Project Manager

Recruiter
IG Group
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
02 Apr 2019
Closes
01 May 2019
Sector
Other
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Planning
• Responsible for working with project sponsors to ensure project briefs are fully defined with clear business rationale, objectives and success criteria before projects are initiated.
• Identify, communicate and manage project dependencies and risks.
• Work with team leads to translate project requirements into specific work items with clear acceptance criteria.
• Work with team leads to accurately estimate delivery dates and key milestones.
• Create and maintain project plans, milestones and timelines to set and manage the schedule.
Implementation
• Identify project roles and responsibilities and secure required project resource. 
• Lead, motivate and instruct members of your project team who may be geographically disparate, to complete tasks.
• Monitor progress against the project schedule to ensure projects are kept on track and report any conflicts or issues.
• Work collaboratively with marketing stream heads, Project Managers, and other internal teams to drive delivery within the agreed timeframes to expected standards.
• Liaise with the relevant Project Manager/Product Owner where a piece of work is tied to an IT project in the Program Office.
Management
• Ensure roadmaps, timelines, status reports, etc., are kept up to date and communicated to delivery teams.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identifying and communicating risks.
• Track and mitigate risks and issues throughout projects.
• Confidently update progress to project teams, sponsors and stakeholders, verbally and written.
• Ensure that all processes and procedures are completed, and that quality standards are met.
Reporting
• Report on project progress and ensure key metrics are in place to measure the success of a project.
• Analyse project data in order to inform future business decisions.
• Compile retrospective comments at the end of projects.

 

Person Specification:
Ability / Expertise

• At least 3 years direct project management experience, online and ideally offline.
• Experience gained from a Creative/Advertising Agency would be beneficial.
• Ideally experienced in working with geographically dispersed teams.
• A good working knowledge of recognised project management framework, particularly Agile, Waterfall and/or Prince2.
• Experience using SharePoint, JIRA and/or Confluence is advantageous.
• Excellent, all-round communicator.
• Energised, pro-active and detail focused.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types, and strong relationship builder.
• Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well.
• A proven team player with a flexible approach.
• Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and delivering end-result.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
• Passionate about driving and delivering change and continual improvement.
• Ability to balance a wide variety of projects with varying deadlines.
• Project Planning
• Risk and Issue Management
• Agile Process Management
• Time Management
• Negotiation skills
• Presentation skills

 

Qualifications

• Educated to degree level.
• Professional project management qualification desirable, but not essential.

 

Personal Attributes

This will be a busy role in a team so the successful candidate’s behaviours will need to strongly aligned to our values:
• Champion the client: customer service is a passion, cultivates trust, has clarity and communicates well, works with pace and momentum
• Lead the way: innovative and resilient, strong learning agility and curiosity
• Love what we do: Conscientiousness - has high self-discipline, carefulness, thoroughness and organisation, Flexible and adaptable

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