Head of Programme Delivery – Amsterdam


Our client is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and its European HQ is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are looking for a Head of Programme Delivery for the Paper Sourcing division.


The PS Head of Progam Delivery manages the agreed Delivery Governance Model on behalf of the PS management team. You will coordinate the PS project portfolio, support the leadership team in the execution of their various sponsorship roles, and support the project leaders in the planning and implementation of issue resolutions. In this function, you  report to the Managing Director of Paper Sourcing.

  • Develop and manage the PS project portfolio plan in collaboration with PS, Supply Engine and Group resources
  • Maintain and communicate overview of projects and focus areas to PS management on an ongoing basis
  • Assess need and provide guidance for defining new projects according to Divisional project life-cycle process
  • Ensure ongoing strategic alignment of the project portfolio with the Corporate Plan
  • Drive and monitor the implementation of integration projects
  • Monitor and ensure projects are executed according to plan – i.e. projects meet specified milestones (objective, results, budget, quality, resources, time)
  • Track and report status of projects and sufficiently document projects in compliance with standard templates (PMO reporting, delivery plans)
  • Create visibility and resolution of barriers in project implementation, facilitating exchange across functional and business units to address and solve issues
  • Communicate status, progress and challenges of projects and ensure ongoing follow up with/by project managers, project stakeholders and steering bodies
  • Develop and gain approval for the change initiatives to ensure alignment with the PS strategy and the overall direction of the Supply Engine
  • Manage shareholders and facilitate change management as targeted by the projects in cooperation with the project managers
  • Lead and develop the project management community in PS to achieve the HR capability to meet current and future business targets
  • Provide continuous personal coaching and development of project managers and project team members
  • Enrich and expand the talent pipeline within the organization and ensure strong leadership capabilities
  • As a member of the PS management, participate and contribute to the overall business development of PS embedding the  business vision, culture and values in the organization
  • Liaise and build sustainable and solid relationships with Group and SE functions and all relevant stakeholders
  • Role model and champion the leadership competencies in project management and act as a change role model continuously striving to improve leadership and people management to deliver durable performance


  • Master’s degree (MSc, MBA) or equivalent, preferably with a business or technical background
  • Preferably certified in project management methods
  • A minimum of 5-8 years experience in top tier consultancy or in international order producing businesses with responsibilities in people management
  • Experience with transformation projects – demonstrated results from independently driving and implementing organizational transformations
  • Experience with stakeholder management – proven ability to deal with stakeholders on senior management level and with customers
  • Highly advanced project management skills and knowledge
  • Comprehensive understanding of change management in business
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive leadership and people engagement skills
  • Strategic and analytical mind set – result-oriented, accountable, strong problem-solving skills


  • A challenging position within a blue chip company
  • An excellent compensation package
  • Office location near train/metro station
  • All applications will be treated as strictly confidential


Paper Support One is an executive search agency specialized in the pulp, paper and board industry. If you have any questions, please contact Pim van Meeuwen (+31 653265511). If you want to apply, you can visit our website www.papersupportone.com and apply directly.

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