I currently work at a large IT consulting firm as an agile project manager. I am PMI-PMP, ACP certified and have 3-4 yrs of scrum/xp experience of which 2 years as a scrum master. I am contemplating a job offer for the role of Iteration manager / Scrum Master with a large e-commerce retailer. The big plus for me is to get ecommerce experience exp in large scalable systems.
The scrum master/IM role (Typically and in this case) does not have stakeholder management responsibilities, staffing, people management, risk management and P&L responsibilities - all of these I currently do in my role and I know is high demand for PM jobs. I do not want to make a career out of scrum-mastering or becoming an agile coach. My aspiration is to grow to program manager or business development roles and consider this opportunity to gain some e-Com experience.
I would like to know
How do recruiters & hiring managers view this transition from PM to SM - will this transition hurt me if I want to shift back to Proj / program mgmt roles after gaining e-commerce experience ?
Does the actual job title matter (Project Manager vs Scrum Master) when looking for new jobs in the PM space ?
I am trying to ascertain if taking up the Iteration manager for the benefits it offers (e-commerce experience) will hurt my chances of progressing along the project/program manager track (which I am currently on)
Feedback will be much appreciated from Recruiters/Hiring Managers/Fellow PMs/Scrum Masters.