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Date posted:  Apr 17, 2021

Berlin, BE, DE Oslo, NO Paris - La Défense, 75, FR Singapore, SG Madrid, M, ES Milano, Milan, IT

Job Function:  Logistics & Product Management
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6108

Digital PMO Manager (f/m/d)

About the Unit


There are more than 500 million smallholder farms globally. 2.5 billion people depend on Smallholder Communities for their food and livelihoods. Smallholder regions are characterized by low living standards, high rates of illiteracy and low agricultural productivity. Yara's mission is "Responsibly Feed the World and Protect the Planet". Key to achieving this is enabling thriving Smallholder Communities. At Yara, the Smallholders Digital Team is part of the Crop and Digital Solutions Unit. 


About Crop and Digital Solutions - CDS


Yara aims to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is leading the development of sustainable agriculture and digital tools to contribute to solving global agricultural challenges. We have a worldwide presence with sales teams in ~150 countries and around 17,000 employees. Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offerings and the way we work. Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions for an efficient and transparent food system.

What you will be doing


  • Responsible for the oversight and reporting of the CDS digital project pipeline - main focus on mobile applications.

  • Work with key business owners to monitor and provide regular overview of digital project pipeline. This includes business objectives, budget/spending, key success indicators, project progress and risks.

  • Partner with cross-functional business owners to ensure pipeline/portfolio data integrity and documentation, while holding the teams accountable for their commitments and regulatory/policy compliance.

  • Identify & design process improvements to increase effectiveness, drive consistency, facilitate project progress & support management's decision-making/planning; serve as the global/regional process owner where needed. Adopt pragmatic approach focused on business outcomes rather than absolute optimisations.

What you will bring


  • Experience as a Product Owner, Portfolio, Program or Project Manager in mobile applications ​​​​​​​
  • Understanding of the early stage of mobile application life cycle (gathering business requirements, planning), a full experience with SDLC of early innovation/digital products is a plus
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and with executive communications to senior stakeholders; Strong analytical skills with experience in solving ambiguous problems using data and providing practical business insights

  • Hands-on experience with Design Thinking/Agile/Scrum process and principles; and project management systems (eg. Jira)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, with the ability to clearly articulate complex subjects to a global audience

  • Ability to thrive and exercise judgment in a fast-paced environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities

Why Us?


  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.

  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.

  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment

  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.

  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Additional Information


Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to their privacy policy (https://www.kornferry.com/privacy) and Data Processing Agreement entered into with Yara.


As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances. 


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