Project Manager

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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We are looking for a project manager to work on a key project within a newly formed team at Springer Nature. The candidate will have good experience of managing projects from start to finish and will have strong stakeholder management and communication skills. 


Key tasks:

  • Start-up, shape, lead and deliver projects within the agreed time, budget and quality constraints
  • Develop project plans with well defined milestones that are clearly visible and understandable by key stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships and tune into emerging changes within relevant business areas
  • Network with globally distributed stakeholders to keep business knowledge current and be proactive in suggesting business process improvements
  • Set up the governance processes for assigned projects
  • Develop a solid understanding of selected Springer Nature processes, systems and data and their relationship to product strategy and change initiatives, either within or across business divisions. 
  • Use learnings to make and support recommendations for business process or system improvements that are aligned to changing business needs
  • Work with external product vendors, implementation partners, and internal technology teams to ensure they deliver robust technical specifications and solutions that meet requirements
  • Communicate with stakeholders, in an appropriate format, to ensure that they are provided with the required level of information for decision making, kept well informed of project progress and any risks and/or issues 



  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Comprehensive experience leading and delivering business system and change projects in a global environment
  • Strong project lifecycle knowledge having delivered multiple projects from start to finish
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to capture and document and/or review requirements and processes
  • Clear understanding of agile methodologies and ability/willingness to adapt methodology as each project demands
  • Ability to create project plans and communicate progress to key stakeholders
  • Sound self-organisation and planning skills
  • Knowledge of organisational change management techniques
  • Strong written, oral communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Flexible, able to quickly switch gears and ‘keep multiple irons in the fire’
  • Proactive approach to project management rather than reactive - identifying potential risks and issues and mitigating as far as possible



  • Project delivery experience 
  • Experience of Salesforce or equivalent CRM platform (desirable)
  • Experience of delivering Workflow/Project management tools (desirable)
  • Experience of managing multiple interconnected projects 
  • Experience of the organisational complexities in a multinational matrix organisation would be useful
  • Knowledge and experience of the publishing industry and processes would be useful
  • An understanding of Business Process reengineering would be useful

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