Senior Project Manager (Product Focused)

Job Overview

The Project Manager will be working with a strong and dedicated team. The role requires someone who can work closely with client stakeholders to extract and define business requirements, someone who can deliver successful project outcomes using a sprint/kanban methodology and someone who can collaborate with designers and engineers to deliver best-in-class digital experiences that people will love to use.

About You

  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship-management skills ideally in a client services environment.
  • Experience working with a digital platform process (end-to-end) and supporting target setting/OKRs with the client.
  • Ability to follow team processes and methodologies, using Agile techniques and Jira as a tool for team scheduling, task management.
  • Strong analysis, problem-solving, judgement and decision making skills to drive the project/product.
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Technical Awareness.
  • Understanding of Agile: Scrum, Scrum-ban or Kanban including ceremonies.
  • Competency within the web/digital industry, processes & techniques.
  • Comfortable with a hands-on management and collaborative approach.
  • Highly organised and able to handle simultaneous solutions and client communications across multiple projects/products.
  • Ability to collaborate with and manage a cross-functional team (comprising of Design, BA, Development, QA, Content resources) to deliver the best outcomes and user experiences
  • Competency in project planning, estimation and task management, resource mapping (capacity planning and utilisation).
  • Ability to bring team ideas to the client and present opportunities.

About the Role

  • Delivering an innovative program of virtual experiences in conjunction with the client's vision.
  • Managing a dedicated team of designers and developers alongside non-dedicated resources to complete projects.
  • Managing an established client relationship and understanding the key business objectives and incorporating into agreed project goals.
  • Harmonize and facilitate product/project requirements such as feature release planning, daily meetings, demos and story maps.
  • Driving design-led Discovery phases for project scope.
  • Liaising between the clients business and technical team stakeholders to assure clear product/project delivery
  • Managing monthly billing and taking part in studio planning as well as managing non-dedicated resources
  • Identifying risks and planning solutions for future obstacles in a timely manner
  • Engaging in a multi-vendor environment across client and third-party agencies and promoting process and core design/technical governance strategies.

Experience

  • 5 years experience with qualification/certification in a relevant project or product discipline
  • 3rd level PO or Scrum qualification (3 years experience)
  • Taken part or led digital project delivery end-to-end process
  • Agile Methodologies such as Kanban, Scrum - but also competency in handling a hybrid waterfall/agile approach where needed.
  • Experience with Jira and possible experience with key collaboration tools such as Miro, Slack (Figma a bonus).
  • Experience in leading out collaborative workshops from both a design or technical focus.

Nice to have

  • Experience/familiarity with UX, Design systems (Such as Figma)
  • Possible experience with Kentico CMS (or familiarity with a CMS platform).

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