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Project Manager - Scrum Master

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Project Manager - Scrum Master

From06-04-2018 Locationna HoursFull-time EducationHBO/WO

Are you a hands-on Scrum Master with enthusiasm to further introduce the Agile way of working within EMS and to able to combine this with more traditional delivery methodologies (partially) used by our IT suppliers? Are you highly motivated to continuously expand your in-depth knowledge of Payments products, services & the related IT landscape? Are you able to manage a broad spectrum of epics/projects simultaneously and are you driven to really understand the changes at hand and their impact on EMS’ technical platforms? Do you consider it challenging and exciting to contribute to the further development and optimization of the Project & Change function within European Merchant Services (EMS) being a successful, growing First Data & ABN AMRO fintech company?  Then we have a unique position for you at EMS!





Getting the right things done!

  • Facilitate the team’s progress toward team goals and optimize the effectiveness of Change within EMS in terms of quality, predictability, flow and velocity.
  • Eliminate impediments; ensure delivery by solving or removing issues that hinder progress.
  • Roll-out EMS’ Agile Way of Working. Ensure the team works in a uniform way and all stakeholders understand and endorse EMS’ Agile Way of Working and act accordingly.
  • Help the product owner to maintain the product backlog. Align and advise based on a clear understanding of the roadmap / portfolio.
  • Continuously align with our external, internationally located IT vendor. Understand their processes and the impact of the changes on their systems. Chase where necessary.
  • Facilitate and guide team events to ensure regular progress.
  • Independently take decisions. Proactively communicate with management and other stakeholders.
  • Build a high-performing team and focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance.


The awesome Team!

You will report directly to the Manager Projects & Technical Solutions. EMS offers a ‘work hard, play hard environment’; a positive, social ambiance and short, direct communication lines. Team members challenge each other on results, agreements and other forms of output. 


We would like you to have!

  • Bachelor or Master degree;
  • At least 4 years’ experience as Project Manager/ Scrum Master/ Business Analyst in a multi-national, IT-related company;
  • Ability to understand – to a certain extend - the changes at hand and their impact. Knowledge of the Payments industry is highly preferred;
  • Ability to motivate and coach a team of senior experts and stimulate internal team processes;
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills; able to quickly develop and manage both internal and external relationships;
  • Exceptional communication skills; able to communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills; able to execute multiple epics/ projects simultaneously;
  • Well able to operate successfully in periods of rapid growth and change;
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others;
  • Energetic, proactive, positive minded individual;
  • Pragmatic, persistent, solution-oriented and result driven;
  • Analytical, creative and critical thinker;
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


What we have

  • Fast growing and financially healthy company;
  • Informal, professional environment;
  • International colleagues/ customers/ partners;
  • Educational and personal development opportunities;
  • Flexibility in working hours;
  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan;
  • Fun! A great work environment,summer and Christmas party, ski trip, Friday drinks and more…


About EMS

EMS is a joint venture company between e-commerce & payment services leader First Data(51%) and a ABN AMRO Bank(49%). EMS has access to the best technology in the card payment industry. Our reliable infrastructure makes sure merchant payments are handled in the best possible way.

Service, reliability and flexibility are our core values so that merchants can offer their customers a host of options in order to pay the way they want. We continuously improve and expand on our Omnichannel proposition so that the merchants we serve can offer their customers a payment choice and security whether that be in-store, online or via a mobile device.


Contact information

Would you like to have more information about this vacancy? Please contact Chantal van Rijn (Talent Acquisition Manager) at 020 6 603 021 or cvanrijn@emspay.eu.

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17-05-2018 na Full-time HBO/WO
17-05-2018 na Full-time HBO/WO