior business acumen, project management, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills. The role lives under our Business Intelligence umbrella and the team spearheads our fast-moving strategic priorities, by acting as the objective experts on drivers and trends while facilitating on-target performance. Using strategic planning and decision making with deep data analytics and insights, you will develop and drive strategic and operational improvements across the organization.

 What you’ll do:

  • Work with the company's executive leadership to define, launch, and drive strategic and operational initiatives
  • Oversee all aspects of projects including business requirements documentation, stakeholder analysis, timelines, budgets, resource allocation, scope, definition and project communication.
  • Influence decisions and facilitate change management through collaboration and leadership
  • Structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses and developing final recommendations
  • Design both the business logic and the technical specifications to extract key data elements
  • Facilitate implementation of operational improvements through organization of relevant partners
  • Model process changes to estimate the impact on performance and return on investment of all proposed initiatives
  • Quantify the value / size of new opportunities to inform and prioritize initiatives
  • Review business performance, identify areas of opportunity, conduct A/B test and other experiments to measure the impact of new features and processes
  • Create dashboards to communicate business performance in relation to initiative goals
  • Develop company and function performance metrics and drive their achievement
  • Conduct high priority analyses and present recommendations to business leaders across the organization
  • Provide first rate analytic support via hands-on Excel work while leveraging other tools as necessary (SQL, Salesforce, Python, Google Analytics, Qlikview)
  • Perform ad-hoc activities as requested by the management team

What you need:

  • B.S. or M.S. in business-related or quantitative field (Economics, Finance, Math, Engineering, or similar discipline)
  • 3+ years of experience in end-to-end project management, business strategy planning, finance, analytics or sales planning
  • Prior success handling or executing multiple high-impact, fast-paced, collaborative projects
  • Exceptional problem solver with the ability to transition between detailed data and high-level insights
  • Ability to turn complex and ambiguous problem statements into structured solutions and partner cross-functionally to act on them
  • Ability to develop and leverage frameworks to help structure the team’s thinking, facilitate alignment on key strategic decisions among various stakeholders, and identify the 80/20 opportunities to reach insightful, actionable answers without boiling the ocean with analysis overload
  • Presence to interact with both executive management and front-line employees
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analysis and presentation skills: Quick and high quality analysis and presentation creation using advanced Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of a data analytics toolkit, such as SQL, R, Python

Nice to haves:

  • PMP certification
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Experience working in Qlikview
  • Previous operational experience at a high-growth startup/technology company

Who you are:

  • An analytical and structured thinker
  • Understands that done is better than perfect and continuous iteration is important
  • Ready and excited to learn on your feet and to help build a growing business
  • Motivated, driven, and works well independently and with a team
  • Always researching a better more efficient way to fix something
  • Looking for the opportunity to join a fast-growing company
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We are located in the heart of downtown Austin, right up the street from the capital with a rooftop patio overlooking Congress Ave.

An Insider's view of Modernize

What's something quirky about your company?

One of our core values is "Authentic, fun, and a little weird". Our employees here at Modernize are celebrated for their diverse backgrounds and experiences that make them each uniquely valuable to our company as a whole.

Christina Wells

Director of People Operations

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I foster an open environment where both problems and solutions can be openly discussed. I embrace a management philosophy called Radical Candor which encourages the team to care personally and challenge directly. By putting Radical Candor at the forefront of our team culture, we bypass non-productive behavior while focusing on growing Modernize.

Alan Godfrey

EVP Corporate Development/Customer Success

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is exuding positive, motivating energy, which is one of our core values. As soon as you come into the office you can see team members interacting with each other whether it's congratulating them on a sale or problem solving on a specific issue. It's an incredibly empowering environment to be in!

Cleasy Schlueter

Events and Operations Coordinator

What are Modernize Perks + Benefits

Modernize Benefits Overview

The Modernize family is aware of just how much value each of our employees brings to our company. Because of this, we want to take care of our employees in return. We offer a plethora of perks and benefits to not only ensure our employees feel taken care of but also to create a fun and dynamic work environment that keeps them excited to come to work every day!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunches 3 times/week
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
$100 tax free monthly parking stipend
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Open PTO. FREE Food! Kegs on Every Floor. Catered Lunch 3 times/week. Flexible Hours. Company outings & Family Events. Full Shower Facilities. Career Development Focused.

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