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Agile Program Manager


This role is part of the Global Digital & Technology (D&T) department of HEINEKEN International. D&T is proud to bring cutting-edge innovation, strong technology, and advanced analytics to HEINEKEN. With speed and agility, we ensure HEINEKEN has the technological competitive advantages it needs to deliver on its ambition.

If you believe, delivering successful complex global programs starts with “Having the Right people in the right place”, if you are convinced you bring the required experience; then we might have a perfect match. We inspire you to apply as you might be one of these right people helping HEINEKEN reaching our business ambition by delivering cutting edge programs together with highly motivated colleagues and suppliers.

We’re hiring a D&T Global Agile Programme Manager & Chapter Lead. You are working with a team of highly driven colleagues to drive strategical ACE decisions. Within ACE you are part of APPM team – agile program and project management team. Our APPM team supports HEINEKEN by understanding and realizing the ambition to digitalize our businesses, realizing business value, become more Agile, reduce IT cost and simplify our IT-landscape. ACE is responsible for Transform, Run and Change part of the transformation and APPM domain is integral part of it.
The role has strategic importance for the ACE.  From strategic perspective, you will shape the future global PPM methodology in line with Evergreen delivery governance and new Agile WoW, and drive implementation, change management and adoption across Global projects. You will build capability across APPM team, drive improvements and building on best practices.

In program management domain, you act as senior program manager for one of the top 25 Evergreen programs, enabled by D&T. As a Chapter Lead you have direct line manager responsibility of your team.

The program(s) assigned to you will be related to our innovations and growth reflecting the HEINEKEN strategy. These are considered crucial to the success of HEINEKEN. The specific programs assigned to you will be balanced between your experience and the organizational needs. You can be guaranteed that there will be continuous great opportunities for personal learning within our portfolios reflecting 100s of millions Euros crossing all functions including state of the art technologies.

This role is part of the Global Digital & Technology (D&T) department, Agile Acceleration (ACE) department and the Agile Project & Programme Management (Agile PPM) area of HEINEKEN International. We cooperate together to grow the agile community and give it a central place within the global organization so we may support the organization and its innovations. We emphasize knowledge sharing and stimulate collaboration with juniors so you might teach them your knowledge and experience.

Your responsibilities would include:
• aligning technology solutions with strategy and goals of our business
• managing and delivering a portfolio of programmes and projects in accordance with D&T and Agile processes and governance combined with knowledge based on multi-year experience
• driving business value optimization and prioritization in alignment with our Product Teams and Functional Domains
• delivering experienced Agile Project Managers to coordinate the execution of complex changes (From Business Case creation till realization) in an agile manner. Including managing programs cross product teams/ portfolio’s / departments/ OpCos/ regions. APPM is managing dependencies cross programs
• setting up program structures, drive Agile way of working
• coaching and mentor product teams to facilitate the delivery of complex changes
• harvesting and sharing good program management practices to enable efficient and effective change delivery
• being the guild to nurture knowledge sharing on complex change delivery and promote good program management practices cross HEINEKEN
• bringing experience and sharing it with colleagues to ensure we can step up as team and as individual for the above domains.

You are a good candidate if:
• you are a high competent and experienced programme manager. Have gained experience in a (consulting) business environment for over 10 years and are eager to share this knowledge to grow other people and to deliver successful programs
• you have a Master’s degree
• you are Agile Programme Management certified (e.g. CSM, PMI-APC, APMG)
• you bring experience from the following functional domains: Finance, Supply Chain, Commerce
• you are professionally qualified in a structured, industry-accepted standard (Agile) project management methodology (advanced) Practitioner and/or Managing Successful Programmes (advanced) Practitioner)
• you’ve worked on implementation of global PPM standard in large multinational company
• you understand technology. Have affinity with the products to understand development and delivery issues within the teams and judge their relative importance
• you have the courage to be innovative: embracing IT innovation and technological possibilities to capitalize on opportunities to automate activities (identifies and uses proper tools and processes)
• you have experience as people manager of a team of professionals: you can reflect, are open for discussion and trusted to help the colleagues to grow and develop
• you are able to create an environment in which the self-confidence and proactivity of the teams can blossom
• you are a great communicator and able to motivate/ empower anybody at all levels
• you have proven experience in all phases in leading transformational projects in developing centralised capabilities and migrate and deployment to Operating Companies in multiple geographic locations, time zones and cultures
• ideally you have experience in business transformation and change management considering process re-design and target operating model optimization
• you rock in managing external vendors, resources and contracts, you excel in creating win-wins
• people know you for your ability to translate complex technical concepts to business language and vice versa
• you’re fluent in English.

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