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Senior Project Manager - UK Or Gibraltar Based

Posted 24 October by Ladbrokes Coral Featured Ended

Role Purpose

As a Project Manager within the PMO you will be responsible for delivering a series of world-class strategic projects to our customers through excellent planning, control and communication whilst maintaining professional relationships with all project stakeholders. Often, these projects occur within a rapid and agile delivery environment so an affinity for agile methodologies, processes, tools and artefacts is essential.

Reporting to the Head of PMO you are expected to be proactively working with the rest of the business to drive projects through to completion to timescale and budget.

This person should have a technical background and be able to run with multiple technical & strategic projects for the Digital PMO. The projects will be deliveries and enablers for Sports, Gaming & Core. The PM needs to be able to work on complex solution and wrap into launch plans to help all areas of the business prepare. The types of projects they will be working on are integrations, on desktop, tablet, mobile, IOS, Android.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gain agreement of and socialise the project’s vision and objectives
  • Define and establish the cross-functional team required to support the delivery of a project
  • In line with GCI PMO governance, define and establish appropriate governance for the project, ensuring key stakeholders are appropriately engaged and the programme has the right level of oversight and decision-making
  • Develop and maintain accurate project plans and exception plans; ensuring consistent application of project planning standards
  • Lead, develop, coach and inspire the project team (both dedicated roles and part-time / "business as usual" members and 3rd party suppliers) in the delivery of the project ensuring a relentless focus on quality, execution and achievement
  • Authority and responsibility for effectively and efficiently running projects, delivering them from inception to closure
  • Help to define and deliver against the GCI project management methodologies defined in the Project Idea to Closure lifecycle, to ensure quality and consistency of delivery
  • Implementation of robust change control against baselined scope, milestones, outcomes and benefits
  • Champion and drive quality standards to improve successful first-time product acceptance
  • Co-ordinate the project team day-to-day, including (but not limited to) the business sponsor, 3rd party vendors, business analysts, development teams, IT, Finance, the PMO team and Project Board members
  • Manage the projects budget and support business stakeholders in the creation of business cases / capex proposals to support investment decision-making.
  • Regularly and transparently communicate project statuses, including key risks, issues, actions and dependencies to project stakeholders in line with agreed timelines and standards. Establish the status reporting mechanisms necessary to support accurate and timely information updates
  • Responsible for communicating major project decisions taken- both upwards to senior management and downwards to affected teams (observing relevant confidentiality

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (advantageous)

Specialist Skills and Experience Required

  • Ability to manage both budgetary and resource requirements both internally and externally
  • Experience with Project Management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, MS Project, MS Excel
  • Experience managing IT Projects spanning across multiple environments within the platform, to include: Networking, Linux, Windows and Virtualisation
  • Demonstrable ability to be innovative in the scoping, definition, management and implementation of products
  • Substantial experience of working within both Agile & Waterfall project management methodologies and associated tools and techniques such as: PRINCE2, PMP, Agile, Scrum or Kanban
  • Online experience essential, ideally gained within the online gaming industry providing the ability to provide content advice and support as well as generic discipline support
  • Competence in managing resources in a matrixed, multidisciplinary, globally-dispersed environment
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers
  • Proficient user of video and telephone conferencing technologies
  • Experience of managing projects within a highly changeable business where active prioritisation is required at all time
  • Comfortable in working with ambiguity
  • Experience of Data Centre migrations, technology re-platforming or technology upgrade projects
  • Detail focused but able to see the "big picture" and maintain progress
  • Significant experience of release management and the software development lifecycle

Reference: 33622579

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