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The Program Manager is responsible for the on-time, on-budget, on-scope, and on-quality delivery of on premise and cloud based commercial software programs These programs include both ongoing product upgrades as well as strategic investment initiatives. As a leader, the Program Manager must have a strong talent for development of collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams, holding teams accountable to meet agreed commercial milestones and program delivery objectives, and is motivated by the desire to optimize productivity, and nurture program success from inception to completion.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Drive execution excellence of R&D programs to optimize time to innovation for Hitachi Energy customers.
  • Clear, transparent stakeholder communication.
  • Ongoing program assessment for continuous improvement.
  • Anticipation & mitigation of program risks; driving timely decision-making.
  • Timely transparent notification and escalation of issues.
  • Budget and funding management.
  • Enforcement of processes (including proper planning).

Leadership skillsTime managementFinancial budgetingPMI
Very well

  • Work closely with product managers, R&D leadership & teams, finance, and other stakeholders to define scope, deliverables, assumptions, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing.
  • Track & evaluate program and program increment performance and produce regular program reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Define program sub projects and complete monthly reporting in time tracking and finance tools. Work with finance to review program budgets, actuals & forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain risk register; anticipate, prioritize, and drive the mitigation of program risks.
  • Audit release plans for feasibility, clarity of expectations & assumptions and organization in Jira; audit processes for quality of execution. Coach program contributors, ensuring standards processes are upheld.
  • Organize & facilitate gate process .
  • Organize & facilitate weekly Release Management Team (RMT) meetings (investment programs) or monthly Program Management Team meetings (maintenance programs).
  • Work with other program managers to implement common standards, perform peer review (gate assessments) and identify risks and opportunities across programs.

  • 3+ years in a project or program management role in software development & commercial delivery.
  • Leadership, time management, facilitation, financial budgeting and organizational skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders/teams & hold them accountable to agreed timelines.
  • Knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes.
  • Formal project management (PMI preferred, AGILE or SAFe training).
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence) preferred.

Packages and extras

  • Healthcare package
  • Healthcare package for families
  • Leisure package
  • Conferences
  • Trainings
  • Books
  • On-line training platform
  • Language courses
  • Financial bonus
  • Life insurance
  • Leisure package for families
  • Multicafeteria
  • Teams integration and company events
  • MS Office license

Relocation package

  • Temporary housing
  • Money for moving expenses


  • Bicycle parking
  • Car parking
  • Shower
  • Chill room
  • on-line stretching sessions
  • Public transport subsidy
  • Concierge in the office
  • Equipment for working remotely
  • Cold beverages
  • Hot beverages

Hitachi Energy


The global technology and market leader in power grids is committed to advancing a sustainable energy future for all

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry, and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible, and secure whilst balancing social, environmental, and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries.