Partial Remote – Employee, Full-Time
Montreal, Canada or Cambridge, UK
Collabora is looking for a dynamic Project Manager to join our project management team. The role will be based in our Cambridge, UK or in our Montreal, QC Canada office, or remotely with travel as necessary and with a substantial amount of working hours overlapping the UK and Montreal.
Collabora is a leading software consultancy specialising in bringing companies and the open source software community together. We combine years of open source software leadership with an understanding of the challenges that businesses, non-profits, and governments face. Collabora brings deep technical expertise in system integration, architecture, graphics, multimedia, web engines and communications to a number of market verticals, including mobile communications, IVI / automotive, set top box/smart TV, and a range of other specialised embedded applications.
You will work in our globally distributed project management team among other high calibre project managers, leverage experience and nurture new ideas. You will have the opportunities to work with global industry leading companies and to participate in high tech projects with the latest technology.
Your involvement with the projects will begin early in the life-cycle, when you will be supporting the preparation of technical and commercial proposals, and you will continue with the projects through to their successful delivery to clients, and hopefully follow-up sales.
You will manage the client relationships and be the focal point for all communications. This will require you to both think about the projects at a high level while at the same time understanding the projects at a detailed level.
You will work closely with globally distributed project teams and manage projects on a day to day basis. With the support of Technical Leads, you will apply the project management methods, processes and tools necessary to ensure that projects are correctly defined, planned, costed, resourced, and tracked. You will keep clients informed of progress and ensure that risks and issues are managed and mitigated. You will also be a mentor to the teams, providing a sounding board.
Manage a number of Open Source technology projects of various sizes and complexities
Understand customers needs and what makes them successful apply these to deliver successful projects and explore future business opportunities
Liaise with Engineering to build and maintain project teams
Manage and motivate project teams to ensure project success. As our clients and project engineers are globally distributed, certain flexibilities in working practices will be required according to customers’ and engineers’ needs.
Weekly project financial updates and appropriate actions to ensure projects are successful and profitable
Communicate with Finance department to timely issue project invoices
Weekly and monthly reports to Head of Project Management to drive projects progress and personal development
Support Proposal Manager to prepare technical and commercial proposals
Deliver projects and services to high quality standards in accordance with our defined processes and workflow
Support the optimization of current processes and define new ones for continuous improvements according to the business needs
Customer visits and international travel as required
Requirements: Commercial Skills
Negotiate internally and externally at all levels
Experienced in managing fixed price and time-and-material projects
Financially astute, understand what makes a successful business
Requirements: Technical Skills
Account management, including stakeholder and commercial management of the engagement
Full life-cycle project management, including planning, execution, reporting, and financials
Able to spot risks and mitigate/workaround them before they develop into issue…
Bilingual , French , Project Management
Montreal, QC, Canada, Cambridge, United Kingdom, or US National
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