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Sr. Program Manager

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  • This is a one year temporary assignment with the potential to extend
  • Local candidates only please
  • Must have proof of eligibility to work in the US

    Our Fortune 500 media client is looking for a skilled Senior Program Manager to direct the delivery of large-scale e-commerce software development! Combine your project and program management skills with your expert financial and business acumen in this unique opportunity. Ideal candidates have 7-10 years of project and program management, prior exposure to e-commerce business, and extensive experience in an Agile environment.

    The Sr. Program & Project Manager will oversee, a combination of one or more programs with multiple project tracks, and multiple digital projects across web and mobile applications. The Sr. Program & Project Manager ensures on-time and on-schedule delivery working closely with Product, Technology, and Design.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate scope definition, cross-functional estimates and high-level planning workshops
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver program and project deliverables including resources, program and project oversight, objective risk and related contingency
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes
  • Create full-scale master program and project schedules and communication plans consisting of multiple projects or components
  • Establish program and project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans
  • Develop the program and project plans and schedules with cross discipline functional leads
  • Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver programs and projects and their components are established
  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, components of large programs, and full programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Manage resource assignments, budgets, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control
  • Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams (when appropriate)
  • Communicate regular status updates to program and project executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast
  • Monitor adherence to master schedule and milestone commitments
  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation
  • Prevent scope creep and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget are approved and communicated
  • Use metrics to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements
  • Ensure proper program and project closure including retroactive/lessons learned, transition and hand-off to production operations support, and final financial reporting
  • May provide leadership and coaching for a small team of project managers (2 to 5 team members)
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