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Project Manager, Customer Operations - US-Based Applicants
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Project Manager, Customer Operations - US-Based Applicants

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote workforce.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

This is a remote position.

As a Customer Operations Project Manager, you will be a valuable member of the Customer Operations team responsible for partnering with Customer Leadership to plan, manage, and execute major cross-functional initiatives while ensuring critical business outcomes are delivered. The role will report to the Senior Manager of Customer Operations and will provide you with an opportunity to work cross-functionally alongside a wide variety of teams within a fast-paced company, while advising other team members on project plan creation and overall project management.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.


In addition to managing large projects end-to-end, you will draw upon your extensive experience to help lead project management methodologies and guide leaders from other functions to consider best practices when identifying project scope, monitoring performance, and reporting on key milestones. In this role, you will frequently run project meetings for the leadership team, and have the ability to draft clear recommendations to leadership to solve potential risks and blocked dependencies. Through your partnerships with key stakeholders, you will escalate issues at both the project and portfolio level and help to craft and execute solutions. Ongoing, you will help to mentor other Project Managers and business owners in determining and defining project scope and objectives, capacity planning, and managing resources in an effective and efficient manner. You will also work with functional leadership to ensure initiatives are aligned to support function and company-level OKRs.

Your expertise in a wide variety of project types will allow you to make strategic adjustments as needed and measure performance to identify areas for improvement. You will work alongside senior leadership to track approvals and manage cross-functional stakeholder communications. You will bring a strong framework for organization and attention to detail to all of your projects while supporting the Customer Operations leadership.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Rapidly begin learning about Toptal’s history, culture, and vision.
  • Shadow key teams and leaders across the company to learn the core of Toptal’s operations and business units.
  • Deep dive into understanding Toptal’s functions and how each supports the company’s mission and objectives.
  • Learn about Toptal’s business and operating models.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Using your own project management expertise, create detailed project plans for several large cross-functional projects including outlining all project tasks and dependencies.
  • Monitor the work done by various departments and teams to ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Facilitate stakeholder meetings, escalate roadblocks and ensure proper task prioritization.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Take on the management of additional projects including coordinating with leaders in the Customer, Talent Operations, and Product departments.
  • Deliver a status report and a current state analysis on projects under your management in an ongoing and agreed-upon cadence.
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Customer Operations in Quarterly planning and process change rollouts for Initiative Management.
  • Be the main point of contact for the Business Operations Function following the established due dates for Initiative Management and Business as Usual activities.
  • Maintain our internal tracking system updated to align with Business Operations requirements.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Go through deeper onboarding in key areas of the company that are of strategic importance.
  • Experiment and learn rapidly as you build solutions, adapting your approach in real-time by leveraging your knowledge and doing everything it takes to make sure the OKRs of your projects are moving in the right direction.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Assist leadership to drive results and operational excellence across the Customer Operations team.
  • Work alongside the Senior Manager, Customer Operations to drive innovation within Customer’s Initiatives framework.
  • Measure the efficacy of your work, iterate, and improve.


  • 5+ years of project management experience, specifically managing projects through their full life-cycle, and related operations experience.
  • 3+ years of client facing project experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field.
  • Top Project Management Certification preferred including PMI, PMP, PRINCE2, CAPM, CSM, CPMP, CPM or other, or experience equivalent to a certification.
  • Knowledge of Agile, Kanban, and SCRUM preferred. Technical expertise is not required.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Good communication is at the core of everything we do, and you must be a strong communicator able to work with a wide range of stakeholders from senior executives to individual contributors.
  • Excellent organization skills and detail-oriented. You are hyper-organized, know how to work efficiently, and prioritize execution.
  • Resourceful. You should be a self-starter who thrives on the freedom and accountability that comes with managing your own workflow.
  • Adaptable. Comfortable managing changing priorities, learning new skills, and building consensus across varied stakeholder groups.
  • Ownership. You are a dependable team member who takes responsibility for your success as well as the success of the entire team.
  • Quality. You take pride in everything you deliver as a reflection of yourself.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.

The US-based salary range for this full-time position is $90,000- $135,000 per year. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

This position is also eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.

Please note that the US-based salary range does not include the value of Toptal’s benefit offerings. In the US, Toptal’s benefit offerings include participation in a 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching contributions; medical, dental, and vision insurance plans in which Toptal pays 100% of the premiums for an employee’s coverage; basic life insurance coverage; short-term and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts, including dependent care and health savings accounts, access to telehealth virtual doctors, an employee assistance program, and flexible paid time off.

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Who You Will Work With

Kimberly Kyle Hall

Kimberly Kyle Hall

VP of Customer Operations

As Toptal’s VP of Customer Operations, Kimberly is responsible for the successful operation of the entire Customer function including the launch of the company’s new business lines. She ensures new client offerings deliver exceptional value to Toptal Clients and Talent and that each business has a strong operational infrastructure and well-defined business outcomes. Prior to Toptal, Kimberly worked with founders and entrepreneurial organizations to help start-ups launch and grow their businesses. She is the co-founder of Kalu Yala, a tourism and hospitality start-up in the Republic of Panama. Passionate about social impact, she is a Judge for Pharrell William's Black Ambition Awards, has led international teams for Techstars’ Startup Weekend and TEDx, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Impact Public Service Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the next generation of civic and social leaders. Kimberly graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics.

Baxter McConnell

Baxter McConnell

AVP & GM of Management Consulting

As Toptal's GM of Management Consulting, Baxter is responsible for disrupting the status quo management consulting model by providing leading clients with unparalleled flexibility, quality, and value. Prior to Toptal, Baxter held leadership positions for PwC and KPMG, where he served clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to startups to develop and execute business strategies that unlocked above-market growth. Baxter earned an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School and a BS from The University of Texas.

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