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Wayfair Associate Director Project Management Office in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><em><strong>This position is located in our Boston, MA headquarters.&nbsp;</strong></em></p>

<p><strong>Who We Are</strong></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Headquartered in Boston, MA, Wayfair Inc. is a rapidly growing e-commerce company that sells furniture and home-goods, offering 14 million items from more than 11,000 global suppliers. The company was founded in 2002 on a shoestring budget by two high school friends, and today has offices and warehouses throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Wayfair is looking for curious, analytical, and adaptable people to join its growing team. Wayfairians are described as collaborative, innovative risk-takers, big-picture thinkers who also understand that details matter. Wayfair as an employer has won numerous awards including Best Places to Work (Boston Business Journal), Top Places to Work (Boston Globe) and Best Workplaces in Retail (Fortune Magazine).</span></p>

<p><strong>What You'll Do</strong></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As our organization nears 20,000 employees globally, the nimble and dynamic Project Management Office manages and responds to a wide range of internal and external priorities and events. The Project Management Office owns and scopes large scale global projects or efforts within and across Corporate, Sales &amp; Service, and Supply Chain functions. While all teams at Wayfair will continue to own change management for their specific business units, the PMO assumes ownership when this change cuts across multiple business units and a clear internal owner does not exist. Recent examples of PMO ownership include: COVID response, global vaccination efforts, Return to Office and corporate office expansion to new geographies.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As an Associate Director of PMO, you will be responsible for ensuring a structured and consistent approach to all initiatives. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">As Program Manager, you will own and drive the PMO project roadmap and drive the delivery of Talent initiatives. You will own communication and messaging around progress across project teams and business stakeholders. You will also ensure the team has the appropriate focus, advocating for the priorities of the cross functional partners as necessary. This role will also provide training, coaching, and guidance to the project team as they grow in their project management experience. You will ultimately help drive more efficient and effective global projects impacting the ROI to the organization. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">As the team leader you will be tasked with establishing criteria to guide prioritization and ensure that the team’s work is aligned with short- and long-term goals of the business. You will produce regular reporting on status updates, key milestones, and the general health of each project. Information transparency and clarity will be very important to enable swift and effective decision making.</span></p>

<p><strong>What You’ll Need:</strong></p>

<ul>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Certified PMP or 10+ years of experience in project management in a large, fast paced, multinational organization</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">5+ years hiring and developing managers/senior managers</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong track record of developing individuals both within your chain of command and cross-functionally.</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proven ability to complete projects according to scope and timeline</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Superior written and verbal communication skills</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to drive towards consensus</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">High analytical capability</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Comfort with large data sets is a must</span></li>

<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proven ability to work with diverse employee populations and evaluate varying needs</span></li>

</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.</p></div>

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