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Digital Program Office Lead

Bekaert () is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with 28 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5 billion in combined revenue.DIGITAL PROGRAM OFFICE LEADThe DPO Lead is overall, end-to-end in charge of the global digital transformation program, from shaping the approach to achieve the desired outcomes through to delivery. Your role You implement Agile PMO according to the SAFE methodology for the digital transformation at Bekaert.You run Strategy and Investment funding platforms across the different strategic domains, ensure agile portfolio operations with RTE’s across the different agile teams, and implement Lean Governance with the Product Managers and Solution Architects. You implement a culture of design thinking, lean management and rapid proof of concept solutions by a targeted program for the main digital strategy areas.You lead by example in design thinking workshops, ideation sessions and hackathons.You support the digital domain owners in managing the work items under their control, manage stakeholder communications, and drive to implement an effective system of project governance according to the SAFE principals. You define and drive the change journey for digital in the larger Bekaert organization with a carefully designed change program. You will be a mentor for the organization in the transition to an agile enterprise and elevate the digital skills of all employees at Bekaert in well-defined target areas for different employee communities. You promote empowerment of the teams involved in the digital transformation. You assist in team development while holding them accountable for their commitments and removing roadblocks to their work. You work together with the C-level executives, the Senior Executive Digital program owner, the IT leadership team and staff, the business unit executives and other functional group executives. Your profile You hold a master’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or a related field. You have 10 or more years of experience in the IT business/industry of which 5 to 7 years in diverse roles with increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs. You show exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the program objectives, inspire and motivate staff, and maintain alignment with the business strategy. You demonstrate experience in managing “upward” among senior leadership and leading diverse teams, whilst developing talent. You show the ability to lead diverse programs and deliver them with financial and resource constraints. You have experience in implementing projects through Agile, SAFE, and PRINCE2 methodologies and are able to introduce a culture of Design Thinking, Lean Management, smart and quick POCs culture. You have strong business acumen and are familiar with industry trends and innovation.You have a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies, their implementation in other organizations, and their potential to drive digital business. You have strong analytical skills and show a high degree of political sensitivity to achieve program success and overcome obstacles.You are a strong communicator on different levels and show a high level of empathy. You have excellent influencing and negotiation experience in an environment with high competition for resources. You have knowledge of project planning tools, such as Microsoft Project, including practical application. You speak fluent English.You are willing to travel 20% of your time. You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities. -

Digital Program Office Lead

Bekaert, Zwevegem
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IT
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