Program Director

Full-Time | Braunschweig, DE | Project management

What the jobs is about

For the implementation of our software implementation programs at one of our customers at Braunschweig, we are looking for an experienced Program Director to supervise a wide range of programs. You will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program.

You are the spoke-to person for the customer and will participate frequently in steering committees at the board level.

The goal is to ensure every program will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to the organization and to the customer.


  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization and customer.

  • Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes.

  • Develop or approve budgets and operations.

  • Supervise all lead consultants and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems. You have regular meetings and (daily) contacts with your project managers and lead consultants about progress, issues and escalations.

  • At Sofico side you will be responsible for managing a team of +50 project members. At customer side more than 100 project members are involved.

  • Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed.

  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies.

Your Interest and Skills

One of the key factors for this role is being highly stress-resistant. You are able to distinguish main from side issues and have a helico-view. A strong personality and keeping calm when needed are pre-requisites.

Proven experience as a program director or other managerial position is required, preferably in IT management or automotive. You have been handling large budgets and are able to calculate quickly with large figures to give immediate estimates to the customer. Business acumen with a strategic ability and IT maturity is required. Experience in program management of front-end implementations is a plus.

You have excellent communication skills and know-how to adjust your communication style to the situation and the counterparty. The main part of your role will be attending meetings on program progress with program managers and board members of the customer. With your analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities, you can analyze instantly and act immediately when needed.

You have a thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods. Working in an agile environment does not hold any secrets for you. Of course, you have excellent organizational and leadership skills.

Communication languages for this role are English and German. You are able to understand and communicate in both languages. A part of this role is remotely, but on-site presence in Braunschweig will also be required for about 30% (can be split into several minor visits).

What we offer

We would like to welcome you to an international and multicultural company that has been operating for over 30 years and is doubling in size every 5 years. Growth is our middle name, while we strongly adhere to our horizontal and open company culture.  

You're in the drivers' seat of your own career, that's our motto. Your personal development is therefore paramount. During an extensive onboarding program of six months, we make you, with the support of your job coach, familiar with our product and the organization. Even after this period, you will continue to get opportunities to learn and develop yourself further. You’re never alone.  

At Sofico you will also work in a modern state-of-the-art office that is easily accessible.   

In return for your efforts, we offer an extensive salary package and bonus system. The flexible office hours and opportunities to work from home provide the necessary flexibility within the company.  

At Sofico we are strong believers in the power of a good cup of coffee. Water or soft drinks are of course also on the menu. We love our team events. Think after-work drinks, a BBQ, a family day, a company weekend, or a walking dinner with the whole company.  

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