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Program Manager

Our client is seeking a Program Manager - Tax.
Duties include:

" Manage key milestones and deliverables (following the PMO established methodology), issues, change management, risks, go/no-go decisions, user acceptance validations and approvals for a given Program/Project
" Develop, manage, and motivate large multi-disciplinary program teams to support large and/or complex efforts/process change initiatives
" Produce relevant program management deliverables such as program objectives and requirements, risk assessments, program and project plans, program status reports, issues logs, change logs, and action items list
" Coordinate core and extended team meetings, along with tracking issues and actions for the program and plan
" Track and manage aspects of a given program, from the requirements gathering phase through to implementation; track the portfolio of programs and report status and financials across project managements discipline including cost, schedule, scope and quality
" Define and coordinate the securing of commitments from cross-functional groups and external providers in terms of resources, cost, schedule, and performance
" Assist the Project Management Office (PMO) leadership with the development and implementation of PMO strategy, establishing the PMO function as a center of excellence, institutionalizing and maturing the Program Management (PM) life cycle methodology, and advancing the capabilities of program management and project management
" Make project-level decisions and managing track team leads and day-to-day team activities
" Escalate issues as appropriate
" Serve as an advocate of the PM principles and standards established by the PMO
" Develop presentations
" Plan and facilitate workshops
" Assist with management of the ITS Global Central Services function

Skills:

" Experience of working in a Professional Services environment
" Experience in matrix management environment
" Experience with managing large scale IT programs
" Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action
" Demonstrated experience mentoring, coaching and strategically developing team members
" Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously
" Ability to create and foster relationships with Functional management and communicate at a senior level
" Minimum of 6 to 8 years experience in project management disciplines, with experience planning and executing large scale projects and programs, preferably managing Tax technology projects
" Strong experience with Program Management and establishing PMO standards
" Strong multi-project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing multiple significant-scale projects from definition through implementation, involving internal personnel and third-party contractors
" Requires in-depth experience with formal systems development methodology(ies) and ability to learn, utilize and improve the ITS Global Project Management Life Cycle
" Requires excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills, strong supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with project team members, project sponsors, functional leaders, and senior management
" Ability to develop and manage effective business relationships
" Ability to work with business subject matter experts and technology specialists
" Attention to detail and pride in well-presented and accurate work
" Experience within an IT application development and implementation organization is desirable
" Experience in building / establishing teams is a plus
" Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations
" Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment

Keywords:

Education:

University degree
Industry recognized project management qualification, ideally PMP

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