Digital Project Manager

Recruiter
Allen Lane Limited
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1262416664
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Digital team is tasked with achieving continuous improvement in the digital portfolio. It sits in Digital, Partnerships and Innovation as a defined core team, leading the transformation into a digitally-able business. The Digital team is multidisciplinary and employs Agile methodology, with a default to Open Source systems. The in-house development team runs the Scrum framework categorised by the use of time- boxed development sprints which form the engine for delivery of new features to the Solas content management system.

It includes digital design experts (including User Experience and Information Architecture), digital technology experts (working on content management systems, systems design and performance), content managers, and Social Media experts. These are supported by functions in operations, governance, programme management, business analytics and finance. The team works closely with a matrix of Heads of Digital, charged with leading digital strategy and activity in regions and in the Specialist Business Units (English & Exams, Education & Society and Arts).

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:(including people management and finance)
  • To be accountable for keeping complex projects on track, on budget and on time. This is a key role within the Digital team and crucial to successful roll-out of the new platform.
  • To regularly report to project stakeholders and sponsors on progress, including risk management and the critical stages of the project.
  • To plan, implement and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • To initiate, develop and maintain effective relationships and engagement with owners and stakeholders.
  • The jobholder will use his/her deep knowledge of project-planning methodologies to decide the most appropriate to deploy against specific projects
  • To project-manage large, web-based content management systems with software and editorial teams based around the world.
  • The jobholder will use/his her excellent knowledge of the software development life-cycle to manage projects to deadline and in line with global editorial requirements.
  • To manage large, complex cross functional projects and tracking of dependencies as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for updating project plans, risk and issue logs and sprint backlogs.

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