Project Manager / Scrum Master
Weight Watchers
Toronto, Canada
20h ago


Key Responsibilities :

  • Manage projects around business and technology initiatives to deliver results in support of Weight Watchers digital products.
  • Be a strong team player. Coach and motivate teams throughout the organization to deliver high quality results and achieve desired customer outcomes.
  • Thinks strategically, and can articulate what they are, and are not, trying to do. Minimize complexity and finding time to simplify and is concerned about process health.

    Protect the scope of their projects, maintaining the timelines to ensure delivery. Communicating when timelines are at risk.

  • Invite the wisdom of the team and create team insights by inquiry. Encourages teams to find solutions and make decisions vs.
  • looking to the Project Manager. Listens well, instead of reacting fast, to better understand issues (Active Listening vs.

    Identifying Position).

  • Resolve and remove issues / impediment resolution and to remove barriers to progress. Displays positive energy despite setbacks.
  • Identifies root causes and gets beyond treating symptoms. Smartly separates what must be done well now, and what can be improved later.

    Maintains a strong sense of urgency and is willing to do anything to help.

  • Distinguish self by polished and thorough communication regardless of target audience. Always comes prepared to discuss the subject matter at hand, is organized, focused and demonstrates efficiency in helping the team reach a resolution.
  • Displays and encourages transparency to the project’s progress. Maintains calm poise in stressful situations.

  • Keeps PMO and Technology management apprised of progress and risk. Radiates information to keep the team and the Weight Watchers organization aware of how the project is progressing.
  • Demonstrates ease of reporting issues / impediments and their implications to the project and / or organization. Concise and articulate in speech and writing and shares information openly and proactively.

  • Takes personal responsibility to ensure that the Weight Watchers Product Development methodology is followed and is strongly result orientated.
  • Is self motivated, self-aware, self-disciplined and self-improving. Challenges assumptions (when warranted), especially when something is identified as can’t be done and suggests better approaches.

  • As the organization transforms to a new Product Development methodology, be an agent to facilitate the transformation within their team and support the overall implementation within the Weight Watchers organization.
  • Hold powerful, blameless retrospectives within their team in order to create a culture of learning and adoption.

    Goals / Deliverables :

  • WW Health Solutions - Take Ownership and Responsibility for the WWHS Crew by :
  • Facilitating all ceremonies, improving velocity and identifying process improvements
  • Delivering tech debt and maintenance of related products
  • Communicating team progress
  • WW Health Solutions - Build a Product Partnership by :
  • Working closely with Product and develop a complete understanding of the WWHS product portfolio
  • Collaborating with product and the business to understand the roadmap for 2020
  • Identifying timelines and dependencies in the portfolio
  • Improve Agile Team Performance and Collaboration by :
  • Shadowing other APM teams to become educated on existing standards and processes
  • Evaluating existing WWHS crew practices
  • Building productive relationships with Product, Engineering, Business & Leadership
  • Implementing process change that will improve efficiencies of the team in 2020
  • Assist in Agile Onboarding of new team members in the Toronto Tech Hub
  • Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to four years’ experience in project management of consumer facing digital products and software using Waterfall and Agile practices and methodologies, including SCRUM.
  • 8 +years of experience in the software / system development industry.
  • Experience in Jira, Confluence, MS Project, Excel, Visio and other Project Management related software tools.
  • Be a strong team player who collaborates to build, and adhere to, a delivery schedule
  • Superior project management skills including : communications management, risk mitigation and issue management
  • Think strategically and create solutions to complex problems
  • Create, maintain, and own project artifacts and facilitate project ceremonies
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact with all members of the Product Development Life Cycle as well as Sr. Management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • PMP and / or Agile, Scrum Practitioner certification a plus.
  • Have expertise in online subscription business models, a plus
  • Have expertise with an organization that transitioned from Waterfall to Agile, a plus.
  • As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work.

    We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall well-being, including :

  • Competitive compensation and profit-sharing plan
  • An RRSP plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
  • Health care coverage starting on your first day
  • Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
  • Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
  • Free WW membership for you plus 3 free WW memberships for your friends and 3 for your family
  • Free fruit, snacks and coffee to get you through your day
  • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career
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