Project Manager

Wolters Kluwer Global Business Services B.V.
  • Alphen aan den Rijn
  • Detachering,  ZZP
  • HBO, WO
  • 36 uur
  • Thuiswerken mogelijk
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Wolters Kluwer Global Business Services is designed to provide services to the business units in the areas of technology, sourcing, procurement, legal, finance, and human resources. These global centers promote team collaboration using best practices around a specific focus area to drive results and enhance operational efficiencies. There is a constant endeavor to benchmark against best-in-class industry standards to improve the quality of deliverables, increase cost savings, enhance productivity, and reduce time to market for products and applications.

They have a Project Management Leadership position opportunity available within Project Management Office in the Global Business Services Division. This division is going through substantial growth, with corporate initiatives to hire and retain top talent driving excellence and technological growth for the company.

They are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for delivering and managing various initiatives across divisions within IT. He or She will have to work closely with Program/ Project Management, Architecture & Engineering, Security, Applications, and Client executives across various Business units. The project essentially focuses on Cloud migrations – application transformation to be able to move to the cloud.

The project team will be responsible to build out infra, network, and security, and preparing the environment to allow the application team to move code to the cloud.

Actual running projects

Kleos Cloud Migration - Kleos is a SaaS cloud application hosted in private infrastructure in T-System. It is a multi-tier application: presentation, application, and data layers. Kleos Browser is composed of an Angular application that communicates through REST API with the service layer on the backend. One single application server can serve different countries with customized resources and business logic due to the extendibility framework inside Kleos solution. All the adopted technologies and modules are decoupled. The principle of “loose coupling” has been highly respected.

 The journey toward a full microservices architecture is ongoing, many services have been decoupled from the core application and isolated.

Migration of the Servers to the Azure Public Cloud. The key benefits of migrating workloads to the cloud are listed below:

Performance Scalability – Moving to the cloud will provide additional scaling opportunities to manage performance quickly without having to procure resources first.

Modern platform and tools – Allow the journey to adopt PaaS components and decouple for the IaaS-based application model.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1)     Lead functional teams to successfully deliver initiatives supporting various Business units

2)     Adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to lead and manage project teams and continuous improvement planning deliverables

3)     Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects that will vary in scope (Move applications to the cloud. Build the infrastructure to support and transform the application to work in the cloud)

4)     Design, Develop, and Maintain a detailed work breakdown of tasks to be accomplished for the initiative and ensured that tasks are getting accomplished on time and within budget

5)     Create an effective communication plan covering various stakeholders across GBS and Business units

6)     Ensure that solutions are being delivered per standards of availability, scalability, and security point of view and that are done on time with the highest quality

7)     Experience working with hardware, software, and services vendors

8)     Provide strong and deep technical insights in various disciplines across delivery

9)     Maintain comprehensive knowledge of industry standards, methodologies, processes, and best practices

10)  Establish and maintain competence in current and planned versions of products

11)  Understand the use of industry tools/technology & their impact on project & operational goals

12)  Assist in process improvement initiatives by working across technical teams to enhance the systems, processes, and controls to ensure effective development, monitoring, and support is in place

Represent Wolters Kluwer within the industry by developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of Wolters Kluwer products, industry trends, and general business and financial acumen through various sources and initiatives. Communicate Wolters Kluwer's competitive advantage to customers in a compelling articulate manner in speech, writing, and formal presentation.


1)     Experience: Minimum 10+ years experience in managing complex IT projects

2)     Proven experience working with Enterprise Architecture, Project and Program Management, Systems Requirements, Systems Design and Delivery, Quality Assurance, Production Support, and Finance teams

3)     High level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

4)     Adept in stakeholder management and executive communication (both verbal and written) as well as presentation skills

5)     Experience in a strategic project(s) planning process with a focus on alignment between business and IT

6)     Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment with geographically dispersed associates and vendors

7)     Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with business partners and vendors

8)     Demonstrated excellence in technical project management methodology and procedures with seasoned negotiation skills

9)     Demonstrate effective decision-making by leveraging analytical and problem-solving skills

10)  Previous experience in implementing project management best practices, tools, metrics, and standardization of processes

11)  Demonstrate the entrepreneurial mindset by playing an active role in delivering projects and continuous improvement opportunities

12)  Demonstrated experience in mentoring, and coaching associates in various aspects including technology

13)  Demonstrated experience in coordinating with deliverables across various groups to accomplish system deliverables and goals.

14)  Ability to conduct an analysis of business needs, including scheduling meetings, planning agendas, conferring with business line leaders, documenting and making verbal and written presentations

15)  Demonstrated budget management, risk management, tracking, and forecasting skills and experience

16)  Demonstrated on-time and on-budget system delivery skills and experience

17) Strong knowledge of organization policies and procedures


Extra Info:

-Duration: 6 months with an option to extend

-Location  Alphen aan den Rijn

The position is open for freelancers and on a contract with Yacht.



Founded in 1836, Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading, global information services company focused on professionals in the legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare markets. It enables legal, tax, finance, and healthcare professionals to be more efficient and effective by providing information, software, and services that deliver vital insights, intelligent tools, and the guidance of subject matter experts.

Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer is organized around four customer-facing global divisions: Legal and Regulatory, Tax and Accounting, Financial and Compliance Services, and Health. The company employs nearly 19,000 professionals around the world and supports customers in 150 countries. Wolters Kluwer has operations in 40 plus countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion or US$4.6 billion. Revenues are generated from emerging markets (5 percent), Europe (39 percent), and North America (54 percent).

Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and select subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units are government contractors/subcontractors. As such, it shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For more information about our products and organization, visit, follow @WoltersKluwer on Twitter, or search for Wolters Kluwer videos on YouTube.


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