Working closely with the scrum manager and reporting to a programme manager, the agile project manager is responsible for one or a number of workstreams in the change or transformation project. The agile project manager is tasked with overseeing the team they are assigned to and ensuring the project is meeting its milestones so its completion is on time and on budget.
The position will of course requires the manager to be fully signed up to the concept of agile project management as companies executing their projects in this way have an infrastructure in place to best serve the methodology. The agile project manager is first and foremost a people manager, because the team itself will have the degree of autonomy expected of agile. And while agility is a given in the team, it should be noted that it is also expected of its managers.
Most companies looking for agile project managers require a firm background in dealing with the kinds of projects the company deals with, ideally in the same sector. General management or even traditional project management skill may not be enough to prepare someone for the specific demands of agile project management, so it’s worth doing some research on the business and its methods of seeing projects through to completion.
A person who has led agile projects at team leader level may be considered for some roles if the remaining set of skills is strong, for example leading within the sector or managing a team of similar structure. The interview stage will be the key to showing that you have the talent and knowledge to take on the role. Sometimes companies will be new to agile and will be going through the painful early stages; if you have the experience to pick up the ball and run with it, you’ll become a highly valued member of the team.
As more companies adopt agile project management into their philosophies, and the concept becomes more entrenched in the project management environment, the need for good agile project managers will only grow. We have the contacts and a list of brilliant clients to help you, the agile project manager, find those companies that most accurately reflect your skill profile.
Wherever you are in the UK, and wherever you want to be, Cast UK can help. As our name suggests, we serve the whole of the UK from our offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London, and are looking for skilled agile project managers to put in touch with companies offering some unbelievable packages. Phone us today on 0333 121 3345.
At the north-eastern edge of Cheshire lies Widnes, a town of around 60,000 population built on heavy industry, particularly chemicals, where ICI had a huge presence for decades before fragmenting in the 1990s. The chemical industry chose Widnes partly for the plentiful supply of water, just like Runcorn, to which it is joined by a railway and road bridge over the Mersey.
The centre of Liverpool is 11 miles (17 km) to the west, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport just 4 miles (7km) form the centre of Widnes. Although not actually in Widnes, the Jaguar Land rover car production plant is just outside the town in Halewood, and it has been a large employer of people from Widnes. For decades the plant was owned by Ford, and the locals still cal the main boulevard that passes it “The Ford Road”. Under the new management, the factory is doing extremely well, helped by a local enthusiastic workforce.
Widnes has two musical claims to fame, one certain, one apocryphal. First was the Stone Roses’ Spike Island gig, the pinnacle of the Madchester scene in 1990. The second claim is that Paul Simon wrote “Homeward Bound” at Widnes Station, although Simon isn’t 100% sure himself!
Widnes has retained many of its industrial plants, although they are no longer owned by the giant ICI, and have been taken over by a multitude of companies. The well-connected town is handy for Liverpool, Warrington, St Helens and Runcorn, and has the M62 at its northern point. All this makes it a good place to locate any logistics operations, and indeed, Agile Project Manager jobs or similar positions have been through our system in Widnes.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible. If you’re looking for more information on the Agile Project Manager positions available in Widnes or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Widnes or source a new job in Widnes then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Up to £50000.00 per annum + Car & Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a prestigious client with the recruitment process of a Transport Operations Manager to be based in the North West.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Our client, a leading FMCG business who are a leader in the Yorkshire area.
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a Demand Planner on behalf of a global business based near Skelmersdale.
£30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Cast UK is working with a growing courier service provider to recruit an Operations Executive to join their team.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client is a market leading Manufacturing business located near the Bradford area.
£28000 - £31000 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit an immediately available Buyer / Expediter on behalf of an Engineering client based in Skelmersdale.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Cast UK are thrilled to be partnered with an online fashion retailer who over the past few years, have achieved rapid growth, to recruit an Assistant Merchandiser to join their close-knit and friendly team.
£27000 - £30000 per annum
Cast UK are thrilled to be partnered with an online fashion retailer who over the past few years, have achieved rapid growth, to recruit a Junior Merchandiser to join their close-knit and friendly team.
£35000.00 - £42000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Cast UK are thrilled to be working with a leading fashion retailer based in Manchester to recruit a Merchandiser to join their growing team.
Up to £17500.00 per annum
Our client, a leading fashion retailer based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a number of Merchandising Assistants to join their close-knit and lively head office team due to internal promotions.