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Programma Manager @ VLM



  • Together with fellow department heads/programme managers, you are responsible for the daily follow-up for a cluster of projects. 
  • You will also further develop the corresponding methodologies and processes, adjust them where necessary and maintain them.
  • The timely detection of possible bottlenecks and taking the initiative to tackle these, together with the stakeholders involved, is an important factor. 
  • You report regularly to the relevant internal stakeholders on the status of the projects in progress. 
  • Together with other heads of department/programme managers, you advise the programme and process management (P&P) department on methodologies and processes for demand and portfolio management, prioritisation, capacity planning and integrated reporting.
  • Together with fellow programme managers, you are responsible for drawing up the annual planning and the relevant budget preparation. 



  • Master degree in ICT or equivalent through experience;
  • At least 6 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Good knowledge of the business or you are willing to acquire this in the short term;
  • Experience in programme management of organisation-critical projects of strategic importance;
  • Good knowledge of IT project methodologies (e.g. Prince2, Agile, …)
  • A general basic knowledge of IT


  • You will be working in a very innovative environment that wants to continue to address social challenges in Flanders (climate, water, soil, environmental planning, etc.). More relevant than ever.
  • You will work in an organisation where employees show a strong commitment and where you can also see the (in)direct impact of your contribution in your spare time (new nature areas, walking or cycling routes,…)
  • As Programme Manager, you take a leading role in the coordination and improvement of methodologies and processes.  
  • You make a personal contribution to a more data-driven policy and thus also contribute to a more efficient and transparent government.
  • You work in a team of experts where a good team atmosphere is part of the work culture.
  • This role has great internal visibility.


Program Manager

Programma Manager @ VLM

Investing in nature, soil and water quality, biodiversity, social cohesion and infrastructure, that is what the Flemish Land Agency (VLM) does. Together with farmers, nature associations, municipalities, provinces, researchers, companies and all kinds of partners, the VLM ensures a healthy environment in a beautiful landscape. 

The 600 employees of the VLM give shape to the policy on our nature and open space and the manure policy in Flanders. More than ever, rural policy is crucial to improving the quality of the environment and the quality of life in Flanders. In combination with the ambitious European climate objectives, strengthening open space is high on the agenda. 


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