Project Manager


SmartSearch has a unique Anti Money Laundering verification platform bringing together both individual and business searches for the UK and International markets. In 2020 we were recognized by both the Financial Times as one of the Top 600 fastest growing companies in Europe and placed in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

Our latest technology delivers an unrivalled user experience enabling our users to comply with the latest Anti Money Laundering regulations. SmartSearch has grown rapidly since its inception in late 2011, fostering an incredibly collaborative and supportive culture, and we continue to have ambitious growth plans which make us a truly exciting place to work.


As SmartSearch continues on its growth trajectory there is a requirement for an experienced Project Manager that can play a key role in the business going forward. You will be involved in key operational transformational projects as we continue to build up the SmartSearch brand as well as supporting on platform specific projects. The role will be invaluable, ensuring all departments are considered and the project success criteria are clearly mapped out with clearly identified timescales, roles and responsibilities.


  • We enjoy our fantastic modern office in the heart of Ilkley, designed with employee welfare and fulfilment in mind. It is within a 5-minute walk of Ilkley train station; making it easily commutable from surrounding areas such as Leeds and Bradford; and includes 4 kitchens, reading space, an onsite gym, on site parking, gaming area, pool table and tennis table, free fruit delivered weekly
  • Excellent progression opportunities within our company growth plans based on personal development goals and regular feedback and reviews
  • Training and development is provided by talented team members, enthusiastic leadership and industry experts
  • Our excellent benefits package includes 25 days annual leave rising with each year of employment up to a maximum of 30 days per year.
  • Annual bonus scheme based on hitting agreed targets
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Various weekly recognition schemes
  • Employee engagement and activities committee that plans activities throughout the year
  • Two big company celebrations per year - summer and Christmas party
  • Company pension scheme, comprehensive private medical scheme and life insurance


  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in a business transformation or project management role
  • Ideally 2-3 years of experience taking ownership of projects from start to finish
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically at condensing and explaining complex situation into actionable action plans
  • Tracking and communicating KPIs to stakeholders / contributors as well as driving others in terms of delivering project milestones
  • Operational transformation project experience
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Previous experience in software or technical project management is a bonus but not essential
  • Able to track and report financial / operational success, such as cost saving or revenue generation, that improvement projects have made 


  • Provide project leadership on initiatives aimed at reducing costs and facilitating revenue generation
  • Ownership of platform specific projects including ensuring the successful launch of the new platform within the appropriate timeframes.
  • Ensuring completion of projects which will improve efficiency across the business resulting in time savings, improved coordination between people, processes and systems.
  • Supporting the Head of Go To Market Operations by bringing knowledge and expertise to ongoing projects.
  • Involvement in process/control mapping and improvements

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