Consumer Reports, Inc.

Project Manager (Innovation Lab)

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-CA-San Francisco
ID
5121
Category
Technology

WHO WE ARE

CR is recruiting engineers, public interest technologists, and entrepreneurs to develop innovative new ways of serving consumers. You’ll be joining a lean team that works openly and builds out the earliest, most experimental part of CR’s innovation pipeline.

 

Under our CRFlex program, this is a hybrid position that is eligible for remote work

THE OPPORTUNITY

How You’ll Make an Impact:

 

You’ll create and ship technologies that have a real impact on the marketplace, the law, and people’s lives. CR's work includes solutions to help consumers secure their digital devices, help them take back control of their data, make it easier to buy locally and save money, and more.

 

  • You will create project plans and tracking to support the department's program management and governance. 
  • You will ensure that Innovation Lab projects are managed efficiently and executed effectively. 
  • You will pro-actively identify and solve for roadblocks.
  • You will establish and maintaining PM documentation, milestones and deliverables are met.
  • You will prepare regular status reports for stakeholders .
  • You will provide administrative support in drafting contracts, scheduling, and other project management needs.
  • You will establish and implement project management/agile processes and methodologies to monitor progress on all department priorities.
  • You will manage assigned projects, including coordination across. departments/divisions, status monitoring and reporting, and addressing project blockers. Typically manages one or more cross functional projects of medium to high complexity.
  • You will assemble project plans, iterations and teamwork assignments, identifies resource needs, and escalates functional, quality and timeliness issues.
  • You will ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to quality standards and meet expectations.
  • You will contribute to department governance and quarterly updates to advisory council and stakeholders.
  • You will provide administrative and scheduling support to ensure alignment with Legal, IT, and other departments.

ABOUT YOU

You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

 

  • You have a Bachelors degree in related field (may be substituted for equivalent combination of work experience and education).
  • You have 3 or more years of problem-solving and working in a project management experience capacity .
  • You have the ability to work well under pressure and fast deadlines.
  • You have knowledge of project management methodologies such as RACI and best practices.
  • You have strong organizational, time management, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • You have an appreciation and understanding of the consumer movement and its potential impact on issues including corporate and state power, economic and social inequality, and environmental sustainability.

 

You’ll Be One of Our Top Picks If:

 

  • You have experience working in public interest technology, digital rights, and/or startups.
  • You have a Bachelors degree in project management and experience in open source software development. 

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES YOU TO BE FULLY VACCINATED PRIOR TO YOUR START DATE

 

Our Commitment to Fair Pay

At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $126,000 to $155,000. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

 

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EEO STATEMENT

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match (10%!). Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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