We are hiring a Project Manager

The opportunity

We’re hiring a new Project Manager into our Delivery Team.

It’s an opportunity for someone already be working as a Digital Project Manager/Technical PM/Producer/Product Owner in a fast-moving environment to take on a new blended role delivering digital projects for a variety of clients.

You’ll be joining an exciting, ambitious digital agency full of friendly, dedicated people who love what they do.

How we work

We make things that matter, so whilst your projects will be varied, at their heart will always be a clear way that they are making an impact.

We work with a range of clients, from small startups to big brands on projects that span from early prototypes through to large software builds.

Some of our exciting projects include:

We are passionate about Agile delivery, and seek to continuously improve our processes to deliver maximum value to our clients. We use Kanban and Scrum methodology, depending on the nature of the project in question.

The role

You will work with 2-3 clients at a time on a variety of projects, from initial concept stage through to first launch, working closely in multi-disciplinary teams that include the client as a member of the team.

Our PMs are at the centre of everything throughout the client lifecycle, from working on pitches and proposals, to driving through projects, to supporting the clients post-launch and developing the next opportunity with them.

The role is blended between product management and classic project management. We look to our PMs to provide strategic advice and support to our clients on their products, from helping them develop the backlog, continually prioritise it and split it into a sensible release roadmap.

This is a full-time role in our Oxford office.

Your responsibilities

  • Project management for a number of clients - ensuring your project teams deliver projects and support services to agreed success measures
  • Working closely with our clients advising them on product strategy and how to meet their objectives
  • Building strong relationships both internally with our teams and externally with your clients
  • Accurate and consistent reporting on project status, financial reporting and invoicing
  • Working with Product Strategy, Business Development, Creative & Technical teams to highlight new revenue opportunities for WO that create value for our clients
  • Helping create a positive working environment by supporting and coaching your project team

Our ideal candidate

You will be confident doing project management, with a passion for Agile and ideally experience of working in an agency environment.

You will have delivered digital products, through running the projects and advising or taking the lead on the product management side.

Essential skills & experience

  • Experience of delivering projects using Agile methodology (Scrum or Kanban)
  • Experience or understanding of product management for digital products
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Successful delivery of multiple concurrent projects across different teams
  • Experience of estimating, progress reporting and financial management of projects
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills, written and verbal
  • A commitment to learning, developing and sharing knowledge
  • Experience of delivering digital products
  • Confident workshop facilitator
  • Proactive and driven to deliver successful projects

Desirable skills & experience

  • Experience of using our preferred tools - JIRA, Harvest, Xero, Slack
  • Agency experience

Why White October

Oxford is a fantastic location

  • Active digital community
  • 1 hour from London, easy to get there via bus or train
  • Great public transport links in Oxford and out to nearby towns (we also have some parking)
  • Our office is surrounded by unique shops, bars and restaurants of all cuisines across the world, and we're close to the City Centre

Benefits

  • Competitive salary & matched pension scheme
  • 25 days of holiday plus public and bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Self-managed training & development budget and access to White October Events
  • Monthly “White October Wednesdays” company wide knowledge share
  • Flexible working policy

Equality & diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

No recruiters please

Does this sound like you?

If so, email jobs@whiteoctober.co.uk with a short covering letter and CV and we will be in touch.

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