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Program Manager

Job Description

Job Description | Program Manager

Strive Consulting offers the opportunity for top business and technology professionals to determine how and where they work by partnering with an award-winning consulting firm. Strive is a national business and technology consulting firm, that is consistently named one of the best places to work by Glassdoor and Best & Brightest.  

As a Strive Affiliate, you will work on a contract-basis and will have access to fixed duration, project-based opportunities. You will apply your skills and experience to help drive business transformation for leading organizations. In addition to delivering innovative solutions for Strive’s clients, you will work with a highly skilled, diverse network of people who are using the latest emerging technologies to address today’s biggest business challenges.  

Overview

Responsible for managing highly complex or enterprise-wide IT Programs consisting of multiple projects. Develops program strategy, supporting business case and various company wide high-level project plans. Responsible for delivering all projects contained in the IT project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements.

Responsibilities 

•       Manages multi-million dollar IT Programs that consist of multiple, high-profile and complex projects that span multiple fiscal years, several business units and transport significant enterprise-wide impact.

•       Ensures integration of large/complex projects and adjusts project scope, timing, and budgets as necessary, based upon the needs of the business.

•       Communicates with IT stakeholders and senior business stakeholders to communicate program strategy, direction and changes.

•       Partners with senior stakeholder of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the company.

•       Maintains the efficiency of the project organization process such as planning, scheduling, and budget and risk assessment. Identifies and mitigates potential risks.

•       Manages teams of multiple project managers, project stakeholders and/or support staff as direct or dotted line reports. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IT Project Management office.

•       Creates a structure/environment in which team members can work together as an efficient team.

•       Monitors, measures and reports on project status to IT stakeholder and senior business stakeholder.

•       Accountable to Steering Committee and Operating Committee for enterprise/strategic goals, including but not limited to, efficiency and functionality of all IT Project completions, timeline adherence, budget and resource management.

Job Requirements

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Project Management experience with at least two years of Program Management experience.
  • Has managed budgets more than $5M.
  • Strong Stakeholder management
  • Global team leadership experience
  • Excellent team leadership, builds trust and confidence.
  • Builds and maintains partnerships throughout (business and IT)
  • Experience leading enterprise level programs
  • Financial management expertise
  • Proactive Risk/Issue management
  • Transparency with leadership as project health, blockers and challenges being faced.
  • Knowledge of technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program, including methods and tools for capture and management of product requirements and functional specifications; methods and tools for software project planning and development; methods and tools for project risk management; and methods and tools for software and system testing and validation.
  • Experience managing competing priorities across complex programs.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience adjusting and applying this knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • MBA or other related advanced degree
  • PMI or PMP certification
  • Agile background
  • Experience working in healthcare, retail, pharmacy

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Greater Chicago Area
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate $65.00 - $75.00 /Hour
Store Type IT & Technical
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Company Overview

Strive Consulting

We accomplish this through a unique, multi-disciplinary approach that blends top talent, creative problem-solving and the expertise needed to deliver highly effective solutions. What sets us apart is the depth of knowledge across our Management Consulting, Data & Analytics, and Technology Enablement practices, combined with a flexible model that enables us to meet your specific needs – from advisory and solution delivery to strategic staffing. Learn More

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Strive Consulting
Company:
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Employment Type:
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Pay Type:
$65.00 - $75.00 /Hour
Pay Rate:
IT & Technical
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Job Description

Job Description | Program Manager

Strive Consulting offers the opportunity for top business and technology professionals to determine how and where they work by partnering with an award-winning consulting firm. Strive is a national business and technology consulting firm, that is consistently named one of the best places to work by Glassdoor and Best & Brightest.  

As a Strive Affiliate, you will work on a contract-basis and will have access to fixed duration, project-based opportunities. You will apply your skills and experience to help drive business transformation for leading organizations. In addition to delivering innovative solutions for Strive’s clients, you will work with a highly skilled, diverse network of people who are using the latest emerging technologies to address today’s biggest business challenges.  

Overview

Responsible for managing highly complex or enterprise-wide IT Programs consisting of multiple projects. Develops program strategy, supporting business case and various company wide high-level project plans. Responsible for delivering all projects contained in the IT project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements.

Responsibilities 

•       Manages multi-million dollar IT Programs that consist of multiple, high-profile and complex projects that span multiple fiscal years, several business units and transport significant enterprise-wide impact.

•       Ensures integration of large/complex projects and adjusts project scope, timing, and budgets as necessary, based upon the needs of the business.

•       Communicates with IT stakeholders and senior business stakeholders to communicate program strategy, direction and changes.

•       Partners with senior stakeholder of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the company.

•       Maintains the efficiency of the project organization process such as planning, scheduling, and budget and risk assessment. Identifies and mitigates potential risks.

•       Manages teams of multiple project managers, project stakeholders and/or support staff as direct or dotted line reports. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IT Project Management office.

•       Creates a structure/environment in which team members can work together as an efficient team.

•       Monitors, measures and reports on project status to IT stakeholder and senior business stakeholder.

•       Accountable to Steering Committee and Operating Committee for enterprise/strategic goals, including but not limited to, efficiency and functionality of all IT Project completions, timeline adherence, budget and resource management.

Job Requirements

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Project Management experience with at least two years of Program Management experience.
  • Has managed budgets more than $5M.
  • Strong Stakeholder management
  • Global team leadership experience
  • Excellent team leadership, builds trust and confidence.
  • Builds and maintains partnerships throughout (business and IT)
  • Experience leading enterprise level programs
  • Financial management expertise
  • Proactive Risk/Issue management
  • Transparency with leadership as project health, blockers and challenges being faced.
  • Knowledge of technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program, including methods and tools for capture and management of product requirements and functional specifications; methods and tools for software project planning and development; methods and tools for project risk management; and methods and tools for software and system testing and validation.
  • Experience managing competing priorities across complex programs.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience adjusting and applying this knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • MBA or other related advanced degree
  • PMI or PMP certification
  • Agile background
  • Experience working in healthcare, retail, pharmacy
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