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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 excitement 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.

This our challenge:

• Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
• Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
• Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
• Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
• The products you'll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
• Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing

Role Summary

We are looking for a Project Manager to work with key business customers, stakeholders, external technology partners and groups within the PPB business to lead initiatives from concept to customers. 
The Project Manager is empowered to drive the successful delivery of initiatives through effective planning, risk and dependency management and transparency with the relevant stakeholders. 

The Project Manager is responsible for planning of product and technology initiatives based on prioritization input. The Project Manager is also responsible for role modelling and ensuring the adoption of operating model behaviours for the initiative they lead.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Motivates co-workers to attain goals and pursue excellence. 
  • Be resilient when the initiative team is facing setbacks they can't resolve and provide resolution and encouragement.
  • Keep up-to-date with commercial status and ensure initiative team understands the wider context of their initiative.
  • Coach and guide on common language usage across multiple initiatives.
  • Supports new team members to onboard.
  • Supports junior / intern members to grow in their career.
  • Builds a knowledge base of each stakeholder's business, systems and objectives. 
  • Seeks feedback from stakeholders in a process of continual process improvement. 
  • Resolves and/or escalates risks and issues in a timely fashion. 
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. 
  • Understands the PPB operating model and can articulate how it works to stakeholders from different functions.
  • Hosts ‘lessons learned' for the initiative, identify future improvements, shares with the other Project Managers and implements them during the next initiative.
  • Leads medium-high complexity cross-tribe initiatives with little support required.
  • Controls initiatives throughout the lifecycle. Reports status and prognosis.
  • Initiates management actions in response to initiative progress reports (achievement, productivity and risk). 
  • Identifies future or potential pitfalls and creates mitigation or contingency plans in a timely manner to remove obstacles.
  • Determines an optimal method for effective flow of communication between multi-regional teams.
  • Provide visibility of project resourcing from a capacity and capability point of view.

Key Skills:

  • Able to simplify complex issues/risks/plans to effectively communicate (both written and verbally) with non-technical Senior stakeholders.
  • Effective at leading initiative meetings.
  • Able to adhere, with little support, to optimal methodology, in line with the agreed operating model and initiative specifics
  • Quickly adapts planning to new initiatives across different domains.
  • Clearly articulates priorities to the delivery teams and stakeholders. 
  • Ability to set priorities and focus teams on what is most important.

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);
• Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'
• Working from home

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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.