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Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager - Nordea Life and Pension, Oslo and Bergen

Oslo, NO, 368

Job ID: 10916 


Would you like to help us achieve our strategic ambition and become a driving force of our largest technology transformation?
We are now looking for a talented professional who can build and lead our Programme Management Office for our Core Transformation programme.


About this opportunity
Nordea Life and Pension is the third largest pension provider in Norway. We sell life insurance, private savings products and occupational pensions through Nordea and our own network of distribution partners across Norway. Our offices with ca. 200 employees are located in Bergen and Oslo. You can expect to join a growing company with motivated individuals, good – and always improving - cross-functional communication and flat hierarchies. 
We are about to embark the exciting journey of replacing our three core systems. This will fundamentally change how we deliver our products and services in the future. To succeed, we are building a strong team that has the courage and passion to think long-term. 
In this function, you will work closely with all areas of the company that are affected by this change, our system vendor and consulting partner. We need your ideas, qualifications, and unique background to make change happen. In return, you will play a vital part of the strategically most important programme over the next years, with high exposure to top management and good opportunities for future development. You will be part of an engaged team with diverse backgrounds from business and technology. You will collaborate with Nordea colleagues, our consulting partner and our future platform vendor. We love what we are doing, and we have fun doing it!

What you’ll be doing:
As PMO Manager you will be part of the company’s Core Transformation unit. You will be a member of the Programme leadership team and work closely with the Programme Director and the different stream leads.


Your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Build the PMO function for the programme implementation phase starting in Q4 2022
  • Plan programme and sub-projects in a hybrid delivery model in collaboration with the Programme Director and stream leads
  • Monitor and report progress in time, cost, and quality
  • Own and refine the backlog of the programme management stream
  • Own risk management processes, follow-up risk logs and QRAs
  • Plan programme capacity, forecast resource need and allocation, optimise resource utilisation, and define actions for recruiting or vendor management.
  • Facilitate decision group with business owners. Ensure decisions are prepared, taken and documented.
  • Prepare Steering Group presentations and updates to senior management.
  • Map and engage stakeholders across Nordea.
  • Plan and execute communications about the programme. 
  • Collaborate with the Programme Controller in your Programme Management Office: Track and prepare financial reporting and budget presentations for senior management. Plan and track benefit realization.

This position is based in Oslo or Bergen.


Who you are
Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.


To succeed in this role, we believe that you are:

  • Analytical with strong problem solving skills
  • An excellent communicator, comfortable collaborating with stakeholders across all hierarchy levels
  • Comfortable with taking responsibility, ready to take decisions
  • Structured, organised and commercial 
  • Curious about our business and large technology changes
  • Good at assessing risk and proposing decisions
  • A team-player who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiar with project management, agile/SAFe, Jira, good at Excel and Powerpoint


Your experience and background:

  • Min. 5 years of work experience, ideally related to IT or change projects, for example in a consulting firm
  • Preferably you have played a part in enterprise-wide Programmes before
  • Communicate effectively, both spoken and written, in English and Norwegian


If it sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

If this sounds like you, get in touch! Motivation letter and CV can be submitted in Norwegian or English. We will evaluate applications continuously throughout the application period.


Reach out to Johanna Stemberger (Head of Core Transformation), if you have questions regarding the position, the programme or the company.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

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