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Project Manager

Reporting to: Programme Director
Location: Brighton/Remote
Hours: Full time

Be a part of the travel industry’s recovery and help the world’s top airlines keep their passengers informed and empowered every step of the way. We work with 50+ of the world’s best-known travel brands like British Airways, Ryanair, Qantas, and Etihad and they need us now more than ever. 

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our incredible team. Established in 2000, we have since grown to become one of the travel industry’s major suppliers of passenger messaging solutions. More than 50 airlines, rail and travel management companies use our communications platform - so while you may not have heard of 15below directly, you've more than likely received a boarding pass, eTicket or flight-change notification that was sent via our platform.

With your knowledge and expertise, you will be helping 15below to achieve its position as the world’s leading supplier of traveller communications.  
 

15below's vision

To become the undisputed global leader in traveller communications by providing the single competitive advantage in travel: customer engagement through brilliant communications.

We make journeys easier and more enjoyable by giving our customers and their passengers a stronger sense of control.  From disruption management to hyper-personalised pre-departure communications and mobile boarding passes, we build the technology to help companies stay connected with their customers at every stage of their journey. 

Established in 2000, we have since grown to become one of the travel industry’s major suppliers of passenger messaging solutions.  More than 50 airlines, rail and travel management companies, including British Airways, CWT, Qantas, Ryanair and JetBlue use our notifications platform.  With exciting ideas for the future, it’s time for us to expand our growing team and we’re hoping you are who we’re looking for.

15below's CEO Nicholas Key presenting at a customer conference

Our culture

  • People come first at 15below. We create strong working relationships built on openness, loyalty and trust, and we genuinely care about each other.
  • We are committed to continuous improvement and try to do things better every single time we do them. 
  • We add value to our customers’ businesses by taking a professional and informed approach to the way we work with them. 
  • You’ll share our values of Connected, Collaborative, Progressive, Knowledgeable and Enjoyable. 

With your knowledge and expertise, you will be helping 15below to achieve its position as the world’s leading supplier of traveller communications.  
 

 

People socialising in 15below's kitchen

The role

As Project Manager, you are responsible for the successful delivery of software projects to our international client base. 

Providing effective project management including:

  • Managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Facilitating the clarification and communication of project requirements, objectives and priorities.
  • Ensure a successful delivery by working together with the customer Project Manager and key stakeholders.
  • Conduct estimation and planning workshops.
  • Creating and managing overall project plans, maintaining a backlog of prioritised user stories, release and sprint plans.
  • Managing the project scope and budget, aligned to commercial agreements.
  • Managing changes to scope/requirements and reporting project status to customers and 15below stakeholders.
  • Engaging problem-solving skills to identify risk and issues, take mitigating actions and remove project obstacles.
  • Creating and maintaining relevant project documentation to ensure appropriate audit trails exist.
  • Ensuring sustainable product design and implementation in line with best practice, relevant standards and technological developments by facilitating cross-team collaboration.
  • Ensuring the delivery of high-quality, innovative software that truly delivers business value.
  • Coordinating the transition to Support from the Project team following successful project delivery.
  • Creating and maintaining product support documentation including administrative, technical, and end-user system documentation.
  • Escalating project issues appropriately.
  • Performing end of project reviews capturing and applying the learning.
  • Providing feedback on the performance of developers to the relevant Development Team Leads.
  • Motivating project members to deliver against the stated objectives.

Skills we want

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in customer software/IT solution project management.
  • Proven track record of managing and implementing software projects.
  • Recognised Project Management Qualification (PRINCE II, Agile Project Management).
  • Experience in an agile environment preferably SCRUM.
  • Excellent English and communication skills, and the ability to build consensus amongst all stakeholders.
  • Budget management.
  • Strong leadership and scope negotiation skills. 

Skills to impress

  • Airline/travel industry experience including reservation systems/GDS (Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre or Navitaire).
  • BSc/BA in a business or technical discipline or equivalent.
  • Certified SCRUM Master.
  • Experience working with third-party APIs and web service interfaces.
  • Experience of messaging systems.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Experience with Change Management processes.
  • International experience and Mobility.

What kind of person you are

Naturally we’re looking for the best. We want someone who:

  • Has the aspiration and ability to learn new technologies and methodologies.
  • Thrives on solving problems, loves grappling with complexity, and can make the most difficult concepts easy to understand using sincere and clear communication skills.
  • Has a friendly ‘Can do’ attitude. 
  • Collaborates effectively with other disciplines and can be trusted to deliver.
  • Wants to invent cool, progressive stuff that’s useful to the industry.
  • Has calm presence of mind when it’s needed.
  • Has a strong sensible streak – but knows how to have a bit of fun now and again.
  • Is able and willing to travel as required.

What's in it for you?

Work is a big part of life, so it has to be challenging, motivating, and enjoyable. 

This job is about empowering you to do your best work as part of a fantastic team.

We also offer a very competitive package with some great flexible benefits and other perks.

25+ days annual holiday
Private medical insurance (optional)
Life assurance
Flexible working
5% employer contribution pension scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Holiday purchase scheme
Perkbox retail discounts
Social events
Comprehensive wellbeing programme
Friday wind downs
Tech purchase scheme