Agile Project Manager




The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access control solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of more than 8.2 billion euros. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and electromechanical solutions. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.


ASSA ABLOY Electro Mechanical Solutions (EMS) division located in Phoenix Arizona is a dynamic and fun group engaged in the design and development of customer-relevant, innovative products for the physical access control industry. Although with unlimited corporate support, ASSA ABLOY EMS feels like a start-up, with every employee empowered to make an impact on the business.  


Job Summary:

The Agile Project Manager is responsible for planning and managing the details required for a cross-functional team to execute to the ASSA ABLOY EMS Group’s product development vision.  The Agile Project Manager’s primary job function is to lead scrum based engineering development projects to establish, maintain and communicate schedules that illustrate project tasks, timing and team member assignments required to keep projects on schedule and within budget. It is also critical this position works to lead a team through adaptive changes, iterative design loops, and always alert through communication for ways to improve. This position will be a part of a Project Management team working with a talented team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Product Managers, and Marketing and Operations professionals.



We are looking for a highly motivated person; able to focus on the details while still being able to see the big picture; with a positive attitude and excellent communication and people skills; able to operate in a multi-tasked fast paced product development environment. This position will require executing the project’s schedule and scope while balancing this with timely and regular value deliveries, and organizing team member work and project status meetings.

  • Minimum qualification:
    • 3+ years of experience as a Project Manager, preferably managing new product development projects.
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project.
    • Some experience with various Agile and Scrum elements, including Agile planning and Agile project management with Scrum.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Able to express well thought-out ideas and concepts.
    • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
    • Adaptive and flexible during times of change.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast moving environment.
    • Ability to organize and lead cross-functional teams on a common goal.
    • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
    • Diligent and detailed file organization.



  • Preferred qualifications:
    • 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager, Project Manager, Agile Project Manager (APA) or Scrum Master preferably managing new product development projects.
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university.
    • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project, Jira, etc.
    • Experience with Lean Development techniques such as Phase-Gate or other advanced planning systems is a plus.
    • A strong familiarity with various Agile and Scrum elements, including Agile planning and Agile project management with Scrum.
    • Experience managing software development projects.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

To perform the position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

The Agile Project Manager will:

  • Direct and manage project development projects from beginning to end.
  • Define with a product manager and product owner the project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop planning increment project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Support recurring team scrum meetings.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines, track project milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Conduct project status and phase-gate sign-off meetings to executives.
  • Conduct project retrospective meetings and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Conform with the organizations ISO 9001 & 14001 requirements.



Technical tasks:

The Agile Project Manager uses project management software and team scrum meetings to help communicate tasks and their timing to project team members.  Having the capability to manage and provide status (current and future) using MS Project and Jira is necessary, but training is available. An engineering background is not required, but considered a plus.


Other duties may be assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.




The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals in English. Ability to effectively present information, lead discussions and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public in English.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to parse issues and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and/or schedule form. Ability to glean insights from both qualitative and quantitative data.


Computer Skills:

Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project.


Other Skills:

Highly inquisitive, with the ability for asking and obtaining answers for core issues. Effective interpersonal skills are important to be able to be effective in this role. Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills. Ability to interact at all levels of business, with the ability to collaborate with and influence decision makers.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the functions of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop and kneel; use hands, reach with hands and arms; communicate clearly and effectively. The employee may also occasionally be required to lift 35 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally required by work near moving mechanical parts/machines.



The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.




We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 51,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85044

General Management
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix