VP of Project Management - Fully Remote
Company: Metabolic Living
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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
- Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life + Robust 401k +
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EASTERN (to standardize our
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
Metabolic.com 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
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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