Saad Saeed, Project Manager in Hamburg, Germany
Saad Saeed

Project Manager in Hamburg, Germany

Member since February 12, 2019
Saad excels at business value modeling, project management, governance, business solution design, and leadership of large-scale, complex projects. He's currently managing an entire project portfolio and built tools and policies to plan and monitor project scope, schedule, and costs on a company level. He's implemented Agile methodologies in the capacity of project manager and as a scrum master.
Saad is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led the development of an iOS app that allows different brands to reward people for doing a fitness activity.
  • Led project that raised issuance by 200% and helped secure a successful Series C round of over $100 million.
  • Set up an advanced portfolio management system in a complex international setting across all the functions in the company.

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Employment

  • Project Portfolio Manager

    2017 - PRESENT
    Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH
    • Coordinated the transformation of departments to go from a waterfall to an agile approach of software development and doing incremental releases.
    • Ensured strategic direction is met by facilitating the definition of a 2-year company-wide project roadmap.
    • Implemented policies to guide project managers regarding steps to take in each stage of a project life cycle from initiation to end.
    • Worked with key stakeholders to define requirements and delivery milestones for major swim lanes.
    • Created tools in Google Sheets for allowing project managers to update data about their projects so automated reports such as Gantt charts, Risk matrix, Capacity allowance, etc., could be generated.
  • Project Manager

    2016 - 2017
    Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH
    • Managed the project control center which contrasted business objectives and reality, monitored processes, notified workflow inconsistencies, illustrated loan underwriting flow and verified and forecasted CPO.
    • Hired a team of two developers and a business analyst.
    • Managed projects using Agile methodologies.
    • Liaised with marketing, underwriting, product, and business development department for the creation of this product.
    • Successfully delivered four bi-weekly releases of a product for internal use by management and various departments.
  • Technical Business Analyst

    2014 - 2016
    Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH
    • Implemented and maintained legal, anti-fraud and financial checks on customers with by first analyzing data and seeing which checks will improve business performance and then implementing the checks in scorecards programmed in Python.
    • Communicated with potential and existing business partners that offered information about customers or provide services that improved company operations.
    • Successfully migrated all customer support communication from landline to a cloud call center platform which reduced costs to 10% of the original and provided real-time monitoring and statistics.
    • Ensured the completeness, timeliness, consistency, and uniqueness of data used to give a customer a credit score.
    • Was able to decrease application processing time by 20% and missing or inconsistent data by 25%.
  • IT Consultant

    2013 - 2014
    GroupeSales
    • Provided quantitative and qualitative analysis on ongoing projects, based on which recommended areas of potential improvement.
    • Worked on A/B testing with the website front end and SEO optimization to achieve maximum conversion and lead generation.
    • Integrated the process of sending newsletters and an accounting system called DATEV with the back end system.
    • Increased conversion by 25%.
    • Found patterns in product performance and also suggested which variables were responsible for that.

Project History

  • iOS Mobile App
    Led the development of an iOS app that allows different brands to reward people for doing a fitness activity.

    Worked as a project manager for the development of a cross-platform mobile app for an early stage startup that had a B2B2C business model for allowing brands to sponsor different fitness challenges with special offers. Handled setting up the data infrastructure required to measure app usage. Introduced scrum framework to the team and managed three releases onto the market.

  • Cross Product Traffic Migration
    Led project that raised issuance by 200% and helped secure a successful Series C round of over $100 million.

    Managed large scale online banking project using waterfall. Led the transition to shift from Short-term lending to Long-term installments products. Oversaw all operations in this migration, scope, timelines, and budget forecasts, as well as delivering status updates and addressing risks and requirement changes.

  • Project Portfolio Management Tool
    Set up an advanced portfolio management system in a complex international setting across all the functions in the company.

    Led the process from initial design, through setting up, leading change management across 100+ people in eight locations, up to the regular and tuned up rhythm. Was working directly for the current Director, Technology Advantage Practice Area of BCG.

    In the end, we had a new system implemented which showed exactly in real time what the progress of each project was with integration with Jira and what were the current blockers and risks associated with each project. There were guidelines for every project manager on how to escalate problems and report on their projects and different custom-built tools in google sheet for analyzing project budget, scope and timeline.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    2011 - 2014
    Jacobs University - Hamburg, Germany

Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    FEBRUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance

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