Project Manager (Fitness sphere)

Минск
Company Background

Our client is an American franchisor and operator of fitness centers based in Hampton, New Hampshire. The company reports that it has 2,039 clubs, making it one of the largest fitness club franchises by number of members and locations. There are locations across the United States as well as in other countries such as Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. In 2019 the franchise expanded to Australia. It markets itself that caters to novice and casual gym users and is reported to be the nation’s fastest growing fitness center franchise.

Project Description

Initially we started our partnership with the client 1 year ago from the request to implement Mobile App. After a year of success the company decided to start building web experience for theirs’s millions of users, so the Web Project has been kicked off on February 2021.

 

Development team is located in Minsk. We managed to build strong partnership with the customer their management and their teams which allows us to be considered as part of the customer’s team and not just set of remote resources.

 

The client uses iterative approach to delivery. They are currently going through the process of reimagining the future of Web Project which will increases amount of work for us in the closest future, plus, potentially will increase the size of the team.

What You'll Do
  • Project planning;
  • Facilitating of daily meetings with team and Client
  • Sprints planning, groomings, refinements, demos;
  • Creating of WBS for iteration;
  • Improving team processes;
  • Reporting;
  • Staffing management, onboarding/roll off of people;
  • Identify and develop process and structure opportunities and improvements;
  • Facilitate the team to create the adequate goals and achieve them;
  • Support teams in resolving roadblocks and urgent issues as needed;
  • Manage key stakeholders expectations;
  • Build strong trusted relationship with client;
  • Improve quality and performance of the team using metrics as measurement tool;
Technologies and Tools
React.js
Microsoft outlook
Skype
Slack
Jira
Confluence
Job Requirements
  • 2+ years of overall experience in IT industry;
  • 1+ year in the Project Management in IT;
  • Experience in leading the teams of 5+ size;
  • Experience of work directly with Client;
  • Proven successful experience of implementing scrum and related practices;
  • Client oriented attitude;
  • Strong people management skills;
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of Scrum;
  • High level of verbal and written English;
  • Flexibility and openness for feedback;
  • Strong desire to learn from others;
  • High level of proactiveness;
  • Good understanding of development process;
  • Ability to set up team processes (BA, development, delivery);
  • Understanding of project scope management, including changes management;
  • Understanding of Issues/Risk Management and mitigation planning;
  • Understanding about ways to measure and improve team performance and quality;
  • Theoretical understanding what is Smart goals and how to set them for the team (practical experience will be a big plus);
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with client and team;
  • Having sense of urgency and ability to escalate issues in a timely manner;
  • Diplomatic negotiation skills;
  • Good decision making skills: collaborative and top-down decisions;
What Do We Offer
  • 100+ technical and non-technical trainings to develop and expand your horizons;
  • Internal meetings and conferences (we like sharing our expertise);
  • English courses (both with Russian-speaking teachers and native speakers);
  • Free medical insurance in 80+ private clinics;
  • Sports activities (soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, swimming, etc.) and corporate events (corporate parties, team building, happy hours, canoeing, etc.);
  • Free hot lunches in the office;
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