Associate Project Manager

CARFAX

We have a summer 4 day week. Starting in 2023, every Friday between the 29th of May and September in off!

Only considering candidates eligible to work in London, Canada ⚠️

Description

Join CARFAX as an Associate Project Manager!

Isn't it time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do, every day. We pride ourselves on being mission-focused on helping to grow a brand built on accuracy and integrity. We care deeply about our products and our customers. We’re more than just a company: We help millions of consumers make more-informed decisions every day. We know that our teammates are our most valuable asset, and we value a balanced life while tackling challenging projects in a fast-paced environment.  One last thing: Our four-day week continues in Summer 2024!

We’re seeking an Associate Project Manager to focus on defining, planning, and implementing a diverse set of projects within the organization.  You’ll work hand in hand with a large team of project managers and analysts, a driven set of technologists, and business and technology leaders from across the enterprise.  You’ll leverage and balance a passion for agile software development with application of sound project management practices.  You’ll thrive in a team environment where you are well supported and can help launch “BEST-IN-MARKET” products for our customers.

This role has an expectation of 2 days in the office per week, subject to change based on future business needs.

What you'll be doing:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of project management and agile development team ceremonies. Additional responsibilities may include: analysis, project delivery validation (QA/UAT), and other duties as assigned with some coaching and support
  • Develop and refine project plans specifying goals, staffing, scheduling, risks, and contingency plans
  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and costs using a variety of techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes
  • Capture and track dependencies across teams and collaborate with other project managers and team leaders to ensure overall project is completed within the parameters of the plan
  • Ensure a common understanding across stakeholders and team members by setting and managing expectations in accordance with the project plan
  • Gather, articulate, and represent project requirements for our agile software development teams
  • Proactively identify and plan for risks as well as implement approved actions and workarounds to mitigate risk events in order to minimize the impact to the project
  • Lead single-team assessments for projects in the Concept phase and drive the conversion of conceptual ideas into actionable and clearly understood project deliverables with feasible delivery timelines
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with other departments and organizations to recognize and actively manage dependencies associated with projects
  • Generate key project deliverables and facilitate their review
  • Develop and manage working relationship(s) with business stakeholders to facilitate project intake, define requirements, coordinate priorities, and solve problems
  • Facilitate project team meetings to ensure communication is clear and teams are aligned

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree AND zero to three (0-3) years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to be proactive and independent, with the ability to distinguish the need to and ability to seek guidance from more seasoned project management staff
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills based on previous education and/or business project
  • Ability to execute on tasks that are sometimes vaguely defined using analytical skills, available research, and by seeking guidance from more seasoned project management staff
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to learn and apply the use of proven project management practices and tools
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
  • 4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
  • 401(k) / DCPP matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces

Don’t just take our word for it:

  • 10X Virginia Business Best Places to Work
  • 9X Washingtonian Great Places to Work
  • 9X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Places to Work

About CARFAX

CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Glassdoor.com. Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.

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We help consumers shop, buy, service and sell used cars with confidence

Working Week

We have a summer 4 day week. Starting in 2023, every Friday between the 29th of May and September in off!

Our Vacation Policy

Employees start with 15 days PTO (rising to 30 days), plus our Christmas shutdown, plus public holiday. And not to mention our summer 4 day week!

Remote Working Policy

We have offices in 20 different locations, without headquarters in Centreville Virginia. We have a hybrid remote working policy

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equity / options
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 1.4k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
    313
  • sales
    135
  • business development
    47
  • support
    46
  • consulting
    42
  • marketing
    40
  • product management
    34
  • data science
    27
  • operations
    26
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project management
  • Agile development
  • Risk management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Communication
  • Analytical skills

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