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Senior Project Manager - Sportsbet

  • Cluj, Romania
  • Full time 40 hours
  • Permanent
  • Betfair Romania Development

The role:

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our lively and dynamic Sportsbet team based out of our office in Cluj-Napoca.

We are looking for a hands-on Senior Project Manager with strong technical knowledge to participate in technical and architectural discussions and support the delivery of multiple projects, ensuring successful outcomes. This role will take the lead in cross functional engagement, orchestrating collaboration between product and engineering, responsible for delivering projects according to product roadmap priorities. Senior Project Managers at Sportsbet need to be highly adaptable as our projects are diverse and include product, digital, ‘big data,’ compliance, application and infrastructure related initiatives. You name it, you could be leading it.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of Projects in alignment with Sportsbet project delivery methodology

  • Managing projects with multiple streams across the breadth of the entire Business (not just technology), and often managing multiple projects at one time

  • Joining the dots within IT to understand the dependencies across multiple initiatives and delivery / business functions

  • Articulate the project objectives and success measures – driving clarity from ambiguity

  • Responsible for identifying and managing project schedule, dependencies, resourcing, risks and issues and managing any conflicts

  • Accountable for the timely, relevant and consistent reporting on project progress through visual dashboards and sharing relevant insights for senior management and executive teams

  • Ensuring projects are properly planned, communicated and monitored throughout the project lifecycle in alignment with the portfolio end to end delivery process

  • Ensuring projects are retrospectively reviewed in line with continual improvement process

  • Ownership of the project delivery experience, including management of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation – including local and international stakeholders

  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships across the organisation

  • Creation of presentation materials and attendance at project governance forums

  • Collaborate closely with product managers, engineering leaders, and product development teams to define and deliver high-quality products and features through the full software development lifecycle

  • Ask critical questions about the why of a process, pare back to minimum viable process when needed, and influence adherence to agreed-upon standards

  • Chair regular governance forums (e.g. team stand-ups, steering committees) to review progress with key constituents

  • Demonstrating Sportsbet values in all interactions, including taking a customer first and last approach and continuously reflecting, learning, and improving.

  • Be a champion for the continual evolution Sportsbet’s project delivery practices with an emphasis on agile delivery

  • Understand the need and opportunity for change and continual process improvement, identifying areas for improvement and helping drive change – embracing our Reflect, Learn and Improve mindset.

  • Build the brand of the project delivery team at Sportsbet as a key partner that values rapid, high quality outcomes for our customers

  • Ensure project delivery practices support and enhance the evolution of Sportsbet’s agile practices

  • Create an environment where project teams are empowered to make their own decisions to ensure rapid delivery by providing context on the business drivers and overall needs of the project/ program of work

  • Bring best practice outside of the organisation to improve our practices and deliver benefit to the organisation

  • Build a sustainable delivery practice that is able to meet Sportsbet’s changing demands.

  • Demonstrate a get things done attitude

Key Stakeholders:

  • Heads of Delivery and Platform & Delivery Managers

  • Product Team

  • Sportsbet Extended Leadership Team

  • Key program stakeholders

  • Peers across Portfolio & Project Management

Technical expertise and knowledge:

  • Master of multiple delivery practices including agile practices (e.g. Scrum & Kanban)

  • Adaptability and creativity of delivery frameworks based on the needs of the project

  • Solid understanding and expertise in Project Management delivery (planning, estimating, reporting) and strategy – PMP certification or Prince2 certification is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and related experience


  • 5+ years of project management experience ranging from defining scope through to successful delivery and transition to BAU.

  • Experience working with a broad range of projects and stakeholders.

  • Experience managing projects and programs with multiple streams of work spanning across the entire Business (not purely Technology)

  • Significant Agile/lean experience with Scrum and/or Kanban methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role ideally in an IT Engineering with a proven track record of providing the technical, interpersonal and management skills required to produce results

  • Experience with orchestration and management of highly sophisticated business structures, able to work in a highly functional environment of technical folk who each own their own area of expertise

Sportsbet Competencies:

  • Core Competencies – core differentiators:

    • Game Changer – leads change from the front, as well as support and role model change for Sportsbet (even when it may feel like you haven’t gotten your way)

    • Nimble – can quickly adjust, pivot and re-focus teams through change and/or reacting to problems or opportunities. Can quickly bounce back and show personal resilience

  • Other attributes:

    • Inspirational leader of leaders – can inspire and empower other Project Managers

    • Proven stakeholder management and influencing skills – can manage multiple stakeholders and influence broadly toward common outcomes

    • Lifelong learner – and can learn on the fly proactively

Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical thinking

  • Ability to quickly build rapport with a broad range of stakeholder and peers through trust and integrity

  • Good ability to priorities

  • Effective time management skills

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • A real leader who knows how to empower the team and themselves, taking ownership of projects and driving them to success

  • Ability to drive collaboration with technical teams to achieve effective solutions

  • Flexible and resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to a high-change environment and open to new concepts and/or processes

  • Flexibility to accommodate for time zone differences across our global teams

What can you expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave

  • Sharesave scheme

  • „Flexible Benefits” of your choice

  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments)

  • Free parking

  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

  • Working from home options

Ways of working:

Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them;

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective role within the company.

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