The PMO/Strategy Operations team manages the process through which Spotify sets its long-term strategic direction and figures out how to get there. Our aim is to create the optimal operating model for balancing creativity and innovation with speedy and focused execution.
Program Management is a fairly new function at Spotify, but as the company has grown and programs go across teams and departments this function becomes key in order to execute on initiatives and create efficiencies in the organization.
As a Program Manager you will be responsible for driving execution of one Company Bet. Company Bets is our large-scale cross functional company wide initiatives that we as a company believe will have significant impact on the business within a relatively short period. These Bets potentially goes across all of our functions and business. The Program Manager’s job is to stay on top of everything that is going on being a strong communicator and make sure there is a structure that all involved parties can rely on. You ensure successful end-to-end delivery through efficient execution.
The role differs from a traditional project management 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. You also need to be able to drive the scoping of the Bet into smaller MVP’s. Stakeholder communication and expectation management skills are key components for success in this role.
In order to be successful in this role, you should be able to take bigger goals, work on both a company wide, functional level as well as with specific teams in getting them into concrete deliverables and set up a program for execution. Your strength should lie in seeing the holistic perspective, see how the various parts tie together in order to be able to systemize it into a program. We would like to see how you have done and succeed in similar roles in the past.
”create the optimal operating model for balancing creativity and innovation”