program manager

  • Full-time
  • Location: Kosice, possibility of remote work from Slovakia
  • Company: Deutsche Telekom System Solutions Slovakia
  • Language: German and English
  • Job category: Non-technical positions

Company Description

Our brand Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia entered the life of Košice region in 2006 under the name of T-Systems Slovakia and ever since has been inextricably linked with the region when became one of the founding members of Košice IT Valley. We have managed to grow from scratch to the second largest employer in the eastern part of the country with more than 3900 employees. Our goal is to proactively find new ways to improve and continuously transform into the type of company providing innovative information and communication technology services.

Job Description


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



  • 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

Additional Information


We believe in balance between work and personal life. An attractive and extensive work-life balance portfolio guarantees lasting motivation for employees and thus a better quality of life, promotes physical and mental well-being and contributes to a positive work environment. All this with the aim of providing more freedom in reconciling work, career growth, private life and individual lifestyle. Therefore we offer to our employees over 25 different benefits to improve their personal and professional life in these areas:

  • Financial benefits
  • Benefits with focus on learning and development
  • Benefits with focus on health and sport
  • Benefits with focus on family and work – life balance
  • Other benefits

For more information about our benefits click to Benefits


Final 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. Base salary will not be lower than 2300€ /brutto.

Additional information

* Please be informed that our remote working possibility is only available within Slovakia due to European taxation regulation.

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