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Contractor Senior Project Manager

  • Primary Location:
    Cluj - Napoca
  • Contract Type:
  • Employment Basis:

Flexible benefits of your choice

Learning and development opportunities

25 days annual leave

Customized wellbeing programs

Extended health and travel insurances

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Who we are:

Betfair Romania Development is the development powerhouse behind the Paddy Power Betfair Group. We are in Cluj-Napoca since 2009, now employing over 900 highly skilled professionals who cover a wide range of tech and non-tech areas such as development, data, information security, infrastructure, product and project management, digital marketing or sports operations.
We work on delivering unrivalled products across the industry, therefore being a Center of Excellence not only amongst PPB's European offices but also for supporting our colleagues at Sportsbet (AUS) and FanDuel (US) in creating a safe and exciting experience to our customers around the world.

At Betfair Romania Development, we know that an inclusive workplace makes for more engaged employees. As an industry leader, we continuously strive to maintain and grow a diverse and inclusive environment whilst also ensuring that we set the standards in ethical conduct and corporate responsibility.


Why Betfair?

Think Betfair. Experience Different.
It is no question that we, as a business, thrive on leveraging the power of people. We have a passion for innovation and a pace of change that creates a whirlwind of opportunities. At Betfair Romania Development, we believe in experiencing different. If you're tired of business as usual and want to create something new, you'll love it here. Quick-thinking, adaptable and disruptive, we believe the future is what you make it. Welcome to software development with a difference.


Overall Purpose of the Job:

The Contractor Senior Project Manager will work with key business customers, stakeholders, external technology partners and other groups within PPB business to lead complex initiatives from concept to customers. 

This role is trusted to drive the successful delivery of complex initiatives through effective planning, risk management and communication with the relevant stakeholders. As an experienced Project Manager, you will have strong foundational knowledge of all areas of project delivery and will be seen as a go-to person.

The Contractor Senior Project Manager is responsible for planning of product and technology initiatives based on prioritization input and for owning supplier relationships from a technology perspective.



Leadership & Business Context

  • Relentlessly drive results and motivates and inspires co-workers to attain goals and pursue excellence
  • Resilient when the initiative faces setbacks and can resolve issues and provide the team with resolution and encouragement
  • Leads by example in terms of work ethic and professional attitude
  • Keeps up to date with commercial status and ensure your team understands the wider context of their initiatives

Teamwork & Staff Development

  • Coach and guide on common language usage across multiple initiatives
  • Contributes to staff recruitment
  • Supports new team members to onboard
  • Supports junior / intern members to grow in their career

Stakeholder Management 

  • Simplifies complex issues/risks/plans to effectively communicate (both written and verbally) with non-technical Senior stakeholders Communicates effectively and confidently with senior level stakeholders including MD and Exco level
  • Provides clear concise communication to all levels of the organisation (Communicate effectively and credibly across a wide range of channels with senior stakeholders)

Governance, Programme Delivery

  • Leads stakeholder meetings effectively (including steering meetings)
  • Keeps development team well informed of changes to specifications and scope
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Defines and agrees initiative level communication plan. Communicates effectively as per agreed comm
  • Quickly adapts planning to new and unfamiliar complex initiatives across different domains
  • Is accountable for all initiate Lifecyle ceremonies including kick-offs, realisation reviews, retros, steering meetings etc.  
  • Identifies, tracks and manages initiative risks and issues through to closure – ensures senior stakeholders are informed of progress and resolution
  • Determine an optimal method for effective flow of communication between multi-regional teams
  • Clearly articulates priorities to the delivery teams and stakeholders
  • Facilitates Technology input into Investment Requests
  • Provide visibility of project resourcing from a capacity and capability point of view
  • Compiles the retrospective outputs with value delivered, OKRs performance, ROI, effort, cost, lessons learned, actions that can lead to improvement
  • Coordinates the assessment of value in continuing investing effort in the initiative (what, value, effort, impact on tribe priorities & capacity)
  • Able to adhere to optimal methodology, in line with the agreed operating model and initiative
  • specifics
  • Applies standardised of ways of working, artefacts, language, etc.


Key Competencies:

  • Customer Obsessed
  • Effective Communicator
  • Hungry for Results
  • Wins Together
  • Commercially Savvy
  • Quality Decision Maker
  • Talent Focused
  • Resilience
  • Nimble


What you can 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 Paddy Power Betfair role.



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Cluj - Napoca
Blvd. 21 Decembrie 1989, no. 77, The Office building, Betfair Romania Development, Entrance A, 4th Floor, Cluj, Romania, 400124

This is who we are

Betfair Romania Development is the development powerhouse behind the FTSE 100 company Flutter Entertainment, located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, since 2009.

We’re the employer of choice for over 900 highly skilled people in a wide range of Programming Languages, Information Security & Governance, Product & Program Management and Sports Operations.

We support an agile environment where bold ideas meet online innovation as the teams deliver excellence worldwide through 7 main project streams: Gaming, Customer Management, Infrastructure, Security, Data Warehouse, Marketing, and Risk & Trading.


We’re an international family of the talented and the brave. If you’re tired of business as usual and want to create something new, you’ll love it here. Quick-thinking, adaptable and disruptive, we believe the future is what you make it. Think Betfair. Experience Different.

This is your Challenge

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.