Senior Project Manager

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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We are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Macmillan Education IT Team in London.


At Macmillan Education, the senior project manager’s role, is key to ensuring a successful delivery of projects, leveraging their experience and skills to build top-notch, learning products and services, harnessing the talents of the amazing people in our teams to make that happen.



How we manage projects


Our projects deliver value to both the business with our development teams cross-discipline and global comprising inhouse staff as well as trusted development partners from a host of global organisations. Project Managers work across the business to organise our work, help define new feature requirements and manage the overall development and release of our new systems to quality, time and budget defined standards.


We build our software incrementally, iteratively and continuously, to support our business demand for digital learning and online content sharing, to schools, institutes, and homes globally to enhance online learning.



What you will be doing


  • Extensive experience of managing multiple projects within a business portfolio.


  • Acting as project leader and facilitator to the team, scheduling and supporting stand-ups, iteration reviews, retrospectives and planning activities. Including milestone tracking, and reporting to stakeholders.
  • Fostering team spirit, collaboration and developing a high performing, empowered team with a clear purpose and schedule of tasks.


  • Providing Management guidance and support,  in all aspects of the project lifecycle – from product definition, technical decisions and user experience through to marketing and sales.


  • Working with internal multiple teams, 3rd party suppliers to ensure that they understand our project goals and deliver within quality, cost and schedule.
  • Ensuring communications internally within the project and externally to stakeholders are clear and precise.



Desired experience:


  • Industry experience in managing software projects to successful completion and be able to demonstrate that.


  • Experience of Managing third-party vendors, responsible for delivering products or services to a high-standard.
  • You will be numerate and technically literate with a range of IT skills and an interest in improving our production processes.
  • You value the contributions our teams make to the success of Macmillan Education and want to be part of a forward-thinking IT department.



Your Experience


  • +5 years as a senior Project Manager with proven delivery of both Agile Software Development and waterfall project delivery, with extensive experience of managing multiple projects within a business portfolio.


  • Strong leader, who can demonstrate delivery of full project life cycle, including managing risks / Issues, dependencies and mitigations, associated communications to all levels including C-level
  • Demonstrable experience of building teams, business relationships and motivating / mentoring teams. Strong influencer who works well with matrix teams and stakeholders.


  • Strong organiser, who is task orientated to delivery, including tracking and reporting. Confident goals and objectives setter, who can demonstrate experience of team level task setting and empowerment, in delivery of projects. Maximises teams’ skills and identifies deficiencies and creates associated mitigations / recommendations to optimise teams’ performance.


At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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