Junior Project Manager

Recruiter
Focusrite
Location
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Salary
Dependent on experience
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
11 Nov 2018

Junior Project Manager

Salary dependent on experience, excellent benefits package

We're looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to join the R&D team. The right candidate must be highly organised, a quick learner, and able to work closely with our cross functional teams from Product Design, Engineering, Customer Support, Sales and Marketing.

You will be part of a small and enthusiastic team of project managers, delivering industry leading sound recording and music production equipment, in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve.

The successful candidate will:-

  • Be responsible for managing the development and delivery process for new electronic hardware and PC/Mac/iOS software products, across the Focusrite and Novation portfolio, ensuring consistent excellence in quality, ease of use, and reliability.
  • Apply and leverage our PRINCE2 derived project management framework, with level one project delivery plans, project documentation, and detailed stage plans with deliverables and review gates.
  • Work closely with the cross functional delivery teams, managing priorities, resolving work load conflicts, and planning and coordinating the stage deliverables from Product Concept Validation through to mass production. Project ownership will be for the entire development process “End to End”, including deliverables from Product Management, R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
  • Be responsible for estimating project costs, tracking the project performance measures (schedule/cost/quality), and reporting status regularly to the Programme Manager.
  • Be responsible for project risk management through exposing, documenting and ensuring mitigation plans are successfully implemented.
  • Contribute as part of the Project Management team, to the successful delivery of the full project Programme.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level education preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience delivering projects:
    • Able to demonstrate capability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Demonstrable ability to understand and assess the schedule and risk in the planning and delivery of consumer hardware and software projects.
    • Able to manage multiple priorities, identify critical path activities, and resolve resource constraints.
  • Familiar with MSProject and proficient with MSOffice, with excellent documentation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Interest in music and the music industry, would be an advantage.

About Us

Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity.

As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music.

We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products.

Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.

Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.

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