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Senior Project Manager, International Country Launch



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024
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We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
Who we are looking for
Rover is looking for a high-impact executor to own and drive new country launches. This person is responsible for driving successful operational launch and process implementation for new countries across all functions of the business including product, engineering, marketing, operations, legal, finance and many more. The ideal candidate gets things done, is an exceedingly good communicator and relationship builder, keeps us tightly organized, lives to work cross-functionally, and can’t help but solve business problems.
The candidate will sit in Rover’s International Team which owns one of Rover’s key growth initiatives: driving the Rover’s business outside of the United States. We currently operate in 9 countries in North America and Europe and we’re now looking to increase our international footprint. We believe that by expanding the audience for Rover’s offering, we’re taking a critical step towards fulfilling the company’s mission of making it easier for everyone to experience the unconditional love of dogs in their lives, regardless of where they live.
After the launch of the new countries, this role’s focus will shift from driving the launch of the new countries to supporting their growth by owning and driving some business KPIs.

Your Responsibilities

  • Be the point of operational ownership for new country launch execution
  • Deliver them on budget and on time.
  • Lead key business rhythms to ensure alignment and monitor performance.
  • Track and monitor launch project progress collaboratively and transparently.
  • Proactively identify emerging launch and ongoing execution challenges and solutions, then execute those new ways of working together.
  • Set us up for success in executing future market launches.
  • After the launch of the new countries, this role will transition to a Senior Program Manager, part of the International Business team. The responsibility will shift from driving the launch of the new countries to supporting their growth. You will own some business KPIs and you will partner with key stakeholders inside and outside the International Business team.

Your Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree, MBA a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering project/program management of complex initiatives or owning new launch initiatives
  • Owning new launch initiatives within a business preferred
  • Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in a digital startup or marketplace preferred.
  • Experience in an operating role is a plus.
  • Highly effective at building strong working relationships at all levels and across all functions of an organization.
  • Strong decision-making skills and ability to work autonomously in a shifting and highly ambiguous environment.
  • Experienced in giving actionable feedback and coaching, and welcoming of the same.
  • Analytical bent, with enthusiasm for understanding and measuring the impact of the initiatives you drive.
  • Comfortable working across Europe (Central Time) and US (Pacific Time) timezones

Benefits of Working at Rover

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs) and free catered lunches semi-monthly
  • Regular team activities performed in-person and virtually


  • In the greater Seattle area the first-year salary range is $129,139 - $171,755. Additionally, Rover offers benefits to full-time employees.
  • The cash compensation offered for this role will be dependent on the candidate's experience, qualifications, skills and abilities as demonstrated in the interview and hiring process.
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.