Project Manager – R&D Grants is an innovative company based in Valencia, Spain, with global brand and presence. We are a data, IT and business intelligence company offering a new approach to traveller operational business intelligence, leveraging global flight reservation information and other data to monitor and qualify traveller flows, map global demand, and forecast trends. We provide live, tactical information and exclusive insights to Tourism Boards, Hotels Chains, Retailers, Airports, duty free operators, tax refund, car rentals, and all those that have a travellers-related business.

  • Responsible for the coordination, documentation, implementation, control, and completion of Research & Development grantable projects.
  • Solid understanding of our product strategy and innovation activities to convert it into grantable projects.
  • Leads full cycle of grantable projects (scope, state of the art, project plan, certification, justification, etc) alone or in collaboration with the rest of involved departments or third parties.
  • Liaise with our grants consultants to manage grant requests, coordinating documentation needs to comply accordingly.
  • Works collaboratively with cross functional teams on new product development and project documentation required.
  • Proactively and effectively manages planning and reporting across key cross-functional stakeholders to ensure timeline completion and deliverables.

Personal skills and experience

  • Bachelor´s Degree in Software Engineering, data science or another related field
  • 3+ years´ experience in project Management in a technical R&D environment
  • Excellent writing and Communication skills
  • Good ability to interpret requirements and technical specification documentation
  • Experience with multiple grants typologies & entities like IVACE, CDTI, EU, Consortiums, …
  • Strong ability to work cross functional team
  • Organized & detail oriented
  • English & Spanish: fluent – written spoken
  • Full time, indefinite contract.
  • Be part of a fun, successful yet stable, young and exciting company.
  • Nice and dynamic working environment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • ForwardKeys Fridays: four working Fridays off per year.
  • Remote work.
  • Wellbeing activities: Pilates, Yoga, Mindfulness and Osteopath.
  • English, Spanish classes.

ForwardKeys is an innovative travel analytics company. It was established in 2010 when the founders realised that the air reservation data used by airlines could serve every industry with an interest in global travellers. Since then, we have built an online platform through which our clients monitor and qualify traveller flows, map global demand, and forecast travel trends. Our team now comprises over 70 people and continues to grow – and we are always looking to develop new datasets and products to help our clients understand the travel landscape.

The working environment at ForwardKeys is international, challenging and flexible:

International because our employees come (and work) from all around the world, just like our clients.

Challenging is making the transition from a start-up to a bigger company, and everything that entails – from developing and selling new products to seeking and seizing new opportunities.

Flexible means we understand that doing your job well is more important than being in the office from 9 to 6. To ensure everyone is working towards the same goals, we have biannual company weeks during which we make sure to have fun.

You will have the possibility to partially work remotely from your most convenient location. Nevertheless, your presence in our Headquarters in Valencia, Spain will be linked to specific purposes, what we call “Key moments that matter.”  At times when it is valuable to bring people together, impacting the commitment, stickiness, productivity, and desired outcomes.

If you think you fit our company culture and have what it takes to contribute towards ForwardKeys’ continued success, please send an email to (mentioning the job title in the subject line) or apply by filling in the form.

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