Program Director



Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

We're Celonis, the global leader in Process Mining technology and one of the world's fastest-growing SaaS firms. We believe there is a massive opportunity to unlock productivity by placing data and intelligence at the core of business processes - and for that, we need you to join us.

The Team:

Corporate Engagement & Programs is a strategic team within the President’s organization (supporting the executive leadership team) that incubates and executes strategic cross-functional programs from an end-to-end Celonis perspective.

The Role:

As a member of the Corporate Engagement & Programs team, you structure, lead and/or support several company-wide programs, ensure alignment with our overall company strategy, ensure timely and effective execution of key initiatives assigned by the company’s top leaders, and ensure cross-functional collaboration across multiple organizational areas.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record in strategic thinking; the management of complex and cross-functional projects (in a software company); stakeholder management, communication, change management and program management. You will also need excellent indirect leadership skills, since you will act as a trusted advisor and business partner to most of our internal departments.

This role will report to the VP of Corporate Engagement & Programs.

The work you'll do:

Strategy and Alignment:

  • Spot, analyze and document strategic issues and pain points for the organization, leveraging corporate governance cadence for input and visibility.
  • Work closely with the team and company senior leadership to understand business priorities and translate them into actionable initiatives, or incubate executive ideas to create programmatic solutions.
  • Ensure that programs are structured and executed in a manner that delivers maximum value to the company.

Centralized Program Oversight:

  • Manage various company-wide strategic programs, and company steering efforts, ensuring they are well-coordinated, appropriately resourced, and effectively monitored.
  • Promote consistency and best practices in project management.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and progress reporting mechanisms to track program performance and provide timely updates & suggestions to executive leadership and other stakeholders.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Foster a collaborative and cooperative environment among various departments and teams involved in program execution.
  • Facilitate effective communication and coordination between different stakeholders to ensure smooth program delivery.
  • Ensure that other program managers and functional leaders are willing to collaborate and support corporate initiatives.

The qualifications you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven track record of 7-10+ years of experience dealing with multiple stakeholders, aggressive schedules, and scarce resources (preferably in a software company). Part of that experience should be in running strategic programs or projects, including complex, multi-faceted ones.
  • Strong understanding of program management methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Facility with data analysis. Ability and motivation to quickly understand and assess various requirements and solve unique problems across multiple business domains.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas concisely to senior executives, and negotiate mutually acceptable outcomes between diverse teams, requiring strong empathy and tact
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and constantly evolving business environment.
  • Understanding of the interdependencies between the internal and external processes in a software company.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including fluent English)

Visa sponsorship is not offered for this role.

What Celonis can offer you:

  • The unique opportunity to work with industry-leading process mining technology
  • Investment in your personal growth and skill development (clear career paths, internal mobility opportunities, L&D platform, mentorships, and more)
  • Great compensation and benefits packages (equity (restricted stock units), life insurance, time off, generous leave for new parents from day one, and more)
  • Physical and mental well-being support (subsidized gym membership, access to counseling, virtual events on well-being topics, and more)
  • A global and growing team of Celonauts from diverse backgrounds to learn from and work with
  • An open-minded culture with innovative, autonomous teams
  • Business Resource Groups to help you feel connected, valued and seen (Black@Celonis, Women@Celonis, Parents@Celonis, Pride@Celonis, Resilience@Celonis, and more)
  • A clear set of company values that guide everything we do: Live for Customer Value, The Best Team Wins, We Own It, and Earth Is Our Future

About Us

Since 2011, Celonis has helped thousands of the world's largest and most valued companies deliver immediate cash impact, radically improve customer experience and reduce carbon emissions. Its Process Intelligence platform uses industry-leading process mining technology and AI to present companies with a living digital twin of their end-to-end processes. For the first time, everyone in an organisation has a common language about how the business works, visibility into where value is hidden and the ability to capture it. Celonis is headquartered in Munich (Germany) and New York (USA) and has more than 20 offices worldwide.

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Join us as we make processes work for people, companies and the planet.

Celonis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Different makes us better.

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