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Project Manager – Full Time

At Tether, we help brands define the human need that makes what they offer truly matter, through a unique approach that elevates story over style.

Tether was born in Seattle, 2008. We gave ourselves a name to reflect the enduring emotional connection we were determined to forge between brands and people, then set out to build our own creative playground, selling products we made, showing art we curated and hosting all kinds of community events and concerts.

A lot has changed since those early days. Throughout it all, we’ve remained steadfastly independent and wholly committed to being the kind of place we always wanted to work and the kind of creative partner we always wanted to work with.

Tether is seeking a full time Project Manager to join our growing Industrial Design team. This person is responsible for managing multiple projects through the design and manufacturing phases. You will be collaborating with and supporting our Industrial Design team on one of Tether’s key and highly visible accounts. The Project Manager will be expected to scope project budgets, manage project schedules, identify risks, and communicate clearly with cross-functional roles across the agency and client teams. It’s your job to coordinate the players and keep them up to date on progress and deadlines.


  • Act as a bridge between the industrial design, client, engineering, and manufacturing teams
  • Identify team and project needs to ensure designers can work at optimum efficiency
  • Oversee needs for presentation scheduling, feedback sessions, internal critiques, resource planning and allocation, and approval processes
  • Develop and manage project schedules and budgets from inception to completion
  • Conduct administration duties such as budget and expense tracking, invoicing, monitoring scopes of work, and coordinating vendor engagement
  • Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and management regarding project status, resource requirements, budget burn, issues, and priorities
  • Proactively manage multiple complex projects under tight deadlines and budgets in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Task management/data entry in project management software
  • Resolve scheduling conflicts in a timely fashion
  • Draft scopes of work, in partnership with account and creative leads


  • 2-3+ years of experience managing simultaneous projects in a fast-paced agency, marketing, or creative services environment.
  • Knowledge in industrial design, production, or manufacturing is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a variety of personalities and work styles
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong note-taking skills
  • Self-motivated and organized with prioritization skills
  • Solution-driven, even against challenging projects/situations
  • Excels in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Background in Asana or a similar PM software such as, Wrike, Basecamp, Trello, Smartsheet, Microsoft Project

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.