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Program Director

Publish Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Madrid, Comunidad De Madrid, ES-Spain

Company: 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.


The Opportunity


As a Program Director you will have extensive prior (IT related) project experience of and have a consistent record of delivery within the FS&I sector and awareness of financial regulatory requirements. Typically, you will deliver large, high-profile projects and programs of work, with large budgets, establishing and maintaining the accurate structures to control and supervise the results to the business.

Аbility to travel within Spain and to visit customers will be needed for this position.



  • University education (e.g. Bachelor or Master) or a relevant professional qualification. PMI or Prince2 certification would be an advantage.
  • 10+ years of experience in Program and Project management for the Finance; Banking; Insurance sector
  • Provide mentorship and direction to implement project reviews and evaluation
  • Plan and control very complex portfolios of projects in highly politicized engagements where most achievements will be considered immovable. Manages large, geographically dispersed teams
  • Demonstrate ability to think quickly and re-direct large programs to achieve the desired business goals.
  • Proven record of realistic estimation and demonstration of the financial/cost awareness along with the customer facing and behavioral skills to take ownership for several large projects
  • Lead seamless handover of the project outputs that are accepted by the client and/or standing Atos organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively sophisticated information to different audiences and to lead workshops and presentations
  • Proficient in English to manage a contract (negotiation, day to day project)


Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • Leading large geographically dispersed, multi-cultural, multi-disciplined project teams and subcontractors.
  • Defining the project requirements/scope with senior partners. Leading requirement definitions and acceptance measures to remove ambiguity.
  • Coordinating large-size IT international programs, within scope of expertise.
  • Promoting cross-functional team working, while actively seeking opportunities to strengthen teamwork between groups.
  • Producing budgets and identifying controls to maintain a profitable environment.
  • Influencing and managing senior partners to constructively change standard approaches based on experience, knowledge and/or sophisticated thinking
  • Ability to demonstrate financial and commercial acumen





  • Competitive remuneration package.
  • Extensive training and certification programs.
  • Flexible working schedule.
  • Long term career opportunities and professional technical growth in a global company.


You have been reading so far, we are happy to see you are interested! Could you see yourself in this role and are you keen to be part of this journey at Atos? We look forward to hearing from you!


For more information, please contact Tsvetina Hristova, Tsvetina.hristova@atos.net.


In Atos, our Gender Diversity Strategy is designed to continuously improve gender equality through a virtuous circle of attracting, recruiting, developing and investing in talent. Our ambition is to be an inclusive, diverse and ethical employer and that our colleagues really experience and propagate this. Atos Recruitment would need to register your gender by the time you reach the offer processing stage on any position.


By applying to an Atos position, you are implicitly consenting to have your gender registered for reporting purposes and helping Atos improve the gender equality.

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.