Our client, which solves business problems through leading technology and productive delivery, is currently seeking a Scrum Agile to join their team in Johannesburg. The Agile Scrum master/project manager is responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of projects and programs involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or program from the design process including resourcing the project team and building initial budget through a finished state for internal/external customers
Understand project/program escalations paths and proactively and effectively log/track/communicate Issues (escalate), risks (mitigate), assumptions (clarify), actions (track to closure), decisions (help arrive at and communicate).
Builds relationships across product, portfolio, IT, finance teams both at working and leadership level to influence positive outcomes in resolving bottlenecks/constraints.
Works with the product owner to define project scope and objectives.
Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with customer on all matters.
Creates and manages project/program resource loading and budget; reconciles budget monthly and communicates risks to leadership.
Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project deliverables.
Sets and runs effective recurring status meetings with the product, portfolio and delivery managers.
Efficiently fields questions from the product, portfolio teams, as well as track any issues to resolution.
Provides a single point of contact for projects.
Identifies and tracks any external dependencies and help remove blockers proactively.
Recommends/takes action to direct the analysis of and solution to problems.
Plans and directs schedules as well as project budgets.
Ensures deliverables meet project requirements.
Reviews deliverables with business stakeholders and incorporating their feedback.
Manages third-party relationships as needed.
Oversees user acceptance testing and final sign-off.
Conducts post-mortems on projects and disseminate conclusions to the rest of the team.
Bachelors’ degree required.
Experienced with managing Agile projects.
Hands-on/direct experience working with Scrum/Kanban teams:
Two to four years’ experience as a Scrum master or Agile project manager
Four to six years’ experience working in web-based and/or SaaS application development teams
Proficient with MS Office tools including Project, Visio
Strong understanding of web development and QA processes
Familiarity ATG technology a plus
Demonstrate a high level of initiative and be a self-starter, solution seeker
Must be extremely resourceful and enthusiastic
Display a capacity to learn quickly and responds well to changes and opportunities
Focus and understanding of customer needs, always place the customer first
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable leading meetings and engaging with group business heads.
Proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, a delegate with a clearly defined responsibility and organise work well. Can be relied upon the meet schedules and deadlines.
Must be a hands on and independent, overseeing the entire project deliverables and resources; and report back to the senior management team
Demonstrate broad knowledge of Global direct to consumer and e-commerce business processes
Scrum Master experience including recent experience within e-commerce environments working with consumer facing web applications; retail a plus
Experience managing large, dynamic teams in fast paced environments
Posted on 18 May 16:26
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