Senior Project Manager

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Who we are 

Hello. We are Edenspiekermann, an independent, international Design Consultancy. With a team of around 100 people across our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Los Angeles, San Francisco including designers, strategists, consultants, researchers and makers from around 20 different nations/nationalities. We work with international clients like City of Santa Monica, The Economist, HamburgerHochbahn, unu Scooters, NanoScent, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

As an ambitious design consultancy we collaborate with our clients and see our work together as a partnership. We aim for high quality standards while staying humble. We are unconventional. Sometimes a detour is the fastest way to the goal. We are constantly striving to improve. We leave our comfort zones and grow together as a team and individuals because we support each other. And also we have a lot of fun together and give everyone the chance to

How we work

We develop digital products or services with a user-centric approach and create value by advising and coaching our client’s teams to provide the best customer experience for their customers. We unlock business opportunities through venture design and technology. We combine conceptual thinking, a sophisticated understanding of design and a deep knowledge of web and app development to develop a digital product or service with a user-centric approach. Our interaction designers work in agile and interdisciplinary teams on websites and platforms for major brands as well as for startups.

About the Senior Project Manager position

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who will manage and deliver a portfolio of projects to ensure they deliver the desirable outcome. You will be responsible for orchestrating the progress of operations and digital projects.

You should be a confident and empathetic leader and have managerial experience in project management craft, to produce results in a timely manner. In order to orchestrate your projects in a fun and purposeful way, you must be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

Your responsibilities: 

As Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for global projects and the coordination between other project managers and our other offices such as LA and Amsterdam.

  • You closely coordinate with the design and development teams, the project owners and the stakeholders involved on a daily basis 
  • You identify potential business opportunities and turn them into client relationships
  • You have a basic understanding of development frameworks and technical requirements as well as the ability to communicate technical subjects in an accessible manner
  • You have an overarching strategic view and bring digital experience, preferably in agile product development
  • You facilitate digital projects on national and international level in shared leadership with your project owner/design director with a focus on processes, coordination and contract fulfillment
  • You review and optimize the strategic client collaboration as well as objectives and ensure quality management within the project 
  • You calculate and formulate proposals in cooperation with project owners and negotiate budgets with our clients until the contract is concluded
  • You establish contracts with the purchasing department of our clients, administrative handling (in german) 
  • You align project staffing and planning with our other project managers and potentially coordinate with our offices in LA and Amsterdam
  • You plan timings and costs, manage deadlines and activities which you continuously and actively monitor and control during a project
  • You support the client in the management and consulting of the project through stakeholder management, e.g. by sharing and shaping the project perspective in a strategic way
  • You apply change and risk management while troubleshooting projects’ higher scope issues especially in a complex project set up 
  • You orchestrate workshops and trainings with the client to align on project planning and processes together 
  • You enable coordination, help to find solutions and contribute to continuously improving the effectiveness of our (agile) ways of working
  • You identify potential team improvement opportunities and support the team in the implementation  

      Your experience:

      • You have 5+ years' experience of working in digital project management preferably with a technical understanding for web based solutions (digital products and services e.g. websites, eCommerce platforms)
      • You have experience in managing technical projects and development partners
      • You are fluent in German and English
      • You have experience in contract negotiations, pitch facilitation and managing complex projects with budgets of €500k up to €1m
      • You have profound knowledge of project performance evaluation and change as well as risk management principles
      • You have excellent practical experience with project management software (such as Teamleader, Jira/Asana and Miro/Figma), MS Office and Keynote
      • You have project leadership experience with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
      • You have excellent communication and presentation skills
      • BSc or BA degree in management or other relevant area; MSc or MA degree will be a plus

        What we offer

        • Participation as a central team member of a dynamic agency, self-determined and independent work with direct connection to our partners and design directors
        • The best team in the world
        • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to contribute and implement your own ideas
        • Much personal responsibility, room for creativity and personal development, and thus the chance to grow together with the company
        • 30 days paid vacation, hybrid-work, a dog-friendly office and meditation to promote work-life balance
        • We balance work with family and private life
        • Benefits as Urban Sports Club, nilo health, Food Club, regularly team gatherings 
        • Inhouse coaching and mentoring

        We look forward to hearing from you!

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