About Andela

Andela exists to connect brilliance and opportunity. Since 2014, we have been dedicated to breaking down global barriers and accelerating the future of work for both technologists and organizations around the world.

For technologists, Andela offers competitive long term career opportunities with leading organizations, access to a global community of professionals, and education opportunities with leading technology providers. 

For companies, Andela provides access to a global network of fully integrated team members that unlock their business’ innovation and growth potential. 

At Andela, we are deeply passionate about creating long-lasting and transformative growth opportunities for all and doing it in an E.P.I.C. [andela.com/careers] way.

We are excited to continue building our remote first team with incredible people like you!

 

About the role

We’re looking for a Program Manager to join our rapidly growing organization to manage upcoming M&A activities. 

In this role the successful applicant will be accountable for successfully running the integrations, change, transformation and migration of newly acquired companies within the Andela organization. This will include deals spanning the whole of the business and partnering with stakeholders in all areas of the business. 

You will work closely with stakeholders across our two business units as well as various functional teams including Product, Marketing, Finance, Legal, HR, Data,  and IT to define Day 1 Readiness activities and execute full integration of new acquisitions or partnerships. 

The successful candidate must be able to exhibit high levels of learning agility, as well as be able to deliver results in extremely challenging circumstances with very tight timelines all while operating under strict confidentiality.

We’re looking for someone who is a natural leader, has the ability to create processes and procedures where there are none, put in place new program frameworks for M&A specifically, and who can manage multiple projects in various stages of completion. We need problem solvers, self-starters, creative thinkers, multitaskers, and people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty - you must be able to adapt and ready for constant change as we scale

If this sounds like you, keep reading - we want to hear from you! We are a fully remote company and you can truly live anywhere while doing this job. English fluency is required.

General Responsibilities 

  • Partner with business unit leaders across the organization to clearly and holistically define and document all activities and tasks needed in preparation for any new acquisitions or partnerships
  • Lead Day 1 Readiness activities across the company, acting as the leader/expert in absorbing new organizations and staff
  • Build strong relationships with partner organizations as we blend processes, systems, and businesses and demonstrate the ability to influence without express authority
  • Track milestones, manage task/project dependencies, manage and monitor task progress, handoffs, and deliverable status through our project management tool, Smartsheet
  • Manage all issues & risks related to the project, provide recommendations for solutions/mitigation, proactively escalate, and facilitate resolution
  • Conduct Due Diligence analysis, complete necessary documentation, and assist in preparing and presenting recommendations to executive leadership 
  • Maintain communication and reporting for all M&A activities, providing transparency to all levels of the business, specifically inter-departmental stakeholders, ensuring alignment and project consistency
  • Present integration progress to executive management at regular intervals
  • Facilitate business process discussions, document process diagrams and governance implications to support business and technology changes
  • Act as change management champion, in partnership with internal communications, while keeping the idea of creating repeatable and scalable processes and deliverables at the forefront
  • Coordinate and manage third-party vendors, when applicable
  • Establish and maintain credibility with all stakeholders and executive leadership by delivering on what you say you are going to do
  • Partner with other members of the business delivery team to lead, manage, and drive projects and initiatives outside of the M&A space
  • Identify opportunities to jump in and offer assistance or support whenever and wherever needed
  • Help drive common and repeatable approaches that make it simpler for the teams and leaders, allowing them to focus on big picture problems.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressive roles in global program or project management roles
  • Previous role supporting or leading M&A or related integrations, required
  • Experience working in a technology company, ideally with marketplace foundations, preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of the technologies and tools used in the full Andela tech stack including, but not limited to, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Smartsheet, Google Workspace, Google Cloud, Figma, Looker, Marketo, Miro, Salesforce, Zoom
  • Ability to negotiate and manage conflict while maintaining the ability to build strong relationships and influence, motive and collaborate cross-functionally with all levels of management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, dynamic and challenging environment while still delivering on-time results 
  • Comfort with managing data migration and structure
  • Consensus-builder; develops relationships across the company with ease
  • Strong attention to detail and consistency in documentation
  • Impeccable project management with the ability to identify and communicate blockers, next steps, and progress.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with a tendency to over-document and over-communicate: we are fully remote, so this is very important!
  • Humble and willing to learn/grow. We need confident and capable leaders who want to help each other succeed as much as they want to help our talent succeed.
  • Track record of delivering end-to-end projects with minimal supervision while working cross-functionally with global virtual teams
  • PMP certification is a plus

 

Benefits

  • Fully Remote work culture - we hire globally and all of our roles are fully remote!
  • Bring your own device stipend - buy your own laptop with funds from Andela
  • Quarterly work from home stipends
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equity (as a part of compensation package)
  • Healthcare, 401k / pension (US only)
  • Andela Affinity Groups
  • Growth & development paths
  • Generous Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, Compassionate Leave


At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lie in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.

 

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