Program Manager Finance Europe



Linköping, Sweden
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

At IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company built upon committed and empowered colleagues who come to work knowing they are making a difference. We work everyday with customers who continue to challenge their markets and competitors. As a challenger ourselves, we partner with our customers to guide them through their digital transformations and extract the most value out of our software solutions. We take pride in ensuring that our employees are able to achieve the company goals as well as develop their career. We believe empowered autonomy, committed colleagues and being part of a winning team are the keys to our success and what makes us great! We are #ForTheChallengers and if that resonates with you, we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Job Description

In Finance R&D we are now looking to extend Program Management with 3-4 Program Managers for Areas; Accounting, Invoice, and Payment.

In the Finance team in IFS R&D we drive the functional excellence, compliance perspective as well as technical adoption for Finance in IFS business applications. We own and provide the finance components based on our users’ needs. Our software engineering team consists of a mix of software designers, engineers, and architects.

As a Program Manager, you will drive the delivery of investment cases. This can be software we release from the Finance team, but also initiatives supporting other teams with research, design or development.

You will coordinate with other program managers and other key stakeholders, oversee the breakdown of solution delivery plans and provide leadership and guidance to our team to ensure successful and timely solution delivery. Coordination, sequencing and prioritization within the set scope, as well as ensuring development is on track is part of the day-to-day job.

Together with our Product Management function, you will be a significant contributor to the requirement discovery process.

A program manager works with all aspects of the development cycle, from scope definition, design, estimating, planning, through to the actual development, testing, quality assurance, delivery to market, and ongoing support.

Interacting and collaborating effectively across all parts of R&D and the wider organization is a must to succeed

Your responsibilities will include

  • Overall responsibility for realizing the intended value of decided investment cases.   
  • Overseeing coordinated execution of multiple investment cases and support while managing the risks associated with delivery execution.
  • Creating plans and programs to convert investment cases derived by the Product Managers into action plans and provide clear direction to the team.
  • Manage cross-team dependencies and risks and take proactive mitigation actions.
  • Make sure there is a close collaboration between the development team and quality assurance throughout the entire development lifecycle to ensure overall targets are met
  • Work across multiple teams, both within the domain as well as outside of the domain.


  • University degree, or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Have deep functional knowledge in the finance product and a good understanding of the target industries, customer operations and applicable audience
  • Relevant Project/Delivery Management experience working with design and development teams to deliver complex software using Agile methodologies.
  • Working Proficiency in Jira or similar issue & project tracking systems
  • Experience in requirements discovery and analysis
  • Effective leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Ability to stay focused, goal-driven and provide leadership in ambiguous situations

You are also someone who

  • has excellent communication, presentation, strong decision making, and negotiation skills
  • promotes fair delegation of work and responsibility within teams

Additional Information

You will be part of a great team with the mission to be the undisputed primary choice of financial solution for our customers when selecting IFS.

Location for this position is Sweden or Colombo Sri Lanka, relocation sponsorship/assistance is not provided.

The designation level (Program Manager, Senior Program Manager) of this position is dependent on your previous experience. Please comment on the area which you are applying for (Accounting, Payment or Invoice)

For further information, please contact 
Marie Wallander, VP Finance, [email protected] 

Åke Pettersson, Director Product Management [email protected]

Interviews and selections are being made continuously. If you are interested, apply as soon as possible! 


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