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Head Program & Project Delivery (f/m/d), 80-100%

Date:  18-Jul-2022
Job ID:  6530
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Managers
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

The Alpiq Head of Program and Project Delivery is responsible for assuring project delivery based on mature and consistent project management in all domains. As such, the head has to make sure that best practices are consistently applied and project leaders are coached and equipped with state-of-the art project management methods and excellent skills. In addition, the head is also responsible for managing the external workbench for additional resources. To excel at this position, the head of program and project delivery needs to be a well-organized leader, excellent communicator and outstanding coordinator also in the context of complex project/program environment. The role reports directly to Alpiq's CTTO/CIO. 


Your main responsibilities

  • Set up and further develop the project management and delivery approaches across Alpiq (agile and classical) 
  • With full commitment and accountability, ensure standards are continuously sustained and improved both within the internal teams, and with partner organizations and suppliers 
  • Train the IT resources in project management and delivery 
  • Take overall responsibility for the successful delivery of IT projects and programs 
  • Manage effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of IT projects and programs 
  • Manage the external workbench and ensure that the standards and processes are applied  
  • Align resource allocation within head of domain units (i.e., sales & origination, trading, energy mgmt., group services) based on changing requests 
  • Ensure projects are delivered quickly 
  • During project delivery ensure project managers re-evaluate IRR, NPV, & years payback calculations at each stage gate, ensure stage gate check lists are followed with appropriate approvals and co-ordination with various IT boards, strong change management governance with the relevant change advisory boards, ensure user adoption, and measure net promoter score of implemented solution 


Your qualifications

  • Min. 10 years of professional experience in successful project/program management in acoss-funcational working environment 
  • Min. 8 years of experince in leading highly qualified employees and interdisciplinary projects and project teams 
  • Strong methodological competence in lean portfolio management 
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale IT projects and programs 
  • Results-oriented approach with a strong history of delivery (on-time, to-quality and in-budget) 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, commitment and resilience particularly in a complex project/program environment 
  • A systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to all aspects of the role 
  • Strong-willed and able to debate objectively and influence effectively 
  • Ability to manage key relationships and secure commitment on actions 
  • Be effective in engaging and co-ordinating multi-disciplined resources internally and externally 


No Agencies please! All candidates to apply directly, thank you! 

What is also important to us!

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Moritz Nauer



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