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IT ERP Program Manager

Project Management
NOPS Nokia Operations
19000006VI Requisition #
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. 
Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is commited to diversity and inclusion.
At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
IT is looking for IT ERP Program lead
IT ERP Program lead is responsible for managing strategic ERP Finance transformation program having major business and IT impact. Program will span across several years, with global deployments all over the world.
Program lead will work with multiple business and IT teams to drive ERP landscape and process change, ensuring the e2e ERP architecture and IT solutions will support and enable Nokia future business models.
Responsibilities cover managing program over the full life-cycle. Ensuring stakeholder satisfaction, compliance and execution with agreed quality, cost, schedule and scope/deliverables. Resolving issues, mitigates risks, and manages scope changes.
Key tasks and main responsibilities:
•Defines project/program scope, deliverables & targets, structure and governance. With support from other IT functional roles, participates to investment proposal preparation and  business case creation (including relevant business& IT value impact)
•Chooses or follows the appropriate method and tools to manage the project, in order to enhance agility and agile development methodologies, adapts appropriate PM practices. Preparing and planning scope and commitment against approved budget, schedule and quality expectations, ensuring successful accomplishment of the project/program.
•Defines needed resource requirements and responsibilities. Plan, agree and manage needed resources, and allocate and assign work and responsibilities. Contribute to the Supplier selection  with vendor management.
•Working with key business/IT stakeholders to ensure buy-in for change. Manage change to bring value to business through effective project and program management.
•Identifies and analyze risks, and manages them.
•Manages dependencies to other project/programs and relevant services.
•Manages and control project tasks, deliverables, reports, schedules & milestones according to PM methodology;
•Project structure, governance, cost planning, controlling and reporting, risk management, change management, communication & training
•Defines progress measurements. Reviews and reports the performance periodically. Ensures transparency in reporting.
•Contributes to project reviews internally and toward partners. Facilitates and drives continuous improvement of the activities, based on the surveys, Lessons Learned, Best Practices etc.
•Concept creation, testing  and IT related activities. Piloting and deployment related activities
•Coordinates progress and issue handling by keeping status meetings and action lists in a regular and documented manner.
•Manages approvals, validations and steering group meetings. Manage change control.
•Provides leadership, drive change, motivate participants and commit stakeholders.
•Controls and understands the scope item content and their implications on the end-to-end processes.
•Ensures deliverables handover to service and project closing activities.
•Has a broadly "agile" mindset, applying approaches as Agile, Scrum and DevOps to deliver IT projects/programs. May works as Agile PM/Project Lead but also in supportive project role, e.g.  “Development team  member”  in agile projects, for ensuring continues improvement.

  • A track record of proven success of delivering successfully large and complex transformational projects and programmes
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Strategic capabilities, ability to translate a vision into achievable goals and provide clear direction
  • Ability to intract with company senior management
  • Excellent understanding of programme and project management methodologies relevant to large scale technology-enabled change transformations
  • Good understanding of software development models, competences and experience to successfully using both traditional and agile project methodologies in delivering large and complex IT projects. Understanding when it is appropriate to use which methodology  
  • Strong business finance / valueflow process understanding
  • Understanding Cloud, SaaS,  Mobile concepts, architectures, and standard deployment models 
  • Experience evaluating the change management impact of a proposed solution.
  • Ability to understand the process and solution architecture E2E across multiple technologies.
  • Comfortable with agile, DevOps and waterfall methodologies.
  • Experience in leading and guiding external project teams.
  • Understanding of the relationship between costs, schedule, quality, speed in a defining a solution and make tradeoff recommendations
  • Prior experience with waterfall and SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects
    Business and technical background:
    • Necessary level of technical background to successfully manage software development projects understanding the solution on sufficient level to lead project team and manage risks and timelines
    • Ability to interact with business stakeholders in order to understand the business problem and provide right solutions to business
Technical competences and experience on SAP ERP / SAP S/4 HANA
Business Finance /valueflow deep understanding 
Project management
Test management
Cutover management
Agile and Continuous Delivery
Capability and competence management
Change management
Collaboration skills
Contract management
Cost management
Customer Focus and technical leadership
Drive for results 
Functional Business and Portfolio Understanding and development
Improvement methodologies
Industry, Market & Technology understanding
Innovation management
Motivating others
Problem solving
Process and MoO understanding
Risk Management
Security management
Strategic Agility
Project management experience over several years in a complex, multisupplier environment
Stakeholder management capabilities
Strong communication and change management competences
Excellent leadership skills
Overall Finance process/valueflow understanding
Technical competences and experience on SAP ERP / SAP S/4 HANA

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Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.