Project Manager/ Release Trainer

  • 6 Months
  • Contract
  • England, Cheshire

Project Manager/ Release Trainer

Whitehall Resources are currently looking for a Project Manager/ Release Trainer on a Hybrid basis for an initial 6-month contract.

*** OUTSIDE IR35 ***

We are looking for a Project Manager/Release Train Engineer with solid experience of planning, mobilising, managing an Agile release train, with experience of delivering digital web solutions highly preferable.

Delivering a backlog of demand requires a diverse skill set covering backlog/demand management, project management, financial management, stakeholder management and excellent leadership and communication skills.

The PM/RTE shall lead a pod of cross-skilled team responsible for executing the delivery of a backlog of demand in to one of the clients marketing regions. Having a strong partnership with the business customer driving the demand for the solution is critical to success in this role.

The role must also ensure that delivery occurs with a sense of urgency. Demand is completed within the approved programme budget and schedule commitments, whilst continuously assessing risk and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to standard methods and tools.

Duties and Accountabilities:
– Responsible for the delivery of Digital/Omnichannel solutions to the clients Japan marketing company using Safe Agile/Scrum methodology
– Manages a digital delivery pod, mobilises demand delivery in partnership with the other members of the globally distributed project team and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements to ensure deliverables are met effectively and efficiently
– Ensures effective and transparent risk, opportunity and issues tracking and management at tactical and operational levels
– Drives collaboration and knowledge sharing across other Release Trains
– Ensures appropriate meeting management (schedules meetings, captures minutes, actions, decisions)
– Ensures delivery is executed in accordance with Safe / Scrum principles
– Owns and manages the Release Train budget, and forecasts rolling up to support sound portfolio budget management

Essential Skills:
– Technical or Business Degree or proven relevant experience
– Well developed Safe Agile/Scum leadership and delivery expertise
– Strong communication and relationship building skills with international customers
– Demonstratable evidence of collaborating and sharing knowledge and best practices between teams
– Strong attention to detail with a pragmatic, hands-on working approach, not afraid to operate in the detail
– Experience working in a global organization
– Effective problem and conflict solving skills
– Passion for Customers, representing the needs of multiple customers in decision making
– Strong facilitation and presentation skills
– Ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.

Whitehall Resources are an equal opportunities employer who value a diverse and inclusive working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.

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Emily Brett

Emily Brett

Executive Consultant | Key Accounts Contracts
T: +44 (0)1206 212101