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Head of Cutover Management

The company

Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. They meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate friendly solutions. Danfoss’ products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. The company is also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Their innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss is a world leader, employing 23,400 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. The founding family still privately holds Danfoss. Learn more at

The position

Danfoss is exploiting the high potential in digitalisation, and One ERP is the foundation for speed in the digital transformation, which enables digital customer experience and support connected products and services. The One ERP is a program, which globally, over the next few years, will establish a one-client SAP system. One ERP Program is a fundamental part of Danfoss’ digital transformation - enabling growth and a profoundly heightened digital customer experience.

As Danfoss´ Cutover Manager (Senior Program Manager), you will be overall responsible for planning and executing cutover activities, ensuring a smooth cutover across a diverse global organisation.
The cutover will be one of the most crucial and critical activities of the entire program. With a cutting-edge cutover plan, you will add visibility to all the activities and tasks that need execution. Furthermore, you will add structure to the overall activity by designating owners and determining a timeline to each task. Coupled with a strong communication plan, this is a very important tool to streamline the cutover activities and ensure its success.

Candidate background

Danfoss expects you to have a relevant Bachelor degree in the commercial or technical field. However, more importantly, you possess a solid professional and international experience of executing cutover activities along with business process knowledge and SAP technical skills at a high level.

Key responsibilities

You must be able to create detailed, easily understood, plans and possess good communication skills. Furthermore, you can keep your eye on the big picture and re-plan on the spot when things are going haywire. Ability to work well under pressure and maintaining an overview is, along with flexibility, an absolute necessity - due to the nature of project work. Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

Key responsibilities also include: 

  • Cutover management for multiple “go lives”
  • Organising and planning cut over activities in accordance with release roll-in timelines
  • Organising cutover teams on location and ensuring the teams possess adequate knowledge of performing cutover tasks
  • Planning and executing the cutover communication plan
  • Facilitating that cut over tasks are performed according to plan     
  • Communicating with local teams  

As your job requires close contact with colleagues worldwide, your success will depend on your ability to network and interact with people across cultural and organizational differences.

Required knowledge, skills and mind-set

  • Solid People Management and leadership skills
  • Solid experience and understanding of Project and Program disciplines
  • Coaching skills
  • Deep knowledge of SAP technical skills at high level
  • Deep business process knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills; written and spoken English proficiency, at native speaker level, is required
  • Conflict handling skills
  • Team-oriented focus
  • Self-motivated
  • An easy-going personality
  • Analytical skills and ´think out of the box´ mind-set


The position is based in Flensburg, Germany. You will become part of a central roll-in team reporting to the IT Cross Functional manager. Due to the nature of global project work, this position requires ability to travel - approx. 30-40 days per year.

For further information about the position,

Please contact, Senior Consultant from Randstad, Dennis Hyldgaard +45 3055 4187,

Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted.The position will be closed down once we have found the right candidate.

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Flensburg or Hamburg, DE

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