Senior Project Manager

London, UK

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager who has extensive knowledge of sport and technology. You will be working in a dynamic team environment alongside a world-class team of entrepreneurs, technologists and clients focused on turning ClubSpark, our award-winning sport participation platform into a global leading product within the sports participation market.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and delivery of our projects for multiple clients, including: planning, setting objectives & deliverables, identifying resources, resource scheduling, distribution of development tasks, setting project milestones, evaluating progress & budget monitoring.
  • Work closely with our Product, Engineering and Business Development teams to ensure the effective delivery of our platform features as outlined in our ClubSpark platform Roadmap.
  • Define, document and communicate detailed business requirements with internal and external stakeholders, including developing appropriate strategies, tools and techniques for achieving project goals. 
  • Support our Product and Marketing teams to successfully launch new features. 
  • Setting resourcing priorities in relation to project deliverables, maintenance tasks and operations.
  • Collaborate with Project Management members to ensure best practices are being implemented across the business – providing coaching and guidance to team members to ensure they understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.
  • Working closely with the QA Manager to ensure all new projects are fully tested, following a robust methodology.
  • Conduct demonstrations of new features, the roadmap and our vision to existing and potential clients.

About you

  • You are a credible, resilient, focused and results-oriented communicator - effective communication and collaboration with our clients and our internal teams is essential to your success.
  • Great at seeing the big picture - you understand what we are trying to achieve whilst at the same time you are comfortable and capable to deep dive into the specifics to ensure decisions are prioritised and progress is effectively managed every step of the way.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and can step back to see the bigger picture to ensure all elements are comprehensively planned and appropriate actions are taken to achieve the project goals.
  • You think beyond the brief, are willing to question decisions, offer valuable contributions and implement best practices.
  • You are hands on, confident working in a fast paced environment and you thrive working in a small, friendly and busy organisation which fosters proactivity and innovation.
  • Has an uncanny ability to know ‘what to do’ in just about any situation - your breadth of knowledge and experience ‘been there, done that’ self-starter can do attitude, cross-functional approach and sense of business acumen will ensure you can empower our teams and colleagues to keep focus on achieving goals.
  • Keeping an eye on the latest trends, adopting the latest strategies and tools used in project management to increase productivity.
  • You have a ‘can do’ attitude and are always willing to go the extra mile!

Skills, knowledge & experience required:

  • At least 5 years digital / software project management experience 
  • Experience of working on a SaaS platform
  • Experience of agile delivery of software projects
  • Recognised project management qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. PRINCE2, APMP, Agile certification)
  • UX or Product Design experience
  • Proven communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate ideas, problem solve, progress monitoring and managing risk
  • Fully client-facing – you will be responsible for effective client comms around projects
  • Business analysis experience, including documentation of business requirements / user stories
  • Proven strategic planning experience, executing and delivering projects over the longer term
  • Product management mindset - this is vital as we continue the transition from an agency-based model to a product business
  • Experience using JIRA/Confluence
  • Commercially focused with experience of financial management of projects
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects and priorities

Great if you also have previous experience: 

  • working in the Sports sector
  • working across a global Company or Tech start-up environment
  • supervising / leading a team

Benefits

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience). We offer a range of great benefits including a contributory pension, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, 26 days holiday, remote flexible working options, support to help you develop + any extras you need!
  • Join a friendly team who value growth, effort, well-being, health and having fun!
  • Happy to talk flexible working (this can be a remote working role with occasional travel to support our teams in either Wimbledon / Bath - or this role can be based at our Wimbledon office)
  • Further questions and/or application (resume and cover letter) to careers@clubspark.com

Please confirm salary expectations and notice commitments with your application

(Applicants may be shortlisted and contacted prior to applications closing. The Company is not offering immigration sponsorship with this role)

Applying for this role

  • No recruitment agencies please
  • Please attach a copy of your CV together with a link to your portfolio if you have one.