careersAgile Project Manager (contract)

Agile Project Manager (contract)

Please apply before May 30, 2014

We're looking for a digital project manager with proven Agile experience. You are passionate about agile, high functioning teams, and delivering quality to clients. You enjoy the problem solving that comes with project management, and the creative process inspires you rather than frustrates you. You are calm under pressure, you take special pride in how organized your budgets, schedules, and meetings are. You have experience juggling quality, scope and budget in context, identifying risks and putting plans in place to mitigate them. You can manage difficult conversations, and are always learning to improve your skills. 

Plus, you love the web – you know how it’s evolving and how businesses need to adapt.  

Project Management Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years experience as a producer in digital or related experience
  • Adept at using the agile methodology to lead teams through projects - you use a broad set of tools at each phase of development to achieve the team goals
  • Hands on experience creating statements of work, budgets, road maps,  schedules, and other project artifacts
  • Knows how to motivate, challenge and drive a team to strive for creative excellence while balancing the budget and timeline
  • Experience effectively managing resources across projects and working with distributed teams (including outsource companies and contractors) 
  • Ability to identify risks, analyze options to mitigate risks, and raise concerns to senior stakeholders appropriately
  • Leads by example with respect to conflict resolution 
  • Active contributor to team development through mentorship and performance feedback
  • Ability to analyze a process, identify improvements, and embed them into the studio 
  • Adept at managing and analyzing financials for projects, and reporting appropriate updates to  key stakeholders
  • Experience in conducting effective interviews with potential candidates
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Client Management Qualifications

  • Knows how to elicit client business objectives, and ensure those objectives drive choices throughout the project 
  • Fosters a strong working relationship with clients
  • Strong ability to negotiate budgets, scope and timelines with clients in an agile context, balancing project and client needs.
  • Proven experience in creating pitches and RFP responses
  • Skilled in facilitating brainstorming sessions, feedback and review sessions, and client meetings
  • Looks for new business opportunities with the clients

Leadership

  • Is a strong advocate for collaboration and interdisciplinary problem-solving
  • Able to facilitate creative sessions, generate ideas in collaboration, and lead group decisions
  • Able to synthesize and communicate the outcomes of collaborative sessions with team and clients
  • Experienced enough to coach junior team members, critique their work, and help improve their output and skills
  • Works to foster a healthy and productive working relationship with clients and team members
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to articulate ideas with clarity and energy
  • Ability to communicate complex issues and solutions to a wide range of audiences
  • Can manage conflict with tact and confidence
  • Brings positive, solutions-focused thinking to difficult problems
  • Highly committed to excellence; constantly looks for ways to raise the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas
  • Ability to contribute to the business process analysis for the agency and keep business needs top of mind throughout the project

Please send applications to jobs@workatplay.com.