Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Long term contract
Are you looking to gain commercial exposure to an international client? An opportunity to work for one of the most prestigious organisations in the world based in Dubai has arisen for a Programme Manager to work on a long-term contract basis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the coordination of the overall program management of the Group's digital transformation initiative, lead a team of 3 - 5 PMO specialists to plan and follow-up all day to day activities, Align the plan with the agile (SAFe) delivery methodology: sprint planning, development, testing etc
Skills / Environment
*Experience in delivery of large scale, complex programs
*Have a good knowledge or experience in delivering program using the agile method (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban etc.) Experience:
*5+ years working experience in program management environment within a reputable organization, with project manager experience within a customer facing role
*Experience in managing Project Portfolios, Programmes and Project Steering Groups for the equivalent of SVPs, EVPs and President level.
*Extensive end-to-end program management experience in delivery of large complex cross functional projects across a variety of fields and disciplines (IT, Supply Chain, Corporate Support Depts)
*Experience in Design Thinking and moderation of workshops
*Key Project management role in delivery of at least 3 projects in excess of US $1 million
*Knowledgeable in agile delivery methods (daily stand-ups, Epics, User story grooming etc.)
*Experience in designing, developing and deploying project methods & standards at a project management office level
*Extensive experience of managing internal and external stakeholders, including developing relationships and managing expectations at a senior executive level with particular emphasis on being able to negotiate and influence senior management
*Excellent planning, communication, verbal, written, presentation and report writing skills
*Extensive demonstrable experience of MS office apps, including MS Project.
*Be a role model of cross-functional, high-intensity collaboration
*Design and develop integrated programme plans, that would ensure all Stakeholders accept Programme plans and are regularly aware of programmes progress versus the plan. Work closely with the central team (IT Delivery, Architecture, Business Leads etc.) to co-ordinate activities in view of the overall objective (e.g. 90 days prototypes). Provide direction to the Programme ensuring timely tracking of issues and identification and management of risks.
*Responsible for good integration of all central functions with the various Labs.
*Ensure the work is fully aligned with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe); work closely with the agile coach
*Support planning and retrospective/remediation activities within the program
*Be responsible for the cross-collaboration between the various Labs
*Plan and deliver all sorts of communication activities (presentations, vernissages etc.)
*Identify, escalate and remediate any risk in conjunction with the successful delivery
*Develop and own a Stakeholder engagement plan together with the various divisional Business representatives
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd is a leading specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. We are keen to build strong relationships with IT consultants based on providing a transparent and supportive service. Now in our 20th year we pay promptly and are a stable contracting partner in good financial health. Deerfoot IT: Est. 1997. REC member. ISO certified. *Each time we send a CV to a recruiting client we donate £1 to The Born Free Foundation (charity no. 1070906). We never send your CV without your email authorisation.
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