Ivan Font Pares

  

Senior Project Manager, eDreams

Location: Barcelona, Spain


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

IVAN FONT PARES

 

GOAL
 Particularly interested in Agile Online Product Development, Social Networking sites, SEO and SEM.

PROFILE
A multi-skilled, trilingual and dynamic person. Committed to continuous improvement. Excellent communicator. Work well under pressure, with standard operation procedures and deadlines.

KEY SKILLS
• Team player. Capable to work alone or as part of a team.
• Strong analytical skills, able to use statistical data to identify improvement opportunities.
• Capable of handling multiple projects concurrently.
• Good communication skills, internally across business areas and externally with customers and suppliers.
• Tenacious and dynamic with an ability to effectively negotiate, facilitate and present at all levels.
• Used to dealing with a high volume of work and be able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
• Trained in problem solving techniques.
• Computer literacy – Excellent PC skills; Microsoft Office, HTML, XTML, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver. Lotus SmartSuite. Knowledge of SAP, DOS, FOCUS, Extra Wims and other in-house systems.
• Language Skills – Spanish & Catalan (native speaker), English (bilingual), French (intermediate). Italian & Portuguese (beginners).

EDUCATION
Professional Courses

•    2010 – Certified Scrum Product Owner– (Scrumalliance, London)
•    2008 – Business Objects. User interface. Card Sorting. (Workshops, Barcelona).
•    2007 – Business Start Up (Barcelona Interactiva)
•    2006 –  Project Management (Barcelona Interactiva)
•    2005 –  Web Product Design (Pompeu Fabra University)
•    2004 –  Interviewing Skills. (ACNielsen)
•    2004 –  Problem solving techniques. Database Management.(MG Rover - Unipart)
•    2003 –  Time Management. (ACNielsen)
•    2002 – Microsoft Office User Specialist – Excell, Access


BA Honors Degree in Languages for Business.
1997-2001 - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Major in Marketing.
Direct Marketing, International Marketing, International Management, Services Marketing, Marketing Management. Relationship Marketing and Human Resources Principles.

HND in International Study Programme
Sep.1996 – July 1997 - Oxford College of Further Education. Oxford
Modules: European studies, Business, Tourism and English in a Business Context

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Product & New Markets Director
Infojobs International, Barcelona                                                    
July 2007– present
InfoJobs Intenational is the leading online e-recruitment in Spain, Italy, Austria and Poland

Duties
Reporting to the International CEO
•    Cross country Product Development. Responsible for analyzing, pre-launching and developing the different e-recruitment sites.
•    Continuous communication with b2b, b2c, country managers, business developers.

Product Manager
Infojobs International, Barcelona                                                    
Sept 2005 – June 2007
InfoJobs Intenational is the leading online e-recruitment in Spain, Italy, Austria and Poland

Duties
Reporting to the International Business Director
•    Liaising with the local and the technical teams. Planning and implementing customized product development.
•    Responsible for analyzing the development of the different e-recruitment sites.
•    Supporting the local marketing team with data analysis.
•    Coordinating and supervising the implementation of new product upgrades.
•    Managing Product Team (a team of 10)

Achievements:
•    Developing, coordinating and implementing online payment system.
•    Launching new county web sites (Poland, Austria)
•    Improve reporting problems service amongst the different client service teams.

Marketing Manager
Scytl Online World Security      
Sept 2004 – Aug 2005
Scytl is a leading company in the secure electronic voting industry through the use of secure cryptographic modules.

Duties
Reporting to the Business Director
• Planning and creation of a Marketing Plan
• Responsible for Corporate Communication (press release, press conferences, trade shows, etc.)
• Managing an external Press Agency (coordinating press releases, interviews, etc.)
• Development of corporate image (catalogs, posters, etc.)
• Development of corporate Web site (design and positioning).
• Creation of Business Opportunity Map site.
• Supporting commercial team (at National and International level).
Spanish Panel Controller & European Coding Coordinador
ACNielsen / NetRatings, Oxford, UK                          
April 2002 – July 2004
Nielsen//NetRatings provides the leading source of global information on consumer and business usage of the Internet.

Duties:
Reporting to the International Director.
Managing a team of four. Responsible for creating, maintaining and developing the Nielsen//NetRatings Spanish Panel.
• Liaising with Spanish Client Service, clients and the UK/USA Operations teams..
• Supporting the marketing communications department through press releases and clients requests in order to increase brand awareness.
• Coordinating and supervising the European Internet Nielsen//NetRatings coding.
• Responsable for coding and categorising the International Internet client’s data.
• Supporting the Spanish Client Service, managing data and creating client reports.

Achievements:
• Developing an effective incentive scheme for panel members.
• Improved reporting service agreement.
• Efficiently created a pan-European Newsletter.
• Achieved over 60% installation rate during the Spanish Top Up.
• Efficiently managed the Spanish Helpdesk operating team.
• Efficiently plan, coordinated and implemented the Global implementation of the new Internet coding operation procedure. (Art Award)

Procurement Market Analyst & Supplier Account Manager
Unipart (UGC) PLC, Oxford, UK                                   
July 1999 – April 2002
Unipart provides the logistics management service for Rover and Land Rover after service car parts throughout Europe.

Duties:
Reporting to the Europe Operations Director.
Accountable for the replenishment of Rover and Land Rover car parts for the Spanish and Portuguese markets; forecasting demand, scheduling orders, reporting performance, analysing data, updating systems, and liaising with UK and foreign suppliers.

Achievements:
• Improved performance stock availability from 94% to 96% by improving forecasting on sales demand tools.
• Worked with a supplier who requested cost increases of 30% across a range of products. After negotiating, the cost was reduced to a maximum of 5% across the parts portfolio, with a saving of approximately £2 millions.
• Skilled in maintaining optimum stock levels within a £10 million worth of inventory and 40,000 Stock Keeping Units
 Efficiently produced performance reports for senior managers and clients.

Web Developer
Visoftware, Oxford, UK                                                 
June 1998 – July 1999

Duties:
Duties included. Creating and updating web sites.
Clean Driving Licence
Hobbies: Reading, IT, sports and traveling.