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Project Manager

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Role area:
Technology
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
Cluj - Napoca
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Role purpose:

The Technology Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of complex Technology Projects partnering with the Paddy Power Betfair organisation to drive improvement and innovation. The position will report to one of the Infrastructure Programme Managers and will work across all Technology departments to ensure that all teams are focused on the delivery of work. The role will require regular travel to our offices across Europe and may require site visits further afield.

Accountabilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to define and map robust project plans to deliver packages of work at pace, with high quality to meet agreed scoping requirements
  • To build temporary Project teams and to enthuse them to deliver multiple concurrent projects successfully within time, budget and resource constraints
  • Drive and support the execution of project delivery ensuring the effective use of resource (people, time, money) based on a solid plan
  • Lead and coach a wide range of dotted-line matrix reports who will be contributing to the project. Ensure the team has clarity and all the information they require in order to execute at pace and with quality
  • Produce accurate, simple and clear reporting on agreed Key Performance Indicators ensuring that risks and issues are surfaced quickly and managed through to clear resolution
  • Partner with the Technology Planning & Resourcing Group to ensure that the Technology Roadmap and Capacity/Resource Matrix is current, relevant and contains enough detail to provide Senior Leadership with solid data
  • Must manage risks and issues effectively with the ability to communicate these to a wide stakeholder audience in a clear, concise and simple way.

Key Strengths:

  • Experience in delivering outcome focused projects within one or more Technology discipline (Infrastructure, Security, Operations, Governance, Data, Delivery)
  • Should excel at managing multiple large projects concurrently and have the ability to context switch between them frequently
  • Appreciation and experience of delivering packages of work using different methodologies (Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban etc.)
  • Exceptional Stakeholder Engagement and Communications skills
  • Must be able to build and motivate project teams, leveraging their talents to deliver significant projects successfully
  • Ability to influence resourcing and capacity decisions in a matrix environment
  • Must be experienced at managing projects from ideation to closure
  • Should have experience of scoping Projects from ideation through to Business Case identifying the high level requirements and key milestones
  • Should be skilled at determining how to tailor communications for senior stakeholders and to manage the message so that the Stakeholders have complete transparency of project progress

Competencies:

  • Decision quality – Makes quality, long and short term decisions considering various inputs
  • Communicates effectively both written and verbal – Communicate credibly and effectively across a wide range of channels and audiences
  • A strong ability to interpret technical solutions designs and to simplify them so that they can be understood by a non-technical audience
  • Drives results – Gets stuck in and achieves results that impact the bottom line with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Being resilient – Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Collaborates – Is a team player – works with others across the organisation to get things done
  • Must be able to manage Senior stakeholder expectations and communicate progress, issues & risks to them in a clear, succinct and accurate fashion
  • Exposure to managing projects in Datacentre environments with underlying familiarity of all Infrastructure components in an active-active setting.
  • Requires experience of delivering applications across all Web, App and Database datacentre layers and multiple hardware platforms
  • Advantageous to have a high-level understanding of Openstack, Networking and Pipeline delivery across highly virtualised environments
  • Prince, PMP, Scrum or Agile qualifications are an advantage