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Transformation Program Manager (Remote)

Job description


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 processed are set up to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.


  • Deliver against KPIs-

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

    • (2) Cash optimization – optimize cash outflow and inflow. By ensuring daily progress against milestones for each stage gate meets /exceeds 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 Finalize the Project Plan and manage the Project.

  • Ensure proactive and effective communication to cross functional team, 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 at deemed necessary to drive business improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree 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 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 towards outcomes.