it program manager in athens southern suburbs

thanos loumproukos, randstad hellas
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thanos loumproukos, randstad hellas
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Do you have experience as IT Program Manager? Do you have at least 5 years of experience in large IT projects? Then this opportunity is for you! The position is full time and permanent, based in Athens' southern suburbs. No remote work is supported. My client (your next employer?) is a multinational IT company with activities within the sports and entertainment sector.


The company offers to the IT Program Manager:

  • salary & benefits package, depending on experience
  • location in Athens' southern suburbs (no traffic jams during rush hours)
  • fresh & modern work environment
  • opportunity to work with large scale, international programs and projects
  • work with a team of high skilled professionals
  • further career opportunities abroad


As an IT Program Manager, you will join the PMO team of the company (based in the UK) and you will be working in Athens. As a proven leader you will be using your expertise in global business transformation and change, in order to deliver an ambitious technology strategy that delivers significant capabilities and benefits in the coming years.

Moreover, you will be comfortable building relationships at a very senior level and successfully apply financial, dependency and matrix management skills in order to deliver and embed new technologies and services throughout the International Business of the company.

More specifically, your duties will be the following:

  • Manage the International PMO Technology Strategy Program throughout its lifecycle, delivering initiatives using methodologies defined by the PMO
  • Plan the program at regular intervals and prepare program and project specific documentation including schedules, initiation documents, logs and other documentation
  • Initiate, plan, guide and steer projects to success whilst managing dependencies between them
  • Develop, maintain and champion a communication strategy to gain and retain buy-in from stakeholder groups, communicating the approach and delivery expectations whilst ensuring individuals are aware and understand their roles in the program
  • Monitor and maintain the program budget and resources, providing weekly and monthly progress updates that reflect the true state of the program
  • Use leadership, negotiation and matrix management to attain, assign, mobilise, monitor and maintain resources to deliver the outputs of the program as planned
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and across teams including Architecture, Product, PMO, Engineering, Development Operations and Technology Operations in order to plan, organise, deliver and steer the program
  • Work closely with the International PMO leads to tailor existing methodologies for programm use and to maintain an up to date set of reports and tools
  • Regularly report progress to the steering board, and prepare/ chair workshops and meetings as required


You can be a good match to the IT Program Manager Role, in case that you have the following skills:

  • 5+ years of experience as IT Program Manager of Senior IT Project Manager
  • Have excellent ability to work well with, command and motivate cross-functional distributed teams in various international offices, across multiple languages, currencies and locations
  • Have proven ability to tailor the tone and level of the message for individuals or groups as the situation demands
  • Able to inspire confidence in others that the project is under control 
  • Be Acutely aware of and meets the expectations of senior stakeholders and sponsors using their knowledge and experience of the individual, the business and the circumstances
  • Have excellent understanding of the range of planning methods employed within the organisation with the ability to coach others on their use
  • Able to play a lead role in the maintenance, development and maturation of the Program Delivery Framework and associated processes and documentation in-line with PMO standards

In case that your application advances to the next stage, you may be automatically invited to submit a video, answering a few interview questions. 


If you have any questions regarding this IT Program Manager vacancy, you can contact Thanos at 210 6770523, from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00. We look forward to receive your application, uploading your updated English CV by clicking the 'apply now' option.

Please note that for transparency and equity reasons, only those applications made online via our site will be assessed. After the screening of all the CVs received, we will only contact the candidates who meet the requirements of the job to arrange an interview.​ All applications are considered strictly confidential.