Agile Project Manager

  • 240 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NW, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Informa PLC is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group.

Our purpose is to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of powerful brands, we work with businesses and professionals in specialist markets, providing the connections, intelligence and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, make breakthroughs and take better informed decisions. Informa is listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

Job Description

This role will sit within the Transformation & Planning team, part of the Transformation Office in Informa Markets. The team is focused on leading the transition of Informa Markets from a largely in-person events business to a more digitally focused organization. This role reports into the Director of Programs. 

As a Project Manager, you will work in an Agile Scrum environment to enable the realisation of commercial outcomes through the product lifecycle. You will:  

  • Managing the end-to-end delivery of complex commercial solutions, establishing and controlling project constraints and scope as defined by the Transformation Office
  • Managing relationships and communication with all project stakeholders
  • Agreeing approach to delivery within the delivery project team
  • Plan and manage the overall progress, resolving issues and proactively managing risks
  • Leading and coaching the project team as appropriate and according to the needs of the individual project
  • Ensure that the scrum team adheres to scrum theory, practices and rules, and work as a servant leader within the project team
  • Providing clear ownership for and visibility of the resolution of all project risks and issues
  • Lead improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the project delivery service and contribute to the identification of areas of improvement
  • Providing regular, constructive feedback to project team members and their line managers
  • Report progress at regular intervals to the sponsor and using the relevant practices defined by the Transformation and Planning Office
  • Develop and maintain effective and proactive relationships with all customers including suppliers and third parties
  • Work closely with the identified Business Change Manager(s) to ensure they are proactively engaged and ready to accept the change and realise the benefits
  • Assist the Director of Program with the creation and management of business cases as defined by the Transformation Office
  • Assist the Director of Programs with the management of the project budget and forecast and validating the business case/benefits throughout the course of the project

Qualifications

Minimum Years of Experience

  • 3+ years in Agile Scrum
  • 3+ years in Project Management
  • Preferred Certifications:
  • Certified Scrum Master - preferred but not required
  • Certified Scrum Professional - preferred but not required
  • Agile Certified Professional - preferred but not required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) - preferred but not required

Additional Information

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position requires individuals who are not only experienced as Scrum Master or Project Manager, but have extensive track records of delivering complex projects and solutions
  • Applicants should have a strong understanding of and hands-on experience with Agile practices, particularly Scrum and must possess the ability to lead the team on scrum principles
  • Self-directed, with a demonstrated ability to execute principles beyond formal training
  • Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-added and outcome driven practices to a team
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills. Must be able to facilitate and mediate team differences to achieve positive outcomes.

TOOLS

  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • MS Project
  • MS Office 
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