Senior Project Portfolio Manager in Strategy Execution team

Strategy project Portfolio programme

Are you enthusiastic about transforming banking for Personal Customers – and have a strong previous experience working with strategy execution and programme management?

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and enthusiast team where collaboration is key and where you will be able to impact the delivery of Danske Bank’s Forward ’28 strategy in Personal Customers? Then you should join us! 

The Personal Customers business unit serves Danske Bank’s individual customers in Denmark and the Nordics – from broad retail and youth to affluent and wealth management clients. Danske Bank has just defined its Forward ’28 strategy to lay the tracks for a profitable growth journey in the years ahead. Our ambition is to better serve our customers through a proactive engagement model adapted to their needs and a broad and configurable offering, including beyond banking partnerships.

You will play key role in bringing the updated strategy for Personal Customers from plan to action – by ensuring traction in the execution, helping to eliminate roadblocks along the way and creating transparency on progress and the realization of anticipated outcomes.

Be a part of the team turning the strategy for Personal Customers from plan to action!

The Strategy Execution Team is a department that is set to grow to approx. 30 people to support the execution of the Forward ’28 strategy in Personal Customers. The Strategy Execution Team focuses on orchestrating design, delivery, and implementation of the execution initiative portfolio, ensuring clear decision making, consistent prioritization and management of dependencies and risks and confirming ongoing alignment with other business units and group functions.

You’ll become an integral part of our dynamic, high-profile team, comprising a wide range of talents and backgrounds, united by ambition and shared passion for success. In our team, you can expect coaching and support from team-leaders and fellow team members. Our working style is informal, fun, and collaborative.

We promise you a steep learning curve with an unparalleled exposure to strategy execution. You will build a wide and strong network within Danske Bank, across market areas and at all levels of the organization.

Depending on your experience and knowledge, we may offer you a different seniority of the role. 

"We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results."

You will:

You will join the Programme Management Office which will constitute the control room for the overall execution of our new Forward ’28 strategy for Personal Customers. Key activities include:

  • Build a deep understanding of execution status across the entire portfolio of strategy execution initiatives – covering both digital development and business implementation
  • Monitor overall progress and realization of milestones and outcomes (long term and short term OKRs)
  • Deliver presentations on strategy execution to senior management.
  • Ensure resolution of impediments and put in place governance to manage risks and dependencies
  • Connect with reporting needs from central entities (e.g. Group Strategy, Finance)
  • Take care of central support activities (e.g. financial tracking, communication, change management, etc)

The team collaborates closely with the programme managers that are supporting the implementation of execution initiatives, strategy teams that ensure that strategy execution follows the overall directions set out in the Forward ’28 strategy and other entities in the group that are following up on strategy execution (incl. Group Strategy, Performance Management and strategy execution teams in other Business Units).

About you:

You will have impact as of day one in driving execution and creating transparency on outcome realization.

We are looking for an experienced PMO consultant with a strong programme management toolbox, prior experience on working within or with a PMO and a willingness to connect with stakeholders and fix problems.

  • Min- 2-3 years of experience in strategy execution, consultancy, PMO or programme management roles
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to translated qualitative and quantitative analysis into tangible recommendations
  • Structured approach, ability to take ownership and ensure timely, high quality deliveries
  • Programme management and/or PMO experience
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects clearly and precisely – both written and spoken
  • As a person, you are collaborative, energetic, proactive, open to new tasks and ready to take on interesting and complex challenges
  • Seeking continuously feedback and challenging existing ideas to ensure the best possible outcome for our customers
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field like economics/business, IT or similar
  • Advanced English skills

We offer:

Monthly salary range from 3640 EUR to 5460 EUR gross (based on your competencies relevant for the job).

Additionally, each Danske Bank employee receives employee benefits package which includes:
    • Growth opportunities: professional & supportive team, e-learnings, numerous development programs; (incl. professional certificates); 100+ professions for internal mobility opportunities.
    • Health & Well-being: a diverse, inclusive, work & life balance work environment; health insurance from the first day of employment; mental well-being practices; partial psychologist counselling compensation; silence and sleep zones at the office; game rooms.
    • Hybrid working conditions: home office budget (after the probation period); modern Danske Campus workplace developed with anthropologist for the best employee experience.
    • Additional days of leave: for rest, health, volunteering, exams in higher education institutions, and other important activities. Moreover, for seniority with Danske Bank.
    • Monetary compensation package: accidents & critical diseases insurance; financial support in case of unfortunate events, travel insurance; IIIrd Pillar Pension Fund contribution.

Additional days of vacation

Health insurance from the first day of employment

Third pillar pension fund

Kids playroom

See all the benefits HERE.

Please note that we are processing applications and inviting for interviews on a continuous basis so please apply as soon as possible.

Julija Katiloviciene, Head of Personal Customers Lithuania Hub

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Send your CV

If you are interested, please send your CV in English no later than 05.12.2023. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Your title in job contract will be Project Portfolio Manager, Senior.