Location UK / Belfast
Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract
Salary See description
Updated 3 days ago
To manage the initiation and delivery of client projects to schedule, quality and budget.
HighWire’s mission is to extend the reach, impact, and exchange of scholarly ideas through innovative technology, exceptional service, and community engagement. Used by millions of scholarly researchers worldwide, with 1700 scholarly journals and thousands of scholarly books, HighWire provides powerful technology solutions to influential societies, university presses and independent publishers who produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
You will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the world’s best-known publishers, researchers and industry thought leaders. Together you will help shape the future of technology solutions for the scholarly community. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and a stimulating work environment that will keep you engaged. It will be an unbeatable experience.
If you are interested in starting a progressive and gratifying career with a growth company that is charting new territory, then HighWire is the place for you!
Primary Purpose of the Role:
To manage the initiation and delivery of client projects to schedule, quality and budget
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
To ensure the delivery of the programme of projects to required schedule, quality and budget
To work with clients to define upgrades from estimation, approval through to delivery for all client requests on existing platforms and installed products
To ensure that all project work is carried out in accordance with the HighWire processes, agreed Roles and Responsibilities, and project management processes
To ensure that client requirements and inputs are gathered, interpreted, and communicated effectively in order to build shared big-picture understanding of products and projects across the delivery team
To ensure that all project work is prioritised by the business and actioned according to business priorities
To ensure the clear communication of project status, risks and issues to internal and external stakeholders
To actively contribute to continual process improvement
Supporting other areas of the business
To participate in key stages of the Sales process as required to provide key input for bids and proposals
To ensure the provision of adequate budgetary analysis to support Finance as required
Worked directly with clients to deliver projects clients in a customer-focused environment
Managed delivery of complex digital/technical projects in a high pressure environment
Delivered multiple concurrent projects to schedule, quality and budget
Managed multiple internal and external stakeholders
Delivered projects with budgets with values up to £500K
Experience in process improvement and change management
Worked within the scholarly publishing sector
Knowledge of / interest in issues relating to academic research and dissemination of academic research
Experience of working in a fast growing and changing business
Skills and abilities required
Knowledge of the concepts, tools and principles of digital product development
Knowledge of project management methodologies, frameworks and processes used in the design and development of digital products
Understanding of the detail of digital/technical project implementation
Understanding of the development of complex content software using a variety of development methods and frameworks
Ability to think creatively to arrive at workable solutions under pressure and to multi-task
Collaborative and relationship building skills
Strong communication skills at all levels, both internal and external
Excellent prioritisation and decision-making skills
Integrity, personal judgement and gravitas
Degree, Digital Media, Publishing, Project Management, Agile or equivalent experience
Formal project management training in a recognised methodology (PRINCE2, Scrum, etc). JIRA system knowledge
HighWire offers an outstanding total compensation package including excellent health and wellness benefits and a flexible and dynamic work environment.
HighWire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.