Project Manager at Showmax

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Prague

Background 

At Connected Video, we develop, maintain, and operate two popular video-on-demand services - Showmax and DStv streaming - operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 Showmax provides entertainment to customers in developing economies: Hollywood blockbusters, local African productions, 24-hour news, live sports, and more. 

 DStv streaming offers the best live TV channels and catch up service on any device - anytime, anywhere.

 Our Prague office is responsible for product development, engineering, and R&D activities. Currently, we employ around 130 people and work closely with hundreds more in the Republic of South Africa. 

 We are building a generalized, cloud-based Recommendation and Personalization platform that serves multiple internal and external clients at Multichoice. 

 

PMO mission

The mission of our PMO is to introduce and maintain a consistent approach to managing projects within the Connected Video Technology division. We develop and support project management methodologies, which enables us to deliver projects on time, within budget and within scope while exceeding users expectations.

 

Vision:

  • Establish and monitor healthy, diverse internal and external relations and implement remedial actions where required, in the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Understand the priorities and interdependencies of past, current and future work to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Plan and manage a portfolio of projects and initiatives (both large and small) with multiple stakeholders to deliver within timelines, budgets and resource requirements.
  • Communicate and report on projects status, risk and timelines to provide visibility to all stakeholders including executive sponsors and team members.
  • Work with technical teams on sizing of user stories and prioritization, identify and resolve issues and conflicts, mitigate risks where applicable, perform tracking and task management.
  • Apply the project management methodologies maintained by PMO, support improvements in the projects delivery.

Requirements:

  • Open-mindedness, integrity, sense for details.
  • Relationship Building, Conflict Resolution, Holistic Thinking.
  • English language on communication level.
  • Experience/certification in agile/waterfall project management.
  • Experience with software development processes (ideally from the entertainment industry) with various teams (backend, frontend,…) and stakeholders (marketing, product, legal, operations,...).
  • Proficient in leadership and stakeholders communication.
  • Presentation and process visualization skills.
  • Experience with introducing/leading agile ceremonies in teams.

What you’ll get in return:

  • Some usual benefits such as 25 days of holidays, 5 sick days, Edenred Ticket Restaurant Card (123CZK).
  • Up to 5 days at the home office per week (depends on an agreement with your manager) to save time from every day commute and let you be with your family. Unlimited home office during COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Budget for attending conferences, buying books, and other professional learning services to support your self-development. 
  • An ergonomic workspace, hardware according to your choice of an Apple or Lenovo brand and MultiSport card. Because we want you to work in a healthy work environment and friendly atmosphere to feel comfortable and do your best magic also from your home place.

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