Lead Project Manager, Global IT Projects

Do you want to be responsible for innovative and business developing IT projects in relation to Grundfos’ digital strategy? Then read on! 

At Grundfos, we now offer you the opportunity to become part of the IT Project Manager team that consists of 20 highly engaged and skilled colleagues who work together across Bjerringbro, China, Manila and Hungary. As a project manager, you actively take ownership of the way we manage IT projects in PMO & Project Execution. 

What do we offer?
The unit is part of our Business Design department, which acts as a link to stakeholders within the Grundfos organization and is in charge of setting the strategic direction for IT. There are currently approx. 600 employees in Grundfos IT, and we complete around 200 projects a year. You will report to Manager Carsten Clausen and can look forward to stepping into a dynamic and ambitious team:

”The department’s culture is characterised by a high level of commitment and a willingness to help each other out. We are tireless in our ambition and work hard to live up to our responsibility to develop our business through IT projects. At the same time, we are highly focused on the department’s continued development, which you are expected to actively influence and participate in. This necessitates a continuous cultivation of your project management skills as here, you are project manager, emphasis on manager,” Carsten explains. 

What is the job about? 
As a Lead Project Manager, you will be responsible for driving both large- and medium-size innovative IT projects from the start-up phase, until we are live and the goal has been reached. It is typically IT business development projects, transformation projects and other IT-related projects covering all areas. If you have worked with projects within the Supply Chain area and you have project experience with SAP SCM solutions, this is advantageous. 

It is up to you to ensure that the projects are delivered within the agreed scope and to continually keep all stakeholders updated and informed. You need to focus on achieving the expected result in collaboration with the business. 

You will be expected to manage several concurrent projects. We actively use our project model which you are expected to help mature and develop further – this includes both traditional and agile work methods such as PRINCE2, Scrum and the use of the Half Double mindset.
Your business partners are typically executives who wish to implement a new initiative. You will gain a wide interface within the business and become a central sounding board to your colleagues in the department as well as Delivery Managers globally. You can expect some travel days depending on the individual projects you manage.  

”We work globally and often virtually. Motivating and managing multicultural teams and projects virtually across national borders is something I view as a very exciting and central challenge in this position.  Grundfos is a worldwide organization, and it requires an effort to understand the company and the way we operate as well as the ability to create strong relationships with the stakeholders,” Lead Project Manager, Stein Kvorning explains.

What is needed to apply? 
You probably have an academic degree, and you need to have a minimum of 5+ years of documented experience within project management, preferably from an international organization. It is an advantage if you are a PRINCE2 practitioner or have a similar certification as well as an understanding of agile approaches e.g. Scrum. In addition, you master English as a high level. 

Grundfos offers many opportunities for you to use your abilities and develop your skills so that you might influence and develop your career. We urge our employees to take responsibility and challenge the norm in a constructive, sustainable and business oriented manner. Be, Think, Innovate!  

Additional information

If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Senior Manager Carsten Clausen on: +45 23 28 31 17 – however not it the period July 13 to July 29 due to vacation.

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter today and no later than 14th of August 2020 by clicking on “Apply”. We expect interviews to be held 21st of August 2020.    

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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