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Program Manager
Ref No.: 17-11653
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 12/01/2017
Job Title: Program Manager
Location:Client Park, IL 
Duration: 12+ Month Contract 
Start: Janaury 2018
Rate: Open DOE 
Responsible for the successful execution of a complex program to transform Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).   This involves all facets of project leadership and delivery, including:  planning, delivery (process, issue, risk and change management), relationship management, team leadership, and governance compliance. Partner with business sponsors/key stakeholders to confirm project success criteria, leverage resources, manage change and mitigate/ manage project risk throughout project life cycle.  Partner with external system integrator / consulting firm in leading the overall program.    
75% Project Management and Delivery
  • Lead all aspects of the project life cycle, working with team members, project sponsor/key stakeholders, to oversee all phases of project completion.
  • Manage overall project health and project visibility in alignment with organization's goals.
  • Establish key project relationships with work stream leads and sponsors.
  • Responsible managing project work plan, project health, and integration across project work streams, negotiating and facilitating changes as necessary for our client.
  • Facilitate coordination of all operational checkpoint activities and requirements throughout the project lifecycle with project sponsor and project team.
  • Assess, monitor and mitigate/resolve priority project issues and risks as they are encountered (i.e., execution risk, business risk, technology risk and people risk), escalating issues appropriately and tracking resolution.
  • Develop and facilitate communication plan implementation to actively engage all stakeholders (those leading and impacted by project results) and maintain visible strategic alignment
15%   Governance Compliance
  • Along with team lead, responsible for leading the project governance forums including content, accuracy of status reporting, visibility of issues and risks.
  • Ensure accountability across work streams and resources is clear and manageable
  • Must maintain compliance with all required our client's policy and procedures
  • Hold 3rd party system integration accountable for milestones, deliverables and accurate status. 
  • Connect project messaging and reporting to relevant strategic business initiatives and Enterprise strategy
  • Represent project at required project governance forums.
  • Lead project in compliance with standards, governance and reporting requirements
10% Team  Leadership and Development
  • Anticipate and escalate to appropriate managers any performance gaps quickly to keep project on track
  • Foster team collaboration
  • Empower others to execute responsibilities on the project
  • Finance or accounting degree
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Priori experience in leading large program to implement financial planning software
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Experience with TM1, MDM and data warehouses a plus.