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At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

Responsible for the day-to-day project management, decision making and orchestrating a range of digital projects (including web & mobile) – with multilingual and international scope.

The Role:

  • Managing all project-related duties such as scheduling milestones, managing scope creep and reporting to stakeholders to ensure the project is delivered on time and budget.

  • Scoping and planning projects: creating scope of work documents, functional specs, project plans, communication plans etc.

  • Working closely with the product design and development teams to ensure user stories are clearly communicated and actioned.

  • Creation and management of operational process and transition to ‘Business as Usual’ operations teams.

  • Managing both internal MU teams and technical partners to maximise the efficiency of the project.

  • Contributing to project management standards and looking for opportunities to continually improve. Act as a mentor in aspects of the profession such as leadership, methodology, tools, people skills and navigating politics.

Experience:

  • Background in digital project management, delivering projects & products using Agile project management methodologies.

  • 5-10 years of experience in managing complex medium to large web and/or mobile development projects.

  • Experience of leading cross-functional teams comprising of Digital and non-Digital functions; experience working with offshore development teams.

  • Technical competence and wide understanding of mobile, web, video streaming and cloud technologies; AWS or Azure experience preferred.

  • Experience of managing a Single Sign-On (SSO) digital transformation project would be beneficial.

  • Good understanding of project financial management.

  • Outstanding attention to detail, methodical and with excellent time management skills.

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills to ensure project specifications are detailed and precise.

  • Able to manage several projects and vendors/partners concurrently; must be able to manage multiple workflows simultaneously and work with multiple parties to deliver creative solutions, as well as work under tight deadlines.

  • Have knowledge of structured project management techniques - PRINCE 2 or Agile certification preferred, experience of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

The Person:

  • Self-motivated, revenue driven, and passionate about making Manchester United a leader in the online space. Very organised, with excellent presentation and personal skills

  • Persuasive communication style: ability to influence internally and externally, excellent verbal and written presentation, report writing and data analysis capabilities.

  • High energy, confident and collaborative nature with a good attention to detail and good analysis skills

  • Ambitious with a ‘can do’ attitude, willing to go that extra mile to get results and driven by commercial success