Full-time Position

Austin, TX

Senior Project Manager

You’ll work hand in hand with our team and clients to help create, design, and build digital experiences.

About Handsome:

Handsome is a holistic experience design agency. Our team of business strategists, product designers, technologists, and project managers embody our winning multidisciplinary, small-team approach to create deeply connected brands, services and products for clients like FedEx, Audi, Nickelodeon and more.

About The Work:

  • You will be the primary client point of contact regarding project related topics.
  • You will be responsible for communication of timeline, budget planning and risk management of client projects, and scope.
  • You will be the internal leader of the project team, responsible for establishing clear lines of communication, and a source of truth for all aspects of the project.
  • You will play a critical role in executing project work that meets Handsome quality expectations, partnering closely with creative directors and account directors.
  • You may work on highly complex projects or across multiple projects simultaneously and depending on size of project marshal the support of a project coordinator.
  • You will marshal  a team of expert practitioners from multiple disciplines to deliver Handsome level results.
  • You work to simultaneously keep the client happy while helping the team maximize effectiveness.
  • You keep an ear to the ground for new project opportunities to keep your accounts healthy and active.
  • You are able to carefully read project contracts and manage projects to any unique constraints.
  • You exercise superior consulting and facilitation skills to ensure clarity around client expectations and feedback.
  • You anticipate and deftly navigate people, schedule, scope, and budget challenges.
  • You identify, suggest, and implement meaningful process improvements both for yourself and the broader team.
  • You enhance the visibility of Handsome and attract talent by participating in local PM working groups and meetups.
  • You assist more junior project managers by being a sounding board and a mentor on addressing the inevitable project challenges.
  • You are responsible for the success of the project.
  • You are able to assist leadership and Business Development on pursuits that involve the PM discipline.

About You:

  • You’re based in Austin, Texas or plan to be in the near future.
  • You have at least 5 years in project/program management experience or equivalent.
  • You have agency experience in project management and/or client services.
  • You’re organized. Super-organized. You LOVE being organized.
  • You manage the details with ease and experience, anticipate or remove blockers for the team, and manage risk.
  • You’re familiar with JIRA, Trello, or other new project management tools that make all of our jobs easier and more productive.
  • You have project experience of many types and comfort managing between agile and waterfall.
  • You are flexible and adaptable. You seamlessly make slight adjustments to accommodate the client while also maintaining the needs of the company.
  • You are highly experienced in effectively designing and running client meetings in person, and facilitating workshops.
  • You demonstrate deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and working knowledge design, web, native mobile and the backend that makes all the magic happen.
  • “That’s not my job” is not in your vocabulary.
  • You’re a lifetime learner and are constantly honing your skill set. We’re in a rapidly changing business, you are focused on staying ahead.
  • You are eager to share the details of a recent project that succeeded or failed and the ‘why’ behind it.

Bonus points for:

  • Certifications such as: PMP, ACPM, CSPO, and/or CPO.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Work from our HQ, located on east 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas (near I-35).
  • Work with the most Handsome people you’ll ever meet.
  • Company paid health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance benefits.
  • 401k plan.
  • Flexible paid time off.

Interested? 

Send us a message at careers@handsome.is with your résumé, portfolio of relevant work and anything else you wish us to see and consider.