Program Manager Job Description

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The Program Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of programs and projects through a disciplined IT project management process in close collaboration with business partners, team members, and various IT functions. This individual will assume end-to-end accountability for single or multiple concurrent projects and large programs consisting of multiple projects. The Program Manager will be a member of the Governance Team and will coordinate the work of project managers, create and maintain interlocking schedules for projects of a program, track program interdependencies, maintain and present the status of the program, track and address risks/issues at the program level, among other duties. In addition to program management duties, the Program Manager will provide process leadership and support to other Project Managers in structuring projects, consult on the use of project management tools, and will lead process improvement initiatives. The Program Manager will also serve as a mentor to project managers.

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We are seeking an experienced Program Manager to join our fast-paced organization. You will work closely with both the product management team and software development groups across the organization. You will work to define strategy and requirements. You will also lead the development design through delivery and subsequent operations. You can focus on both delivery and customers. You should have experience managing multiple complete product development cycles and possess superior analytical abilities and expert product judgment. You will have excellent listening and writing skills. This role requires the ability to effectively communicate with executive management on status, risks, and mitigations. In addition, having strong technical competency is essential to this role. A successful candidate will have a technical background, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as, great project management and communication competencies.

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The Program Manager is responsible for leading the execution and delivery of programs. Responsible for creating the program strategy and benefits and ensuring that each project has the appropriate strategy and benefits to support the goals of the program. The Program Manager should be capable of independently communicating with executives in both formal and informal scenarios. Able to effectively escalate and manage program-level issues and risks. Effectively align project timing, strategy, and objectives to support the program in a way that is more beneficial than managing individual projects. This role requires the ability to manage a staff of all levels and ensure their success in managing and supporting initiatives within IT. Requires the ability to lead, coach, and mentor. Responsible for supporting internal process improvement initiatives and improving project management capabilities. The position requires the ability to embrace transformation trends supporting technology (cloud, automation, resilience, security) and execution strategies (agile, waterfall) as appropriate.

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As a Program Manager, you’ll directly support the Division by achieving program objectives and will interface with your Customers. Responsibilities include day-to-day operations support of contract, subcontract, finance, security, staffing, and procurement. The Program Manager will monitor and manage program performance, risk, cost, and schedule; quality review and submission of all deliverables; and preparation of contract modification proposals (technical and cost). The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical and problem-solving skills, operate independently with limited supervision and feedback, be a strong team player, and have the ability to establish solid working relationships with technical staff members.

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The Program Manager possesses leadership skills and has responsibility for the company's planning and performance of major business programs throughout all phases of the program lifecycle. The Program Manager is responsible for the cost, schedule, quality, customer satisfaction, and technical performance of company programs and for using that successful execution to drive future growth. The Program Manager understands the customer's perspective, proactively responds to the customer, and gains customer trust by continually meeting commitments and quality standards. Helps to develop and communicate succinct competitive analysis during proposal activities. This position will be required to forecast sales, new business, and gross profit on their programs, and to meet the strategic and operational goals of the business unit. The Program Manager will direct a program management/engineering staff in achieving excellence in program execution through the use of Earned Value and other techniques to identify program issues and monitor program performance.

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We are seeking a Program Manager to oversee large-scale project management and scheduling. This role will collaborate with other high-performing members of our team, client, and sub-consultants on projects and programs.

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Responsible for utilizing advanced program management skills and knowledge to follow the organization's strategic plan and lead the large-to-medium and/or moderately complex programs. Delivers outcomes, longer-term improvements, and benefits in support of the organization's goals. Mentors junior members of the team.

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You will support the team in delivering projects and initiatives that have a direct impact on our employees and customers. If you have a gift for thinking outside the box, enjoy solving difficult problems, and work with diverse agile teams, we want your help to keep us moving in the right direction so we can succeed as one team. This position is responsible for: the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closure of a project/s, while controlling risk and minimizing uncertainty. You may lead a single project or multiple projects. You may also manage employees to ensure projects meet established time, cost, technical and quality objectives.

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As a Program Manager, you will lead a dynamic team to provide program and process management and business process management. In this role, you will support the IT Program Management Office Leadership, Program Managers, and Analysts who are responsible for overseeing IT-oriented Projects and Programs. You will help to establish capabilities that are aligned to those initiatives currently executed by or planned for execution.

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We are seeking applicants for a program manager with a software development background. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day software development activities. The program manager will work as part of a larger team with developers, engineers, managers, technicians, and support personnel.

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Frequently asked questions

What does a program manager do?

A program manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating a group of related projects or initiatives to achieve specific goals or objectives. Some of the key duties of a program manager may include:

Developing and managing a program budget

Developing and managing a program schedule or timeline

Ensuring that program goals and objectives are met

Coordinating the work of multiple project teams or departments

Identifying and managing program risks and issues

Communicating program status and progress to stakeholders and senior leadership

Ensuring that program activities are aligned with organizational strategy and goals.

What makes a good program manager?

Some qualities that make a good program manager include:

Strong leadership skills: A program manager should be able to inspire and motivate teams to achieve program goals and objectives.

Excellent communication skills: A program manager should be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Strategic thinking: A program manager should be able to think strategically and align program activities with organizational strategy and goals.

Analytical skills: A program manager should be able to analyze program data and make data-driven decisions to improve program performance.

Project management expertise: A program manager should have strong project management skills, including the ability to manage schedules, budgets, and resources effectively.

Risk management expertise: A program manager should be able to identify and manage program risks and issues to minimize negative impacts on program outcomes.

Flexibility and adaptability: A program manager should be able to adapt to changing circumstances and adjust program activities as needed to ensure program success.

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