Recruitment & Selection

Senior Program/Project Manager

This is a Permanent position in Brussels.

Ref : CL/930


  • In charge of program management and project initiation
    • Shape (project scope definition, budget and planning through delivery) a programme including multiple projects together with key business and IT stakeholders;
    • Project initiation with regards to clarifying project scope, budget, staffing the team, communicating roles and responsibilities, developing work plans and schedules;
  • Responsible for program/project portfolio management;
    • Monitor the program/project portfolio contribution to the global strategy of the company and contribute to ensure consistency within the overall company portfolio of program/projects;
    • Manage the program/project delivery during all steps of the life cycle from vision to roll-out (end-to-end) and steer the analysis/delivery resources internally and externally;
    • Monitor progress to ensure program objectives are delivered on time and within budget, and business results are realized. Be the final point of approval for contingency plans, scope changes;
    • Document, communicate and administer key project management elements (e.g. scope, schedule, budget, issue, risk, quality, and communication);
    • Act as “hub,” collecting information from the internal project team and communicating status on a regular basis to the Board of Management with a clear view on all projects and programs of the portfolio;
    • Provide multiple business owners and product management analytical information and propose arbitrages to the Board of Management when needed;
  • Responsible for business and IT relationships
    • Manage work of cross-functional teams both on the business side but and on the IT side implementing technologies and systems solutions involving multiple components, interfaces and user groups;
    • Facilitate issues resolution and trade-off decisions with other teams, senior management and business owners;
    • Ensure sponsors receive the right information at the right time regarding program performance;
    • Understand and meet the expectations of program sponsors;
    • Serve as the point of contact for the program sponsor and governance team;
  • Identify challenges and opportunities in the Benelux region and translates them into clear (project) business cases;
    • Act as a sparring partner for Board Members, by proactively delivering input and support on the formulation and realization of the client Strategy;
    • Continuously seek opportunities to improve the organization as a whole and drive change;
    • Envision the entire process and potential savings aligned with the global strategy;



  • In the possession of at least a relevant Master degree;
  • Solid experience in strategic program/project management and in portfolio management;
  • Proven steering skills, ability to motivate and align parties involved;
  • Used to operate in a dynamic and complex environmental structure both from a cultural aspect as well as in managing very visible projects with tight schedules at the same time;
  • Strong sparring partner, able to build bridges and challenge (internal) customers;
  • Pro-active, result oriented with the ability to work and make decisions independently;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (oral and written) in both Dutch and/or French and English are required;
  • In depth project management knowhow, experienced working with the principles of Lean Six Sigma or Prince2 or another relevant project management system would be a plus;
  • Experience in project management in an insurance company is a strong asset;
  • Experience in a similar position where you have managed the translation of business requirements into IT solutions in an end-to-end position by keeping in mind the financial and requirement analysis;



Permanent contract

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