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Mango Languages | Madison Heights, Michigan
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Job Description


Mango Languages is an industry leader in providing lovable language-learning experiences to millions of users around the globe. Each day, our passionate, dynamic team is driven by our core mission to enrich lives with language and culture. Available on mobile, tablet and web-based platforms, our software teaches real conversations (in over 70 languages and counting!) and cultural background to public library patrons, students, corporate executives, government officials, and language lovers of all ages.

What's it really like to work at Mango? In a word: extraordinary. Forget your typical 9-5, corporate office job. Mango is full of bright colors, and even brighter people. We believe in enjoying the journey to greatness, with close-knit, collaborative team members who work as hard as they play. Our language clubs, casual dress code, social events, cultural celebrations and weekly Friday Fiestas (you heard that right!) all contribute to the vibrant, fun-loving, collaborative Mango Grove we are proud to call home. We care about our work, our customers, and one another.

Job Description

Are you passionate about managing smooth product releases? Are you a problem solver with a knack for negotiating solutions and collaborating across departments? Do you understand the nuts and bolts of software development? If the answer to those questions is a resounding yes, you might be destined to become a member of the Mango Languages team.

We're looking for an all-star Project Manager to join Mango Languages' Product Development team. You'll be working on the frontlines to manage the day-to-day progress of tasks, as well as to coordinate the planning, development, and

We have our sights set on finding an extraordinary individual for this role. We're looking for an experienced Project Manager with a creative, collaborative spirit. You'll be working with key players from across Mango Languages' departments, ranging from key stakeholders to genius marketers to brainiac linguists. We want someone who loves to keep up with new technologies and is a lifelong learner-we'll look to you to lead and manage one of our cross-functional teams efficiently and effectively. Finally, we're looking for a manager on a mission. Here at Mango Languages, our purpose is simple but powerful: our work is devoted to enriching as many lives as possible with language and culture. When you work here, every day is an adventure-are you up for the challenge? We can't wait to hear from you!


Create business value through product development

Assist Product Owner with creation and maintenance of Business Model Canvas, Requirements Analysis Reports, and Work Breakdown Structures.Assist Product Owner with documentation of research and current offering/vertical feasibility.Assist Product Owner with documentation of problem/solution interviews and user testing.Assist Product Owner with documentation of competitive analysis.Communicate project release milestones with Marketing, Customer Service, Sales & Advocates, Legal/Finance at regular intervals.

Manage cross-functional teams

Follow Mango's Product Development Lifecycle Process on assigned projectsUnderstand and maintain clear expectations of the roles and responsibilities of members on the team.Assist Product Owner in creating and maintaining a groomed backlog of work based on requirements that communicates tasks, milestone dates, project deliverables, and resource allocation.Assist Team Leads by documenting updates and/or break-downs to project tasks when necessary.Schedule and lead sprints, daily status, and planning meetings.Monitor day-to-day project status and work/task objectives with individual team members.Remove barriers for team members and resolve open issues/questions quickly and efficiently.Be proactive in helping to identify/resolve potential scheduling and/or resource conflicts across all departments represented on the team.Ensure project deliverables are at or above quality assurance standards.

Set and manage expectations

Report weekly project status, sprint plans/results, and team performance to Mission Control Manager.Forecast project deliverables and resource allocation for current and future milestones and releases.Manage project scope and adjust timelines to reflect changes in scope should they occur.Keep the project on-time and on-budget.

Job Requirements

* Proficiency in project management software.
* Experience in managing large-scale projects including managing scope of work, planning releases, and running sprints.
* Experience in software development and/or mobile application development.
* Familiarity with product development lifecycle.

Key Characteristics

* Strong leadership and team management ability.
* Strong communication skills.
* Negotiation skills.
* Risk management and assessment skills.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Disciplined self-starter