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Program Director

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

This role will be a key part of the client's leadership team responsible for driving a global product development projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This individual will need to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and external vendors. The ideal candidate for this role will leverage their broad experience to solve problems and implement new programs and project efficiencies that deliver successfully against high organizational standards.

The candidate must have a strong program and project management leadership track record, and will draw upon solid analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to effectively manage the key programs most vital to the team. It is essential that the individual be able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust and respect throughout the organization at all levels, and be viewed as a team player. The individual must have deep experience in managing a constantly evolving organization utilizing and defining programs and projects to support the rapid growth.

Responsibilities
• Leading and developing a high caliber team of the program and project managers within an Agile/Scrum environment
• Management of Key Stakeholders goals and objectives and vision
• Management and reporting against program plans and delivery commitments. Identifies cross-functional dependencies/risks and tracks and reports on their progress
• Independently provides analysis of status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to senior management
• Collaborate with product delivery teams and across targeted teams in order to facilitate partner growth and milestone achievement
• Management of financial planning, budget and resources
• Be able to solve problems and propose innovative ideas and solutions to help achieve scalability of the programs
• Being a leader/teacher who role models leadership, domain expertise and learning from successes and failures
• Managing change skillfully across complex organizational boundaries
• 7+ years of solid experience in program and project management with a Fortune 500 company
• Strong technology background, preferably having done software development earlier in their career
• Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, lead long-term projects, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong track record of project delivery for large cross-functional, cross-organizational projects
• Experience rapidly growing an organization and attracting, hiring and maintaining top talent
• PMP or equivalent industry recognized certification preferred
• Strong business management ability including P&L responsibility
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders
• Demonstrated experience developing and coaching team members.
• Bachelors Degree required (Project management, or business administration), Masters degree preferred
Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working within a high-growth company/environment
• Exhibits sound business judgment, a proven ability to influence others, strong analytical skills, and a proven track record of taking ownership, leading data-driven analyses, and influencing results
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of presenting to senior management
• Able to operate successfully in a lean, fast-paced organization, and to create a vision and organization that can scale quickly

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