Remote, US

Senior Project Manager

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our PMO team as we provide leadership over complex customer projects delivering cutting-edge machine learning technology.
This is an opportunity to work with a team that takes pride in providing exceptional customer experience when delivering solutions which have a real business impact. We deliver a range of projects sizes to customers across the finance industry worldwide.

The PMO team are a collaborative and supportive team of leaders, continually looking for ways to enhance the company and proactively get involved in solving problems. This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience to help us make real change which improves the way we work, ultimately having a positive impact for Featurespace, our people and our customers.

In your role as Senior Project Manager you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by leading an expert team in delighting the customer throughout the lifetime of their engagement with delivery. Achieving strong project outcomes through effective Project Governance, driving team and customer collaboration to provide an exceptional Customer Experience, with realised benefits to both Featurespace and the customer.

The role can either be based in our Atlanta GA, USA office or anywhere within the Eastern time zone, where you will work directly with a core project team to build the right solution for our customers. Occasional travel to customer sites will be required as you build strong trusting relationships, keep our customers delighted with our service ultimately to lead to deployment and go-live of our ARIC Risk Hub.

Day to Day

Some of the responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager include:

  • Application of effective Project Management of multiple medium to large implementation projects concurrently for Featurespace customers, ensuring all project objectives are met through delivery of the project as per the customer contract and Statement of Work (SoW)
  • Provide solid project governance including planning, risk and issue management, budget management, communications, scope, and owning contracts and commercials
  • Delight the customer by building trusting relationships, maintain open and honest regular communication, delivering on promises and performing outstanding stakeholder management
  • Lead the project team by setting vision, communicating effectively, providing mentorship and coaching and fostering development opportunities for team members
  • Proactively contribute to the PMO team and Featurespace organisation bringing in your own skills and experience to solve problems, improve processes and develop ideas
  • Occasionally flex into a Programme Management role for some of our larger accounts as is required
  • Utilise existing skills, expertise and initiative to enhance the PMO function and mentor/coach members of the PMO and wider delivery teams
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About you

You will be…

  • Experienced Senior Project Manager with strong track record of successful projects and delighting customers for a range of project types and sizes
  • Extensive experience of software delivery / systems integration projects to external customers through contract; delivering to a Statement of Work and managing change through a Change Request process
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and prioritise appropriately
  • Good knowledge of PMI, Prince 2 and Agile required in order to both deliver, and flex to customers’ internal approaches
  • Knowledge of some Programme Management methodology and ability to apply to delivery e.g. MSP
  • Strong proficiency with project management software such as Microsoft Project, as well as other collaborative tools such as SharePoint, Microsoft Office Suite, and Slack
  • Is a proven leader, both in a project team as well as the PMO, using own initiative to solve problems and is highly proactive in their approach to their teams and customers
  • Ability to communicate well internally and with customers, adapting fluidly to different audiences – ranging from highly technical personnel to non-technical business owners; and from SMEs to C-Suite
  • Proven track record of learning technical skills quickly and understanding systems and a moderate level to be able to effectively communicate and troubleshoot with project teams and customers
  • Extensive customer-facing experience, and able to build relationships which focus on building trust and delighting our customers
  • Experience working in a vendor relationship, understanding nuances in project management between that and the customer’s internal project management
  • Solid business acumen and understanding of a company’s financial practices and how projects impact/interact with these

Great to haves:

  • Fluency in Spanish, and confident in conducting meetings in both Spanish and English on delivery-focused topics, is a plus
  • Previous experience working in the Finance/Fraud industry and a base understanding of core industry knowledge preferred
  • Some project management qualification or accreditation preferred. E.g. PMP, Prince 2 or APMP

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Passion for delighting customers
  • Integrity, openness and honesty
  • Attention to detail, excellence and quality
  • Focus on personal development, always looking for feedback and opportunities to grow and learn new skills
  • Takes responsibility and accountability
  • Shares knowledge, enjoys developing others and enhancing the company with own knowledge and experience
  • Enthusiasm and open mindset
  • Friendly, personal, and collaborative
  • Looks for success in those around them, not just their own
  • A proactive approach and can-do attitude to work in a changing and flexible environment

 

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

Please note:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer

No sponsorship is available for this position

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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