Senior Project Manager

Date: Feb 23, 2024

Location: London, GB, SE1 9PG

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is focused on unlocking the boundless potential of our clients and employees. We are a category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and have the pleasure of serving over 9,000 brands, from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, and Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian DocuSign, FitBit, and Zillow.  

Optimizely fosters an inclusive and diverse culture with a global team of 1500+ people spread
across the US, Europe, Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Our unique work environment focuses on flexibility, trust, teamwork, diversity, and moving fast.

We genuinely believe that our people make all the difference, and once we find the best talent, we go out of our way to nurture them.  If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced and growing environment with industry leaders, Optimizely is the place for you! 

Introduction

Optimizely is seeking a Senior Project Manager with a proven track record in delivering projects in a fast-paced environment.   

Reporting to the Head of Delivery, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO), to support a variety of projects. Projects include process improvement initiatives, technology projects, Go to Market Readiness, and other efforts aligned with key strategic goals.   

As a successful candidate, you are a problem solver, a natural self-starter, and a quick learner. You have experience leading a variety of projects, an “I’ll just figure it out” attitude, and are comfortable leading large complex projects in a quick-paced environment where stakeholder management, combined with a solid appreciation and understanding of key technologies, is key for success.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead projects, manage integrations, deploy cross-functional technology projects, and meet key priorities to deliver ultimate value to the entire Optimizely company.   
  • Ensure projects deliver the stated value according to the business need, respecting the quality, and agreed-upon goals.  
  • Manage projects from beginning to end, with the goal of delivering on time, on budget, in scope, and with excellent cross-functional stakeholder engagement and communication.  
  • You will apply project management disciplines, tools and techniques including:  Setting up and running the project end to end; building project plans to effectively manage delivery; driving key decisions through appropriate governance; identify and control dependencies, and risks.  
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure seamless two-way communication. Ensure the project stays on track and key teams and individuals are motivated and engaged.  
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met throughout the life of the project.   
  • Align with technology, data and architecture resources and teams to ensure our solutions are appropriately scoped and deliverable. 

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8+ years in project management, business transformation, or mergers/acquisition  
  • Experience leading projects of all different sizes and levels of complexity 
  • Experience facilitating cross-functional teams to arrive at solutions to complex problems 
  • Experience of leading technology initiatives, software implementation, enhancements and integrations 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity; leading and influencing in such environments to bring about clarity and transparency 
  • Can apply structure to an unstructured environment  
  • Highly organized with excellent communication skills 
  • Strategic thinking as well as tactical execution  
  • Ability to present findings to key stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with Project Management methodologies 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and Project Professional 

Education

Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
• Project Management Qualfication preferred/familiarity with Project Management methodologies
 

Competencies

Driving Continuous Improvement
Driving Projects to Completion
Inspiring and Motivating Others
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Solving Complex Problems

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

 

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