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Senior Project Manager (m/f/d/-)

You already have loads of experience in projects of any size, products of any technology and know the agile process by heart. You are a bodyguard who keeps his/her team safe and your clients love working with you, as they see that “Structure” is your middle name.

What you'll do

  • You’ll lead projects of any size and become part of several experienced teams, which is no problem regarding your ability to focus on your tasks, as well as keep an eye on the big picture.
  • You’ll own and manage internal as well as external meetings (like kick-offs or retros), moderate your way through the right discussions and present regularly.
  • You are in charge of creating your project reportings and always administer your budgets to ensure the economic success of your projects.
  • You’ll quickly learn our processes, educate yourself with your budget, share your knowledge with the teams and tell the world (through meetups, presentations, articles, etc.).
  • Through your ever-expanding knowledge, you’ll be perfectly prepared to consult, mentor, and provide feedback.
  • You’ll constantly keep an overview of your accounts which helps you find strategic ways to consult appropriately on behalf of the stakeholders’ needs in combination with the company’s economic success.
  • You’ll plan the projects’ resources, know the workload of your team members and look after it, continuously compare the teams’ progress with the plan, and provide updates and reminders so the projects’ success can be guaranteed.
  • You’ll identify potentials to improve, actively put them into practice, take part in our 4-month-goals (OKRs) and gear optimally with your Croatian colleagues.
  • You’ll be an active part of the selection of our project manager recruiting and a mentor for juniors as well as intermediate colleagues.

What you bring

  • You have at least 4 years of experience as a project manager in an agency or in a comparable corporate department.
  • You are fluent in German and English so you can present, discuss and explain complex topics in both languages.
  • You already have in-depth knowledge of managing digital products for diverse industries, client sizes, and organizational forms, and thus are prepared for every challenge.
  • You are an expert with common PM tools like the Google Suite, and Microsoft Office and are always ready to establish and introduce new tools if needed.
  • You have a superior understanding of the field and contemporary agile processes to effectively manage your projects.
  • You are an experienced negotiator.
  • You are an empathic and confident team player and every stakeholder knows that your door is always open for issues and tensions.
  • You already had the main responsibility in big client projects with at least 5 team members.
  • You have a soft spot for numbers so that your reporting/controlling is flawless and you are able to interpret calculations with arising next actions.

Nice to have

What we offer

Next steps

Your Holacracy Circle

At COBE we have different circles you can be part of. As PM you’d generally be in the “Successful projects and Account Strategy” circle. This circle has the following purpose: Highest quality experiences for our client’s products and services. Strongly UXi-driven and truly user-centered.

You will start there as a silent member but as soon as you innate the process, possibilities, and overall organization of COBE, we’re eager to see what you will make of it! 

Our Mindset

We communicate clearly

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Let’s communicate our ideas, reasoning, opinions, and decisions in a precise and transparent way to avoid misunderstandings. Let’s talk, design, code, and write in a clear way. Let’s seek to understand first, then to be understood, so we can test our assumptions and see the full picture. We consider that everything is a hypothesis and that we could be wrong. Let’s ask ourselves: “Am I giving and receiving enough information to do a great job and to empower others to do a great job?”

We are team players

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Let’s not attach ourselves to our own ideas, but search for the best solution. Staying humble allows us to focus on our team’s success, not on our ego. Let’s make sure that our team can count on us. We have each others’ back and offer each other help proactively. By giving our best to let our teamwork run smoothly, we do not only offer clients the best quality, but we also let our teammates have the best working experience. Let’s ask ourselves: “What can I do today to support others?”

We are self-managers

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In order to achieve success, each individual has to work as a proactive problem solver. Let’s take full responsibility for accepting, estimating, solving, and communicating our tasks to the team. And, when something goes wrong, we make sure to suggest a solution to problems at an early stage in order to keep things working. To improve our productivity and reliability continuously, let’s ask ourselves: “Am I organized and structured enough to take full care of my accountabilities?”

We have a constant beta mindset

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As ever improvable and evolving subjects, we want to learn every day. We challenge ourselves, react to new circumstances innovatively, and are willing to leave our comfort zones. This helps us grow personally and professionally. Let’s make time for reflection and constructive feedback to give ourselves the chance to improve. Let’s not attack each other and let’s not feel attacked by feedback. Instead, we give feedback with respect and receive feedback with gratitude. Let’s share knowledge and experience in order to teach each other in soft and hard skills. Let’s ask ourselves: “How can I help myself, others, and the company to improve?

We make an impact

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We carry an entrepreneurial mindset to detect potential for improvement, make suggestions for improvement, and ultimately turn our suggestions into action. We put ideas into practice by being persistent and by overcoming barriers along the way. We support others in their ideas and excite others to support our ideas. Let’s ask ourselves: “What can I do and what do I need to make a positive impact on my team, my company, and on our clients?”

We are authentic and optimistic

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Let’s be grateful for our team, our clients, and our impact on their work and life. We approach clients with humility, appreciation, and excitement. We do not condemn clients, partners, team members, or users, but seek to empathize with them in order to learn. When things go wrong, we stay positive by turning the situation into a lesson for further improvement. Instead of complaining, we make suggestions, instead of hiding flaws behind a shiny facade, we admit mistakes, and use them as a chance to get better and better. Let’s ask ourselves: “How can I have a positive perspective on my work, my team, and myself?”

Our Munich Office

Work above the
rooftops of Munich

Join forces with our designers, strategists, concepters, researchers, writers and project managers, who mastered the art of creating beautiful digital experiences. Above the city of Munich, our COBE Castle is the place where ideas and concepts are passionately crafted into unique brand-driven design. Sounds exciting? Then hit us up.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you for a coffee at our cozy office space.”

Dominik

Chief Happiness Officer

View of a bar table in the office lobby in front of a light-flooded window.

Our Hiring Process

From contact to contract: Here’s how things go down

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First Contact

As soon as we get your application, we’ll be on it! Since we don’t use automatic replies, please give us a day or two to get back to you to discuss the upcoming steps.

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Coffee Date

We want to see your true colors and show you an honest glimpse behind the curtain. Having a casual cup coffee or a beer with our HR representative is the right occasion for that.

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The Interview

We’d love to learn more about your passion, goals and skills, and we’ll give you a deep dive into the COBE Culture, Holacracy, and OKRs, our processes and clients. We’ll evaluate your skill fit and are happy to be evaluated by you as well.

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The Challenge

Now’s your time to shine! Show us your problem solving skills and your creativity by tackling our practical challenge. You can prepare for some days and then present your outcome in front of your future COBE colleagues.

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Negotiations

You passed our tests, congrats! Now, things get serious. We’ll be absolutely transparent with you regarding our organisational compensation model and we’ll meet eye to eye. And if we’re both happy, let’s tie the knot!

Our Osijek Office

Work in the heart of
Osijek Software City

Founded in 2012, COBE delivers successful web and mobile applications for clients all around the world. With headquarters in Munich and an office in Osijek, our team consists of 70+ experts in development and design. Their satisfaction, personal and professional growth is our number one priority - two “Best Employer” awards, given in the annual survey by MojPosao, can support that.

Office space in Osijek, Kroatia.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you!"

Dominik

Chief Happiness Officer

Person painting an office mural.

Our Hiring Process

From contact to contract: Here’s how things go down

01

Contact

As soon as our inbox shows the incoming application, we’ll be on it! Since we have no automatic reply, please give us a day or two to get back to you. We’ll fill you up on the next steps asap.

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Application Review

Once we get your application, our HR team will review it together with the team lead of the department you’re applying for. If you have the right skills, proper education, and/or relevant work experience, you’ll proceed to the next round of the selection process, which is getting the assignment. Congrats!

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The Assignment

It’s time to get out the big guns! Meaning, you’ll get an assignment, that will challenge your skills, creativity, and approach to things. This is our way of testing if you have what it takes to join our team. Don’t worry, you will have enough time to solve the task, and we’ll be here for any questions if you have them.

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Interview

We finally meet! Preferably in person, but if that’s not the case, then online - via Skype, Hangouts, Zoom - whatever you choose. You will sit down with our HR manager and your future team lead, get to know each other, talk benefits, paycheck, work hours – as transparent as possible. You’ll get a deep dive into our process, clients, and how we do things around here. We’ll evaluate your skill fit and are happy to be evaluated by you as well. This is also where we’ll discuss your assignment.

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Job Offer

Congrats, you’re almost there. And by there, we mean at the COBE castle. Obviously, we want you on our team, so let’s talk details – your start date, paid time off, our working remotely policy, final salary. If we’re on the same page regarding everything, we’ll offer you a job, and boom – you’re hired! :)