Founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar, fuseproject is an award-winning, integrated design agency. Taking a long-term approach to developing products, experiences and brands, fuseproject works globally and across a wide array of industries as diverse as technology, furniture, fashion, environmental design, and consumer goods.
We fuse together design disciplines including design strategy, industrial design, brand, packaging, experience design (UI/UX), and environmental design for corporate clients and startups. You may be dedicated to a single client for duration of a client engagement, or you may have 3-4 smaller clients to work with.
The Program Manager works to ensure that the fundamentals of project management are seamlessly delivered every day under the supervision of more senior members of the team. Opportunities to advance in either the project or account management fields.
Duties / Responsibilities:
Create stability and predictability for your programs
Create optimum conditions for creativity
Navigate your team confidently through each program
Maintain a detailed grasp of project plans as they evolve
Alert your manager appropriately if the team departs from the project plan
Work with your manager and team to accurately forecast team resources needed to complete client work
Prepare and share meeting agendas, objectives and outcomes
Keep studio resourcing and time tracking systems up to date and accurate
Deliver reports on team hours spent on nominated projects
Required Skills / Experience:
2 - 5 years of Project or Product Management experience in a DESIGN/agency/consultancy environment
Strong understanding of the creative process (and mindset)
Strong critical thinking and verbal abilities
Experience in formal project management methodologies, including various forms of documentation but with the flexibility of an acrobat
Experience managing both digital and physical/hardware design projects, or similar creative endeavors
Excellent writing skills and ability to produce enough project documentation, business requirements documentation and functional specifications to drive successful development
Must have experience in a range of project management situations (i.e. multiple industries and corporate structures, projects of varying duration and complexity).
Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills