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We would like to meet you

If you’re ambitious and want to build a career in an innovative company, get in touch. We are a rapidly expanding global business which values diversity, inclusion and creativity. Because of this, we are looking to add people who embrace every challenge to our team.

susanna@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will perform all Brazilian administrative and taxation activities.

Key tasks

  • Managing financial and administrative processes, including preparing interim reports and year-end financial statements in accordance with applicable GAAPs and by applying group accounting policies.
  • Managing any third-party experts involved in financial and administrative processes.
  • Guiding fiscal experts with regards to tax computation.
  • Performing all required controls to guarantee the correctness of group financial statements and interim reports.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics. Ideally, you will have a CPA or equivalent title.

Skills/competencies

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of both IAS and IFRS, as well as local GAAP. They will have good knowledge of local, direct and indirect taxes.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

The successful applicant will provide proactive support to our Global CEO. Their main focus will be to ensure that his time is managed effectively and making sure he is prepared for business meetings with necessary information to hand. The role will be based mainly in Planet’s London office, but some travel will be required.

Key tasks

  • Diary management, including prioritising and streamlining meetings and management of e-mails
  • Ensuring the CEO is prepared for meetings and has all the information he requires
  • Ensuring that all relationships with key stakeholders are managed effectively
  • Arranging and booking door-to-door travel and hotels as necessary
  • Acting as a point of contact and gatekeeper, fielding telephone calls and enquiries for the CEO
  • Raising expense claims on behalf of the CEO and screening expenses claims requiring CEO approval
  • Opening and distributing post as necessary, as well as organising relevant responses
  • Filing and archiving documents for easy future access
  • Working with teams across the business, where the CEO’s help is required for execution of contracts, legal agreements and tenders
  • Assisting with general enquiries from colleagues, customers, suppliers and members of the public
  • Offering input to key executive team communications and assisting communications team with events, as required
  • Helping to organise company social events

Qualifications

You do not need any formal qualifications for this role, although study in architecture, engineering or management is desirable.

Skills/competencies

The person hired will have key executive assistant knowledge and will be able to understand a business environment quickly. They will have excellent time management and problem-solving skills and be confident when evaluating shifting priorities, as well as having experience with standard Microsoft software such as word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Experience required

  • Significant experience of working for a global, fast growing company is advantageous.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your aptitude for PA work and willingness to learn on-the-job.

Personal profile

  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Positive, with the ability to find solutions
  • An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure
  • A supportive and collaborative colleague
  • Able to work at pace and deliver high quality results
  • In possession of excellent organisational and planning skills
Apply
a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, g.pala@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

The Head of Procurement will set up and oversee the Planet Group procurement processes, as well as coordinate procurement departments for Planet Group subsidiaries. You will be responsible for the management, administration, and supervision of the Group acquisition programs and may be in charge of contracting key services and supplies at a global level.

Key tasks

  • Sourcing, negotiating and purchasing materials from local and overseas vendors
  • Evaluating vendors’ quotations to ensure that they are in line with the technical and commercial specifications required for projects
  • Advising both internally and externally on issues regarding purchasing Terms and Conditions
  • Being in charge of daily operational purchasing needs, such as planning, issuing and following up on PO delivery and shipment schedules
  • Resolving supply, quality, service and invoicing issues with vendors
  • Evaluating suppliers’ performance based on quality standards, delivery time and price and ensuring all the criteria are met according to organisational requirements and expectation
  • Taking responsibility for implementing internal procurement strategies to cater to high delivery and short lead time requirements

Qualifications

You will need a Master’s degree in a relevant field..

Skills/competencies

You will thrive when dealing with large groups, key management figures in the company and across different teams. As well as being able to build and assess these honestly and consistently, you will have strong negotiation skills. It is desirable that you are able to grow and maintain a strong network of suppliers.

Experience required

Essential

  • At least seven to ten years of experience in a Head of Procurement role
  •  Experience in the real estate and/or digital industries
  • Experience with coordinating teams at a global level

Desirable

  • Direct experience of procurement in India and Brazil

Personal profile

  • Having a hands-on approach
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic and fast-growing organisation
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Willingness to travel regularly
Apply
a.marcus@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

At Planet Smart City, we put our residents first and build communities that matter, so we need IoT leaders who can integrate smart solutions that provide seamless services to our residents improving their lives.

In this role, you will work cross-functionally to develop IoT architecture and system guidelines. You will support the R&D team in solutions creation and development, leveraging third party smart products. Working with the digital team, you will co-develop new community services that incorporate embedded IoT.

You will be responsible for end-to-end solutions integration in our real estate projects and will identify new market opportunities, promote pilots, and collaborate with key partners on IoT innovation.

Key tasks

  • Owning and leading on full life-cycle delivery of cross functional projects, across the company
  • Proposing, building and improving systems and processes that inform smart solutions delivery
  • Managing multiple teams and product lifestyle, from smart solutions integration to delivery to post-delivery services
  • Being responsible for IoT value proposition
  • Defining and tracking KPI for products and services, as well as ensuring alignment with business objectives
  • Understanding market dynamics to ensure smooth integration on specific projects
  • Defining IoT devices and smart building technology in detail

Qualifications

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and/or comprehensive technical understanding.

Skills/competencies

You will be fluent in English (in addition, a working knowledge of Portuguese and/or Italian is desirable) and have a good understanding of SDLC and solution delivery methodologies. Practical knowledge of the difference between ‘starting small’ and ‘designing for scale’ is essential, as is experience working in an agile environment and delivering through iterations as well as leading DevOps team.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of key IoT use cases and have demonstrated experience defining associated value propositions. You will have a deep understanding of the IoT concept and verticals and have a strong aptitude for problem solving.

Experience required

  • Significant experience of working in a global multinational or geographically-distributed organisation
  • Five-plus years’ experience of software development and deployment of IoT services and micro-services
  • Five-plus years’ experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams
  • Experience of delivering projects or programs through a 3rd party outsourced model and being able to maintain strong working relationships
  • Experience in one or more specific IoT, embedded or M2M industries (i.e. home automation, business automation, health, asset tracking or smart utilities)
  • Experience in web security and data analytics, as well as in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and one or more IoT platforms such as PTC Thingworx

Personal profile

  • Significant experience of working in a global multinational or geographically-distributed organisation
  • Five-plus years’ experience of software development and deployment of IoT services and micro-services
  • Five-plus years’ experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams
  • Experience of delivering projects or programs through a 3rd party outsourced model and being able to maintain strong working relationships
  • Experience in one or more specific IoT, embedded or M2M industries (i.e. home automation, business automation, health, asset tracking or smart utilities)
  • Experience in web security and data analytics, as well as in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and one or more IoT platforms such as PTC Thingworx
Apply
g.pala@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, m.pilia@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will perform all Indian administrative and taxation activities.

Key tasks

  • Managing financial and administrative processes, including preparing interim reports and year-end financial statements in accordance with applicable GAAPs and by applying group accounting policies.
  • Managing any third-party experts involved in financial and administrative processes.
  • Guiding fiscal experts with regards to tax computation.
  • Performing all required controls to guarantee the correctness of group financial statements and interim reports.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics. Ideally, you will have a CPA or equivalent title.

Skills/competencies

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of both IAS and IFRS, as well as local GAAP. They will have good knowledge of local, direct and indirect taxes.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
susanna@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, g.pala@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will oversee and coordinate all of our Brazilian controlling activities.

Key tasks

  • Supporting the Head of Controlling to prepare business plans, including budgets and forecasts.
  • Performing local controlling activities and monitoring KPIs.
  • Performing all required controls to ensure accuracy of the group financial statements and interim reporting.
  • Supporting the CFO in the implementation of the new ERP system.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics.

Skills/competencies

Although not essential for this role, the successful candidate is likely to have knowledge of financial modelling, Excel macros and VBA.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
g.pala@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, m.pilia@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will oversee and coordinate all of our Indian controlling activities.

Key tasks

  • Supporting the Head of Controlling to prepare business plans, including budgets and forecasts.
  • Performing local controlling activities and monitoring KPIs.
  • Performing all required controls to ensure accuracy of the group financial statements and interim reporting.
  • Supporting the CFO in the implementation of the new ERP system.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics.

Skills/competencies

Although not essential for this role, the successful candidate is likely to have knowledge of financial modelling, Excel macros and VBA.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
t.mainardi@planetidea.it, b.melis@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

The IT Senior Specialist will be responsible for aligning our technological innovation objectives with Planet’s corporate strategy and social innovation practices.

You will provide methodological and operational support, researching and designing best practices and products for smart cities and disseminating these concepts internally, as well as leading on management of these techniques when installed in developments. In addition, you will lead development projects in order to test and standardise pre-existing innovative technological systems.

Key tasks

  • Methodological and operational support, such as driving the technological knowledge of the R&D team.
  • Scouting technologies and services through participation in relevant global events, such as conferences and exhibitions. Distributing findings to the R&D Manager and across the Planet team.
  • Aligning technological innovation objectives with Planet’s corporate strategy, including streamlining and directing internal knowledge to assist in the development of programmes and projects.
  • Management and development of an up-to-date Knowledge Management System.
  • Supporting the dissemination of technology solutions and products across the various Planet business units.
  • Lead development projects aimed at testing innovative technological systems.
  • Defining and managing pilot projects related to the R&D unit, as well as providing support for technical systems integrated in projects driven by other teams.

Qualifications

You will need a Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or another closely related field. Having a PhD will be advantageous.

Skills/competencies

The successful candidate will be demonstrably excellent at practice-based research and project management. You must have the ability to keep a wide view of general company strategy while focusing on specific solutions and the implementation of such at scale. Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as being able to communicate challenging ideas quickly and succinctly, is
essential.

It is advantageous, although not essential, to have basic knowledge of data science, knowledge management and business administration.

Experience required

Essential

  • Three or more years’ experience in a project management role
  • Significant experience of research techniques

Desirable

  • Practical knowledge of international tenders (i.e. European Projects)

Personal profile

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to discuss, analyse and synthesise ideas
  • Good listening skills
  • Comfortable with working across multidisciplinary teams
  • Good time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for critical thinking
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent team-working skills
Apply
g.calleri@planetidea.it, g.pala@planetsmartcity.com, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

You will be responsible for preparing and updating financial plans for our projects, as well as providing support for the project approval process and helping with the redefinition of ones already approved. In addition, the successful candidate will oversee and coordinate the Italian subsidiary controlling activities.

Key tasks

  • Preparing single project financial plans.
  • Making sure prepared plans are compliant with group accounting policies.
  • Identifying any assumed inconsistencies with other projects and suggesting potential solutions.
  • Updating projects’ financial plans based on actual vs budget activity
  • Supporting the CFO in the implementation of the new ERP system.
  • Supporting the Head of Controlling in preparing business plans, including budgets and forecasts.
  • Perform controlling activities and monitor KPIs.
  • Perform required controls to guarantee the accuracy of group financial statements and interim reporting.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Engineering Management or Economics.

Skills/competencies

You will need to display significant knowledge of financial modelling, Excel macros and VBA.

Experience required

  • Two or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment, preferably consultancy

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, a.marcus@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

Technology is at the heart of our business and data is an essential part of this. As Head of Data and Insights, you will lead the Data and Insights team across all aspects of their work, including collection, streaming, reporting and machine learning.

The Data and Insights Team works with multiple stakeholders across the business to ensure data is of high quality, access is democratised and governance is assured. Our team will also lead on deeper data analysis to uncover customer behaviour patterns and inform our product and business strategy. We will collect data from multiple sources, modelling for predictive behaviours and responses.

Key tasks

  • Providing overall leadership for the data and insights team.
  • Defining and devising a long-term strategy for data and translate that into a roadmap, defining OKRs to clearly measure progress.
  • Helping to propagate a culture of data collection, insight and integrity.
  • Identifying opportunities for deeper analysis to inform the business and drive decision-making and customer strategy.
  • Training members of the data team, ensuring that their knowledge of the field and working skills are constantly improving. This includes defining progression frameworks and conducting performance reviews.
  • Gathering business requirements in order to produce user stories on how to collect and model data.
  • Support the product team when defining and tracking requirements.
  • Work with engineering leads on architectural decisions around data platforms and systems.
  • Mentor the data analytics team, providing guidance on how to structure analysis, presentations and effective data queries.
  • Own developing annual and quarterly roadmaps and OKRs for the data team in order to drive progress towards goals.
  • Provisioning, configuring and optimising multiple database systems.
  • Teaching how to use query plans to improve performance.
  • Advocating for practical storage strategies.

Qualifications

You will need an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Information Technology or another relevant discipline.

Skills/competencies

For this role, we are looking for someone from a very strong data insight and business intelligence background, who is comfortable with managing multiple business stakeholders and setting clear deliverable outcomes. You will understand how source and target systems work and be able to integrate this knowledge into best practice solutions.

Hands-on data engineering experience is desirable, but not essential. This would ideally include the following: data architecture design, fluency in source control and release workflows, confidence in at least one programming language besides SQL variants.

Experience required

  • Strong data background with demonstrable ability to curate technical discussions across all levels of the data hierarchy of needs
  • Experience gathering business requirements, structuring analysis and sharing outcomes to a variety of audiences
  • Experience with web analytics tools and defining how tracked data should be collected.
  • Practical knowledge of Looker or similar tools (e.g. definition of views, dimensions and metrics)
  • Experience of best practice in data warehousing, with deep understanding of warehouse architecture
  • Working knowledge of a range of database technologies and the insight to recommend the best tool for different circumstances
  • Experience working with cloud computing services (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience of managing people (ideally analysts) and mitigating crossteam challenges

Personal profile

  • Confident communicator who enjoys explaining high-level concepts
  • Able to articulate data objectives well and to a wide variety of teams with different levels of knowledge
  • Enthusiastic about keeping up-to-date with industry trends and attending occasional meet-ups and conferences
  • Keen to inspire and influence others with regards to data and insight possibilities
Apply
b.schiavello@planetidea.it, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the entire process of implementation smart solutions (products, services and best practices) in Real Estate development projects, using recognized PMP standards,
to achieve the goals set and obtain the expected benefits, satisfying customer needs and aligned with company KPIs.

You will manage the project team, set deadlines, assign tasks, monitor and summarize the progress of the projects, exploring opportunities to add value to work results.

The Project Manager reports to Head of Engineering and Project Management

Key tasks

  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders by meetings to take detailed ordering briefs clarify specific requirements of each projects to built project plan
  • Submit to the Project Board focus on essential project topics (efforts, costs, resources, expected results) to require approvation
  • Develop, for each project, a detail project plan to monitor and track progress, to ensure that all projects will be delivered on time, within scope, within budget and alligned with company KPIs
  • Coordinate internal resources and consuleor/partner for the execution of projects
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques and perform risk management: managing necessary changes to project scope, project schedule and project costs to minimize project risk
  • Share “lesson learned”, as best practices to replicate in other projects, with Engineering and PMgmt unit or Planet Idea team
  • Collaborate with other unit in order to improve value Competence Center

Qualifications

You will need a Master’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Building) , Architecture or another closely related field.

Having a Project Management Professional certification will be advantageous.

Skills/competencies

  • Design and construction management works (pubblic or private)
  • Knowledge of: energy systems, building energy efficiency principles and regulations, physics of buildings, residential buildings HVAC systems, BeMS and principles of distribution and allocation of energy consumptions in apartment buildings and ability to use those knowledges in the evaluation of clients’ project
  • Ability to understand drawings and technical specifications
  • Basic knowledge of environmental sustainability and digital technologies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as being able to communicate on technical requirements

Computer skills- softwares:

  • Office automation (Microsoft or Google suite)
  • Project Management tools (i.e. Trello, Ms Project, Gantt project)
  • Computer Aided Design Tools

Experience required

Essential

  • Ten or more years’ experience in a project management role
  • Developing coordinated projects of civil engineering / construction and architecture (schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding)
  • Coordination of a multidisciplinary team for project development
  • Coordination activities for preparing documents and technical drawings for public tenders, technical specification editing for request bidding to suppliers and consultants
  • Costs management and timing control
  • Experience in construction management works (pubblic or private)

Desiderable

  • Experience in building permits or urban planning standards

Personal profile

  • Leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Relational skills
  • Teamwork skill
  • Planning and organizing
  • Ability to understand customer needs and problem solving
  • Predisposition to continuous updating
  • Loyalty and tenacity
Apply
a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

The Senior Designer will elevate Planet’s story telling ensuring the company is seen as a thought leader in its industry. Your focus will be to deploy creatively and consistently Planet’s vision through visuals in all external and internal communications. You will guarantee a strong, compelling and cohesive visual identity across countries and business units. Furthermore, the Senior Designer will create brand extensions and all relevant collateral for product launches. You will also take brand guidelines to the next level, ensuring design is a differentiator for Planet.

Key tasks

  • Take full ownership of visual production for the companies’ collateral including sub-brands, newsletters, publications, company’s reports and further online and offline publications which might be created
  • Advise on the digital products provided by the Digital Transformation team
    Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery
  • Design original pieces, including illustrations and infographics
  • Review junior designers’ work to ensure high quality
  • Work alongside video makers, setting superior visual standards for video production
  • Liaise with designers in Brazil, Italy, India and other countries ensuring their projects and activities are aligned with brand guidelines
  • Liaise with technical departments when needed in order to ensure delivery is consistent
  • Create a systematic and seamless workflow

Qualifications

You will have a degree in Design/Visual Arts or similar. Post-graduation will be considered a plus.

Skills/competencies

The Senior Designer will have previous experience with corporate communication and in online and offline production. You will be confident with storytelling through visuals and will have experience in art direction. Furthermore, you will present excellent verbal and written communication. All relevant design software knowledge will be required. Video and animation knowledge will be a plus.

Experience required

  • Previous senior designer experience (non-negotiable)
  • Portfolio of completed design projects
  • Hands-on experience with image editing software, like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in design software
  • Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to translate complex concepts through design and imagery

Personal profile

  • Ability to work on a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with different cultures and languages
  • Resilient and able to change course of projects when required
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