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H&M Stockholm Full time

Area Lead Engineer - Product Program Management

About the job

H&M is on a journey to meet and exceed our customers' expectations today and tomorrow. Through collaboration, innovation, and technology we challenge ourselves and the industry. To cater to the individual needs and desires of our millions of customers, our tech organisation delivers solutions for the entire value chain for all our brands.   
We are accelerating digitalisation and to stay relevant, we need to ensure we have strong leaders in place to bring our best capabilities, innovation ideas and talented technologists to support the transformation of H&M Group. 

We take pride in our history of making fashion accessible to everyone and our ambition for tomorrow is to make fashion even more sustainable, inclusive, and welcoming. If you want to make an impact as Area Lead Engineer Product Program Managment on a global scale, then this is the opportunity for you!

Job Description

As the Area Lead Engineer for Product Program Management, you are responsible for the product program portfolio method and managing complex cross cutting initiatives including; technical activities, new product development, implementations and coordination of different product teams, and domain areas and their activities during the initiative lifecycle. The job will also have a large focus on building on the talents within your team and leading them to success. You create a basis for decisions as well as facilitating the backlog in different areas and business operation functions over the whole setup. You will in this role play a big part in setting the roadmap and timeline for HMs move to GCP, coach and guide Program Manager in balancing their capacity between do "enough on current gen" and still have a steady phase in moving into the "new".

You will play an important role in setting the foundation and shaping our future organisation, while continuously learning and growing.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Lead, manage and execute large cross-cutting and technology projects (programs), involving a large number of teams

  • Lead initiatives cross Domains, Units, Areas and Teams, as well as with business stakeholders to drive joint initiatives, requiring synchronized backlogs and activities

  • Responsible for planning and aligning with business functions, coordinating both with regional stakeholders as well as program stakeholders, ensuring alignment on dependencies and timelines

  • Takes responsibility and accountability and drives planning and resolution, providing key stakeholders with timely statuses

  • Lead various product initiatives while delivering other cross-functional projects and ensure coordination across areas (where necessary)

  • Communicates with various stakeholders to ensure alignment of goals and tasks to ensure the overall success of the program

  • Develop a thorough understanding of business processes and technical issues

  • Enable continuous improvement during projects, ensuring learnings are documented and shared with other tech teams

  • Manage stakeholders effectively

  • Continuously improve the cooperation between the product teams with other stakeholders at H&M and in the Business Tech organization


We are on a journey becoming a truly data-driven organisation and changing fashion retail industry - we will continue to test, fail and learn. You are an important player in this transformation; therefore, we believe you are curious and eager to learn and spread your knowledge, are a true team player, have a positive mindset and embrace change.

We believe that you have:

  • Drive project and program management skills incl. task breakdown, prioritization and planning, clarification of ownership, pro-active risk management and status monitoring

  • Lead people and teams with including giving strength-based feedback, OKR-based individual development

  • Assure assignments that foster the company priorities as well as the individual development objectives

  • Identify interdependencies within a dynamic product landscape and complex organization and create awareness & understanding around it

  • Communicate with experience of forming alliances and bringing together multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to execute on a common mission

  • Understand core retail processes and associated technical solutions

  • Challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas

  • Roll up the sleeves” and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn

  • Empower others to fail, learn, and grow

  • Have a business and customer-oriented mindset and solve complex problems

Functional knowledge:

  • Product Roadmap Development

  • Market & Trends Analysis

  • Value proposition definition

  • Scrum

  • Business interworking

  • Prioritization and Planning

  • Managing backlog

  • Agile Development

  • Enterprise Architecture

  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written)

Leadership behaviors:

As a role model for our values and putting them into action, you are expected to demonstrate excellent cognitive, social and emotional skills and know how to nurture them in others by having the ability to…

  • ... commit to directional decisions, take ownership of the whole and collaborate across boundaries

  • … create trust and dare to lead

  • ... communicate in a timely and clear way

  • ... strive for speed, reduce complexity and focus on the outcome

  • … stay curious and be open to new perspectives

Additional Information

Working with tech at H&M Group
Shaping the future of fashion with people, data, and tech. The fashion and retail industries are going through a transformation, driven by customers' technology and sustainability expectations. At H&M Group, we want to shape the future of fashion and lifestyle by harnessing the power of smart tech and data. With our 74-year history of innovation, we understand the need to collaborate and co-create with engineers and tech specialists around the world to achieve our vision. 

What we offer!     
You are joining a unique value-driven culture, a large tech network and community where you can be yourself. Besides the obvious perks such as staff discount card, flexible work life, learning communities, wellness benefits, parental benefits etc. There are endless opportunities to experiment and grow in any direction that you want, and when you grow, we grow. Being a major player gives us countless opportunities to make a real impact and shape the future.

We are committed to create an inclusive & diverse workplace with a culture that is dynamic and innovative.  

Sounds interesting?

This is a full-time position based in Stockholm. Please apply as soon as possible.

We do not accept applications through email due to GDPR


Årstaängsvägen, Stockholm, Sweden

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