Senior Project Manager
As a Senior Project Manager you must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time. You must also be able to manage a Project Manager and/or an Assistant Project Manager and/or team of Project Managers.
Job Specs - In the first 6 months you will be responsible for:
- Project Ownership: You should make project goals your own and use your skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team.
- Responsibility and Accountability for the Project: Responsible for using best practice PMO methodology to create a project plan to fit the stakeholders/customers’ needs and deliver with-in budget on desired outcomes within the stipulated timeline.
- Define Project Roles and Responsibilities: Working closely with the Customer Experience Lead, SalesTeam, Engineering, Design and QA to define the project scope and objectives and to ensure project members understand what is expected of them and what they should expect from one another.
- Performs Project Tracking: Prepares, maintains and submits clear & concise activity/progress reports and time recording/management reports. Should also maintain documents of the life of a project and share information as necessary.
- Adopts Project Management Best Practices: Must have a broad and flexible toolkit of techniques, resolving complex, interdependent activities into tasks and sub-tasks that are documented, monitored and controlled. And they are always improving their own and their teams' skills through lessons-learned reviews at project completion.
- Makes Things Happen: Have the knowledge, skills and experience to be able to recognise when problems surface or potential problems are looming. He/she should be capable of taking on different challenges and making things possible even though they seem impossible at first.
- Promotes Customer Involvement: The PM recognises that project success is directly related to satisfying the customer; therefore, customer involvement is essential to ensure that the right product is built. Communicates Project Status Upward and to the Client.
- Applies Lessons Learned From Recent Projects: Should observe and apply the lessons learned from prior projects and applies the most important lessons to the new project.
- Encourages and Supports Escalations: Communicates to all concerned parties project milestones, status updates, as well as any existing or potential customer escalation issues.
- Promotes Good Working Relationships: The PM serves as a role model in promoting good working relationships across a project. PM’s cultivate the people skills needed to develop trust and communication among all of a project's stakeholders: its sponsors, those who will make use of the project's results, those who command the resources needed, and the project team members.
- A minimum Bachelor Degree, 4 - 7 years of project management experience.
- Technical Knowledge is a must on any technology.
- PMP certification preferred
- Self-motivated, quick and assertive
- Extremely detailed oriented and organised
- Exceptional time management skills
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Cool, calm, collected and collaborative work well under pressure and comfortable with change and complexity in dynamic environments. Can shift readily between the "big picture” and the small-but-crucial details, knowing when to concentrate on each.
- Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals.
- Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics.
- Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis.
- Manage project scope by assessing requirements changes, determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk.
- Manage client expectations, anticipates operational and tactical risks and tracks them.
- Clarify, identify, and track requirements and issues, remove barriers, resolve minor project issues and escalate to immediate manager where required.
- Stays abreast of current industry trends and new technology through professional associations, trade journals, networking, and associated training and seminars.
Our culture is a cross between serious business and quirky startup; as we’ve grown from $0.5m to $13m in less than 4 years.
We want team players, who roll up their sleeves, are open to being challenged and also understand the importance of respect, integrity and can that balance that with irreverence, cheekiness and a brand that aspires to do away with the taboo of being a “boring” software company.
Most importantly, any role in SD Squared is like joining our family.