Functional Lead


Anchormen is growing fast! For our challenging and complex Big Data projects, we are looking for a Functional Lead. In this role you will act as the axis between the client and the project team. You will have feelers in the clients’ organisation and know how to anticipate developments. You will be the main point of contact and know how to lead this in a natural way and to report on it to the project team. You will advise the client on realizing complex data-driven scenarios and transform them into actionable tasks.

In addition, you will attend to and advise the client, while simultaneously monitoring deadlines. You will proactively respond to client developments and in the project team. You are able to manage our professionals well and inspire them to achieve the best results. Is your knowledge and energy vital to our projects?


  • You will be closely involved in drafting project plans in collaboration with Pre-Sales, the Tech Lead and Big Data Architect.
  • You will identify opportunities or threats and communicate these to the project team in good time.
  • You will be, in collaboration with the Delivery team, responsible for planning the necessary resources and keeping deadlines.
  • You will keep the various internal stakeholders informed of the progress.
  • You will monitor the progress and quality and report on it to the client.
  • You will be proactive in initiating information update sessions with the project team.
  • You will identify and document the client's requirements.
  • You will jointly represent Anchormen in the client’s organisation.
  • You are able to convert the client's challenges into meaningful and achievable Big Data solutions.

Your profile

  • You have an enthusiastic personality and are able to steer people in the right direction.
  • You work and think at a Bachelors or Masters level.
  • You have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a project manager.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with Agile.
  • You have leadership abilities and are able to demonstrate your affinity in leading a technical project team.
  • You have knowledge and experience with Big Data projects.
  • Knowledge of technologies such as: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, HBase, Hive, etc. is a plus.

About Anchormen

We help our clients to use Big Data in a smart way, which leads to new insights, knowledge and efficiency. We advise our clients on designing their Big Data platform. Our consultants provide advice, implement the appropriate products, and create complex algorithms to do the proper analyses and predictions.

Why Anchormen

Anchormen has an open working environment. Everyone is open to initiatives. You can be proactive in these, and have every freedom to allow your work to be part of our success. We don’t believe in micro-management, but give our people the freedom to function optimally. Hard work naturally also plays a part – but with enjoyment!

What we offer

  • Flexibility in working from home.
  • Competitive market salary.
  • Training and development budget for employees’ personal growth.
  • Being part of a fast-growing and innovative company.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Friendly and cooperative colleagues.
  • Daily office fruit and snacks.
  • All the coffee you can consume!

Get in touch

If you are interested in one of our job openings, please get in touch and send your resume to: We will contact you as soon as possible. In regards to our telephone conversation, we will invite you for a face-to-face interview. Do you have any other questions, please contact Eva van Voorbergen: 06-36 17 68 47.

Response to this vacancy by employment agencies and similar is not appreciated.


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