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Senior Project Manager (German Language)

Location: Prague, .
Company Description:

We Dream. We Do. We Deliver.

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation, Merkle DACH partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe. Originally from Switzerland, Merkle DACH was created out of a merger between Namics and Isobar - two leading full-service digital agencies. 

Our 1200+ digital enthusiasts are innovating the way brands are built, through providing expertise in Digital Transformation strategy, MarTech platforms, Creativity, UX, CRM, Data, Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, Intranet and CMS. We are part of the global Merkle brand, the largest brand within the dentsu group, who shares with us a network of over 66,000+ passionate individuals in 146 countries.

Senior Project Manager Overview:
This role is designed to be performed by an experienced (5+ yrs) project manager being responsible for all areas of project management for our key business clients. The senior project manager manages the delivery of the project or program from the very beginning (team setup, budget and contract validation, initiation of project kick-off with team and client) throughout the whole lifecycle of the project until the completion and formal closure of the project. He/she is also responsible for internal and external reporting of project status and progress (workload progress, finance status, etc.), for implementing and executing processes for managing risks, issues and changes during project and also for completing the project in the defined budget and profitability level. Additionally, she/he provides consulting services to our customers.

Job Description:
  • Responsible for handling of customer projects with regards to scheduling, financial and content aspects
  • Have the full control of project planning, risk and scope management, project team leadership
  • Acknowledge and validate contractual details of project
  • Execute daily project management activities
  • Provide regular internal and external reporting of project status to different levels of stakeholders
  • Obtain client acceptance for partial and complete delivery
  • Deliver and lead medium to large sized projects or subprojects in a large program 
  • Deliver the project within the contracted time, quality and budget and to the company defined profitability level
  • Manage local and remote team members and external suppliers client and 3rd party team members towards the project success
  • Comply with company’s project management standards and processes
  • Identify and unlock further business opportunities
  • Consulting services
  • Create concepts and specifications
  • Ensure smooth communication with clients
  • Support the acquisition process, and create offers
  • Build and develop Merkle project management skills
  • To be able to 'come in running' and take on board responsibilities and tasks from the start
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relevant graduation with a university degree or other higher educational background
  • Team spirit – able to work in a regional and international team
  • Role model in her/his acting and performance
  • Relationship management – create relationships on all levels
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Project Management competency
  • Soft skills: presentation skills, communicative, professional, positive attitude, pro-active and independent worker, with a can-do attitude
  • Fluent German, fluent English, written and spoken, any other language is a plus
  • Experienced with full lifecycle of project management discipline, know-how of modern project methodologies (e.g. kanban, agile, etc.)
  • Advantageous of management of software development and digital delivery projects (e.g. ecommerce, CRM, ERP, CMS, etc.)
  • As an advantage: Certified in Project Management (Prince 2 practitioner, PMP, Agile PM Practitioner or other equal, Scrum Master, IPMA, etc.)
Additional Information:

Why you should work with us?

  • We are cooperating with an all types and sizes of clients from all around the world which allows us to provide a very diverse portfolio of projects and technologies to choose from to our people.
  • You will be part of a startup-minded branch of a company with a very strong and stable background of the Swiss/German headquarters.
  • Your contributions will have a distinct impact on our clients

With us, you will become part of: 

  • An international team, where you can gain new/relevant experience.
  • A dynamic environment where you will never happen to fall into a routine work.
  • Career path growth astounding – client grows, our team grow, you grow!
  • Start-up agile atmosphere.
  • Friendly international team of creative minds

 And we offer even more!

🏜      5 weeks of vacation + 3 Wellness days
❤️     2 Volunteering days to share the kindness of your heart with others
⏰     Flexible working hours and home office
🎯     ‘Fully covered’ certifications for your role
🎓     Full access to the Dentsu Academy, LinkedIn Learning etc
🐶     Pet friendly offices
💌     Edenred meal and cafeteria benefits
🍹     Team events: company parties, monthly breakfasts, and pub quizzes
🥪     Snacks, and drinks at the office
💸     Referral bonus programme
💻     Laptop + equipment
📞     Corporate mobile phone subscription (personal use also)


More Information:

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