Program Manager Strategic Technology Vendors
Vodafone Limited
Maastricht, NL
5 dagen geleden

Can you envision the network of the future? Great. Make it so.

At VodafoneZiggo, we consider building relationships our core business. With our broadband, landline and mobile networks, we currently enrich the lives of over 4 million households and 5 million mobile customers in the Netherlands.

We connect people and organizations with each other, with the rest of the world, and with all the engaging content our world has to offer.

Our ambition? To connect even more people and communities. To achieve this, we need the vision to design the network of the future, and the wherewithal to realize it.

Our track record speaks for itself. We invest heavily in robust, scalable, adaptable and innovative infrastructures and operating models.

And we do this in collaboration with our internal stakeholders and a dependable vendor ecosystem, which ranges from leading hardware suppliers, software developers and virtualization partners, to cloud solution and managed service providers.

Everything has to align seamlessly and work in unison to achieve meaningful change to the business. And, of course, transformations shall always improve our customer’s experience -

the stakes are high. So we’d love to treat an experienced Program Manager to a latte. Especially if that Program Manager combines demonstrable experience with keen business acumen and a pioneering mindset.

As our Program Manager Strategic Technology Vendors, you’ll assume end-to-end responsibility for the most impactful program our technology domain has to offer.

Financial scope; your work will shape the OPEX and CAPEX budget of the mobile and fixed network organisations for multiple years.

You’ll cultivate organizational readiness for major transformations, as well as initiate, shape and execute the program, which includes negotiating with and supervising external partners, mainly technology and IT frontrunners.

Although several initiatives have already been set in motion, we fully expect you to take the helm in identifying opportunities and proposing initiatives to maximize customer, business and stakeholder value.

After all, you’re one in a small team who will revolutionize our infrastructure and services strategy. You’ll develop persuasive business cases, generate stakeholder momentum, establish ambitious (but attainable) roadmaps, allocate budgets and build a team that can successfully complete high-

impact projects. You’ll also supervise individual projects and align stakeholders within the Technology realm and beyond (Finance, Legal, Procurement, et cetera).

It should go without saying that, while you’re boldly going where no Program Manager has gone before, you’ll occasionally need to beam across the galaxy to personally address major issues as they arise.

In summing up, you

  • Identify and capitalize on business opportunities, initiate and drive changes
  • Develop roadmaps for operating model transformations (services & processes suitable for each technology, et cetera)
  • Develop the business case, align stakeholders, create traction for change and drive projects home
  • Manage delivery, including fostering organizational readiness
  • Mitigate risks and maximize business / customer value of individual projects
  • Liaise with strategic external partners, negotiate terms and conditions and safeguard deliverables
  • What you bring to the table

    A proven program management track record in a relevant sector, such as telecoms, IT, or a similarly complex and performance-

    oriented environment. You feel at home in a demanding role that requires you to continually strike a balance between business ambition and operational feasibility.

    This is your forte! Business acumen, negotiation and vendor management skills are must-haves. It hopefully goes without saying that you know how to motivate and facilitate matrixed project teams, are used to balancing quality and costs, and can shape business goals into designs and roadmaps for delivery.

    Your key assets

  • 10+ years expertise in project / program management, preferably in similar settings
  • Experience communicating to and influencing senior levels of management (up to C-level)
  • In-depth project management knowledge (IPMA, PRINCE, PMP)
  • Experience managing major vendors, or key customers, and contracts
  • Business and technology expertise; MBA and / or Engineering degree is a plus
  • Ability to translate business opportunities in conjunction with third parties into tangible contracts and internal changes
  • About this Position

    This role is positioned one level below the Senior Manager Partner Strategy & Contracts, whom you’ll advise continuously.

    You will coach an average of 5-10 professionals per project. You are the primary contact for external vendors, which include the biggest names in technology infrastructure and services.

    Internally, you’ll liaise with Finance, Legal and Procurement almost nonstop, and with business stakeholders (higher management level) and members of our parent companies on a regular basis.

    You can either work from our Amsterdam office or our office in Maastricht, frequent travel between these two is necessary.

    You deserve it

  • an ambitious employer. We want the best for you and your colleagues
  • a good salary. Perfectly in line with your background
  • financial benefits. These include special agreements concerning annual leave, pension and other employee-friendly schemes
  • potential for growth. We offer full opportunities for growth. It’s up to you to take advantage of them
  • You do it

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