Summary: We’re looking for a Program Manager to join our team of product and experience designers: to organize our projects, create and execute on processes to bring all the stakeholders along, and manage the delivery of our engagements. This person will manage everything from project initiation, to gathering and documenting requirements, to creating and maintaining the plan, to arranging resources, to driving continuous improvement of our processes and interaction with our stakeholders. The primary role of the Program Manager is to insure our stakeholders get what they need from us, when they need it, and with the highest possible quality.
Form and maintain productive and positive working relationships with technical and business staff across cross-functional organizations.
Engage with multiple groups in the organization to understand ongoing priorities and portfolio roadmaps to support the business units.
Oversee multiple concurrent projects and programs; varying in size/scope/complexity, spanning different teams and organizations.
Proactively identify risks in all assigned areas; work to mitigate risks before they become issues while keeping management and stakeholders informed.
Create and track all aspects of a program, including: detailed project plans and milestones, resource allocations, risks/issues remediation, status reporting, budget management, and be the general “go to” person for details & status of the project.
Build, utilize and optimize internal processes to ensure standardization, quality, and accountability.
Ensure rapid execution and on time, high quality delivery of complex projects. Interact with and motivate talented teams across multiple locations to deliver top quality products.
Creating material(s) that can be consumed at various levels of the organization – from executive-level presentations, to finite-level materials to be consumed by project/program teams.
Extremely organized with impeccable attention to detail; understands the what, why, when, how and who to drive better solutions.
Must be able to know the audience, and be comfortable presenting to everyone from C-level to the Individual Contributor assigned to the project/program; must be able to influence, and have data-driven conversations.
Be able to work well across organizations and forum relationships with a globally-diverse workforce.
Plan, initiate, budget, schedule, and manage activities throughout the project’s life cycle. Work with internal and external personnel to ensure that activities are completed on time, within budget, and meet standards.
Facilitate meetings, workshops, and training sessions for stakeholders.
Build a knowledge base of each stakeholder’s business, organization, and objectives.
Explain implications of changes to project scope and/or objectives to the client and to the project team.
Lead the team to prioritize project work based on analysis of strategic importance, outstanding tasks, obstacles or barriers, budgets, resources, and deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years program management experience on large scale initiatives. MBA preferred.
Project Management Certification is preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills required to present, negotiate and build/maintain relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to readily communicate complex information in an easy to understand format consistent with the effective execution of the plan.
Ability to analyze and synthesizes information from a variety of sources to develop/recommend creative solutions.
Recognize and/or assess degrees of risk in plans and actions.
Superior organization and planning skills.
Proven ability to effectively deal with conflict in a team environment.
Demonstrated experience facilitating dynamic meetings, coordinating among high energy participants and directing towards productive results.
Excellent project management skills and demonstrated competency in the execution of multiple projects simultaneously.
Must have the ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative and have the ability to multi-task.
Comfortable working with technical and business teams.
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