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Program Manager

Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Košice, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 2 300 EUR/monthFinal salary is negotiable. We are offering base salary depending on seniority level and previous experience of candidate. In addition to base salary we provide variable part and other financial benefits.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties


A Program manager manages complex overall projects and programs for the processing and fulfillment of agreed deliverables and services in compliance with the PM book, PMI methodology and contract, from the signing of the contract to the declaration of overall acceptance by the customer as part of innovative, complex overall projects with considerable national/international importance; leads the realization of programs in time, within the agreed budget and in line with quality standards.

Key accountabilities
• Advising executive management (program sponsors) on strategic business matters in connection with the relevant projects
• Intensive communication and collaboration with stakeholders as well as the Steering committee of the program
• Program initialization (acquisition, scoping, prioritization, business case, conditions, costs, deliverables)
• Program planning (Time, Cost, Quality, Resource, Program Organization, Communication, Stakeholder, Architecture and Risk management)
• Program execution and control (monitoring of the program plan, audits, change management, procurement & contract management, re-planning)
• Program closure (Scope and Business case evaluation, Lessons learned)
• Decision making within scope of her/his program
• Escalation management and the transfer of the solution to the Service and the Operation teams

Management Scope
• Responsibility for program budget over 10 mil EUR
• Management of different teams of over 20 people directly and over 50 people indirectly
• Responsibility for planning and controlling technological and human resources in larger projects
• Performance of project audits
• Selection and justification of the optimum solution for the systematic and early detection of project risks, as well as for the contractual, commercial and technical elimination/removal of the risks taking account of future developments and the impact on the whole project environment
• Implementation of best practice approaches to improve the project management performance
• Evaluation of proposals and solution concepts
• Advice to management in strategic matters and develops the business area
• Control of the cooperation with the units involved in the project (internally and externally) and is the customer's first point of contact
• Personal responsibility for managing large projects in a national/international context

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

• Master in: Information technologies, Economics or Management

• Project Management - 8 years

• at least one of: PMP, IPMA B or PRINCE2 Practitioner certificates

IT Technical Skills
• PM methodology; PMI preferred - Expert
• Knowledge of ICT - Expert
• MS Office - Advanced
• MS Project - Advanced

Soft Skills - expert in:
• Negotiation skills
• Communication skills
• Critical thinking
• Project thinking
• Risk management
• Crisis management
• Networking skills
• Listening skills
• Problem solving
• Stakeholders management
• Leadership skills
• Coaching & mentoring skills
• Time & stress management

Financial Skills
• Financial literacy in respective business area - advanced

• English - Advanced (C1)
• German - advantage


Brief description of the company

Our brand Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia entered the life of Košice region in January 2006 under the name T-Systems Slovakia and has been inextricably linked with this region ever since. We proved this the very next year, when we became one of the founding members of Košice IT Valley association.

Over the last decade, we have managed to grow from scratch to being the second largest employer in the eastern part of the country. At the same time, with more than 3,900 employees, we are one of the top fifteen largest employers in Slovakia. Thanks to our highly qualified and motivated employees, we are the company with the fastest growth in added value within the IT industry in Slovakia. Our goal is to proactively find new ways to improve and continuously transform into the type of company providing innovative services.

The company under the brand T-Systems Slovakia s.r.o. has defined its mission as follows: "We give IT meaning".

As part of our strategic activities, we are transforming our company into a modern information and communications technology services provider stepping towards a future based on digital technologies. We implement these steps to move our business from a project-driven model (where we supply the required number of IT experts based on our customer's requirements) to an innovative and product-oriented company model (where we supply and manage products and services during their lifecycle at the customer).

We believe that such a transformation can succeed with the right employees who are constantly developing their skills and thus contributing to the professional image of our brand in the market.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees


Contact person: Ing. Lenka Kiššová
E-mail: send CV