Senior Project Manager

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

Wanted

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the project oversight for major projects. Requires a higher level of experience with all phases of project planning and implementation, and assumes responsibilities over large-scale and multiple projects, actively collaborating with cross- functional teams, and providing strategic direction across all project initiatives. This role will involve direct line management of junior staff within the PMO.

About Namecheap

Namecheap (www.namecheap.com) was founded on the idea that all people deserve value-priced domains delivered through stellar service. Today, Namecheap is a leading ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company with over two million customers and more than five million domains under management - and we’re just getting started.

We are a uniquely global organization that works virtually to serve our customers – including individuals, businesses and resellers. Namecheap currently has operations and staff in the Ukraine, India, Australia, Europe, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Our diverse culture provides our people with substantial opportunities to learn, to take on new challenges, and to grow their careers.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures the optimization of project initiation and execution through effective resource planning and job assignments, to benefit the broader PMO portfolio

  • Leads critical project governance activities, including facilitating project meetings, progressing projects through lifecycle transitions, and ensuring quality standards are maintained through quality assurance activities

  • Responsible for the effective communication of project status, issues, risks, and budgetary information to key stakeholders and senior leadership

  • Develops project management what-if scenarios to facilitate decision-making

  • Drives process, performance, quality and methodology improvements across the PMO organization

  • Builds functional and technical expertise within the PMO to drive the design, implementation, and operation of portfolio management business processes within the organization

  • Serves as manager, mentor and coach to more junior project managers and PMO staff

  • Oversees documentation, personnel management; contract management; project schedule and meeting all applicable regulations, policies and requirements

  • Develops and implements risk assessment, change management, quality assurance, performance and control measures to ensures completion of projects in accordance with established standards, schedules and budget parameters

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • At least three years of experience in managing technology/online/business projects in a professional environment involving multiple stakeholders

  • At least three years experience in managing teams within a PMO setting (line management of junior project staff)

  • Knowledge and understanding of the digital/online and technology industry

  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices pertaining to project management

  • Possess proven experience in end-to-end project management of large-scale information technology projects

  • Knowledge of IT operation processes including risk management, change management, and incident management

  • Knowledge of IT performance matrix

  • Ability to assess performance and recommend new measures to improve performance

  • Ability to analyse, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design

  • Possess effective problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills to influence management; as well as, internal and external partners

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a high volume atmosphere and demonstrate supervisory skills to direct and secure the cooperation of internal staff and contractors

  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective, productive, and motivational leadership skills

  • Ability to work with many individuals and populations both one-on-one and in very large groups

  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment

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