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Academy Sports + Outdoors Project Manager Digital Product Management in Katy, Texas

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Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Academy Sports + Outdoors is looking for a super star project manager to help drive our projects to completion. You will be driving collaboration between multiple companies departments, assuring cross functional task deliveries on time and budget. Your primary pears will be our product managers, stake holders, creative UI/UX teams and engineering. As a project manager you are expected to be Agile, structured and outspoken. You will be held responsible for reporting on deliverables and keeping people accountable for assigned work.

Job Description:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required

Work Experiences:

  • 2 years of experience in management of corporate-wide projects as a Scrum Master is preferred.

  • Project Management and Agile certifications are preferred but not required

Skills:

  • Core project management skills with the ability to multitask and manage multiple or large projects in a cross-functional environment.

  • Broad working knowledge of Traditional and Agile software development frameworks.

  • Excellent communication skills; effective at presenting

  • Ability to develop effective relationships and partnerships with internal/external business partners at all levels of the organization

  • Strong project management skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize objectives

  • Ability to remain organized, pay strict attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines within a high volume, fast-paced environment

  • Know how to execute; ability to stay focused and motivate others to execute as efficiently as possible

  • Have a background in many fields and can relate cross functionally between design, engineering, and marketing

  • Experience in JIRA and Wrike or similar tools preferred but not required.

  • Experience with Agile methodology and principles.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides accountability on the execution of the development processes for assigned teams.

  • Acts in the Scrum Master role for teams using Scrum.

  • Guides the team on the Scrum process and Agile best practices as a servant leader.

  • Facilitates Scrum events as requested or as needed.

  • Ensures team is focused on the prioritized work.

  • Provides accountability on the identification and removal of roadblocks for the team.

  • Works with team for project and effort estimation.

  • Facilitates and optimizes methods for team discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution as requested or needed.

  • Partners with the Product Owner and team to ensure project and release planning is handled effectively.

  • Partners with the Product Owner ensuring the work is clear, concise, prioritized and estimated by the team.

  • Partners with the Product Owner ensuring stakeholders are informed of the team’s development efforts and progress

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.​

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 80 years. With more than 20,000 team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

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