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Senior Project Manager

Location: Prague, Hlavní město Praha.
Company Description:

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger between Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies. 

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000 passionate individuals in 146 countries.

As our teams are continuously growing, we are currently sourcing a number of additional Senior Project Managers to join our international teams ideally located in Prague. Brno could also be considered as a secondary location.

These roles are designed to be performed by Project Management professionals with the responsibility for execution of project management competencies for our business clients.

We need candidates with back end development skills who have also lead projects for 3-5 years as an example. Coming from a development background would be perfect understanding API's, web, mobile, and also any cloud experience (AWS, Azure, GCP or other are of interest).

The project manager manages the delivery of the project from the very beginning (team setup, budget review, initiation of project kick-off with the team and client) throughout the whole lifecycle of the project until the completion and formal closure of the project. He/she will also be responsible for internal and external reporting of the project status and progress (workload progress, finance status, etc.), for implementing and executing processes for managing risks, issues and changes during the project and also for completing the project in the defined budget.

Job Description:

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Acknowledge contractual details of project
  • Setup project team and prepare project plan for delivery
  • Execute daily project management activities
  • Provide regular internal and external reporting of project status to different levels of stakeholders
  • Execute properly Risk, Issue and Change management process
  • Obtain client acceptance for partial and complete delivery
  • Deliver the project within the time, quality, budget and profit level
  • Deliver and lead small to medium sized projects or subprojects in a program 
  • Manage local and remote team members
  • Collaborate with client and 3rd party team members and suppliers
  • Comply with company’s project management standards and processes
  • Support to identify and unlock further business opportunities
  • Support the acquisition process and in offer creation
  • Establish and further develop Merkle project management skills
  • General consulting services
  • Create simple concepts and specifications
Qualifications:
  • Very good communication skills
  • Sales and business mindset
  • Relevant graduation with a university degree or other higher educational background
  • Team spirit – able to work within regional and international level with other team members
  • Relationship management – create relationships on all levels.
  • Deliver and lead small to medium sized projects or subprojects in a medium sized program
  • Fluent English, written and spoken, any other language is a plus
  • Experienced with project management  disciplines, know-how of modern project methodologies (e.g. kanban, agile, etc.) 

Additional Nice to haves::

  • Certified in Project Management (Prince 2 practitioner, PMP, Agile PM Practitioner or other equal, Scrum Master or IPMA, etc.) 
  • Good previous experience with leading IT/Digital projects is a MUST
  • Experience launching technical Pilots (Hardware, Software ) is a big plus
  • Understanding and experience with Cloud based platforms and hosting such as AWS is a big plus!
Additional Information:

Why you should work with us?

  • We are cooperating with an all types and sizes of clients from all around the world which allows us to provide a very diverse portfolio of projects and technologies to choose from to our people.
  • You will be part of a startup-minded branch of a company with a very strong and stable background.
  • Your contributions will have a distinct impact on our clients

With us, you will become part of: 

  • An international team, where you can gain new/relevant experience.
  • A dynamic environment where you will never happen to fall into a routine work.
  • Career path growth astounding – client grows, our team grow, you grow!
  • Start-up agile atmosphere.
  • Friendly international team of creative minds

 And we offer even more!

  • Laptop and Mobile with international tariff even for your private use.
  • Cafeteria of benefits to choose from – life insurance, pension insurance, Edenred Cafeteria and more are coming
  • Meal vouchers.
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation (25 days)
  • Sick Days
  • Medical advisory system – ulekare.cz
  • Soulmio – well-being benefit.
  • We value self-education and learning new technologies, so we support all our team members in obtaining new certifications, attending learning tutorials and conferences etc.
  • Flexible working hours and home-office.
  • Opportunity to travel.
  • We have an employee breakfasts regularly. We also enjoy beer or wine and we create a lot of opportunities to get together for those who enjoy life outside of work as well.
  • We value self-education and learning new technologies, so we support all our team members in obtaining new certifications, attending learning tutorials and conferences etc.
  • Relocation support for EU candidates outside of the Czech Republic if needed.

If interested in these rewarding opportunities, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss in more detail.

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More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.