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About The Role
 Role Purpose    

As a Project Manager 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 Compliance Director you are expected to be proactively working with the rest of the business to drive projects through to completion to timescale and budget.

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
  • 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
  • Authority and responsibility for effectively and efficiently running projects, delivering them from inception to closure
  • Implementation of robust change control against baselined scope, milestones, outcomes and benefits
  • Champion and drive quality standards to improve successful first-time product acceptance
  • Manage the projects budget and support business stakeholders in the creation of business cases / capex proposals to support investment decision-making.
  • In co-ordination with finance, retain responsibility for controlling costs, including the accurate and timely tracking of a project’s expenditure against agreed budgets
  • Identify, plan for and manage to resolution project risks, issues and dependencies, including timely escalation in an appropriate manner and contingency planning when required
  • 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
  • Define, schedule and execute formal review meetings, securing sign-offs and approvals where necessary
  • Develop relationships with the Executive and business unit leaders – building a reputation as ‘trusted advisor’ and thought partner in the conception and leadership of initiatives
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
  • 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 projects within a highly changeable business where active prioritisation is required at all times

    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
  • Experience of planning to a minimum 2 year time horizon
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Able to motivate at all levels
  • High levels of resilience and tenacity
  • Experience in balancing & managing multiple internal ‘customers’ at a senior level (Credible and influential at Executive level) in the development and execution of complex projects.
  • Proven track record of building and leading successful project teams in the management and oversight of complex projects with budgetary responsibility in excess of £1m+.
  • Demonstrated strong performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence; demonstrated ability to lead complex operational and strategic initiatives
  • Be able to produce documents to a high standard using Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills which delivers messages clearly and confidently at all levels