Head of Programs

Head of Programs

We are looking for a Head of Programs to join our Product team in Vantaa.

As a Head of Programs, you will be primarily responsible for commercially successful product deliveries to our consumers. You lead a team of program managers who are responsible of planning and delivering Suunto products and related business objectives. You will also be assigned to lead selected program(s) to gain hands-on knowledge of the business and related stakeholders and to lead by example. You will also carry a responsibility to continuously develop the product creation practices and processes.

If you think that you could be the Head of Programs that we are looking for, keep on reading and submit your application as soon as possible.

Responsibility areas

In this position, you would need to be a consumer and business oriented product and program expert with proven track record in delivering commercially successful initiatives to markets. You have experience in leading multi-disciplined teams and  formulating commonly agreed targets, plans and key measures for success. You have history in working with go to market teams to deliver the product intent and consumer benefits to customers. You drive for delivering the business targets and overcoming obstacles on the way.

You are expected to identify opportunities, obstacles and potential risk in order to plan for successful product delivery. You work with commercial and Go To Market teams to ensure channel readiness at launch is planned. You work with marketing to ensure successful consumer engagement and in-store presence is readily available. You also ensure program milestone reviews are held and communication of expected requirements for key program steps are done. Your key interfaces all in all are the whole Suunto organisation starting from your own function and extending to consumer software and manufacturing as an example.

Key activities for the role are:

  • Ensure tools, skills and practices for planning and delivering accurate results
  • Develop seamless and transparent collaboration to successfully work in a cross-functional matrix setup
  • Develop review practices and tools to firm up decision making
  • Develop practices to deliver clear expectations for functional entities to commit to requirements

What we expect from the candidate

  • Proven track record in leading and delivering commercially successful product initiatives
  • Experience in program management methodologies with sharp focus on consumers and business
  • Ability to understand, track and optimize critical path
  • Passion on creating and delivering winning products and innovations
  • Proven experience in leading multi-disciplined teams in matrix organization
  • Strong co-operation, co-ordination and communication skills

Suunto offers an excellent working environment as one of Finland’s most desired employers. Suunto strives to create a workplace with an atmosphere characterized by our values – customer first, passion to win, cooperation and accountability.

If you feel there is a match made in communications heaven, apply now via this link. Latest date to apply is 17.8.2018.

For further information reach out to our consultant Timo Toivanen at Taplow Finland, +358 40 825 6357 best available between 27.7. – 4.8. or 14.8. onwards.