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Head of Project Management - Technology

Job Description

 

Development Industries Ecommerce Specification Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Management of the project team
  • Manage Software Development project activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure.
  • Work collaboratively across technology teams including architecture teams to determine technical direction and approach to system design and implementation. Focusing on new products
  • Create, manage and track project vehicles, including, but not limited to:
  • Project schedules
  • Detailed project plans
  • Project scope statements
  • Resource plans
  • Risk and issues logs
  • Status reports
  • Implementing Product and Project Tracking Tools
  • Work together with Business, Software Development teams and Product Owners to understand future business requirements and strategies.
  • Head of Project Management have a close work relationship with Head of Product and share the same business vision and Project Strategy
  • Together with Head of Product ensure cross-team organization.
  • Play a key role in requirements gathering, project documentation, and the translation of requirements for software development teams ensuring documentation standards.
  • Tailor project management, development and support processes to meet the needs of individual projects. Manage the day-to-day activities of projects and staff; communicate with project teams as necessary to ensure project deliverables are on schedule.
  • Communicate and collaborate with technology and business stakeholders as needed in regards to project deliverables including managing expectations, presenting and interfacing with sponsors.
  • Make decisions and communicate trade-offs and risks; drive key decisions across projects.
  • Make recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization and resource allocation with input from team members.
  • Provide ongoing project plan/status reporting to business and technology teams.
  • Provide input into strategic planning and asset creation processes.
  • Coach and train project team members on Project Management processes and best practices.
  • Contribute to the design and coding of products.

 

Requirements Job Competencies: 

  • BSc. or BA. degree in Business Administration, Management, Project Management, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Five years of experience in a technology environment, including 2-3 years of practical professional experience in project management.
  • Project Management Certification.
  • Proficient with MS Project or similar software and MS Office applications.
  • Proven Leadership ability
  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional project teams.
  • Ability to adjust and set priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a professional manner with technology staff, business stakeholders, End-users, management and others outside the organization.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Self-motivated with ability to drive projects. Advantageous Job Competencies:
  • Fundamental understanding of web-based systems programming and development o Basic knowledge of SDLC, SCRUM, and Agile methodologies.
  • Good understanding of coding website components with a firm grasp of Microsoft technologies o Good understanding of internet technology and web development
  • Understanding of system architectures

 

Exposure to: 

  • C#.NET, ASP, ASP.NET, HTML, Web Services, CSS, XML, T-SQL, UML
  • MVC Website Development
  • Object Orientated Programming and development methodologies o Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)
  • MS SQL Server Database development
  • Visual Studio, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SEO principles

 

Personal Competencies:

  • Must be able to demonstrate strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent inter personal skills
  • Maintain the ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment.
  • High stress tolerance.
  • Resilient and adaptable.
  • Able to multi-task with great attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Solution and results orientated.
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Service-orientated.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Team-player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Structured and organised.
  • Adaptable.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Be prepared to work in a 24/7 environment.
 
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