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Consulting Project Manager

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About Us
Ayna.AI adopts the engaged investor operator model combining domain expertise with transformation capabilities, to help create “Segment-of-One” leaders in the industrial and industrial technology sector. Ayna has privileged relationships with Fernweh, an investment firm, and Fernweh’s portfolio companies. This provides a unique opportunity to pursue various career paths for high performers – a traditional advisory path with Ayna, supporting the investment activities of Fernweh, or leadership roles at Ayna partners and Fernweh portfolio companies.
We are seeking an analytical, dynamic Transformation Program Manager to join our team. You will work with key leaders and teams - at Ayna’s clients or Fernweh’s portfolio companies - to improve the product lifecycle management and delivery process. This will involve understanding project delivery requirements right from its inception (R&D or Engineering), problem-solving issues at subsequent steps (sourcing, supplier management, production, logistics, change orders, etc.), and ensuring that processes are set up to deliver projects on time and on budget.

  • Deliver against KPIs-

    • Cycle time of project – measure cycle time of projects reducing it project over project

    • Cash optimization – optimize cash outflow and inflow.

  • By ensuring daily progress against milestones for each stage gate meets /exceeds the target

  • Manage stakeholders across functional project teams (e.g., R&D, Engineering, Procurement, Operations, etc.) to achieve the desired project outcomes.

  • Scoping the project & work streams as well as Finalizing the Project Plan and managing the Project.

  • Ensure proactive and effective communication with cross-functional teams, business owners & key stakeholders at various frequencies.

  • Report on progress, flag risks/ issues, manage resources, and track outcomes achieved.

  • Ensure effective management of cross-functional/program dependencies.

  • Identify and manage interdependencies to ensure project delivery success.

  • Work with management teams on establishing processes and procedures, frameworks, and project management templates.

  • Manage and provide tools for tracking the full project life cycle from initiation through to closure.

  • Other Duties as deemed necessary to drive business improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 4+ years of experience in Project Management / Delivery roles required; Analyst experience preferred.

  • Previous experience with an operations background is a plus.

  • Exhibits relentlessness in pursuit of project delivery objectives – tracking down root causes for deviations, holding people accountable, and escalating quickly and effectively, as needed.

  • Works confidently and effectively through ambiguity and leads others to deliver success despite ambiguity.

  • Develop strategic and tactical tools and pathways that ensure project delivery success.

  • Expert written and verbal skills can summarize complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by non-experts.

  • Articulates and establishes desired outcomes and manages multi-stream metrics to demonstrate visible signs of progress toward outcomes.

  • Outstanding records of academic and managerial or professional achievement

  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

  • Initiative taker, eager to break new ground, create opportunities for others

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization

  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively