Senior project manager, Shanghai

What you will be doing

MING Labs is looking for a new Senior project manager to join our lovely team in Shanghai.

As our Senior Project Manager, you will be involved in the whole life cycle of digital transformation projects, working together with stakeholders, business designers, UX/UI designers, developers and QA engineers. We expect you to have very good communication skills, solid knowledge and experience on Scrum, proven experience on management of complex projects that consists of research, design, backend development, frontend development and mobile App development. 

Now that we’ve got the basics covered, here’s a list of your main responsibilities:

Project Initiation

You’ll take ownership of client relations and project initiation once agreements are signed, support the business development team in generating business opportunities and:

  • Utilize professional network to generate new business opportunities
  • Help our clients to formulate their technical requirements
  • Prepare project costs and time estimates
  • Check project feasibility
  • Create convincing proposals
  • Drive tech project sales
  • Plan resources
  • Integrate freelance and remote developers into capacity planning

Project Planning

You’ll take ownership for comprehensive, detailed and practical project planning, including:

  • Develop project management plan, collect detailed requirements and scope
  • Create detailed user stories and backlogs for technical implementation projects
  • Define and sequence project activities and estimate activity durations
  • Plan and adjust resources according to detailed budget per project activity & deliverables
  • Plan stakeholder management and develop communications management plan
  • Identify project risks and perform qualitative risk analysis
  • Execute Scrum Planning activities, including version planning, working board setup, sprints breaking down, etc.

Project Execution

You’ll ensure smooth implementation of project plan and deliverables to clients.

  • Direct and manage project work with teams, drive quality assurance
  • Assign and monitor work of technical personnel, ensuring that project steps are in alignment with business objectives, on-time and within budget
  • Work closely with the development team and help them to understand the feature requirements
  • Coordinate the resources of Ming and clients to resolve project dependency and blocks
  • Support the development team on production and technical decision making to match the business objective and budget
  • Manage communications with and engagement of all stakeholders
  • Ensure required monitoring & control, including project work, integrated change control, scope, schedule, costs, quality, stakeholder engagement and communications
  • Execute scrum process such as planning meeting, daily standup, sprint review etc.
  • Execute and refine company project management process

Project Closure

You’ll facilitate learning and documentation and maintain lines of communication with external stakeholders.

  • Collect feedback from all stakeholders
  • Facilitate project post-mortem & documentation to drive individual and organizational learning
  • Manage communications with external stakeholders to discuss future business opportunities
  • Ensure proper handover of deliverables and deployments to client infrastructure
What we are looking for

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.

5+ years of project management experience on software design and development.

Previous experience with Scrum and Jira.

Excellent communication, organization, time-management and leadership skills.

Excellent English and Chinese skills, both written and verbal.

Why MING Shanghai?

Here at MING Labs, your ideas matter (a lot). You’ll have the opportunity to shape every piece of your work.

Inspiring work environment with colleagues who excel at their professions (and are fun to work with, too!).

With our diverse projects and clients, there’s always something new to learn - our clients are keeping us busy, also during Corona times!

Time reserved specifically to work on new technologies and ideas to improve our products and processes.

Competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.