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IT Program Manager

Company: Vaco Staffing
Location: Orange
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Group IT Program ManagerReports to: Group IT DirectorPosition Summary: The Group IT Program Manager will oversee the portfolio of IT projects related to IT business applications, software development and infrastructure. The Program Manager will lead projects and programs through the project lifecycle from initiation to project close.The Program Manager will leverage a hybrid Agile/Waterfall methodology to plan, execute, and close projects, within scope, schedule, and budget. The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing teams across various Summit departments, third-party contractors or consultants. This position is expected to manage our clients largest, most complex, strategic institutional, infrastructure projects and programs. Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead project and program assessment phase from project charter to RFI/RFP and through Statement of Work (SOW) and Master Agreement (MA) contract negotiations
  • Lead business and IT management in scope alignment and definition sessions, identify program critical success factors and drive mitigation of significant issues and risks
  • Define effective program management processes, structure, roles, and responsibilities to successful execution and delivery of business objectives
  • Manage multiple technical teams providing technology and methodology leadership ensuring the delivery of IT solutions to high impact business opportunities
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Lead the successful implementation of medium to large scale IT programs
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, and stakeholdersOther Functions and Responsibilities:
    • Develop trusted advisor relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors, and business managers
    • Anticipate opportunities to collaborate with other departments on strategic project and program management initiatives through regular interactions
    • Deliver quarterly roadmaps, critical path analysis, resource requirement estimates
    • Provide regular and accurate updates and escalations to project stakeholders, sponsors and IT management.
    • Collaborate with technical area managers in the supervision of project and program personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel actions; motivate employees to achieve peak performanceWork with the IT manager to ensure project and program deliverables and documents are uploaded and archived and the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is updated.Minimum/Core Requirements:
      • Minimum seven years direct work experience in a program and project management capacity, including all aspects from planning to execution and close
      • Experience in managing enterprise wide, complex infrastructure projects and programs
      • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals, recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary and negotiating vendor contracts
      • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
      • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
      • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executive's sponsors, team members, stakeholders, and peers
      • Solid understanding of IT technologies, trends, interdependencies, and challenges
      • Flexible, with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
      • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, ServiceNow, and Lucid ChartEducation / Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree in a subject area related to computer science or engineering field. (5 to 7 years' experience in areas above if no bachelor's degree)Desired:
          • PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
          • Agile Scrum knowledge or certification (e.g., Certified Scrum Master, PMI - Agile Certifier Practitioner)

Keywords: Vaco Staffing, Orange , IT Program Manager, Executive , Orange, California

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