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Program Manager

Job Description

Date: Feb 24, 2020

Position Summary

We are looking for dynamic and result oriented R&D (Research & Development) Project Managers.
You will be responsible to develop, execute and control project plans for technical projects in a complex and challenging R&D and business environment. We are also expecting you to be able to drive and manage change programs and projects on PDG level; Quality program as being one example.

You will define the project scope together with Product and System Management, secure the necessary resources with Line Management, and be responsible for project time plan, budget planning/costs, quality and risks by planning, monitoring and controlling all activities to get your project successfully executed within time, scope and budget.


Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Develop Teams, Individuals and Organizations
  • Definition of project goals, objectives, strategies and priorities
  • Setting up the project organization and securing resources
  • Project Planning, Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance as well as subsequent reporting on progress and cost in the most efficient way to achieve the project objectives
  • Executing the project, seeing to it that the goals are met and the requirements are fulfilled to the correct quality
  • Manage new or changed requirements as well as risks.
  • Delivering project on-time, quality and to customer commitments
  • Securing and maintaining adequate and sufficient information distribution.
  • Building up an efficient project team and related forums as chairman, as well as for dissolving it with lessons
    learned for organizational learning.
  • Driving for Operational Excellence in all areas, ensuring optimal utilization of drafted resources and applied


Position Qualification

Core Competences

  • Product Development/Technical Knowledge
  • Product Life Cycle Management Knowledge
  • Business Understanding
  • Customer Insight
  • Coaching and Mentoring Skills
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Working with People
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills


Minimum Qualification & Experience Requirements

  • BSc level in a technical discipline or the equivalent level of knowledge
  • You are an experienced (>5 years) Project Manager/line mgr/Technical lead who is willing to take on big responsibility for managing and leading complex projects
  • Proven and documented leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English


Preferred Qualification & Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Skills
  • You are self-motivated, with the drive to solve problems and expand your knowledge
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of R&D SW and HW processes in large global organizations
  • Project Management in large matrix global organization is big plus
  • We expect you to be an excellent communicator, decisive, results-driven, people-oriented person with good networking skills along with the ability to motivate employees in the organization.
  • You have a strong ability to see the whole picture and to focus on the important details in a pragmatic and result
    oriented way with ability to challenge when needed.
  • Team player with outstanding skills in cooperation amongst key stake-holders
  • Large scale Agile projects experience is a major plus


What’s in it for you?

With over 90,000 employees across 180+ countries, we have a culture that respects and supports your ambitions, in alignment with our values of Respect, Professionalism and Perseverance. Ericsson is extremely focused on learning and development, supports mobility and flexible working hours. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion and to be a responsible and relevant driver of positive change. We also offer some awesome benefits, amazing career development and training programs to provide an empowered career in a connected world.


Next Steps:

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