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Reference # : 19-219803 Title : Senior Program Manager
Location : Burbank, CA
Experience Level : Start Date : 04/11/2019  
Description
Basic Qualifications ? Defines and creates project plan for the project, includes prioritization and implementation
? Defines scope and deliverables for vendor participant agreements
? Evaluates trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value
? Partners with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria
? Facilitates all operational checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of project
? Assesses and resolves all high priority project risks as they are encountered
? Ensures project adheres to project methodology compliance standards set by the company
? Continually updates relevant business stakeholder of project status
? Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies issues, and devises contingency plans
? Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team
? Provides frequent on-site monitoring and enforcement of schedules, milestones, and vendor accountability
? Conducts meetings with senior leadership and key stakeholders across the organization to validate understanding of business goals and effectively communicate the business strategy
? Collaborates with stakeholders (consisting of business sponsor, user groups, Enterprise Technology, and vendors) to define the project objective and goals, detailed scope, approach, resource requirements, risks and communications strategy;
? Align rollout strategy across multiple stakeholder groups
? Lead effective status meetings that communicate overall project status and define actions required to keep project within scope, schedule and budget.
? Publish weekly status reports that provide project progress reports to project team and stakeholders.
Skills:
? Excellent project management, organization, and team collaboration skills
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Excellent facilitation, collaboration, organizational, leadership and presentation skills
? Strong ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
? Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels
? Extensive knowledge of project management processes, systems development methods, organizational change management concepts, and business process improvement methods
? Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment
? Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
? Strong business and financial acumen
? Knowledge of forecasting, modeling, and scenario development tools and techniques
? 5 to 10 years of experience as a project manager of enterprise-wide software implementations in complex and large corporate environments with multiple stakeholders.
? Proficiency in MS Project, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
Preferred Qualifications Experience
? 8+ years of experience working with technical applications and/or information systems, or equivalent, including 5+ years in managing information technology projects, or equivalent
? Two years of supervisory experience preferred
? More than six years of experience managing various kinds of projects
? Financial technology project management experience strongly preferred
? Experience working on project management Tools (Visio, MS Project, Clarity, etc.)
Education Requirements
? Bachelor's degree in finance, computer science, information technology, quality assurance, or equivalent, required
? Advanced degree preferred
? Project Management institute (PMI) certification or equivalent preferred