Program & People Manager

Program & People Manager

Grundfos A/S

Do you have an interest and experience in Manufacturing Execution systems (MES)? Do you want to manage a strategic and exciting MES Program across the global Grundfos organization? Would you like to join a multi-cultural team of skilled, ambitious colleagues from China, Denmark and Serbia who value not only professionalism but also a great collegial atmosphere?

Then this might be the right opportunity for you!

What is the job about?

In Grundfos we have recently selected one global MES solution and we have just now started rolling this out across our global production setup. As the Program Manager you will take on the exciting and strategic challenge of leading the program to make this a success. This means managing a large span of internal and external stakeholders and communication effectively to all levels of the organization.  Also, you’ll be leading a small very self-driven agile team of 4 people, from where the plans and solutions are scoped and executed. You will be in close co-operation with the product owner/lead specialist, who oversees the technical part of the roll-out. Your role will be to run the process and the people. Together you will set the strategic and the technical direction and constitute the leadership of the agile time.

This MES program is one of the most significant change management projects in the history of Grundfos, which will require skills and personality within this position.

MES system experience and great communication skills

You will be collaborating with all levels of the organization, so you will need excellent communication skills and the ability to involve and motivate the people you meet. In fact, this ability to communicate and listen is what will enable you to drive the program successfully. Further your responsibilities will be:

Program Management, facilitating the roadmap process to ensure involvement from across the Production Units as well as ensuring the continuous development of the platform.

Communication, building a global network, prepare and facilitate steering group meetings and ensure aligning with internal and external stakeholders

Project Management, managing the scoping of implementations and development projects and controlling the cost and ensuring the resources.

People Management, take report from the agile team members (excluding the product owner/lead specialist) and ensure the well-being and execution of the people related tasks

Digital Development & Innovation Leadership team, take part of the Leadership team, responsible for setting the direction across multiple foundational program and strategic important areas

Building a network communicate the data journey and strategy to all levels of the organization and drive the AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) data community

Your qualifications

  • You hold a master’s degree in engineering, business solutions, IT or similar
  • You have 5+ years of experience with manufacturing operations and the processes and dependencies surrounding a MES system or similar
  • You have good business acumen and are excellent at interacting with stakeholders from different cultures and organizational levels
  • You are outgoing and a great communicator who knows how to maneuver and build relations in a global environment
  • You communicate effectively and effortlessly in English
  • Have experience with change management
  • Experience in Agile project management
  • Persistent with a focus on execution speed
  • Able to take a holistic approach but can also go into detail when necessary


The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Consultant, Mikael Hage on +45 21 32 92 12. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested.  Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

Why Grundfos

At Grundfos, we dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do. Our skills commit us to pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. We believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short-term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Bjerringbro
Reference: 2114.455
Company: Grundfos A/S