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Project Manager

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Legacy.com is the place where life stories live on. We are the global leader in online memorial tributes; a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is honored to help consumers express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives. Uniquely open to profound messaging at this focused moment, users respond by sharing memories, purchasing gifts, finding event information, and making plans. Legacy delivers its community-targeted content daily via 1,500 local news media partners.  We continue to broaden our offerings in our mission to help people seeking information and guidance on all aspects of end-of-life. Our vision is to become a full-service end-of-life and memorialization resource.

We have a diverse and talented team of employees who come to us from many kinds of backgrounds.  We have an immediate need for a talented, experienced Project Manager for our new Downtown Chicago office that will report to our VP of Product.

See our new Chicago HQ: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/06/06/legacycom-new-chicago-office

Overview

The Project Manager will manage our key client facing projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of project work on time. This person will oversee all aspects of projects such as set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of projects. They will also prepare reports for upper management regarding status of projects. 

The successful candidate will work directly with the project teams to ensure deliverables are moving at an appropriate pace and do not fall off track. They will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible. This role will be the point person for the launch process and act as a liaison between various stakeholders. 


Responsibilities

  • Facilitate implementation of a key company initiatives 
  • Work with the team to improve the workflow process and identify areas for improvement 
  • Create and maintain project documentation and status reports 
  • Track projects performance 
  • Ensure that cross-team development tickets are being completed efficiently 
  • Identify and communicate about blockers 


Requirements

  • 1-3 years of related project management experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to create structure and efficiency 
  • Strong ability to manage projects and meet deadlines 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, JIRA, and Salesforce is ideal  

Benefits

Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401k plan with discretionary employer match
  • Parking/Transit Flex Spending
  • RTA and CTA pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Catered lunch provided 2x per week, breakfast 1x a week
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress every day
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
  • Located within a few blocks of CTA, Ogilvie, and Union Station
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