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IT PROGRAM OR PROJECT MANAGER

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Location
Rotterdam, South Holland
Salary
€550 - €650 per day
Job Type
Contract
Ref
BBBH31879_1669045749
Contact
Alberto Dell'Aquila


Role: IT Program or Project Manager
Language: English
Location: Rotterdam, Amsterdam or The Hague (hybrid)
Duration: 12-month contract (will likely be renewed)
Daily Rate: 550 - 650 € PD (depending on exp)
Start Date: As soon as possible

What this job offers you?
We have a unique opportunity for you to work in a major company. This venture sets out to do things differently - they're taking a unique approach, balancing human-centered design with an agile product development process to tackle complex problems in original ways. With a great variety of projects in the portfolio and a lean innovation mentality, you will be challenged to think and do differently, having the opportunity to get involved at all stages of a project: from product discovery to scaling.

As an IT Program or Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to work in a challenging but rewarding environment that is fast-paced and changing fundamentally as they transform their business to meet our ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, whilst delivering a world-class business case that has a strong societal license to operate. In your program and project management career, you will be expected to enact change and deliver value globally across business lines and geographies.

Essential Duties:
* Program and project delivery skills in both agile and waterfall methodologies;
* Domain knowledge and skills, such as Chemicals, Deepwater, Retail, Finance, Legal, HR, and Capital Project lines of business and functions;
* Technology skills, such as cloud, mobile, software-as-a-service, digital platforms, ERP, web-based application, networking, workplace productivity, compliance, or cybersecurity;
* Professional skills, such as leadership, communication, and resilience;
* Entrepreneurial skills, such as a business-value mindset, critical thinking, storytelling, stakeholder management, and enabling value creation;
* Agree and deliver a body of work, organized into programs, projects, and workstreams to agreed time, cost, quality, risk, and benefit profiles, delivered within the clients' standards and controls framework;
* Proactively analyze variances against a plan to assess trends threatening agreed scope, time, cost, and quality commitments. Identify signs that a project may be at risk and take appropriate action;
* Engage internal and external stakeholders such as users, customers or suppliers to fully benefit from the delivered products, services, and changes;
* Develop and execute appropriate change and engagement plans to achieve necessary behaviour changes in order to maximize benefits;
* Mobilise and lead teams composed of a mixture of staff and suppliers across organizational boundaries and the natural team. Ensure they have the necessary skills, capacity, and experience to achieve the required outcomes;
* Develop the skills of team members through coaching, delegation, and providing stretching assignments;
* Assess program risks as they are encountered and evaluate trade-offs between cost, time, quality, risk, and ultimately benefit, continuously managing the business cases of constituent projects and workstreams;
* Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle adhering to the Company Project Delivery Framework (PDF) methodology and other standards at a scale of up to $5M, with up to 20 team members;
* Quickly build and leverage relationships with sponsors (JG1 and above) and key stakeholders and understand their priorities. Resolve conflict and deliver tough messages with grace, up to and including VPs;
* Build and roll out new products and services that meet the objectives set by the Decision Review Board, keeping to the time, cost, and quality parameters set;
* Support the leadership of the project's natural team, ensuring that the project team collaborates effectively with business IT, the impacted teams, and wider stakeholders both internally and externally, recommending resolutions to issues such as financing, risk, resourcing, integrated planning and long-term support and management of any resulting products and services; and
* Support more junior members of staff, contribute to improvement initiatives and assist assurance reviews.
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Preferred Skills/Experience:
* Project delivery skills in both agile and waterfall methodologies;
* Domain knowledge and skills, such as HR and related lines of business and functions;
* Technology skills, such as cloud, mobile, software-as-a-service, and digital platforms;
* Professional skills, such as leadership, communication and resilience;
* Entrepreneurial skills, such as a business-value mindset, critical thinking, storytelling, stakeholder management, and enabling value creation;
* Lead staff council consultation process;
* Be able to work with uncertainties and assumptions;
* Experience and familiarity with change management and behavioural change;
* Senior stakeholder management skills (up to EVP level);

Typical Experience:
* 10+ years in IT with 5+ years of experience in establishing and delivering progressively larger and more complex projects;
* Programme Complexity: Large projects with multiple workstreams and deliverables, impacting an entire function, department or product line, with business and technical change;
* Programme Size: Up to 20 people, with teams in multiple countries;
* Programme Budget: Up to $5M;
* Degree educated with evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning;
* Project management certification, ideally PMP® and agile certification

Sounds like you? Apply here and we will have a call to discuss the specifics if you profile is a match!

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