Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Project Manager - Pioneer Program (R&D COO Office)

Clevest Solutions

Clevest Solutions

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

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 understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. 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. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

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 Project Manager to join the Pioneer Team within the COO Office in IFS R&D. Working from the IFS Colombo, the successful candidate will work to support Pioneer customers based in Europe and America and therefore will be required to work flexibly to cover critical customer activities and meetings.

The focus of the COO Office is to enable the R&D organization to create, maintain , and rollout high-quality world class products in an efficient manner by ensuring planning and execution of our product releases, aligned ways of working across teams, management of strategic programs and projects and communication according to the Rhythm of the Business. The Pioneer Team, within the COO Office, is responsible for the IFS Pioneer Program which is a strategic IFS initiative to ensure an accelerated go live on IFS Cloud for a selected group of customers ahead of the release to the wider market. As a Project Manager within Pioneer Team, you will work hand in hand with Project Teams from Customers, Consulting, or Partner as well as R&D and Unified Support to secure early referenceable Customers for selected releases and capabilities.

In addition, you will also work closely with the PMO Team within the COO Office, driving strategic programs and projects as well as business transformation initiatives that are key to the future success of R&D. You will be responsible for effective communication and reporting, stakeholder management, change management and the facilitation of collaboration amongst teams.

As Project Manager you will be expected to:

  • Lead the planning, facilitating, execution , and follow-up of cross-functional programs, projects , and initiatives run by the COO Office or other parts of R&D with a primary focus on the IFS Pioneer program.
  • Manage your programs and projects within scope, budget, and quality expectations.
  • Act on feedback to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Manage risk, facilitate change, and oversee stakeholder management.
  • Create documentation, presentations, and surveys.
  • Proactively report progress to the identified steering committees and communicate results to the wider team.
  • Continuously develop and enhance your knowledge of our technologies, target industries and customers.


To be a successful Project Manager at IFS, 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 the status quo in the strive for improvements. You are open-minded, self-driven, take initiative, and a quick learner.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a minimum 3-5 years of experience in project management.
  • Have experience managing end-to-end ERP implementation projects (preferably several full project lifecycles).
  • Are confident and experienced in making decisions and ensuring execution.
  • Have a proven ability to prioritize, negotiate, and resolve conflicts across multiple initiatives.
  • Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Are not afraid to get their hands dirty.
  • Have solid experience working in a matrix organization.
  • Are confident in managing cross-functional teams who do not report to you.
  • Have experience from a global organization working across various cultures and time zones.
  • Are excellent at managing change and stakeholders at all levels.

Professional qualifications in Project Management would be a definite advantage.

Additional Information

Interviews and selections are being made continuously. If you are interested, 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.

IFS Fact
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 6,000+ employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at