Program Manager Blurb
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Blurb is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb?s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Blurb?s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb?s social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels with ease.
Eileen Gittins founded Blurb in 2005. In 2011, Blurb shipped nearly 2 million books to 70 countries and territories. Blurb authors used the company?s Set Your Price program to earn more than $1 million in profits on book sales approaching 100K print and ebooks. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London.
Here at Blurb we?re serious about meeting our product launch commitments and we depend on the skill and passion of Program Management to make it happen. The Program Manager will be responsible for planning and managing successful releases of Blurb?s creation tools for printed books and eBooks using a scrum model of product development with regular high frequency product releases. A successful Program Manager at Blurb is expected to work closely with technical leads to manage delivery of component products while simultaneously coordinating successful launches of large-scale product initiatives. Program Management at Blurb is a Technology team role that partners closely with Product Management and works effectively with all functional areas within the company.
Develop and maintain cross-functional launch plans with explicit release criteria, managing for scope and resource constraints. Coordinate activities and interaction points with print operations, development, quality engineering, marketing and supply partners.
Serve as scrum master for component products- lead sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and sprint retrospectives.
Track and report on project milestones, project dependencies, task completion and all other related deliverables.
Work with developers, QA, product management, and others as needed to proactively identify potential internal and external conflicts; mitigate risk and adhere to launch schedule commitments.
Drive continuous process improvement in the product planning, development, and launch pipeline.
At least 5 years of relevant program management experience, including experience with simultaneous management of multiple product teams.
Large-scale commercial experience using agile techniques for delivering product.
Effective communication and team facilitation skills are an absolute requirement for this role.
Strong preference for candidates who are certified as Scrum Masters and/or Project Management Professionals (PMP).
Demonstrated success in new product introductions, preferably with high-quality consumer services and applications.
Demonstrated success in creation of systems, processes and documentation for project management of product introductions, from implementation through launch.
Proven ability to analyze and organize inputs and outputs from internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicate the results.
Blurb is a small, high-growth company, which means tremendous challenges and opportunities. We are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the job done. Our products and services are focused on the user experience, so you'll need to be user-focused as well. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Corbis, Current TV, eBay, Kodak, Method, Microsoft, Sun, CNET, Yahoo!, Lonely Planet and Sony.
We?re in San Francisco's financial district, and there are plenty of great eating (and drinking) spots close by!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
401(k) retirement plan
Employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
10 paid holidays
15 days paid time off per year (with tenure-based increases after two years)
Free lunch on Wednesdays
||580 California Street |
San Francisco, CA 94104
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