Program Manager for Spotify Global PMO

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As a Program Manager you will be responsible for driving the execution of our most strategic initiatives, our Company Bets.
Company Bets are large-scale cross functional and company wide initiatives that we believe will have a significant impact on the business within a short to medium term timeline. Company Bets are very broad and require generalists who are confident and capable of handling programs with varying technical, business, financial, product and legal ramifications. This particular role differs from a traditional Program Manager role in that you will not be working with a dedicated project team, but rather ensure that necessary deliverables for your particular initiatives are worked into the plans of affected teams.
We expect end-to-end oversight and management and need people who are self-motivated, independent, and proactive. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines. Due to the fast paced nature and time zone overlap, you must be able to quickly (realtime) triage, prioritize, and lead cross-functional teams under pressure. Spotify is growing quickly and we expect you to be comfortable working in an ever changing environment.
What you’ll do:
  • Program manage large and strategically important initiatives across Spotify.
  • Understand the holistic perspective, see how all the moving parts should tie together, and systemize it into a functioning program.
  • Bring structure to ambiguity and address project/program roadblocks proactively to ensure progress and delivery.
  • Quickly identify points of contention, conflict, or confusion and work to mitigate them.
  • Build credibility, establish rapport, and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including tech, product, design, insights.
  • Help inventing and develop a stronger Program Management discipline across Spotify
  • Help with training and development opportunities, including facilitating workshops and hosting internal conferences.


  • 5+ years Project/Program Management experience in a fast paced tech focused environment.
  • Extensive experience representing and running large, cross-functional software projects, and can easily communicate strategies, goals, and progress status.
  • Very comfortable collaborating with engineering, product, design, data science and research, as well as liaising with individual contributors, members of C-suite and vendors.
  • Great in influencing, building trust and credibility, and you inspire and motivate cross-functional teams and collaborators at all levels to achieve goals without having formal authority.
  • A “do-er”, willing to get hands-on solving any problems needed to help the program move forward.
  • Comfortable balancing multiple concurrent projects in a scaled agile, fast paced and international environment.
  • Well articulated in the English language; both oral and written.

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Job Details

Posted on Nov 22

Anywhere, Netherlands


Full time