We’re hiring a Design Program Manager in Columbus, OH

Program Managers at Root are great communicators and masterminds of organization. They understand the needs of a fast-paced creative environment within a product company. As a Program Manager, your primary objective is to facilitate the delivery of great work as efficiently and effectively as possible. You will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of internal teams to ensure all tasks and deliverables are completed on time and within budget while meeting high-quality standards. You’ll be tasked with implementing just the right amount of process for your teams. With a strong appreciation for the practice and process of design, brand, and content, you understand the multiple disciplines that go into a successful campaign, experience, and product.

You will report to the Program Management Director 


  • Provide strategic input on the scope, resourcing, and sequencing of work, across assigned Studio
  • Serve as a source of organized information for a number of simultaneous initiatives
  • Provide up-to-date visibility into current projects and studio resource utilization
  • Develop, implement, and manage project plans; create detailed work breakdowns, establish deadlines, and communicate key milestones
  • Serve as a liaison ensuring pertinent information is communicated, documented and understood by executional teams, stakeholders, and leadership
  • Facilitate strategic stakeholder meetings, including preparing agendas, keeping conversations on-track, and establishing action items and owners 
  • Identify and predict obstacles, collisions, and risks to projects and seek solutions to eliminate them. Escalate issues when appropriate
  • Cultivate, negotiate, and manage relationships with external contractors and agencies, including managing contract execution and financial reporting


  • 3+ years Project Management, Product Management, Brand Management or relevant experience in a cross-functional (marketing, design, and engineer) product-driven organization or digital agency
  • Track record of managing impactful initiatives in a large digital product organization
  • Background supporting teams, and developing relationships
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in mediation, negotiation, presentation, and conflict resolution
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with experience interacting with senior leadership
  • A high-level of attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
  • Competence with Asana, Trello or equivalent. Must be able to manage a ticket queue
  • Passion and enthusiasm for excellence and attention to detail
  • Comfort with ambiguity in a fluid organization
  • A desire to seek out opportunities for self-development and continuing education
  • Drive to go above and beyond prescribed duties as and when required

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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