Agile Project Manager

April 28 2020
Industries IT: Equipment, Network
Categories Information Technology, IT, Project management, Project Management, Business Analysis
Toronto, ON

The Opportunity:

In this position at Mercatus, you will be the primary liaison for the day-to-day orchestration of our product’s ongoing delivery. A successful and sustainable market-driven product requires having the agility to adapt and deliver both efficiently and effectively as an organization. This requires disciplined product management methodologies that this role will play a role in ensuring, including but not limited to: team communication and collaboration, coordination of efforts, iterative innovation, and economic investments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of incremental product investments to achieve efficient and effective delivery of our product’s evolution.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the implementation team regarding product delivery.
  • Work closely with the program manager, product owner, cross-function leads, team leads, project managers, engineers, designers, quality assurance and DevOps to ensure successful product initiatives execution.
  • Monitor the progress of our product’s plan (e.g. daily standups), and address roadblocks.
  • Identify risks that could inhibit the progress of our product’s plan (e.g. dependencies, interruptions)
  • Measure our ability to deliver on our product’s plan, assisting in gauging our return on investment (e.g. sprint completion, estimate accuracy, interruptions).
  • Enforce, measure, and refine methodologies for enabling implementation teams.
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams that plan and implement our product’s initiatives.
  • Astoot analysis and reporting of delivery and operational metrics to determine what is working, what is not, what could be further optimized, and play a role in implementing how.
  • A strong ability to quarterback multiple product initiatives, requiring a high level of coordination and attention to detail.
  • Given the company, department and role, comfort (to a degree) with ambiguity, change, autonomy, and proactiveness is required.

Skills & Traits:

  • Exceptional organizational skills, orchestrating multiple items in varying stages of progression.
  • The ability to thrive, and remain calm, under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Superior critical thinking capabilities, including the ability to think on your feet.
  • An agile mindset - adaptable, flexible and comfortable with change.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback, address and resolve conflict, manage individual behavioural styles and personalities.
  • Strong knowledge of project management skills.
  • Ability to accept criticism, feedback, and input from others.
  • A positive, get it done attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.
  • A team player who is willing to listen, share, support others.

Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Enterprise SaaS/software solutions
  • Understanding of software, services contracts and agreements
  • Prior experience with eCommerce (an asset)
  • Understanding of grocery and/or retail industry (an asset)
  • Industry expertise relevant to Mercatus clients (an asset)
  • Experience with Atlassian suite (e.g. Jira, Confluence) (an asset)
  • Experience with analytics platforms (e.g. Tableau, Google Analytics Suite) (an asset)

Experience, Education & Qualifications:

  • Completion of Post-Secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of project management or relevant work experience.
  • Certified ACP or PMP


  • This position requires no travel

Who We Are

The grocery industry is in a state of flux. Consumers are embracing technologies, devices, and services that make everyday tasks like shopping, cooking, and list-making quicker, easier, more fun, and more efficient. Mercatus empowers grocers to adopt this change driven by consumer demand, allowing them to grow with the evolving needs of today’s shoppers. We create and build web and mobile applications exclusively for grocery retailers, helping them to extend their brand’s online presence, offer personalized experiences to their customers, and sell their products on the web. This is all done through one cohesive, enterprise-grade SaaS platform.

The Team

We’re not just helping grocery retailers grow, we’re helping more than 80 team members grow personally and professionally. The best thing about working at Mercatus is the people. We solve challenging problems every day. We’re scaling a company where people can build their work around their life, and not the other way around.

Flexibility and full autonomy mean you’re in the driver’s seat to create a schedule that works for you and your passions. We’re looking for people who will make our culture even better people who have a desire to collaborate and bring their unique creativity to the table. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

What You’ll Get:

  • Competitive compensation & employee stock option plans
  • 100% company-paid benefits plan starting day one
  • Team Udemy account
  • Wellbeing programs to look after your mental and physical health, including a lifestyle & wellness spending account
  • Employee Referral program
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Fun (Virtual) Company socials and events to build strong relationships with your colleagues

Mercatus is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. Environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We welcome and celebrate differences because we believe a multitude of perspectives fosters innovation and will help us grow as a team and ultimately achieve our goals. Our culture is one of belonging in which each person is accepted and valued for their individuality. As such, if you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know so we can work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all of those who take the time to apply; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

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