Agile Project Manager

Manchester Science Park, UK
16 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description - Agile Project Manager (190000BL)Job Description Agile Project Manager - (190000BL)Description Freshfields Overview

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams.
We think and work globally - we don't just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn't just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.
We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

Location Overview

The Freshfields Global Centre provides both business and legal services to the firm. Our services are delivered in a way which supports the global nature of our firm and our clients, enables our fee earners to deliver exceptional service to our clients and to do that in a way which is efficient and effective. Our Centre in Manchester is the first site to be established in the emerging Freshfields Global operating model. Our aspiration is to establish further sites in the US and Asia-Pacific in the coming years.

Function Overview

The IT Department is responsible for providing technology and support to enable fee earners and business services employees to operate efficiently both internally and with their clients. The IT department is comprised of two functions, Customer Services and Technology Services. These two functions work closely together with the shared goal of delivering strategic business value through the application of technology. IT operates as a global team with regional presence in most of our offices. Our centralised IT infrastructure is maintained and managed by Technology Services and Customer Services provides all business facing support and services. Qualifications Role Purpose

Applying Agile delivery methods across projects and assuring the following: all aspects of the project delivery, coordinating staff and resources across multiple teams, regions and offices.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
Apply project and change management skills and expertise on projects to help the business achieve the desired change and expected business benefits; Particular focus on applying Agile techniques to meet the desired outcome; Be a leader in applying agile delivery techniques and sharing this knowledge across delivery teams; Responsibilities on specific projects will include: Establishing the Scrum Team \ Agile delivery team \ Delivery Teams; Following best practice project management techniques; Great stakeholder management; Management of the project\Scrum team; Ensuring clear vision and value of the project is documented and articulated; Development of Sprint culture to meet the vision and deliver value early, using minimum viable product (MVP); Reporting on the sprint velocity, burn rates and value; Defining and documenting the project approach and plan for delivery, detailing deliverables and measures of success; Defining and documenting the benefits of the project ;(quantitative/qualitative), agreeing benefit owners in the business, setting baselines, measures and tracking mechanisms to realise project benefits; Reporting and communicating progress against plan and issues to the project team, sponsors and stakeholders; Ensure the project is well communicated and the business change deliverables are agreed with stakeholders; Transition the service into live.
Key Requirements

Experience of successfully delivering and supporting business change projects across global organisations, from initiation through delivery to benefit realisation; Experience of delivering projects through agile delivery techniques; Experience of delivering in an environment with a focus on Continuous Improvement; Experience of developing and maintaining project level schedules, resource plans, budgets and financial forecasts, RAID logs, Change Requests/logs and status reports; Experience of project and programme management, leading large, multidisciplinary project teams involving internal and external resources across multiple locations; Has worked in one or more of the following areas: Information Technology; Marketing & Business Development; Human Resources; Finance; Communications.
Essential Technical Skills
Expert knowledge and practical experience of project, programme and business change management methodologies and tools; IT literate, expert user of MS Project and MS Visio; Fluent in MS Office.
Experience of working in professional services / legal sector; Experience of Agile tools / techniques - JIRA / KANBAN boards.
Desirable Qualifications
Educated to degree level or similar academic credit; Relevant professional accreditation - Project Management Advanced level - (PMP / Prince 2 Practitioner / Prince2 Agile / ScrumMaster).

Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.

Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer: we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (e.g. the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision. Job: Information TechnologySchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobEmployee Status: RegularJob Type: StandardJob Posting: Aug 14, 2019, 1:32:27 PM

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