Program Manager – R&D Extended COO Jobs at IFS in Colombo, Western Province

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IFS company opens jobs for Program Manager - R&D Extended COO positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Project Management and Information Technology skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

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Job Information

Position:Program Manager - R&D Extended COO
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Project Management and Information Technology
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Software Development

Job Description

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 500+ employees on all continents. We deliver award-winning enterprise software solutions through the use of embedded digital innovation and a single cloud-based platform to help businesses be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and accept that there are so many different perspectives in this world. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS

Job Description

We are looking for a number of Program Managers based in Sri Lanka to join the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Office in our Research and Development (R&D).

The main focus of the COO Office is to enable the R&D organization to rollout high-quality, products by ensuring planning and execution of our product releases, aligned ways of working, project management and communication according to the Rhythm of the Business.

You will be part of a team of program managers that are all involved in driving a number of cross-functional strategic programs and projects as well as transformation initiatives that are key to the future success of R&D.

Whilst your home will be the ‘Extended COO’ team within the COO Office, you will be allocated towards one specific product team where you will work closely with the leadership team and be responsible for the following areas:

  • Drive implementation of agreed decisions
  • Progress reporting to main stakeholders
  • Project planning and communication
  • Risk and stakeholder management
  • Change management
  • Create documentation, presentations and surveys
  • Act on feedback to ensure continuous improvement
  • Co-plan and facilitate our quarterly reviews and follow up actions

You will report to our Senior Program Manager within the COO-Office.


To be a successful Program Manager, having a positive attitude and a “can-do” mindset is key. We expect you to “think outside the box” and be a front runner when it comes to challenging status quo in the strive for improvements. You are open-minded, self-driven, take initiative and a quick learner.

We are looking for people that:

  • Possess minimum seven years of documented experienced in project or program management
  • Come with a solid project management toolbox
  • Have solid experience in working in a matrix organization
  • Have experience from a global organization working across various cultures and time zones
  • Are confident in making decisions and ensuring execution
  • Are excellent at managing change and stakeholders at all levels
  • Have a proven ability to prioritize, negotiate and resolve conflicts across multiple initiatives
  • Are confident in managing cross functional teams who do not report to you
  • Are excellent team players who can blend easily with different functional teams
  • Have a habit of learning and enjoy keep learning new things
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Have an operational focus and are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

Professional qualifications and proven results within Program Management is a must

Sounds interesting? Then join us as our new Program Manager

Additional Information

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

As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get us an understanding of our future employees.


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information


IFS is an international business software provider specializing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Founded in 1983, the company is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, but has offices and partners in over 70 countries. IFS offer a broad portfolio of enterprise software solutions, including ERP, enterprise asset management, service management, and enterprise service management applications.

IFS is a cloud-agnostic enterprise software provider, with deployments ranging from on-premise to cloud and hybrid solutions. To ensure digital transformation success, IFS provides global cloud services, implementation services, and managed services for large-scale enterprise customers.

IFS’s customers come from a variety of industries, including automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, manufacturing, and more. IFS provides robust industry-specific solutions to meet business needs. The company’s ERP solution is an integrated platform for finance, human resources, product development, supply chain, manufacturing, service management, customer relationship management, and more.

In addition to its enterprise solutions, IFS offers powerful analytics and insights tools to unlock data-driven outcomes and maximize operational efficiency. IFS also offers a range of digitalization services to help organizations transition to a digital and agile workplace.

At IFS, the company’s purpose is to help customers grow their business, become more agile, and improve customer service and satisfaction. The company is passionate about innovation and continually strives to create cutting-edge solutions to meet the changing business needs of its customers. IFS is also dedicated to its corporate social responsibility initiatives, which focus on sustainability, education, and the environment.

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