Project Manager (Contract) Remote /

Company: Barrel

Barrel is a creative and digital marketing agency founded in 2006. We are a remote-first team with members across the world and an office in New York City. We partner with the world’s most loved brands to scale and optimize their direct-to-consumer (DTC) businesses through brand, UX/design, technology/development, and marketing strategy. 

Barrel specializes in the Fashion & Apparel, CPG Food & Beverage, Beauty & Skincare and Home Goods verticals. Past and current clients include L’Oreal Paris, Gap, SmartyPants Vitamins, Rowing Blazers, Barry’s, & ScottsMiracle-Gro.

We are currently looking for a Project Manager (Contract) to join our team. As a remote-first company, you may work anywhere in the U.S.

The Project Manager will manage day-to-day project execution across project(s) which includes the development of timelines, resourcing, scope management, sprint planning, content management training and quality assurance testing.


    • Manage day-to-day project execution, with direction and oversight from a Senior Project Manager or Director
    • Ensures all progressive steps in the internal agency process are completed within the timeline and budget
    • Create and manage internal project boards, including the management of tasks, timelines and project team communications
    • Monitor resourcing on a daily basis, proactively escalating if there are concerns before any impact to schedule or budget
    • Work with project team to estimate hours needed to execute against tasks
    • Review actual hours compared to estimates, proactively following up with team on discrepancies
    • Provide regular project updates on scope, budget and timeline to client and senior team
    • Partner with Account Managers to develop strong working relationships with clients
    • Lead client conversations related to timelines, content and the technical portion of the project, which may include site demos and content management system trainings
    • Make important, relevant contributions in client and internal meetings, with a focus on generating workable conclusions
    • Demonstrate curiosity and initiative when presented with problems, helping to come up with solutions

Key Requirements

    • 5+ years of project management experience, agency experience strongly preferred
    • Prior experience managing projects across cross-functional teams, website projects preferred
    • Prior experience working on Shopify and/or WordPress website development projects
    • Understanding of third-party applications, platforms, and integrations
    • Understanding of business and functional requirements, and how they impact the outcome of a project
    • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and succeed in fast-paced environment
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out detailed instructions
    • Naturally curious and highly proactive, with a passion for learning new skills.
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
    • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
    • Level-headed under pressure
    • CSM or PMP certifications a plus

Team Structure

    • Project Managers are part of the Client Services team at Barrel. You will report to our Director of Client Services, Kate Fulks.
Barrel offers competitive salary, health/dental/vision coverage, paid vacation, half-day Fridays all year round, remote home setup stipend, profit sharing, 401k match, and a professional development stipend. Most importantly, we work on projects that truly impact our clients’ businesses and attract team members who love to be challenged with tough problems and fast-paced work.

To Apply
To apply, please fill out our online application form below. We will not accept applications that do not come through the online application form.

Barrel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, culture, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, appearance, opinions, beliefs and more.

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