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Managing Director, European Project Services

N/A, United Kingdom | Thought Machine

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
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  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
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You will be responsible for maintaining our culture on projects and working closely with Account Management to drive the positioning of Thought Machine in our client organisations.

In addition, this person will be responsible for the P&L across the portfolio of client engagements and will need to balance the need for financial exactitude with client satisfaction and our requirement for 100% delivery success.



Cultivate client engagements up to and including C-Suite.

Have experience of running large mission critical implementations into large financial institutions either from the client or vendor perspective - project profile: mission critical, large transaction volumes, large data migrations, complex system integrations, vendor product implementation.

Have experience line managing large teams across multiple geographies and embedding a positive culture and working environment.

Experience of running a business unit / P&L / organisation

Have experience in nurturing Client Relationships and intuitive understanding of the politics of large financial institutions.

Be a good communicator, you must like people and be interested in your team.

Have knowledge of cloud technology, in addition to financial services.

Build trust and rapport with clients, involved in the latter stage of the sales process to build credibility.


Technical Background, completing Solution Architect or Technical Project Manager before moving into a leadership role

Experience of different project management frameworks: Agile, SAFE, Agi-fall, Scrum, Kanban etc

Experience with Kimble or other PSA tools

Comfortable representing Thought Machine at conferences, panel events etc

A deep interest in Fintech and wider Financial Services.

Demonstrable experience of successful product implementations with evidence of projects and description of full lifecycle of implementation.

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