Program Manager – General Applications

Job Type: Project / Program Management
Contract Type: Freelance or Employee
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Energy
Languages: FR & NL & EN
Teleworking: 2 days/week
Duration (min): 6 months

Context

Our client is actively looking for a program manager with a strong experience in application development, projects/program management, coordination of teams and multiple internal and
external stakeholders.
The candidate will support the coordination of the General Applications cluster.

The General Applications cluster is responsible for providing the company with all applications needed for supporting the daily work in the company. This covers several domains, including Finance, Human Resources, Document Management, Communication (Intranet and website), Building Management, …
The applications are either acquired or developed and integrated within the applications landscape.

Role & responsibilities

  • Coordination of the teams composing the cluster, in aspects like resources assignment, distribution of projects and optimization of deliveries.
  • Follow-up of the projects portfolio, including prioritization and reporting to management as well as:
    • Maintaining a global overview of the ongoing projects (planning, cost, status, needed resources, …)
    • Maintaining the projects backlog (readiness level, priority, business value, …)
  • Ensuring smooth communication and alignment of the different stakeholders in the different domains (business contacts, development teams, other teams within the Digital department, external providers, …). This will require to develop a good knowledge of the organisation (within Digital and outside of the department)
  • When applicable, coordination with the other companies in the group when their needs can be fulfilled by the General Applications cluster.
  • The program manager might be asked to manage some projects in person, depending on their criticity, complexity and value for the business/the company

Profile

  • Experience as project manager and as team leader are a must
  • Experience as program manager or leader of several teams is a strong plus
  • Strong analytical background
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate with different levels: business, management, development teams, Digital operations, …
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English
  • Experience with a project management methodology (e.g. Prince2, PMBOK, …).
  • Experience with an agile software development method (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, …)
  • Experience in some of the business domains (Human Resources, Finance, Communication) is an asset
  • Documentation-communication tools (MS Office 365), MSProject

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