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Project Manager - Fintech (f/m/x)

RemoteGermany, Berlin, BerlinBusiness - Legal

Job description

About lemon.markets 🍋

We're on a mission to open 100 million brokerage accounts within the next ten years. Providing tech companies with the infrastructure to launch stock trading in Europe. To do so we are building a brokerage API beloved by the developer community.

Over the last 12 months, we focused on bringing the first version of the API to the market. Thousands of developers signed up and hundreds started to build their individual use cases with us. This resulted in 80+ inquiries from companies to launch their own stock trading UI with lemon.markets. With 15 million of fresh funding, we are now taking the next steps towards our mission: Building out our capabilities to allow companies to offer stock trading to their customers.

We have experienced first hand that brokerage infrastructure is broken. It’s a messy and complex problem that will take time to solve. But that’s exactly what we enjoy. Going to places nobody else dares and shielding our customers from the biggest pain. This not only creates tons of value when done right, but attracts the smartest minds - because we believe outlier companies are built by exceptional people like you.

Your Mission:

You will work closely on the intersection between regulation, technology and operations supporting the leadership team on key projects and leading the implementation.

Your main goal is to make our key strategic projects work as ambitious and smooth as possible and enable all involved stakeholders to deliver on their tasks. You will have the chance to oversee all corporate functions, engage with all teams and understand building a financial institution from its inception. You’ll have the best of both worlds: the agility of an early stage start-up while working alongside a very experienced team with long standing deep industry expertise.

In your role, you will have a wide set of responsibilities from managing projects with multiple-parties involved to moderating and contributing to content-specific discussions. This allows you to have a very high exposure not only within our diverse & international team but also to the senior leadership team and to get first-hand insights on strategy development with operational execution.


You will:

  • Manage multiple work streams in our key strategic projects
  • Be responsible for steering internal and external stakeholders, prepare and manage the communication, with e.g. authorities, lawyers, consultants, auditors, investors & the general public
  • Setup, organize and lead alignment meetings with management and external partners
  • Research of best practices that are required to do business in a regulated environment
  • Maintain and develop PMO master files
  • Guide senior management through timelines, decisions required and overall project delivery
  • Monitor and report project progress and road blocks to senior management
  • Work closely with the leadership team and collaborate with colleagues all across lemon.markets relevant to our key strategic projects

Job requirements

You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have relevant PMO experience. Ideally you have worked prior in consulting, IB or financial institutions and are familiar with project management tools.
  • Brokerage, payments, or financial services excite you. And ideally, you had prior touch points to Fintech professionally and by that, understand the boundaries of regulation.
  • You gained hands-on experience with setting up & working on multiple work streams with numerous internal and external stakeholders simultaneously.
  • You cope well with ambiguity & uncertainty and account for it in your project planning. You have the ability to navigate a project, especially coping and integrating unforeseen events.
  • You can juggle several projects & deadlines while staying calm, organised and not losing sight of the bigger picture. That also means, you can push people without losing courtesy.
  • You thrive on ownership. “This is not my job!” is not part of your vocabulary - you take initiative & challenge the status quo. You are also willing to jump at ad-hoc requests brought up by our senior management.
  • You drive development with clear outcomes. Delivering a pragmatic but effective solution, is what you care about. You are focused on solving the real problem, but remain un-opinionated about the solution that gets us there.
  • You feel comfortable in fluent English and German, and have the ability to express content in professional legal and business language.


How we take care of you:

🚀 Competitive compensation package:

We will offer you a mix of cash and stock options based on your appetite for upside.

💎 Make a real impact:

Shape the employee experience of all lemoneers. Decide on tools and processes, to make working at lemon.markets a great experience.

🕑 Flexible working hours:

We value focus time. Encouraging everyone to minimise fixed meetings and leverage asynchronous communication.

💻 Build your perfect setup:

Mac, Mechanical Keyboard, Screen. These are not expenses but investments. Please tell us what is needed to make you productive, and we will take care of it.

🏢 Onsite first, but remote flexible:

We all believe that personal collaboration is an integral part of working together, but offer flexibility for remote working. Once a quarter the whole team meets for our offsite to hone this belief. In case you want to relocate to Berlin, we can provide assistance and visa sponsorship.

📈 Grow with us:

We take your personal development seriously, meaning that we make sure to constantly mentor and challenge you so that you can reach your next level and beyond.

👶🏽 Get the flexibility you need:

Whether you have a family or a passion that you want to follow on the side. We want to offer you a setting that fits your current stage in life.


As an equal opportunity employer, lemon.markets is committed to building an inclusive workplace. The company welcomes people from all different backgrounds, including age, citizenship, ethnic and racial origins, gender identities, individuals with disabilities, marital status, religions and ideologies, and sexual orientations to apply.


About the process

Hiring can be an exhausting process, especially when you're the one trying to get hired. Therefore, we try to make this a fast and transparent process. Additionally, you will always have one contact person guiding you through the process and helping you to schedule meetings, and setting you up on a path of success. Your process will look like this:

  1. Get to know - Jasmin - Talent | 40 minutes
  2. Project Management Chat - Teresa - Chief of Staff | 40 minutes
  3. Get to know - Brokerage - Leadership Team | 60 minutes
  4. Meet the lemoneers in our HQ | 90 minutes
    1. Meet the team - Andreas (General Counsel) & Pedro (Product Operations) | 60 minutes
    2. Get to know the Founder - Max | 45 minutes