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Cengage is one of Australia’s leading publishers and providers of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets in Australia and New Zealand. We publish a range of education resources written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field, as well as distributing international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets.

At Cengage we make a difference to education through our creativity and engagement. We employ the best people to deliver inspiring, innovative and sustainable education solutions for our customers. 

Our vision is to lead the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions. We develop a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. We aim to be the company that our customers think of first, that current and prospective employees see as a rewarding place to work, and that investors are happy to own.

Positions Available

Project Manager

We are seeking a Project Manager who has experience working closely with a digital team. You will have experience guiding and mentoring teams that are in the early stages of transitioning from the more traditional waterfall methods of delivery to Agile practices. You will also have a strong appreciation of the strengths of waterfall/sequential workflow practices in order to successfully work across teams to implement change where it makes sense.
Our team is committed to transforming to agile practices (where applicable) and will be looking for you to partner with them to guide and direct this process.

In this position, you will need to take the time to understand our business needs and product requirements by working with content development teams across various publishing lists.
You will collaborate with designers, developers and production, plus multiple stakeholders outside of our product team, to ensure transformation is properly understood and being applied as pragmatically as possible.
You will:
• Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
• Be an integral part of managing product workflow throughout each development phase of the product lifecycle
• Collaborate closely with the Creative Manager to communicate best practices for the team
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
• Ensure resource availability and allocation
• Track progress, reporting back to production with status updates
• Create and maintain project documentation
• Effectively manage changes in project scope
• Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
• Report and escalate to management when required
• Perform project analysis to minimise risk
• Implement Agile as a project management model where applicable and appropriate
• Coach, educate and mentor fellow team members regarding the Agile manifesto

Cengage is a global business; your role will also be required to liaise with Agile coaching peers from our international offices to help implement best practice.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills:
To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following:
• Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Proven experience using both waterfall and agile methodologies
• Involvement converting teams from waterfall to an agile approach
• Excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills
• An understanding of web or mobile based technologies such as HTML, CSS and content management systems
• Experience using project management tools/software (Trello, Jira etc.)
• The ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders and to work effectively with delivery teams both with local and offshore
• Experience working on large and small projects simultaneously

This is a crucial role and an exciting time to join the organisation. You will be starting at a time when you can make a significant impact to the organisation and influence the transformation of the digital projects.

Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017

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