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Project Manager - Financial Insights & Strategy

V4P FEB19 143



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Project Manager - Financial Insights & Strategy

This is an exciting time for King’s Financial Insights & Strategy team, and we are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join us, reporting into a Finance Director.

Ideally you are a qualified Accountant, with strong experience in managing projects. You are able to handle and progress multiple projects at once and report on the progress of these in a comprehensive, consolidated, and consistent way. You are eager to take over the responsibilities of pushing project management execution excellence into the various initiatives.

We are seeking someone who is organised, proactive, willing to get stuck- in and help out where needed to make projects a success. Someone that is looking to grow in their role, take on more responsibility over time, and helps to improve the overall project management capability to an outstanding level.

Therefore, if you’re the type of person who puts their heart and soul into what you do, is eager to help us improve how we do things, an adaptable problem solver and most importantly humble and friendly, please read on…

The role is broken down into two core areas:

Project Management

  • Manage projects to clear timelines, high quality and within budget

  • Build and maintain detailed project delivery plans and tracking tools, ensuring alignment of these plans across FI&S and other impacted teams across the business

  • Monitor project activities and provide status updates on project delivery progress, flagging and managing the mitigation and resolution of risks and issues as required

  • Work with the FI&S Leadership team to identify, scope and prioritise projects

  • Support management to achieve the appropriate resource balance between BAU and project activities where the project requires, support the creation of process maps, UAT material, training and communications

  • Help us cultivate a delivery- focused culture where we simplify and continuously improve the things we do

Stakeholder Engagement

Work collaboratively with the FI&S team, other Project Managers and departments within King and AB to ensure interdependencies between teams/workstreams are proactively led

  • Liaise with the business and other teams to ensure any requirements being worked on are sufficiently well understood by all

  • Provide frequent updates on project progress, tailoring the messaging to the audience in question

Skills to create thrills

A project management background with a successful track record of leading multiple small to medium scale projects throughout their full lifecycle. It would be helpful if this experience was gained whilst operating within a Finance team and/or a large consultancy firm

  • Proactive and driven in nature; goes above and beyond

  • Experience of effective matrix management of project teams

  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational, and time management skills

  • Experience of working effectively with external service providers

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • Ability to raise and articulate risks and issues in a timely manner to the right people at the right time

  • Advanced Excel skills, along with good PowerPoint presentation, Word and Office skills

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under- represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Some travel may be required depending on the project nature

Our office in London has free food and drink and an on- site gym

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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