Sr Program Manager

DE-Berlin | NL-Eindhoven
Requisition ID
Program/Project Management


A HERE Senior Program Manager is responsible for creating and managing the best operating environment for the successful execution of identified objectives of a program.  Major program elements include the definition and implementation of a clear governance model for program decisions, the creation of program roadmap aligned to overall program objectives and buy-in and agreement to program plans by key stakeholders and sponsors.



  • Develop solutions for achieving the program objectives that are commensurate with the needs of the HERE Business Unit while keeping in mind the needs and objectives of HERE
  • Accountable to program level results
  • Responsible for the translation of business objectives into operational Key Performance and Risk Indicators that are used to drive successful delivery of program objectives
  • Serve as a customer advocate while balancing HERE internal needs and initiatives
  • Responsible for managing customer needs and expectations internally to ensure internal initiatives reflect customer business and technical requirements
  • Customer responsibilities refer to both internal and external Customers
  • Prioritize projects inside the program(s) the PM owns, set expectations, formally document objectives and program plans, initiate and manage programs, and report progress regularly
  • Keep up to date with new industry and technology trends in order to maintain skill set and overall effectiveness


  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA preferred
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Management Information Systems preferred
  • Certifications: PMI/PRINCE2 preferred
  • Working knowledge of product management processes (including product vision; customer requirements)
  • With an MBA/ Masters degree, 8 â 12 years of experience in program management, with successful management and solution delivery of cross-functional projects.
  • The preferred candidate has direct experience working in and with Agile development teams and Product Development Life Cycle.
  • Proven track record in delivering large-scale programs to market
  • Experience managing complex programs across multiple disciplines, including engineering, production, subcontractors, marketing, sales, & distribution, and at varying positions in the value chain
  • Ability to provide project management to distributed cross functional teams, manage issues cross-functionally and remotely
  • Proven ability to interface with all levels in HERE and customers; to manage up, down, and across effectively
  • Prior technical product development experience, preferably gained in a navigation software or wireless communication environment, is a plus
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Internal influencer
  • Experience in motivating cross functional teams


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