General information

Agency: Kinesso

Job Function: Project Management

Location: Sydney, Australia

Job Ref#: 12937

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Kinesso brings together top talent in data, technology and media activation to deliver seamless data-driven marketing solutions. As a technology-enabler, Kinesso powers marketing systems through a proprietary suite of applications that seamlessly integrate with Ad Tech and Martech.
Kinesso’s Application Framework spans Audience, Planning and Activation, delivering insights and business outcomes across a suite of Applications for leading global brands.
We are seeking a talented individual to manage Digital Marketing Software Application Projects across the Australian Custom Solutions Team, which is responsible for Custom Software Application builds within the Interpublic Group Companies both in Australia and globally.
As the Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master, you will lead the Project Management of several project teams and facilitate Agile best practice to accomplish team goals and ensuring iteration quality. This includes management of iteration throughout, tracking, communicating and providing transparency of iteration health, team development and overall project facilitation and management. The Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master is also adept at continuous improvement and team empowerment practices. In your role you will also be required to project manage some of the more complicated NPD (New Product Development) projects for Kinesso and Internal Agency Groups, bringing in exterior partners to deliver elements we can’t deliver internally.
The right candidate is an exceptionally self-motivated problem-solver with a positive attitude and the ability to work well as a team. You have excellent communication and negotiation skills, approach situations with a win-win stance, and you are a great critical thinker. You feel empowered through passion and commitment to deliver on great projects and products that solve business problems.

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive tactical day-to day product delivery process, including ensuring agreed upon backlog of items are prioritized, developed and released on time
  • Remove impediments and guide the teams to remove impediments towards the project and Sprint goal
  • Ensure the Software Development Lifecycle processes and practices are adhered to and ceremonies/ events are scheduled and conducted effectively
  • Facilitate getting the work down through discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Drive change by coaching the teams to be self-managing and cross functional to extract optimal performance.
  • Create a collaborate environment for the Project and Scrum Teams to work efficiently in order to produce high quality deliverables
  • Be the source of knowledge and leadership in facilitation, situational awareness, continual improvement, empowerment and transparency.
  • Document processes and practices within Kinesso’s Project Management tools
  • Synthesize status information into consumable dashboards and reporting for all stakeholders
  • Analyze historical execution data to surface problematic areas and propose appropriate adjustments to project Processes
  • Collaborate with a diverse audience, including executive-level business stakeholders, legal, product management, and development teams to deliver projects on time and as expected by client standards.
  • Coordinate and manage the delivery process of multiple projects simultaneously.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • High level of understanding and implementation of the Agile Framework
  • Proven 5+ years' experience as a Project Manager and Scrum Master with experience in the Software Development Life Cycle Framework (SDLC)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
  • Advanced in Agile Project Management Tools such as JIRA, JIRA Portfolio
  • Expert in prioritization and context switching
  • Background in Digital Marketing or Advertising role focusing in the digital advertising space - experience with programmatic media buying and landscape is highly favorable.
  • Excellent Team leadership Skills
  • High level of Operational or Project Management Skills
  • Highly motivated and has a problem-solving aptitude
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as a high level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Kinesso is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Salary ranging from $120,000-$130,000 including superannuation.

About Us

At Kinesso, we believe in the power of connection – connected data, connected identity, and connected ecosystems. In a marketing and advertising world held back by disconnections, we build open and flexible solutions that play well with others and solve real marketing problems for brands and agencies. We do it with our market-leading identity and patented technologies, creating solutions that are responsible to people and that perform for brands. Matterkind is the company within Kinesso focused on activating addressable marketing. Matterkind’s approach is to put the audience at the forefront of everything we do, creating marketing that is relevant for people while still delivering results for brands. This is something Matterkind calls conscious marketing, and we believe it should be the only kind of marketing. We also believe you can be conscious and kind while delivering outcomes, which is why we create intentional, high-performance marketing that delivers guaranteed outcomes and results without risk.