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Ivan Font Pares


Senior Project Manager, eDreams

Location: Barcelona, Spain


Certified Scrum Product Owner





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

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

• 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).

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

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

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

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)

•    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.

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.

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.

• 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.

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.

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


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