Project Manager (Contract) at Sidebench

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What We’re Looking For
We are looking for a Project Manager that will work closely with our Product, Development and Design teams to establish reliable schedules, timelines, workflows, scopes, and budgets of both current and potential projects. They will be instrumental in determining the necessary resources to deliver quality products for clients and flag potential risks along the way.

To be successful in this role, you must be a self-starter, have strong problem-solving skills, be able to make strong business cases, and have great communication skills.

We are currently looking for someone to join us on a contract basis for a new client project. The engagement will be short-term with the opportunity for more work in the future.

Responsibilities

As a key collaborator at Sidebench, our next Project Manager will be relied upon to deliver the following:

  • Manage projects throughout the full product life cycle including conception, QA, maintenance and support, production and development, and final delivery
  • Build, structure and lead proper resources and teams to deliver client deliverables on-time, within budget and of high quality
  • Establish and maintain key communication channels both internally and with the client
  • Identify, manage and escalate potential risks and red flags during the project life cycle
  • Properly motivate and utilize internal and external resources
  • Apply Sidebench’s unique Project Management methodologies and iterate on them as needed
  • Develop realistic timelines and budgets in conjunction with our Product Managers, Technical Architects, and Designers
  • Aid in scoping potential new projects with proprietary and secondary data and analytics
  • Present ideas to clients and establish yourself as a trusted advisor and act as the account lead on Sidebench’s behalf

Qualifications

Beyond prior experience in an agency or startup environment, we are looking for a Project Manager that has:

  • 3-5 years of experience managing multiple clients and multiple projects across various industries and disciplines
  • Proven organizational and planning skills and great attention to detail
  • A strong drive and a desire to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment
  • Approachable demeanor with a knack for getting the best work out of their teammates and collaborators
  • Prior experience using organization tools and utilization software
  • Experience with development of project plans for software products, experiential products and digital products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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Technology we use

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Location

We are located in Santa Monica conveniently located near the Water Garden.

An Insider's view of Sidebench

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our work-life balance here is one of the best I've experienced in my career so far. People usually arrive between 9-10a each morning and leave between 5-7p every evening, and so long as you make all of your meetings and hit all your deadlines, no one's going to judge. Additionally, the unlimited vacation is a huge perk for all of us.

Keenan

People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A part of my role is taking a client’s set of requirements and scoping out potential engagements. It's essential I get feedback from multiple teams, including UX/UI/Tech, to better inform my conversations & identify the clients true needs. To do so, I set up solutioning meetings with all roles involved & we’ll collaborate to find the best options.

Chase

Business Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Team ideas define Sidebench’s direction. Our core company value ensures nothing less, "We harness the collective genius of our diverse team to co-invent the feature." By creating an environment of open thinking & celebrating creative conflict, the team knows it's their responsibility to define company direction. Their ideas make up Sidebench’s DNA.

RJ

Director of Product Delivery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating. You can tell that everyone here loves what they do and wants to work hard to make the best products possible for our clients. At the same time, everyone is very laid back and knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to have fun.

Katherine

Jr. UX Designer

What are Sidebench Perks + Benefits

Sidebench Benefits Overview

No week at the office is the same, and every day presents a new opportunity. At Sidebench, we offer hungry, wide-eyed individuals the chance to grow their career, challenge the status quo, and co-invent the future of technology. While you’re here, you’ll receive mentorship from world class leaders and work with a team that’s as driven and forward-thinking as you are.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
You choose your healthcare provider of choice so you can keep your current doctor or choose a new one. We take care of the rest.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We use Guideline, an accessible and easy-to-use 401k provider, to help our employees save for the future.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
The arrival of a new family member is exciting…. and exhausting. We get it — which is why we offer paid leave for both new moms and dads.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
A healthy work/life balance is the key to doing great work, and we believe in giving our brains ample time to recharge.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We value curiosity greatly, so we offer an education package that encourage employees to keep learning and growing.
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