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Senior Manager of Project Management

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of Project Management will be responsible for managing key marketing initiatives for Vail Resorts. Reporting to the Director of Marketing Operations, this individual will lead the management of the top priorities for Vail Resorts Marketing. This includes coordination with all lines of business and delivery channels. This is a leadership role with direct interactions with the CMO and the Marketing Senior Leadership Team. This position within Vail Resorts comes with expectations that this leader will establish themselves as the expert in project management for the Marketing organization, training on best practices, and partnering with all marketing functions.


Job Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Ability to socialize and manage a portfolio of projects in support of stated strategic objectives.
  • Manage business operational impacts as well as technical components of the program or project.
  • Provide vision and leadership regarding organizational design and resourcing of large, complex and undefined enterprise-wide initiatives including all aspects of management from vision through execution.
  • Partner with all stakeholders to ensure scope is defined, requirements are developed according to the scope and quality experiences are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Lead day-to-day project management activities including: project initiation, risk/issue identification and resolution, project planning, budgeting, people planning, scope management and communication.
  • Provide project communication to project team and stakeholders, including weekly status, issues, risks, dependencies.


  • Ability to drive strategy, vision, direction, and prioritization on enterprise wide projects and programs at the Executive level.
  • Can manage initiatives from concept through to completion, including the development and presentation of a business case.
  • Informed on industry standards and practices, and a forward thinker on new innovative approaches.
  • Work to improve the project management discipline and capabilities within Vail Resorts.
  • Become the expert and work with our team and other internal teams to continue improve our use of best practices.


  • Manage enterprise-wide programs with complex financial models including internal and external stakeholders and complex contract negotiation.
  • Participate /oversee in the annual expense and capital budgeting processes and cycles for Marketing, in collaboration with other

 Employee Management

  • Ability to manage/oversee a significant number of internal and contract resources across multiple projects.

Vendor Management

  • Provide leadership and guidance to external vendors including influencing product roadmaps, resourcing, and financial management.
  • Ability to work through vendor contract management issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology or related field

 Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience including proven ability to successfully lead and oversee critical projects and regular software releases
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of key concepts across the various Marketing business areas
  • Connect with and lead others who do not directly report to you
  • Regular exposure to Director and VP levels within the Marketing functions
  • Experience with Agile / Scrum and Waterfall methodologies, preferred


The budgeted range starts at $90,000-$113,00 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 338615

Nearest Major Market: Denver