Vlad G.

Vlad G.

Product Owner/Project Manager

Bucharest, Romania
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About Me

Vlad is a skilled Project Manager with 6+ years of industry experience; managing projects in the fields of events marketing, advertising, and eCommerce. He provides strategies for big stress-related situations; working with and thriving in tough, multi-cultural teams on projects using Scrum, Kanban, and XP for project management.

Portfolio

IT Project Manager - PSD2/ 3DS2
IT Project Manager - PSD2/ 3DS2

The Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) implements a European guideline designed to harmonize money transfers within the EU. Worked on documentation and collaboration with 3rd parties for the implementation of the new communication flow between platforms. Implemented/tested new flows and functionality in production before the official launch date of the regulation with our external partners (PSPs) and designed frictionless requests for the 3DS2 flow on the project.

Project Manager/Business Analyst - Black Friday 2018 -
Project Manager/Business Analyst - Black Friday 2018 -

Black Friday is the most important event for eMAG in all the markets where it is available. Improved the pick-up rate, decreased delivery times by adding new technologies - deploying Android PDAs – the Android App was developed in-house), added new DMS improvements and many other software improvements to provide better customer satisfaction. Managed project teams with the Product Owner; finding the best technology and software solutions for Black Friday. Added a faster algorithm for picking and changing the programming logic in the backend. The solution is used internally by eMag warehouse staff from Romania, Hungary and Poland with 800+ downloads at the time of release.

Project Manager/Product Owner/Designer
Project Manager/Product Owner/Designer

Designed a new brand identity for Plotter Design to celebrate its 10th anniversary; promoting the company's values, maturity and growth. Managed surveys, trend and market research, and documentation. Finalized the new brand manual for all departments and added a fresh look to Plotter Design's brand.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Project Manager/Product Manager
2019 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Monitoring the scrum processes and various scrum meetings for clients across a broad range of industries.

  • Partner closely with other cross-functional departments to work on process problems and challenges that affect customer satisfaction in the implementation of projects.

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, identify and remove impediments to success, track progress, and recognize opportunities for continuous improvement.

Sparkware Technologies SRL
Sparkware Technologies SRL
Agile Project Manager
2019 - 2019
Bucharest, Romania
  • Collaborated with Scrum Masters and Product Teams on the development of realistic pipelines and milestones on projects - maintaining the roadmap of Sparkware's ePayments portfolio.

  • Led and supervised Sparkware's program and project teams - overseeing the impacts and interdependencies between programs to meet desired goals and objectives.

  • Encouraged and developed a Scrum-Agile environment for team members; working with SCRUM Masters and Agile Champion to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.

eMAG IT Research SRL
eMAG IT Research SRL
Agile Project Manager
2018 - 2019 (1 year)
Voluntari, Romania
  • Managed and maintained the WMS and DMS portfolio roadmap/deadlines; working with the SCRUM Master and Product Owner a realistic.

  • Wrote documentation for projects - managing and writing user manuals, providing project business analysis: detailed requirements, and business flow diagrams in Confluence for case training sessions.

  • Participated in Scrum meetings with the Product Owner; defining project metrics, AS-IS and TO BE, and tracking them after implementation.

Ipsos Interactive Services SRL
Ipsos Interactive Services SRL
IT Project Manager
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
Bucharest, Romania
  • Offered fieldwork expertise for the coordination of activities; managing fieldwork suppliers, conducting fieldwork briefings and reviewing research inputs (questionnaire, brand lists, stimulus material) for field suitability.

  • Managed project schedule and updates; providing support on data processing, designing and implementing data checking protocols.

  • Built effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; adhering to quality management processes for all internal quality procedures.

Plotter Design SRL
Plotter Design SRL
Marketing Director
2014 - 2016 (2 years)
Braila, Romania
  • Oversaw the implementation of Plotter Design's marketing strategy; maintaining the portfolio roadmap, tracking timelines, project milestones and a new branding manual.

  • Developed customized workshops/training sessions for team members; focusing on performance improvement and long-term development.

  • Built Plotter Design's brand; provided expertise for community engagement, management and media relations.

Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto
Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto
International Relations Officer
2013 - 2013
Porto, Portugal
  • Collaborated with international institutions by designing and developing media materials on public policies, issues and events for the media/PR department.

  • Coordinated events, cooperated across departments; conducting and evaluating programs and activities on international cooperation within the organization.

  • Coordinated and oversaw the Lisbon Tourism Summit 2013; liaising with government officials, international organizations, and the media.

Education

Education
Agile Foundations
LinkedIn Learning
2018 - 2018
Education
Masters in Business Administration
Constantin Brancoveanu University – Pitesti, Romania
2012 - 2014 (2 years)
Education
Bachelor in Commerce
Constantin Brancoveanu University - Pitesti, Romania
2009 - 2012 (3 years)
Education
Associate in Business Science
Fernando Pessoa University – Porto, Portugal
2009 - 2012 (3 years)
Education
Associate/ Baccalaureate in Mathematics-Informatics
Panait Cerna College – Braila, Romania
2005 - 2009 (4 years)