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Digital Project Manager

  • Salary: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: london, London
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Date posted: 16/12/2017
  • Job reference: J375646A

We are actively looking to secure an experienced Digital Project Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Job Purpose

The Digital Delivery/Project Manager is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the delivery of a medium Digital project eg £500k-£1m+ spend and with significant benefits to the organisation. This role will involve managing initially one project (hybrid waterfall and agile), facilitating cross-team collaboration and acting as a Scrum Master following Agile principles where appropriate.

It's important to understand the organisation is currently starting on a journey to move into a fully Agile environment, but in the meantime the Digital team need to be pragmatic about the current environment and adapt their approach and processes as required - you'd therefore be expected to help with this.

Responsibilities include

  • Managing delivery across multi-discipline Digital Experience teams, consisting of Experience Managers, UX designers, visual designers, copywriters, product owners and sometimes developers, from planning through to launch.
  • Adopt appropriate techniques for the projects - Waterfall, Agile or a mixture - to manage the delivery successfully.
  • Ensure the Digital process is followed by the Digital teams - completing Digital briefs, producing a high-quality UX design to the development teams ending in Project Launch.
  • For Agile teams, ensure Agile techniques are adhered to by the Scrum team, running Scrum Events, ensuring Scrum artefacts are documented and removing blockers.
  • Facilitate regular Agile meetings with the team such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Ups, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospectives where appropriate.
  • Create and maintain milestone plans, manage project logs and have regular meetings with relevant Stakeholders to provide progress against upcoming projects.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the digital team, project sponsors, internal customers and suppliers.
  • Manage expectations, negotiation and communication with project stakeholders to support the delivery against the project roadmap, including weekly status reports.
  • Implement, and ensure usage of tools to assist with project and Agile management across your digital project teams eg Excel, Microsoft project, Atlassian JIRA, Confluence.

Essential skills/Knowledge

  • Understanding of how 'Digital' works with a good understanding of the UX and design processes.
  • Excellent proven project management skills in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, with the ability to bring a team together, being personable and persuasive in order to deliver against agreed timelines.
  • Demonstrable experience of being a Scrum Master with an understanding of how to manage diverse Scrum teams in a collaborative way.
  • Adept in Agile development methodologies and experience in adopting a 'best fit' approach depending on the demands of the project and organisation.
  • Highly articulate and credible at a senior level (eg Head of), consistently delivering accurate reporting as to the current state of play with regard to the Digital deliveries.
  • Ability to have robust or difficult conversations with customers, suppliers and stakeholders in a constructive manner leading to resolution.
  • Planning at both the higher level and getting into the detail in Sprint Planning to make things happen when needed.
  • Great organisation skills to keep projects - and the project team - on track.
  • Adept at breaking down barriers for your team, resolving issues and escalating when required.
  • Great at managing stakeholder expectations effectively, ensuring they're fully involved in the various stages of the delivery and efficiently managing their inputs and participation.
  • High degree of commercial awareness and business acumen.

Technical skills

  • Moderate JIRA knowledge for workflow management, including the creation of boards and different views.
  • Basic Microsoft project skills.
  • Moderate Excel skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree level qualification or equivalent desired.
  • Experienced practitioner with Scrum Master accreditation eg CSM, PSM, APMG Agile PM or similar desired.
  • Experienced practitioner with a recognised Project Management training such as APMP, PMP, IPMA or similar desired.
  • Other Agile qualification eg Agile PM, PMI-ACP, Prince2 Agile or similar desired.
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