Programme Manager Projects & Processes (m-f-d)

FSC / Marius Čepulis
Level: Programme Manager
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline: 02 January 2023
Old oak trees in a circle
FSC / Marius Čepulis

Programme Manager Projects & Processes (m-f-d)

The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at

To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.

We are looking for an engaged Programme Manager Projects & Processes who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.


The Scope

Support FSC on its journey towards more project & process management knowledge by both managing projects, building up a project & process management team and empowering internal project managers to successfully execute their projects.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To develop and implement a supporting infrastructure and professional training for internal project managers across different units at FSC (including but not limited to project management documents, project management system and system training, trainings on successful project management) in order to empower our current and future project managers.
  • Lead and drive execution of a few cross-functional projects with a high complexity.
  • Built up a continuous learning and mentoring environment for internal project managers for continuous improvement of our project delivery capabilities.
  • Encourage cross functional process development, alignment and documentation.
  • Support the implementation of KPI’s/OKRs to allow for better focus and targeted execution of projects.
  • Any other task as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.


Qualification, Experience and Skills

Education and Training:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g., business administration or economics). Further academic qualifications (e.g., Master’s, MBA) preferred but not essential.
  • Project management certification and/or certification in one agile framework (e.g., Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Kanban, Design Thinking) is of advantage.
  • Training in quality management, process design and/or ISO MS certification is of advantage.
  • Coaching certification is a plus.

Working Experience, Style and Skills:

  • Experience and strong track-record of practical project management and successful project delivery including process optimization projects.
  • Successful track-record of leading programmes and delivering results in multicultural and challenging organisational contexts.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Quick to learn and enjoys challenging projects.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Quick to prioritize, summarize and assist in management decision making processes.
  • Ability to perform well while handling/ overseeing simultaneously a number of projects.
  • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
  • Empathic, people oriented and capable of building strong work relationships.
  • Experience in moderating and connecting across teams and capable of building trusting mentoring relationships.
  • Capable and willing to leave the spotlight to the actual project manager and primarily act as enabler, trainer and mentor in the background.
  • Experience at a top-tier consulting firm is a plus.


  • Minimum of 3 years in supervising staff teams
  • At least 5 years in a project management position.
  • Able to serve as a leading example and guiding post and establish authority also in a project management set up without direct reporting lines.
  • Proven record of advancing, training and enhancing the capabilities of team members.
  • Inclusive and motivational leadership style.
  • You are able to get teams and management levels enthusiastic for project management principles, process optimization, OKR implementation and continuous learning on proven management methods.

Computer Skills:

Very good skills in the use of/experience with:

  • Standard software packages (MS Office).
  • Project management tools.
  • Process design & documentation
  • OKR tools is a plus.

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Fluency in English.
  • Other languages are a plus.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in all languages.


Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week. (part time of 75% or more could be considered).
  • Duration of Employment: Temporary contract - 2 years (extension possible, subject to satisfactory performance).
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible.
  • Travel: Sporadic travel could be required.


How to Apply

Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English. Please do not send any photos of yourself.

The deadline for applications is 02 January 2023.

We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at

For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.  

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We are looking forward to your application!

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