Senior Digital Project Manager

Posted 20 February by Forward Role

An innovative SaaS business, which works with global brands helping them transform their digital offering is on the search for a Senior Digital Project Manager. Within this role, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects across platforms and applications in an exciting, fast paced multi-channel environment.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the business to create project proposals, project initiation documents, business cases, enhancement and change requests
  • Ensure objectives and scope are clearly understood, defined, documented and aligned to the overall multichannel strategy
  • Manage projects, enhancements and change requests to agreed time/cost/deliverable targets
  • Create and maintain project plans, schedules, risks and issue logs
  • Identify all stakeholders, develop a communications strategy for each, manage expectations and be politically aware
  • Work closely with business analysts to ensure requirements are captured and validated at an appropriate level to provide effort estimates and plan delivery sprints
  • Capture, question and validate information collected about tasks, durations and dependencies
  • Work closely with third party software vendors to ensure work packages are delivered as expected
  • Ensure actions and decisions are captured and communicated to stakeholders appropriately
  • Manage scope and ensure that changes are logged, impact assessed and managed
  • Maintain plans and schedules in line with changes in prioritisation and the overall multichannel strategy and roadmap
  • Communicate clearly on the status of your portfolio, escalating issues and risks appropriately
  • Identify and communicate any risks that may affect the scheduled release and identify mitigation measures to manage
  • Understand the dependencies within and between projects, change and enhancement requests and plan accordingly
  • Plan and manage the release process, ensuring testing has been completed
  • Identify new ways of working and supporting technologies that will assist the team to become more efficient and deliver a higher quality of delivery to the business 

Essential skills / experience / knowledge:

  • Extensive project management experience in technical environments with transactional websites, platforms, back end systems and interfaces
  • Previous experience in retail/eCommerce environments is highly advantageous
  • Professional certification in Project Management
  • Highly organised, able to work in a fast paced environment and plan/manage time accordingly
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills
  • Confidence, experience and knowledge to question stakeholders and delivery teams
  • Self-starter able to work with limited guidance
  • Experience in delivering within an Agile Scrum environment
  • Exposure to the full software development life-cycle
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Diligent, focused, and dependable, able to build strong relationships based on integrity
  • Team player able to work constructively with other project managers, business analysts, developers, suppliers, testers, business stakeholders and management 

Desirable skills / knowledge:

  • Certification in Agile
  • Experience working with retail/multichannel teams such as merchandising, marketing, finance, loss control, UX, design, operations, analytics, customer care, customer acquisition and retention

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