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VP of Project Management - Fully Remote

Company: Metabolic Living
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


We're a rapidly growing 100% remote $60MM+ metabolic optimization company looking for a strong leader to build our first lean, agile project management office (PMO). This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practitioner to implement an agile PMO the right way from scratch. Senior leadership is energized and 100% committed to supporting your efforts as you'll be the main catalyst for our growth in 2022 as we march toward our goal of becoming a billion-dollar revenue brand by 2025. We're 100% remote, in our 11th year with a team of 150+ and have grown over 300% in the last 3 years.

Hello, my name is Marc Stockman, CEO of Metabolic Living, and I need your help. For the last 11 years we've been systematically building different pieces of our MetabolicOS - our ecosystem of offerings that empower people to optimize their metabolism to feel their best, look their best, perform their best and liver longer. We're now weaving these disparate elements together to create a unified UX that combines exercise, nutrition, coaching, habit change, e-commerce and more. To do that successfully requires we build a PMO, the leader of which will report into me to ensure it receives the robust executive sponsorship needed to flourish.

We need a strong leader who is steeped in the art and science of executing agile/scrum at scale. We have various value streams across the company, each of which requires enterprise-grade agile execution, but need a center of excellence to act at the central organizer and catalyst. What's most exciting is you get to be the first to implement SAFe (or something equivalent) in our organization. We've been ad hoc in our approach to project management as it worked well enough - but that now has to change given our inflection point.

What Does the Ideal Candidate Look Like?

You flourish in hands-on managing projects, but also the have the wisdom and desire to build a PMO using SAFe. You have 7-10+ years' experience successfully delivering technical and/or complex cross-functional projects in an agile/scrum environment and have a strong SDLC background. You are a PMP, SCM, Certified SAFe Practitioner or all of the above. You've project lead everything from launching digital products on iOS + Android stores, to enterprise software implementations like Salesforce or an ERP, to building out a scalable e-commerce infrastructure.

You're extremely organized and systems- and process- driven. You thrive being 100% accountable for project delivery, solve problems quickly, are a perceptive listener, communicate clearly and get energized by diving deep into details. You handle ambiguity well, have thick skin and a strong voice that can push through an agenda in a collaborative way. You're driven to deliver on time, on budget and on spec--- with a smile. You're passionate about health and wellness and are energized at the prospect of aligning your personal passion with your professional super-power.

What are the Key Points?
Compensation: $175k - $250k + Bonus
Location: 100% Remote (virtual team of 150+ with no corporate office)
Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life + Robust 401k + Unlimited PTO
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EASTERN (to standardize our rhythms)
Culture: Human-first with High-Performing, Happy & Humble People (no jerks)
Personality: Obsessed with Details so We can Simplify the Complex for Others

What Will You Be Working On?
Build the Scaled Agile PMO - You'll build our first PMO the way you've always wanted, standardizing the methodology of how we execute projects and building a common culture of execution by establishing best practices, standardizing on templates, tools, and repeatable processes and other elements critical to creating a high functioning PMO. You'll hire a team of decentralized project managers who embed in cross-functional and/or functional teams as necessary to deliver continuous workflow for our value streams and our marketing, sales, service, IT, product, operations and finance teams. And you'll interface with other department leaders to define, prioritize and develop projects while analyzing data to establish KPIs, set budget, establish ROI, etc.
E-commerce Platform - We're launching our new Metabolic brand (more below) on a highly customized e-commerce platform that supports our extremely high volume of paid advertising ($3MM+ per month). This platform needs to be built to scale since we'll be launching a new supplement, functional food/beverage or other consumable product every 8 weeks.
Flagship Digital Product - We're launching our flagship digital product that helps people optimize their metabolism with an individualized nutrition, exercise and lifestyle plan that's customized to how their unique metabolism works. This requires detailed planning to parse through complex logic about metabolism and to deliver that in a seamless UX with multiple end-points including iOS/Android/web.

What's Our Culture Like?

These Aren't Just Talking Points - We've Implemented Specific Policies, For Example

We're serious about high-performance, so our culture is built around deep work to allow uninterrupted time for the focus needed to deliver world-class performance. We also focus on real collaboration and transparency to keep us all in alignment and keep office politics out.
A standardized 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET schedule to protect your personal and family time
No standing meetings before 1 p.m. ET to empower you with 4 hours of truly deep work to GSD
Daily huddles and weekly check-ins to brainstorm, align on priorities and remove bottlenecks
No meetings the first week of the month to gain momentum for the month ahead

Who Are We and How Are We Different?

Our mission is simple: make living healthy easier than living unhealthy. We do that by empowering people to fix their own health with our metabolism-first approach and unified ecosystem.

3 things make us different than other brands in the health and wellness space:
Metabolism-First - After 11 years of trial-and-error with 500k+ people, we've found optimizing your metabolism delivers the results you want: feeling your best, looking your best, performing your best and living longer. Your metabolism is your inner compass for health, but most people don't understand how to read it; once you do, it'll tell you exactly what to do to help you thrive.
Individualized-Approach - Paleo may work great for one person's metabolism, Vegan for another, Keto for another, etc. Everyone's different, so to achieve results that stick, those differences must be respected; if not, things will backfire. That's why our approach is 100% customized to the individual - there is no perfect program to find, it must be built to support how that specific person's unique metabolism works. This is where the usual one-size-fits-all solutions fail - they don't respect our very real individual differences.
Integrated Ecosystem - It's simply too hard to live healthy - lots of great individual solutions, but nothing is connected. We're left to stitch everything together, which is confusing. We simplify everything with an integrated suite of the offerings you need to optimize your metabolism. We started with nutrition, then exercise, then supplements, then coaching and are constantly pulling in new pieces of the health puzzle.

We power up this 3-pronged approach with our proprietary Metabolic Optimization System (or MetabolicOS ) that combines practitioner wisdom and scientific research with ML/AI to deliver a truly customized data-driven consumer experience.

What's Our Past and Future?

Our company may be a bit confusing at first glance because we built everything organically in reverse, starting with our first nutrition program in 2012, then our first exercise program in 2014 and then launching our full ecosystem of products, including nutraceuticals, functional foods, subscriptions, memberships, 1-on-1 coaching and more. We market these all separately under different DTC websites.

However, now everything's being centralized under our new brand, Metabolic. We're launching our flagship e-comm website on in Q1 and our digital product + e-comm app in Q2. Normally, companies launch with a brand and then figure out how to make money. We did that in reverse - creating products that solve specific problems first, scaling that up to fund building out our team and infrastructure, and then retrofitting the brand on top.


What are the Requirements?
Strong Hands-on Leader - Leading teams and influencing others comes naturally to you, but you also have the ability and desire to roll up your sleeves and thrive in the trenches
7-10+ Years Project Management Experience - You've led complex cross-functional and technical projects from end-to-end and know precisely how bring a project home to completion
Agile/Scrum/SAFe - You're steeped in how to run sprints, groom a backlog, estimate and prioritize tasks, assign ownership, identify risks and dependencies, etc. and do it at scale
Technical Expertise - You have intimate knowledge with modern technologies and can communicate fluently with engineering teams and easily translate that to non-technical users
E-commerce - You're fluent with all things e-commerce from front-end UX/UI design, to middle-tier application programming to back-end database and infrastructure design
Digital Product / App - You've successfully delivered a number of digital products into iOS and Android app stores and have deep wisdom on how to develop digital products properly
Driven to Excellence - You've got an ownership mentality with an inner drive to excellence that other people who aren't built that way find disturbingly intense :-)
Exceptional Communication Skills - You are a perceptive listener, quickly synthesize disparate elements and formulate an action plan that can be clearly articulated to others

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