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Sr. Program Manager
Ref No.: 18-04071
Location: Irvine, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 09/03/2018 to 03/03/2019
Top Requirements
Senior level experience of managing portfolios of projects
Previous experience managing project managers or supervision responsibilities
Strong experience managing R&D operations
Medical device project management experience required
Need to have previous experience managing new product development, design improvements, and production transfer

Initiates, plans, executes, controls and manages all aspects of project(s) to ensure ultimate project success.


Key Responsibilities:
• Manages large scale to enterprise-wide projects within program
• Facilitates the creation and approval of business cases within the program, and coordinates the sharing and prioritization of resources among projects
• Establishes and maintains program stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications, both internal and external to the organization
• Develops a high-level milestone plan for the program and manages program change in accordance with the change management plan to control scope, quality, schedule, cost, and contracts
• Executes program plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and communicate program status and data in order to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders
• Serves as a project and program management subject matter expert, including guiding and mentoring project managers; sourcing and directing contract resources tied to projects within the program; and develops expertise in a business process, professional discipline, market or product
• Obtains approval for the program and actively manages program benefits and issues in partnership with IT business partner
• Owns one or more Project Management Office (PMO) continuous improvement activities

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related field Required Master's Degree or equivalent Preferred 6 Years of experience hands on experience managing projects and/or programs of increasing complexity

Required Additional Skills:
• Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite and related project management systems
• Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objective