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Data and Analytics Program Manager(EDW/BI)
Ref No.: 17-07515
Location: Palo Alto, California
Immediate need for a talented Data and Analytics Program Manager with experience in the IT Industry. This is a 6 months contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Palo Alto, CA. Please review the job description below and contact me ASAP if you are interested.
 
Key Responsibilities:
The Data and Analytics Program Manager will have high level responsibility for the delivery and deployment of EDW/BI/Analytics programs. You will lead cross-functional teams of business systems analysts and technical resources to deliver on the reporting solutions. Along with driving enterprise reporting projects, you will oversee the process for delivering on baseline efforts, including production defects and CRs. This role will interact with the IT PMO for portfolio planning and execution, IT partner teams for project delivery, and business stakeholders to define and deliver on committed solutions. This role will engage heavily with vendor partners to build out the next generation EDW and reporting platform. He/she must be passionate about process improvement, particularly around project intake model, portfolio planning & budgeting, and SDLC methodologies. We are looking for someone who thrives in an evolving environment, brings an enthusiastic, collaborative and fun attitude, and delights in getting stuff done.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities
Responsible for management of the Enterprise Information Services portfolio, including project planning, resource allocation, and project delivery
Closely work with business stakeholders to ensure that solutions meet the expectation and can scale for future needs
Act as the primary liaison with IT PMO and partner teams to review POA requests, resource demand needs, capitalization reporting needs, time tracking, and related project processes
Responsible for project scope management, status reporting, project plan development, release planning, communication and resource management
Provide coordination support for SDLC phases including functional design, development, user acceptance testing, deployment
Work with IT Ops and Engineering to align release paths, infrastructure and DevOps needs
Proactively manage risks with the project team and coordinate solution options for issues
Adhere to the agile/waterfall methodologies and ensure business and IT teams follow required processes and standards
Drive the change management process as part of scope management
Provide support to the development team for issue escalations, potential schedule impacts, resource changes
Budget Management including reporting on budget plan vs. actual, resource time tracking, capitalization management
Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules
Develop standards, guidelines, and quality assurance processes
 
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Education: Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree is preferred; or equivalent experience.
Training Requirements (licenses, Programs, Or Certificates)
PMP or related certifications preferred
Experience
A minimum of 7 years of program/project management experience including 2 years of data warehouse and BI experience in a large scale enterprise data warehouse environment
Must have solid understanding and working experience with the SDLC and agile methodology
Must have working experience on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence concepts and framework
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently with competing deadlines
This individual will apply the experiences in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given the time, budget and time constraints
This individual must work effectively with Staff to Senior Executive level employees within the function and across functions
Attention to detail and strong personal organizational skills and able to work in fast, paced, highly fluid environment
Ability to handle moderately complex projects involving integration with several systems
Track record of process improvement across various functions and disciplines
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to resolve complex business and technical issues
Ability to work, collaborate and lead a team to support deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
Knowledge of SQL and Technologies for EDW, ETL, and Reporting tools is a plus
Able to travel for project related meetings
 
Responsibilities:
Leads internal project to ensure that it meets all scope, time, budget and quality expectations, through planning, controlling and managing. Manages corporate and third party vendor efforts to plan, build and implement solutions to internal problems and issues.Strategist: Recognized authority internally and externally on leading-edge technologies, theories, or techniques. Provides innovative solutions to complex and critically sensitive issues affecting multiple disciplines and work groups. Determines and pursues courses of action essential in accomplishing objectives. Integrates advanced technology, theories or techniques that have a significant continued impact across disciplines and business units. Serves as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs. Champions large projects that effect the company's long-range goals and objectives. First Level University degree. Advanced University degree preferred.15 years of experience in project management or in like roles/businesses.Has an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the critical business success factors. Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of key Services operational policies, processes and methodologies applicable to project management.  Has an extensive understanding of critical project management techniques. PMP Certified         
 
Our client is a leading IT organization and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply NOW for immediate consideration. 
 
If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.