Senior Program Manager

The Planon International team is responsible for the implementation and follow up of projects at large commercial Multinationals. We work closely together within a matrix organization and with remote project teams. 
As a Program Manager, you manage a set of clients and keep a keen eye on the relevant developments at the customer. You not only set and guard the resources and timelines, but also will be actively involved, for example in client workshops together with the implementation consultants.

You are sensitive to situations with possible conflicting visions and interests, as well as to changing goals and playing fields. With influencing and persuasion skills and ability to understand the customers’ business needs, you are able to keep the flow in the process and relationship, facilitate the business when needed, support in defining roadmaps, and make sure that steps in the process are made right. You build strong relationships with customers and understand the decision processes.


Key responsibilities

  • Aligning projects within the scope of a Program with clear dependencies and sequencing among these.
  • Set-up project plans and resource project planning, managing projects in the project domain like budget, scope, risk, change, configuration etc.
  • Aligning with our Sales executive to ensure business growth within this account.
  • Manage reports of the quantitative and qualitative objectives of projects and assignments to Planon management or the client and determining the quantitative and qualitative objectives of assignments.
  • Play the role of business partner towards the customer and manage project meetings and stakeholder meetings.
  • To liaise with organisational relationships like clients, Planon team members, Implementation Partners, suppliers and Third Party Organisation for client and Planon and build a long-term relationship with our customers.
The Netherlands Nijmegen Customer Services Over 10 years


  • 10 years or more of relevant work experience within a Senior Project Management or Program Management position
  • Preferable Multinational experience – understanding of dynamics within these organizations
  • Experience with remote and/or off-shore project teams
  • Experience in and knowledge of operations software such as ERP or IWMS, and supported processes and current FM/RE/MM Business challenges
  • Preferably Prince2 or IPMA certified
  • Program management, set up and adjust road maps;
  • Good proven multicultural Influencing, diplomatic, change management and consulting skills with a commercial attitude
  • Ability to manage and guide customer’s expectations within the agreed scope
  • Fluency in English
  • Other languages are a big plus and will bring you higher on our shortlist of candidates
  • Analytical, Hands-on and Customer oriented
  • Willing to travel abroad with a driving license

We offer

We all know the finish can be breathtaking, but we believe the journey creates the best memories and learning moments. The magic happens outside your comfort zone. That’s why we celebrate our success in many ways – from sharing compliments and large team events to spare-time initiatives that help our people become more than just employees.


We are large enough to offer exciting career opportunities and small enough to recognize your individual contribution. You’re the director of your own career.


How we improve your life at work:

  • Challenging projects with world-leading clients, both national and international
  • Meaningful training sessions that help you to fulfill your career potential
  • Many benefits that stimulate a healthy lifestyle
  • Creating ideas that genuinely add value for our clients

We offer you a good balance between work and leisure, along with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. Curious to find out what’s it like to work at Planon? View our local benefits package here: Benefits Netherlands.


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