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Senior Program Manager

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Description

Our client has an immediate need for a Senior Program Manager to implement and lead several complex, high priority initiatives encompassing organizational change, business process excellence and improvement, and digital transformation. This is a high-impact position that requires an individual comfortable with presenting to and frequently communicating with senior executives, internal stakeholders, external partners, and staff.

 

DUTIES

 

  • Lead the execution of high-impact institutional projects with significant strategic value to the organization’s mission.
  • Shape and lead assigned initiatives/projects with responsibility for establishing both short- and long-range goals.
  • Lead cross-functional teams through all phases, from chartering, kick-off, solution design, implementation, benefit monitoring, to successful closure. Ensure smooth transition of the project deliverables into sustainable routine operation and embedded into ongoing processes.
  • Manage and coordinate projects or assignments across multiple organizational areas, usually with a broad spectrum of internal and external clients.
  • Conduct research, process analysis, and cost-benefit analysis to identify and recommend improvement opportunities. Establish process and project metrics.
  • Validate cost and benefit assumptions with stakeholders, resource managers, and process owners.
  • Manage multiple projects, budgets, issues and risks.
  • Keep all team members informed and engaged throughout the projects.
  • Lead and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule, and deliverables meet target specification, time frame, and budget.
  • Request and secure the appropriate allocation of project resources, often in excess of one million dollars.
  • Modify schedules and plans as needed.
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in planning, development, financial analysis, program/projects management, and operations management.
  • Experience and success managing people and teams and large-scale (10-figure) projects or programs required; success and experience in managing large-scale change initiatives in a corporate environment a plus.
  • Experience in project portfolio management, process design, change management, and/or for-profit project/program management experience required.
  • Experience in all phases of project / program management, introducing, designing, and implementing programs required.
  • Requires an in depth knowledge of planning, systems and tools management, and operations management (including managerial accounting/budgets development).
  • Exceptional organizational dynamics skills and emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills).
  • Ability to learn and adapt to change quickly.
  • An ideal candidate is one who enjoys discovering and solving ambiguous problems, can quickly learn complex systems, and enjoys building actionable insights from information gathered or results generated.
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, with demonstrated success in partnering with business stakeholders, understanding complex requirements, and scoping and scaling desired program and projects deliverables.

 

Education:

 

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree a plus.

Certification (s): PMP, PgMP, MPM or other project management certifications are highly desired.

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