Forward Financing has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Boston for the past five years, as recognized by Boston Business Journal and Inc. Magazine. At Forward, we believe every business deserves financial opportunity. That’s why we provide fast, flexible capital to small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. Our mission is to build a world-class fintech company so our customers and people can reach their full potential. We’re investing in our employees, technology, and customer experience – with long-term success in mind every step of the way.
As a Project Manager, you will be an integral part of supporting the growth and continuous improvement of our project management team as the company rapidly grows. Our project management team works with product, engineering and ops teams to manage a wide range of complex projects for our internal and external stakeholders. This role will have a focus on managing technical projects to scale our business while still remaining flexible to deliver on additional types of projects as needs arise.
In this role you will:
- Establish project management processes, reporting and routines on assigned projects
- Build and own project plans based on information gathered from multiple sources and stakeholders including regulations, business requirements, sand various partner needs
- Set expectations for projects and drive conversations about status, priorities, and dependencies to ensure expectations are met
- Work cross-functionally to assess risks & issues and establish mitigation plans, identify and advance vital items to senior project managers
- Connect with partners regarding actions and deliverables for their team, including plans in place for addressing any open issues
- Work with our project management team to proactively suggest and document standard methodology improvements to existing routines and processes
(Even if you don’t check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply.)
- 3-5 years of project management experience
- Experience working in agile project environment
- Proven success running cross-functional technical projects
- Enough understanding of technical concepts to explain to non-technical partners
- Ability to lead through influence
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Atlassian Product (Jira) knowledge (preferred)
- Monday application knowledge (preferred)
Forward Financing Core Values:
- Drive the Mission - We believe in financial opportunity for underserved small businesses. We say “yes” when others say “no.”
- Keep It Real - We value direct communication, candid feedback, and authenticity. We are an open book.
- Act With Kindness - We create an environment where caring is cool and helping is the norm. We do the right thing.
- Shoot for Extraordinary - We are inspired by innovative thinking and continuous improvement. We never settle for yesterday’s best.
Forward Financing is a Boston-based fintech company that provides fast, flexible, and reliable capital to small businesses nationwide. Since 2012, Forward has provided over $1.5 billion in financing to more than 35,000 small businesses. Forward has been consistently named by the Boston Business Journal and Built in Boston (and more!) as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.
Forward actively promotes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do. We encourage a workplace where trust and respect are paramount and all employees feel valued, heard, and accepted. By accepting diversity of thought, background, and identity, we will continue to become a stronger team and a better organization.
We are a diverse and driven group of over 200 people, with an office located in the heart of Boston’s Financial District. Our employees come to work (or log on virtually!) knowing they are helping thousands of small businesses while advancing their own careers. If this sounds exciting to you, learn more about our leadership team and our open opportunities.
Perks & Benefits:
At Forward, our team members are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to taking care of them as people, not just employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, and commuter benefits, a flexible time-off policy, 401k match, wellness reimbursement, paid volunteering days, annual professional development budget, and charitable donation match.
The health and safety of our colleagues is our top priority and we currently maintain a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Forward Financing is an equal opportunity employer and will consider a reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. We will continue to follow the latest CDC guidelines in our office and for any planned in-person gatherings. Plus, we have implemented an Employee Choice policy, so team members can work where they feel most comfortable.
At Forward, employee choice means each individual gets to decide where they work. Almost all team members have the choice of where to live and where to work. As a business, we are focused on impact; we are more concerned with your contributions to the success of the company than where you get your work done. If face-to-face time is desired, people managers are empowered to find a cadence that works for their team.
When we aren’t collaborating to drive business and support our customers, we’re finding virtual and in-person ways to get to know our colleagues, celebrate team wins, and have fun together!