Senior Manager Marketing Operations, Project Management

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round


As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!

Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary:

The Marketing Operations Sr. Manager, Project Management is a project management (PM) leader across the Marketing organization. They will own Project Management tool and technology ownership, best practices, integrations, implementations and training. This role will be leading a Marketing organization-wide rollout and adoption of Jira.


The Sr. Manager will also support project management with the Omnichannel Marketing teams including Relationship Marketing, Paid Media, Audience Management, Omnichannel Operations, Marketing Technology, and others.


This role will lead in a highly visible, cross-functional way across the organization and drive change that has a direct impact to enterprise marketing performance and efficiency. The Sr. Manager, Project Management reports to the Director of Marketing Operations.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time
  • The budgeted range starts at $89,100 - $115,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
  • Other Specifics: Remote


Job Responsibilities:

  • Launch and implement Jira project management and support tools across the Marketing organization, in partnership with IT and Marketing Technology teams.
  • Develop and implement project management best practices including documentation, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and training.
  • Implement and unlock new project management capabilities for the marketing organization (e.g. capacity planning, automations, productivity metrics, etc.)
  • Lead and support project management tool integrations, as needed
  • Lead and support project management tool onboarding and training
  • Work with Omnichannel team and other Marketing stakeholders to scope, track, review, and deliver work, while managing projects statuses, escalating risks, and coordinating milestones, and leading ceremonies.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between working teams and the overall Go-To-Market (GTM) program via partnership with the Sr. Manager, GTM.
  • Serves as the mentor and partner to other project and program management roles across the Marketing organization, setting best practices for managing projects and processes.
  • Consult and support Marketing stakeholders to streamline overall Marketing processes; responsible for driving cross-functional process and tooling solutions between teams
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Responsibilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree, military service or commensurate experience preferred: marketing, business, project management, or equivalent.
  • 6+ years of experience in project and/or program management.
  • Demonstrated success and experience implementing, managing, and integrating Project Management tools
  • Expertise and experience with Jira and/or Atlassian PM tools
  • Expertise with large scale change management and multi-level stakeholder management
  • Extensive experience managing cross-functional marketing-focused programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, naturally curious, detail-oriented and diligent
  • Driven to achieve and to grow executional excellence across the organization


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Project management experience with a portfolio/network of brands
  • Demonstrated success with agile project management methodologies
  • B2C Marketing domain knowledge and expertise


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $89,100 - $115,000 + annual bonus. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

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) 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.  At Vail Resorts, 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.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


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  501021
Reference Date: 03/22/2024 
Job Code Function: Marketing