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3 - 5 Years
Senior Project Manager
Senior Financial Systems Project Manager
Booking.com is the world’s #1 accommodation site and the 3rd largest global e-commerce player. Our diverse team, 17,000 strong, is united by a single mission: to empower people to experience the world. Whether in our Amsterdam HQ or at one of our 200 offices worldwide, we work hard to help make more than a million travel dreams come true every single day.
Our Financial Systems team provides product and technology expertise to the finance department, and is responsible for SAP, HANA and connected 3rd party systems at Booking.com. We are building a finance application platform that supports our core financial processes, payment collections, Cash and FX management, cost management, enables simplification of business processes and empowers our teams with financial and business insights.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to help us organize and manage a growing portfolio of small and large initiatives that need to be executed on time and with good quality.
As Senior Project Manager, you will coordinate and manage complex technology and business critical initiatives that may span across finance domains and multiple departments. You will work closely with people of diverse functional backgrounds (a.o. Finance Product & Tech, Global Finance Operations, Treasury, Credit Control, etc.) and will be based in Amsterdam.
Your goal is to structure, plan, coordinate and enable individual teams / departments to execute while keeping the overall objectives and success in sight. We seek a strong stakeholder manager who will take full ownership and accountability for projects with a global scope.
If the idea of building and scaling up, managing complex stakeholder groups and helping the business achieve its roadmap is exciting to you, this may be your next career move!
Own the successful delivery of the end-to-end project lifecycle
End responsible for the timely delivery of the project / initiative(s)
Define project scope and success criteria aligning with business objectives
Understand milestones and impediments. Tracks and report progress, manages overall timelines, dependencies, risks,issues and monitor interdependencies (within and outside project)
Create clear project plans together with involved departments and collaborate with cross functional teams to identify and build action plans
Enable team members and leaders from involved departments to make quality decisions
Hold project members accountable for the delivery of their part of the project
Engage stakeholders at all levels inside and outside of the organisation
Supports building of PM capabilities within the organization and other teams
Experienced project manager with 8+ years in successfully managing the full end-to-end project lifecycle on technology and business projects.
PMP or Agile Project Management certification is preferred.
Proven ability to navigate and execute projects in an agile environment, without over-engineering things.
Proven experience managing external vendors, from contract to performance management.
Experience with different delivery models, including hybrid between Scrum and waterfall models.
Enjoys a fast paced, dynamic environment and able to work under pressure
Pragmatic, able to solve several impediments by him/herself and can-do mindset
Solid understanding of change management and able to guide people through change
SAP knowledge preferred
Communication & relationship management
Strong communicator who can deal with ambiguity and conflicting priorities.
Ability to work with, influence, and align with multiple stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
Able to drive collaboration across teams and stakeholders
Skilled negotiator who focuses on win-win solutions to tough challenges
Organized, with a natural inclination for planning, and capable of responding to change
Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues & challenges
Result oriented & customer focused
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent organizational agility and able to meet tight deadlines and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment.