Project Manager

Flexible Location (US) | Fully Remote Role


Who We Are


Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods industries, delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data. 


From materials to products, from facilities to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact. Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.


We’re motivated by the opportunity to help customers improve every aspect of the trillion-dollar industries that touch everyone’s lives. We want business to change for good, but in a way that adds up to industry-scale change, because no business can change the world alone and doing just one thing for a positive headline won't change our world fast enough. 


Today, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the comprehensive intelligence needed to accelerate business and industry transformation.


The Opportunity


Reporting to Higg’s New Solutions Program Manager, the incoming Project Manager will be a key contributor in the management of Higg’s core tools and new solutions, and unlock additional capacity in the newly established Project Management Office (PMO). Against the backdrop of significant growth and development at Higg, the Project Manager will organize and deliver projects that involve multiple work streams, including R&D, partnerships, product development, go to market, and trainings. The Project Manager will facilitate all core activities for his/her/their projects, including managing stakeholders, clarifying expectations, driving alignment across teams, collecting input to build project plans, fostering a collaborative environment, managing project teams on execution, and reporting on progress. The ideal candidate is an early career project manager with a strong appetite for learning and growing with the team, driving growth and improvement in service of Higg’s mission, and managing stakeholders with a firm and friendly hand.


Key Responsibilities


  • Use project management best practices to ensure projects are executed effectively and efficiently, on time and within budget (when applicable).

  • Create a project plan based on input and estimates from other functional teams, and provide alternatives and trade-offs when necessary. 

  • Foster a collaborative environment to ensure communication between teams and decision making that is right for the company.

  • Ensure the capacity of the teams involved in the project and their engagement.

  • Manage stakeholders and expectations, define project governance, and provide visibility and transparency on project activities.

  • Effectively manage project risks and track status and resolutions to help the project stay on track.

  • Contribute to the PMO by reporting status of projects, improving and scaling project management practices in the organization, and identifying where a new process can be designed for business as usual.


Required Qualifications


  • 2-5 years of experience in project management

  • Strong track record of successful project delivery in a SaaS/tech company or in a supply chain role

  • Ability to manage complex relationships with multiple stakeholders, including executive colleagues and cross-functional teams

  • Well-developed communication skills, and high degree of emotional intelligence

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; framework thinker with the ability to understand the relationships between people and between data points

  • Personal or professional interest in sustainability; familiarity with principles of supply chain sustainability is preferred

  • Comfort with remote working environments

  • High degree of situational awareness; well-developed ability to navigate ambiguity and changing priorities, work in a fast-paced environment, and work independently

  • Curious, enthusiastic, and open to learning and sharing knowledge

  • General savvy with online research, production, and collaboration tools; experience with project management tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence, Asana) is a bonus

  • Working knowledge of best practices, frameworks, and methodologies in project management and process improvement (PMP or PgMP, Lean, Kanban, Scrum, SAFe) is a bonus



Benefits


Enjoy benefits including unlimited PTO, flexible working locations, benefits packaging which includes health (medical, dental, vision) and flexible spending benefits, retirement matching plan, and many other benefits.


Be part of a team that includes software engineers, sustainability professionals, business leaders, marketers, designers, artists, number crunchers and more than a handful of farmers! (From backyard mushrooms to multi-acre orchards.)


Surround yourself with the kindest, smartest, most enthusiastic and dedicated people you’ll ever meet, who dream big, listen well, learn from their mistakes and when things go wrong, pull together to help each other out.


Individuals seeking employment at Higg are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.