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Program Manager Germany at Footprint

Program Manager Germany

Footprint Düsseldorf, DE Full Time
Required languages: German
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Footprint exists to create a healthier planet by eliminating single-use and short-term use plastics. Footprint designs, develops and manufactures technologies that are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. We love our oceans and our planet, which is why we are revolutionizing industries to eliminate plastic pollution by making it easy for companies to switch to plant-based solutions. The company employs more than 1,200 people the headquarter is based in Arizona USA and soon we will open our EMEA development center and headquarters in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. Are you up to the challenge and do you want to join one of the world’s most innovative and promising companies within Europe?

When you join Footprint, you will be joining a sustainable technology firm that is focused on reducing or eliminating plastics. We value our employees and foster new ideas, enable personal growth and are driven by making a difference. To become a part of the Footprint community, you are someone with an adventurous nature, who is motivated to make us a success in the EMEA region. As a Program Manager for Germany you will be responsible for bringing solutions to market through ownership of the full product development process within a region/vertical of Footprint. You will report to the Regional Sales Director, and work closely together with the Sales Team members and other Footprint teams.

Responsibilities also include:
  • Bringing solutions to market through ownership of the full product development process;
  • Planning the overall program and monitoring the progress;
  • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies;
  • Responsible for meeting the certification requirements for the development of the technology;
  • Create timelines for the major milestones for design, development, and deployment;
  • Managing the program’s budget, managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements;
  • Defining the program governance (controls);
  • Have in depth data reviews during development with engineering team;
  • Daily program management throughout the program life cycle;
  • Managing and utilizing resources across projects;
  • Managing stakeholders’ communication;
  • Aligning the deliverables (outputs) to the program’s outcome;
  • Managing the main program documentations;
  • Act as an ambassador for our products and a fierce believer in a healthier world without plastics.

Requirements

Your qualifications:
  • BSc or MSc degree in Science, Engineering or similar;
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar program management or project management role within a technology-driven organization, preferably within a manufacturing environment;
  • At least 2 years of experience with planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets;
  • At least 2 years of experience in direct leadership and/or cross functional team leadership;
  • Distinctive technical affinity.

What You Will Need To Be Successful:
  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques;
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical concepts and break them down to a larger group of people;
  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the program;
  • Committed to teamwork and able to establish and maintain good internal and external work relationships based on mutual trust and understanding;
  • Fluent in English and German;
  • You live in Germany;
  • Microsoft Office expert (Project, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Detail-oriented, well-structured, reporting-skills;
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures;
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems;
  • Share our Values: Operational Excellence, Grit, Passion, Innovation, Teamwork, Community.

We offer you:
  • The opportunity to join a young, ambitious and fast growing company with a higher purpose;
  • Access to a promising business segment where you will directly contribute to a healthier planet;
  • An international, professional and open minded environment;
  • A challenging opportunity with autonomy, influence, variety and personal development possibilities within one of the top players in the sustainable packaging business;
  • Modern working conditions and competitive salary and benefits;
  • Possibility to work from our both home office and EMEA Footprint headquarters in the Netherlands.

More About Footprint

Footprint has a clear vision: eliminate single-use and short-term use plastics. Footprint designs, develops and manufactures technologies that are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. We make it easy for companies to switch out of plastic to preserve our future. We love our oceans and our planet, that’s why we are revolutionizing industries to eliminate plastic pollution. The company was founded by former Intel engineers Troy Swope and Yoke Chung and employs more than 1,200 people. In 2019, Footprint was announced a winner of the prestigious NextGen Cup Challenge for its plant-based alternative manufacturing process for making cups and lids. Footprint was also named to the 2020 Fortune “Change the World” list. Footprint has already helped eliminate over 60 million pounds of plastic. The company is based in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information and a complete portfolio of Footprint solutions visit www.footprintus.com.
 

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