Mariusz Potocki, Project Manager in Poznań, Poland
Mariusz Potocki

Project Manager in Poznań, Poland

Member since April 11, 2020
A certified project manager, Mariusz has been successfully managing projects in both start-up and corporate environments for the past seven years. He is passionate about bringing the efficiency of lean and agile to corporate clients, and empowers teams to reach their full potential while delivering top value. Mariusz is an exceptional leader who enjoys navigating both technical and cross-functional teams and creating solutions that save costs while increasing performance.
Mariusz is now available for hire

Employment

  • Agile Project Manager

    2019 - 2020
    10Clouds
    • Refined the internal project management processes, enabling greater clarity, and a standardized approach throughout delivery during my first weeks at 10Clouds.
    • Managed half a dozen projects during the first months, including one of the largest accounts at the company. Finalized all projects with top marks from both clients and developers alike.
    • Introduced a new process for sharing lessons learned within the company, reinforcing continuous learning as one of the foundations for improvement.
    • Transitioned from project manager to proxy product owner in many of the projects, taking advantage of product management experience. Participated and facilitated discovery workshops in various industries from fintech to healthcare.
    • Promoted to senior agile project manager after six months based on my performance as a project manager, expertise in agile coaching, and product management.
  • IT Project Manager, Acting PM Team Lead

    2018 - 2019
    ITM Poland
    • Handed the reigns for the largest IT project in the Mousquetaires Group history in Poland, successfully creating a complex RFP for a major ERP system purchase.
    • Led a company-wide agile transformation in IT and marketing. Successfully transitioned teams to an agile mindset and reduced time-to-delivery to less than three months. Introduced scrum master training and new project management tools such as Jira.
    • Aided the professional development of other project managers and business analysts at the company, which resulted in the transition to an acting team lead role.
  • IT Project Manager

    2013 - 2018
    Intermarché Poland
    • Chosen as one of the leaders of a company-wide initiative, responsible for changes to the IT systems, and the successful delivery of a new IT strategy for one of the 30 largest companies in Poland.
    • Modernized the store purchasing process by introducing custom software that enabled real-time ordering for ultra-fresh products (fruits and vegetables).
    • Transitioned the purchasing and trade marketing departments to a digitalized workflow for promotion management, reducing the need for manual work, paper documentation, and enabling new ways to analyze data.
    • Joined the team as a project specialist and transitioned to an IT project manager role. Successfully delivered an innovative efficiency scoring solution for retail locations based on mobile-enabled store audits and revenue analysis.
    • Led the initiative to transition many of the core transactional systems into the cloud, migrating solutions to AWS and Azure, which saved costs while increasing availability and performance.

Project History

  • Gcoin Cryptocurrency
    Refined the agile development process for a globally distributed team.

    Managed a team of seven software and QA engineers across three time-zones to help deliver frequent updates to both the mobile application, as well as the multiple back-end services (Java, Python) on AWS. Facilitated kanban, as well as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous communication methods across the team.

  • Intermarche Retail Loyalty Application
    Launched one of the most well-received retail FMCG applications in Poland and managed it throughout its two years of releases. Met internal targets for user engagement and customer acquisition.

    Worked with internal stakeholders (marketing, purchasing, brand) and managed external suppliers and freelance engineers to deliver a personalized loyalty solution for the customers of one of the biggest retailers in Poland.

  • Internal Purchasing Application for Retail Stores
    Launched the MVP within two months and onboarded over 230 locations within the first two years of operations

    Involved in the project as a project manager and proxy product owner. I managed a team of software engineers and IT support staff. The project was RoR internal application, which allowed stores to order fresh vegetables, discounted products, and promotional offers from the HQ.

  • IT Strategy for Intermarche and Bricomarche Poland
    Managed an end-to-end IT audit for one of the largest retailers in Poland and developed an IT strategy, which was then confirmed by the board of directors.

    Managed external consultants, team leaders from purchasing, marketing, legal, and logistics departments to align the company IT strategy with business goals. Delivered a comprehensive report with recommendations, which were accepted by the IT department and the board of directors in Poland and France.

  • RFP for ERP System Intermarche/Bricomarche Poland
    As project and program manager, I helped launch one of the biggest retail RFPs in Poland for the purchase of an ERP + retail system (HQ and retail locations).

    I managed a team of over 20 team leads, managers, and heads to deliver a comprehensive list of requirements for the HQ and retail locations, gather market information, organize the RFP, and perform a system selection.

Education

  • Postgraduate degree in Business Intelligence
    2016 - 2017
    Warsaw School of Economics - Warsaw, Poland
  • Master's degree in Management
    2006 - 2012
    Poznan University of Economics - Poznan, Poland

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    AXELOS
  • ITIL®Foundation
    FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT
    AXELOS
  • COBIT®5 Foundation
    DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    ISACA

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