Tanja Riordan

Employee, Senior Product Owner, - an IBM Company

Vienna, Austria



Professional experience for Tanja Riordan

  • Current , since Feb 2019

    Senior Product Owner - an IBM Company

    Strategic leadership and development of global client's goals & requirements. Defining product requirements and features in line with roadmap. Stringent prioritisation and planning of delivery. Main interface between team and multiple client stakeholders. Coordinating user research and translating insights into clear optimisation outputs. Collaborating closely with the Scrum Master to enable a high-performance, self-organised team.

  • 2 years and 5 months, Sep 2016 - Jan 2019

    Portfolio & Programme Manager

    Long- and short-term project planning and strategy development.Overall accountability for the outcomes of the portfolio and individual projects within it, encompassing strategy execution, UX & UI design, software development, quality assurance and implementation . Portfolio-level risk and issue management. Direct line management of 3 project managers. Development and management of partner and client relationships. Budget development, management and financial reporting.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Feb 2015 - Aug 2016

    General Manager

    Isobar South Africa

    My role involved playing a leadership role across the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices, developing business strategies to achieve key objectives, budget and cost management but my passion always resided in managing and mentoring teams across various locations and departments.

  • 11 months, Mar 2014 - Jan 2015

    Operations Director

    Isobar South Africa

    Introducing the agency to efficient processes and creating organisational structure and stability was my primary mission during this time. I was responsible for reviewing and approving all scoping documents and costs and I consulted on all large-scale, complex projects from the strategy phase through to execution and reporting and optimisation.

  • 1 year, Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

    Senior Project Manager

    Isobar South Africa

    This role saw me taking on complex projects within the agency. Comprehensive Statements of Work, Functional Specifications and Technical Briefs were part of these campaigns. Due to my affinity for detail, I took on the responsibility of reviewing project costings and scoping which is how I started managing the operational aspects of Isobar. I began proposing business improvements and system recommendations based on my experience. NOTABLE ACCOUNTS: Smirnoff, Tusker Lager & Guinness

  • 1 year and 5 months, Oct 2011 - Feb 2013

    Digital Project Manager

    Isobar South Africa

    I managed the delivery of a variety of social media campaigns, mobisites, websites, brand blogs and integrated campaigns for some of the biggest brands in South Africa with an increasing focus on mobile marketing in Africa. I honed my scoping, briefing and costing abilities, learnt to manage resources across various agency departments and learnt how to manage and satisfy clients with high expectations on turnaround and quality. NOTABLE ACCOUNT: Nokia South Africa & East Africa's Social Media Channels

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jun 2007 - Jan 2011

    Marketing & Event Coordinator

    Business Systems Group

    Upskilled to manage projects, events & campaigns according to Prince2 Project Management methodology, I managed a nationwide triathlon series amongst other events. This involved producing all branded collateral, managing teams & suppliers and coordinating associated communications.


  • English

    First language

  • German


  • French


  • Afrikaans


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