One of the leading sports betting companies in the international marketplace are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their team in either London, Malta or Curacao.
As Project Manager you will be responsible for executing and delivering complex technology projects containing multiple, interrelated efforts to achieve our client's Business Initiatives.
You will use your strong interpersonal skills to identify and engage with project stakeholders and then manage all ongoing communications to ensure all are kept informed at an appropriate level.
You will also be responsible for identifying and analysing project opportunities, performing risk management, determining the project execution approach, estimating project scope and timelines, preparing time/resource estimates, and facilitating project meetings and execution.
However this role is not solely focused on project delivery; you will assist with introducing and promoting the use and adherence to industry Project Management Methodology/Framework standards, policies, procedures, and best practices across the field. This includes steering the development teams towards becoming self-organised and creating high-value products, and guiding business analysts in working efficiently in an agile environment.
Therefore, we are looking for someone with the following profile: credibility, creative problem-solver, tolerance for ambiguity, flexible management style, proactive, and effective communications skills.
Essential Job Functions / Main Duties & Responsibilities:
-Research the impact of a project on other areas of the business and plan for mitigation or elimination of identified risks.
-Establishes project requirements, priorities, deadlines , and team structure.
-Conduct competitive analysis and perform benchmark studies.
-Support the product sponsor to produce & prioritize the product/project backlog for development and estimation.
-Gain the commitment of those responsible for making required decisions regarding functionality and behaviours of a proposed IT solution throughout the lifecycle of a project.
-Select the most appropriate project execution methodology for a change initiative (Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid).
-Ensure valid and accurate metrics are produced across all disciplines (quality of stories, quality of development, completion of committed stories, etc.)..
-Drive Story Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Execution.
-Oversee end-to-end testing and manage key issues with business and operations partners.
-Manage stakeholder expectations and communication.
-Build and reinforce relationships with stakeholders through the whole project chain, as well as with other teams.
-Ensure projects are well defined, aligned to business goals, well documented and appropriately reported.
Skills & Qualifications:
-Good planning, organizational and time management skills, including ability to estimate effort and duration of Project Management tasks.
-Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities with attention to detail.
-Ability to multi-task and manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment.
-Ability to drive through ambiguous and complex situations.
-Ability to present ideas, solicit input, negotiate compromise, influence decisions, and garner support of stakeholders.
-Ability to make and help others make the best decision based on appropriate criteria, such as business need, opportunities, risk, compliance, and ability to achieve the desired outcome.
-Good communication skills. Crisp & clear verbal communication with the ability to be assertive when speaking to a diverse audience. Fluency in written and spoken English.
-Good facilitation skills. Ability to command/lead facilitation meetings with clear & specific agenda. Keep the audience attentive and active in participation of the meetings.
-Strong ability to manage changes to scope, roadmaps, and backlog.
-Be able to deliver solutions with an equal focus on the operational/business models as well as the technology solution.
-PM certification (e.g. PRINCE-II, PMP) and/or agile certification (e.g. scrum) are preferable.
Knowledge & Experience:
-A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combined with 3+ years of experience in project management.
-Experience in managing IT related projects, from start (initiation) to end (implementation and retrospective), including phases such as planning, analysis, design, development, QA and UAT.
-Proven experience with various software delivery methodologies, including Waterfall and Agile (e.g. Scrum).
-Programming experience is a big plus (any language).
-A history of leading and supporting successful projects, using various methods, such as PRINCEII/PMP, Agile, DSDM and/or SCRUM.
-A thorough understanding of project management, change management, business process management.
-Knowledge and/or previous experience within the online gaming and sports betting industry is preferable.
-Previous experience with Casino operators or providers would be advantageous.
-Knowledge of ISO27001 control requirements would be hugely beneficial.