Senior Project Manager (m/f/d)

  • Berlin
  • Project Management, Product Management
  • Fulltime

What is ICE?

ICE is the result of a big vision for the music industry that harnesses years of combined expertise in the multi-territory music market. We are the world’s first integrated processing hub offering copyright, online licensing and processing services.

Our customers include collecting societies, major and independent music publishers and digital service providers such as Facebook, Mixcloud and Soundcloud. We work to help ensure composers and songwriters are compensated accurately and fairly for the use of their Works.

As part of ICE, you will be working with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated experts in the industry. We collaborate closely with our customers to continuously develop our products and services to ensure the best results.

To support out team in Berlin or London office, we are looking for a Senior Project Manager (m/f/d).

As a Senior Project Manager, you will manage complex and mission critical projects or programmes E2E, bringing in your dedication and experience to secure the success. Doing this, you will responsibly lead internal and external project teams in a highly dynamic environment.
You will take full accountability for the successful delivery of projects and programmes, aligning the internal and external stakeholders and managing internal and external teams as well es suppliers.
Based on your experience you will contribute to the ongoing improvement of the ICE project process and methodology and working together with PMO provide and maintain the common set of practices, procedures, principles and templates for managing, controlling and reporting projects.

Depending on the nature of a project, this position does involve business trips on a regular (e.g. biweekly) basis.

You are responsible for:

  • Leading programmes, projects and other project like initiatives
    • Setting up project timings, manage alignments and approvals (incl. presentation preparation, formal quality check, meeting coordination, documentation) and ensure smooth execution
    • Taking leadership of the cross-functional project-teams (incl. resource management, prioritisation of tasks, etc.) to ensure that goals are effectively achieved
    • Managing external parties (e.g. a solution partner) seamlessly in your project by integrating them on one hand side but also making sure the right level of governance is applied
    • Managing effectively all resources in your project to achieve optimal results as well as provide detailed forecasts to support resource-pools and other functions like finance
    • Providing detailed status reporting to various stakeholder groups, tailored to the respective audience
    • Managing different internal and external stakeholders with a positive and professional attitude and build up stakeholder relationships
    • Ensuring a hands-on and solution oriented mindset of the team and identify drivers for improvements
  • Working together closely with PMO, constantly improving the PM standards and processes with an immediate focus on ensuring alignment between PMO statistics and team led KPIs
  • Ensuring project management standards are followed
    Therefore, you take responsibility to manage and optimize the agreed project processes, showing transparency within the project and towards all relevant stakeholders.
  • Supporting the management of ICEs project portfolio by providing reliable planning and forecast and helping the portfolio manager in estimating project ideas and assessing the impact of decisions on a portfolio level

Minimum Requirements:

You thrive on bringing structure into chaos, working as a problem solver in a complex environment. Managing stakeholders as well as their requirements also on the highest levels is no news to you.
With your self-motivation, good communication skills, and team-player attitude you are able to communicate effectively at all levels with both technical and non-technical professionals.
In your career you have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to successfully lead and finish large and complex programmes and projects, helped by a strong attention to detail with a hands-on attitude.
  • At least seven years proven experience in successful management of large software development programmes and projects, partly in an agile environment combined with respective certifications (e.g. PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM)
  • Experience with big data and cloud based architecture is a definitive plus
  • Proven ability to manage big project teams across multiple locations including external suppliers
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide range of project management methodologies and tools
  • Cost awareness and budget ownership experience combined with numerical skills and the ability to understand figures and present them in a management format.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills on all levels of an organisation with proven experience of working in a highly complex and political environment
  • Proven judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in an environment where priorities and tasks may change quickly.
  • Excellent MS Office skills with focus on MS Excel, MS Project and MS PowerPoint

We offer You:

  • A modern working space in an international environment
  • Free drinks (e.g. Coffee, Tea, Water)
  • Free fruit on a regular basis
  • BVG Ticket (AB)
  • Flexible working times, Monday to Friday

Application Requirements:

In order for us to consider your application, we ask you to submit the following:
  • Your current CV
  • A cover page that describes your motivation for applying to this position
If your experience and capabilities match our required qualifications outlined above, we are very much looking forward to your application (only online). Please include your earliest available starting date.