Philips Solutions Lead PMO in Amsterdam, Netherlands

In this role, you have the opportunity to make your contribution to the solutions transformation program. As Lead PMO your role is to orchestrate and drive the effort from a project management perspective to ensure that all program pillars deliver in a coordinated way against the agreed roadmap. You will work with 4 Program managers and 4 PMO resources.

Description of the role:

  • Right-hand of the Solutions Program Manager; provides day-to-day oversight of the program managers of the 4 underlying program pillars.

  • Applies project management methodology, best practices and standards incl validation of overall program set-up (team set-up, roles & responsibilities, meeting cadence)

  • Connects the transformation and building blocks/workstream plans into one overall program plan (realistic objectives/deliverables/staffing)

  • Creates program drumbeat to review, collaborate and deliver, and monitors the competing constraints of scope, schedule, budget, quality, resources and risk

  • Provides program management with regular performance status, variances to plan and identification of areas for corrective actions

  • Coordinating communication across workstreams / building blocks

  • Monitors compliance to project management standards, policies, procedures and templates

  • Provides a consultative role to workstreams/building blocks by supplying templates, best practices, training, access to information and lessons learnt from other projects (incl best practices around deployment approach)

  • Manages the PMO office for the program (currently 4 FTE)

Profile criteria

  • Proven track record in managing large-scale complex programs;

  • Experience in business transformation and/or consultancy;

  • Strong ability to influence and work with stakeholders at all levels;

  • Strong focus on co-creation and validation with key impacted groups;

  • Excellent delivery skills, can handle several different topics in parallel and has experience managing several work streams with multiple stakeholders;

  • Project management certifications (e.g. PRINCE2, IPMA A/B/C, PMI, AGILE/SCRUM);

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;

  • Fluent in English is a must, other languages are an advantage;

  • Willingness to travel internationally (up to 25% of your time).

In this role, you have the opportunity to

make your contribution to the solutions transformation program. As Lead PMO your role is to orchestrate and drive the effort from a project management perspective to ensure that all program pillars deliver in a coordinated way against the agreed roadmap. You will work with 4 Program managers and 4 PMO resources.

You are responsible for

  • Providing day-to-day oversight of the program managers of the 4 underlying program pillars.

  • Applying project management methodology, best practices and standards including validation of overall program set-up (team set-up, roles & responsibilities, meeting cadence)

  • Connecting the transformation and building blocks/workstream plans into one overall program plan (realistic objectives/deliverables/staffing)

  • Creating program drumbeat to review, collaborating and delivering, and monitoring the competing constraints of scope, schedule, budget, quality, resources and risk

  • Providing program management with regular performance status, variances to plan and identification of areas for corrective actions

  • Coordinating communication across workstreams / building blocks

  • Monitoring compliance to project management standards, policies, procedures and templates

  • Providing a consultative role to workstreams/building blocks by supplying templates, best practices, training, access to information and lessons learnt from other projects (incl best practices around deployment approach)

  • Managing the PMO office for the program (currently 4 FTE)

You are a part of

the solutions transformation program that will equip markets, businesses, and functions with capabilities to develop, market, sell and deliver solutions to solve the needs of our customers, ensuring consistency, scalability and re-use throughout the company. This strategic program will be a step-change in the value we are able to deliver to our customers.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • 10+ years of proven track record in managing large-scale complex programs;

  • Experience in business transformation and/or consultancy;

  • Strong ability to influence and work with stakeholders at all levels;

  • Strong focus on co-creation and validation with key impacted groups;

  • Excellent delivery skills, can handle several different topics in parallel and has experience managing several work streams with multiple stakeholders;

  • Project management certifications (e.g. PRINCE2, IPMA A/B/C, PMI, AGILE/SCRUM);

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;

  • Fluent in English is a must, other languages are an advantage;

  • Willingness to travel internationally (up to 25% of your time).

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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