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IT Programme Manager - CHESS and Social Responsibility

Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Closing date
Aug 4, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Main Purpose:
The IT Programme Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating multiple IT projects within Trafigura's Trading IT organisation focusing on the Communities, Health, Environment, Safety & Security (CHESS) and Social Responsibility (SR) domains, to ensure they align with the company's strategic goals. This role involves managing resources, schedules, financials, and adhering to quality and control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This position requires interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders, most often managing several moving project parts simultaneously.

The candidate will be responsible for understanding and verifying business cases for change, completing business process analysis, and defining business requirements, functional requirements and design.

This will be executed across multiple projects within the CHESS and Social Responsibility remit, including ESG non-financial reporting. The candidate will manage relationships and expectations with business stakeholders and sponsors and support development and test teams throughout the delivery lifecycle.

The candidate will be expected to apply structured analysis and problem solving in areas they may not have business domain knowledge and experience

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

  • Passion for Communities, Health, Environment, Safety & Security (CHESS) and Social Responsibility (SR) domains.
  • Previously having worked in a commercial environment such Commodities Trading or expertise in non-financial reporting is a plus.
Key Responsibilities

Programme Planning and Management:
  • Develop and manage comprehensive programme plans.
  • Ensure that project objectives are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Coordinate cross-project activities and manage dependencies and risks.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Communicate with stakeholders to understand their requirements and expectations.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all programme-related issues.
  • Ensure stakeholder buy-in and engagement throughout the project lifecycle.
Resource Management:
  • Allocate and manage resources across projects to ensure optimal utilization.
  • Coordinate with team leads and project managers to ensure resource availability and allocation.
Financial Management:
  • Monitor and control programme budgets.
  • Report financial performance and status to senior management.
  • Ensure cost-effective delivery of IT projects.
Risk and Issue Management:
  • Identify potential risks and issues within the programme.
  • Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
  • Ensure proactive management of risks and issues.
Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure that all projects adhere to company policies and best practices.
  • Maintain high standards of quality and performance.
  • Conduct regular programme reviews and assessments.
Reporting and Documentation:
  • Prepare and present programme status reports to senior management.
  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation and records.
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance requirements are met.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • A Master's degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Proven experience as an IT Programme Manager or in a similar managerial role.
  • Extensive experience in project management and IT methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex IT programmes and projects.
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA).
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budget management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or PgMP (Program Management Professional) certification is highly desirable.
  • ITIL certification is a plus.
Work Environment:

This position typically operates in a professional office environment. Some travel may be required depending on project needs and stakeholder locations

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

Key Relationships
  • Close relationships with senior business stakeholders and key users
  • Robust collaborative relationships across the entire IT organisation, working with project managers, analysts, architects, developers, testing and training teams
Department Overview

Trafigura is committed to building and maintaining world class IT applications and infrastructure. The Trading IT group directly supports the Trafigura trading business, and this business has started a far-reaching programme to enhance and improve its trading applications using an innovative architecture to support business growth across the full range of business lines and geographies, and to enable the sharing of systems across different businesses.

These programmes are aimed at delivering functional capabilities, enhancements and technical infrastructure upgrades to enable continued business growth and enhanced profitability for the firm.

Reporting Structure
- Reporting directly to the Global IT Portfolio Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or handicap, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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