Programs Manager

About this role

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for the successful delivery of the main product in Brinc’s offering: the Accelerator Program, which is designed to support entrepreneurs in growing their early-stage startups. This is designed to support the core of Brinc’s efforts: building a strong portfolio of high-growth startups that manage growing profit with a deep and impactful purpose.

The Program Manager oversees and works closely with the founders of the teams who are participating in the accelerator program. It is their job to execute the strategies jointly conceived and developed with the Programs Managing Director and put them to the test, Implementing any necessary changes as the program progresses. In most cases, they have the experience to act as mentors to new and less experienced employees. It is their job to manage their team to ensure their work meets the standards of the company and the needs of their startups, which are their main customer and focus.

The role requires effective coordination of the program’s projects and management of their inter-dependencies, including oversight of any risks and issues that arise.

This role is also required to travel or relocate to one of Brinc’s current or future program locations.

Roles & responsibilities

• Planning and designing the program, proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action proactively

• Ensuring effective quality assurance of all program operations and our founder experiences

• Ensuring the overall integrity of the program – focusing on the internal consistency of the program, and on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programs and corporate, technical and specialist standards

• Secure resources and expertise, for example, appointing professional advisers to support the project sponsor role

• Manage the program budget, including risk allowance

• Successful execution of program operations

• Managing internal and external counterparties, which may include mentors, corporates, and investors

• Ensuring there is an allocation of common resources and skills within the program’s scope

• Sourcing and due diligence of potential applicants to the program

• Managing risks to the program’s successful outcome

• Reporting the progress of the program at regular intervals to the Programs Managing Director and establishing a common approach to major issues that arise

• Maintain an understanding of key industry trends and competitive issues and products

• Execute business development and corporate market research programs by devising collection methods and then collect targeted data to identify and evaluate potential corporate partners for participation in Brinc programs

• Continue analysis and communicate with selected program participants to support the program’s market exploration and investment activities

• Initiate small-scale market research studies and analyze findings to understand new market opportunities across different industrial sectors

Desired skills & experience

• Bachelor and above. Business/project management and relative major

• 3-5 years of work experience in consulting, entrepreneurship, a start-up, investment firm, tech, or other business-related environment

• Fluent in English. Any other languages are a plus. (GOOD ENGLISH is a must)

• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work

• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask

• Good knowledge of program and project management methods (A MUST)

• Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures

• The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems

• Experience with B2B based partnerships and investors a big plus

• Proven track record of effectively negotiating business agreements and developing business relationships that impact company performance

• A passion for entrepreneurship and startup experience

• Can-do attitude, strategic thinker, and the ability to flourish with minimal guidance

• Previous experience in working in an accelerator is a big bonus but not a deal breaker