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Project Manager

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Project Manager

Telecommunications

Amsterdam, North Holland

Description

My client is looking for a Project Manager who will be working in the Entertainment Delivery department (Global Delivery Office). The playing field is Europe and Latin America. The biggest Program is the development of a new STB. They also have a program that focuses on OTT content. Together with those programs they have numerous smaller projects that develop new products, product updates and internal business improvements.

The bast candidate has experience in working in the Technology area for quite a while and then decided to focus more on project management and taking the lead in projects. The candidate needs to understand the technical complexity that the business brings and should also be able to talk about it at any level in the business. They are mainly a waterfall driven delivery department however the switch to Agile has happened, and the ambition to take that even further is in place. That is why the candidate should feel comfortable to apply scrum, backlog grooming and propose better ways of working in order to achieve the final goal which is the successful delivery of the product.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Quality Mgmt. - Ensure the project is run to quality standards and adheres to the project delivery framework; provide coaching and guidance to workstream leads and business teams within your portfolio to meet team standards; manage risks and resolve issues that impact quality, scope, and schedule.

2. Project Governance & Control - Manage project teams across a number of divisions and support functions (i.e. HR, Finance); oversee project team resources up to 50 staff (internal/external) in a matrix environment; develop and gain agreement to project plan; determine, procure and manage appropriate resources internally/externally to deliver the projects; implement and maintain a consistent project mgmt. methodology; be accountable for all aspects of cross project risk, issues and contingency; ensure business sponsorship and engagement, including steering group activities for project escalation; provide project reporting and updates; communications complex issues in simple report format to all levels the organization

3. Financial Mgmt. - Manage, forecast, and track budgets; facilitate the definition and gain agreement to the budget; work with Finance to understand impact of any tasking or re-phasing on project; ensure project delivers the capability to enable the stated benefits; tracks benefits.

Key Accountabilities:
Next to what was provided in the vacancy, a key part of the role is being able to manage different stakeholders by meeting with them and making them understand what needs to change and why.

Scrum master skills are required in order to propose feasible timelines and backlog prioritization.

Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree;
- Experience in portfolio/project planning processes, techniques, and methodology, especially in a multi-functional and commercial environment;
- preferably experience in the telecom sector;
- Leadership, coaching and mentoring of a team;
- PRINCE 2, PMP, IPMA, Lean Six Sigma, APMP or MSP or other recognized industry qualification
- project & time mgmt.;
- relationship & stakeholder mgmt.;
- interpersonal skills; awareness of politics/environment;
- self-drive; team/people leadership;
- communication & presentation skills;
- delivery mgmt.
- Jira and Confluence advanced skills are a must.
- Certified Scrum/Agile
- Any other program that supports agile or DevOps is a +
- Microsoft office

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Job Details

  • Job Type:

    Contract
  • Rate:

    €450 - €495 per day
  • Job published:

    29 days ago
  • Reference:

    BBBH5805