Innovation Portfolio Manager

Place of work
Aupark Tower, 16th Floor, Einsteinova 24, Bratislava
Contract type
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

*The final basic wage component can be adjusted accordingly to individual skills and experience of selected candidate.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

ESET is looking for an independent person who loves freedom, is open to improvisation, goal oriented, emphatetic and enjoying to get along with the people, has a passion for building on a green field and use the logic in the first line.

We offer an interesting job with real influence on how the business is done in ESET. We welcome every candidate who wants to grow long term professionally and finds it interesting to work on various types of projects. The environment is organic and highly dynamic where the only constant is a change. Attitude is more important than experience or age. Your compensation would be the work on innovative, strategic projects that are selected from ordinary corporate standardization as the exceptions from corporate approval scheme.

- Have a thorough understanding of ESET’s internal processes to accommodate for various tasks stemming from the projects needs
- Coordinate work of the team and other ESET departments and meet deadlines of the tasks and the overall project
- Ability to make decisions in relevant circumstances to keep projects moving
- Predict and mitigate the risks of project delays and adverse impacts on the quality of delivery
- Report the progress of the projects to senior management
- Become a reliable source of on time delivery on various projects and tasks given
- Use initiative to keep the project moving and secure that cooperation of involved departments
- Suggest process improvements and effective changes in dedicated business projects

Employee perks, benefits

Stay productive, have fun with us and...
- Enjoy breakfast every morning – with free rolls, salads and muffins. Fruit and other snacks are here for you all day, too.
- We will keep you hydrated – with unlimited, free, high-quality coffee, tea, fruit juice and mineral water at our offices.
- We’ll help you recharge – nobody wants you to spend the whole day sitting behind a computer, there is a chillout room and also free gym membership.
- We provide a transport allowance – whether you commute by car, tram, bicycle or by foot.
- You won’t stay hungry either! You will be provided with meal vouchers – at a value well above the statutory level, for every day at work. ESET pays the entire cost of these.
- Your education and growth is important for us - therefore – with personal development we will help you to grow on the job. With your supervisor’s consent, you can attend training courses, Google conferences, marketing festivals, professional conferences and improve your language skills, all compliments of ESET
- ESET cares about your family too – via a bonus when you get married or have a child.
- We help you to save for later in life – by contributing to your retirement savings.
- As an ESET team member – you will join numerous team-building activities and a variety of other company-sponsored events for both employees and their families throughout the year. This way we all can relax and enjoy some time together.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- 5-10 years of experience in project management with focus on business perspective, business integration, M&A
- Pragmatic knowledge of project management skills and focus of on time and on budget delivery
- Ability to manage several projects and coordinate work of others to jointly achieve project success and smooth transition of project to standard work processes
- Ability to handle the whole project and support with strategy creation, projects formulation and methodology creation
- Attention to detail for assigned tasks
- Good communication, presentation and negotiation skills
- Strong logical thinking
- Team player but able to work on own initiative
- Self-motivated & self-sufficient with good time management
- University education
- Fluent oral and written English
- Flexible with traveling
- Risk taker from time to time, including work hard play hard attitude


Brief description of the company

The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987, when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, wrote a program for the detection of one of the world’s first computer viruses. They did not know that they had created one of the most successful antivirus programs in the world – dubbing it NOD. In 1992, together with their mutual friend Rudolf Hrubý, they formally established ESET.

What started as the brainchild of a few friends has evolved into the most valuable international brand of any Slovak company. Today ESET’s NOD32 technology protects over 100 million users across the world.

This success did not come overnight. The company’s global success and growth was given a boost in 1998 with its first “VB100” award from the prestigious Virus Bulletin magazine. Since then, we’ve received this accolade more than 100 times.

Today, over 1,400 employees around the world drive the company’s success – a telling increase from 3 in 1987 and 135 in 2006. Almost 700 of them are based in Slovakia, the home of ESET headquarters.

Throughout the company’s expansion, we have stayed true to the principles on which we were founded, and we remain independent in order to continue to meet new challenges.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

ESET, spol. s r.o.
Aupark Tower, 16th Floor, Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava
ID: 3304991   Dátum zverejnenia: 8.3.2018