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Program Manager

Publish Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Dallas, TX, US-US

Company: Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.


The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

 

 

 

Program Manager

 

Location: Remote

 

Who We Are!

At Atos, we are committed to hiring the industry’s top talent. Each employee is hand-picked not only for their skills but for their personality and broad expertise. We are looking for this rare combination of talent that sets us apart in the industry.

 

Atos helps leading companies make the shift to digital and shorten the fuse to innovation. We combine the expertise of best-in-class consulting with the agility of a groundbreaking technology firm. This multidisciplinary blend of skills allows us to build outstanding digital advantages for our clients. Atos's digital solutions are agile, mobile, rooted in analytics, and built-in the cloud.

 

The Program Manager leads programs in highly politicized engagements, building and maintaining relationships at CxO level. They are responsible for the identification, planning and coordination of a set of related projects within a program of business change, to run their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies and objectives. They maintain a strategic view over the set of projects, providing the framework for implementing business initiatives, or large-scale change, by conceiving, maintaining and communicating a vision of the outcome of the program and associated benefits. (The vision, and the means of achieving it, may change as the program progresses). They are responsible for the agreement of business requirements, and translation of requirements into operational plans as well as the determination, monitoring, and review of program scope, revenue, cost against the program budget, margin, schedule, program resources, inter-dependencies and program risk.

 

Your life at Atos:

You are involved in the development and promotion of the Atos portfolio, collaborating closely with the Atos management team in strategic decisions and business development.

Delivering large, high-profile projects and programs of work, with large budgets, establishing and maintaining the correct structures to control and monitor the results to the business.

 

 

Your X-factor:

Strategy/Business Development:

  • Involved in the development and promotion of the Atos portfolio. Collaborates closely with the Atos management team in strategic decisions and business development.

 

Leadership:

  • Leads programs in highly politicized engagements, building and maintaining relationships with partners at CxO level
  • Provides guidance and direction to execute project reviews and evaluation with senior partners. Demonstrates effectiveness as an external, independent assessor on complex projects, recommending feasible improvements/alternatives based on thought leadership (extensive experience, multiple approaches and standard methodology).
  • Can lead large (>20 staff Atos team), geographically dispersed, multi- cultural, multi-disciplined project teams, including more than one sub-contractor in a consortium scenario, and where the solution/ technology is immature and/or cutting edge.
  • Encourages everyone to feel that they belong and can add value. Actively coaches others, to obtain a better understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, interests and ambitions. Creates team spirit and a supportive environment. Supports the Internal Certification as Assessor.
  • Seeks opportunities within current working environment to stimulate own development. Understands the consequences and responsibility of being a role model.
  • Demonstrates courage in pursuing goals and objectives. Identifies and overcomes barriers to success, whilst inspiring others to work towards a clear future direction. Owns and leads major change initiatives wherever possible.
  • Drives PM communities and Atos networks, knows the importance of internal networks.

 

Project Organization:

  • Plans and controls very sophisticated portfolios of projects where some landmarks will be considered immovable. Leads large, geographically dispersed teams and applies planning, reporting and communication methods to lead dispersal.
  • Defines risk strategies, approaches and tools for projects and portfolios. Identifies and handles risks, issues and assumptions on portfolio of sophisticated projects, where risks include political and/or reputational damage.
  • Provides thought leadership in applying multiple methods/tools to increase effectiveness in sophisticated, multi-project environments. Influences senior partners to apply and/or adapt Atos standards to the project to maximize effectiveness.
  • Leads detailed handover of the project outputs that are accepted by the client and/or standing Atos organization, including proposal for reallocation of staff and disposal of assets not included in handover.
  • Remains effective, even in a multifaceted environment. Initiates change to promote continuous improvement. Responds quickly to new and unexpected demands from customers or actions from the competition. Supports others in adjusting to change.

 

Delivery Management:

  • Demonstrates ability to think quickly and re-direct large projects to achieve the desired business benefits. Efficiently engages with senior partners to agree/influence strategy, advising sophisticated projects and maximize benefits. Controls re-writing of the business case if required.
  • Uses the distributed delivery management efficiently to optimize price and delivery.
  • Defines project requirements/scope with senior partners up to CxO level. Leads requirement definitions and acceptance measures to remove ambiguity. Directly influences senior partners up to CxO level to maximize Atos commercial position and client value.
  • Regularly discusses goals and expectations with all relevant people, removing obstacles where vital. Maintains a view on the bigger picture, even in very sophisticated situations, evaluating interim results and their effect on achieving overall goals.
  • Presents new insights/views that provide a breakthrough for existing contexts, utilizing own/others’ ideas. Able to judge complex risk analysis and translate to possible solutions. Has a clear vision on factors that influence strategic decision making, initiating/driving development of innovative products and services, whilst learning from previous efforts.
  • Influences senior partners to constructively change standard approaches based on experience, knowledge and/or advanced thinking. Improves efficiency while achieving standards, ensuring control of results.

 

 

Relationship Management:

  • Establishes relationships with customers based on mutual trust and respect, maintaining this when issues arise. Seen as a well-respected sparring partner at different levels of the client. Monitors performance targets and deadlines in addition to quality standards and takes appropriate action if vital. Tailors Atos products to best-fit customer needs.
  • Demonstrates strong consistency between communication and action, is appropriately confidential and does not misrepresent others/self. Is sought out for advice and solutions. Recognizes potential areas of conflict and leads resolution.
  • Promotes cross-functional team working, actively seeking opportunities to strengthen collaboration between groups. Ensures that common goals are understood and appreciates group dynamics and achievement of team results. Works active in company networks and PM communities to optimize communication.
  • Efficiently communicates sophisticated information to different audiences. Commands attention and can lead large groups (for example, during a presentation). Actively engages and handles partner community.

 

Commercial Drive:

  • Produces budgets and identifies controls to maintain a profitable environment. Consistently identifies and pursues opportunities to build added value for both the client and Atos, proactively pursuing additional business opportunities where possible. Demonstrates willingness to take calculated risks to achieve business advantage.
  • Is responsible for an effective overall change control - documentation, impact analysis (cost, risk, quality, staffing), approval by Change Control Board, updates and coordinates the project plan. Can propose and implement changes with senior partners based on experience, knowledge and/or advanced thinking.
  • Leads high complexity programs in highly politicized engagements, with respect to revenue and margin, team size, geographical spread, sub-contractor terms, risk profile and diverse technologies.
  • Leads programs, maintaining effective relationships with client, Account Manager and all other parties. Commensurate with high complex projects, keeps all project documents to Atos standards. Leads excellent client relationship alongside Atos commercial position, utilizing strategic negotiations where appropriate.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Typically educated to university level (e.g. Bachelor or Master). Otherwise, may hold a relevant professional qualification.
  • Has extensive prior (IT related) project experience of leading large sized programs and projects (>10 years).
  • Has a proven record of delivery within the FS&I sector and awareness of financial regulatory requirements.
  • Has a proven record of realistic estimation and demonstrates the financial/cost awareness along with the customer facing and behavioral skills to take ownership for several large projects.
  • Has shown the minimum of technical proficiencies and experiences as described below in the Atos PM Certification and received the Atos PM Certification as Program Manager.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in management of international projects.
  • Has a sophisticated level of English to handle a contract (negotiation, day to day project).
  • Is involved in the development and promotion of the Atos portfolio, acts as an entrepreneur in internal and external management tasks.

 

 

 

Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.