Program Manager in St. Louis, MO at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

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Program Manager Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an experienced, collaborative Program Manager to work an opportunity in St. Louis, MO. This position will manage programs of projects with a focus on strategic alignment, optimizing value creation, cross-functional resource optimization, and project synergies. It is accountable for executing the PMO program and portfolio strategy, prioritizing projects, and ensuring project execution in alignment with strategic objectives. A successful candidate will form strong partnerships with department leadership to elevate and optimize strategic project results, develop a strong team, and bring complex projects to successful completion, primarily focusing on quality, cost, synergies, and schedule.

Primary duties:

  • Plan, forecast, and manage portfolio of projects through the project lifecycle including those with the highest level of complexity, risk, and strategic impact
  • Manage program and project plan integration with a focus on company strategy, cross-project, and cross-functional impacts
  • Set program and project management governance and standards in collaboration with department leadership and monitor performance across project teams to support a consistent approach
  • Use judgment in flexible application of various project methodologies to best fit specific project needs; recommend innovative ways to solve problems
  • Lead and develop a high-performing team of project managers, including coaching and mentoring on project management discipline, best practices, and process improvement, and keeping teammates connected to and engaged with one another, regardless of work location
  • Manage activities to ensure successful project results through clear ownership and roles, inclusion of change management elements throughout project plans and across programs, and concluding with strong business hand-off process
  • Lead issue-oriented project meetings, mediate and resolve conflicts, drive team members to success
  • Identify project risks early, with specific focus on higher level and cross-project dependencies; develop mitigation strategies, and elevate to project and company leadership as appropriate
  • Create transparency through proactive reporting and program/portfolio tracking to meet cost, quality, and time constraints, as well as optimize strategic goal achievement; develop and report standard program status update materials for key stakeholders including Leadership Council and Board of Directors
  • Communicate regularly with project managers, business owners and executive sponsors
  • Analyze project portfolio for strategic goal achievement, prioritization, resource optimization, connections across projects, and change management themes
  • Measure project portfolio success and enable data-driven decision making through identification, implementation and ongoing measurement of KPIs; partner with analytical departments to ensure accurate data provided to project teams to make data-driven decisions
  • Coordinate with Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and other Project Management leadership on continuous and annual standard process of collecting project proposals, evaluating and prioritizing, socializing for approval, ensuring alignment with budget and forecast processes, and assigning resources
  • Partner closely with department leadership, HR, and the business to ensure optimal support of all project work, holistic view of project portfolio, and balanced team skill and opportunities
  • Ability to develop and manage to challenging and productive goals and delegate effectively

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills described in the foundational principles of Project Management described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Experience with Agile development and project management techniques
  • Skilled in budget preparation, work scheduling and management applications, meeting management, technical reporting, contract management
  • Ability to lead by example, define roles/responsibilities, motivate and set strategy
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Relationship building, problem solving & analysis, managing for results, people leadership, people development, planning, organizational savvy, business acumen, negotiation, quality
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and communicate those decisions to others

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University in an analytical field (i.e. Engineering, Science, Business, IT) required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum ten years of related experience, including leading business projects, business improvement efforts, and leading through change
  • Previous supervisory experience of employees who work in a technical or analytical nature preferred

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • Project Management Professional or other recognized project management curriculum required
  • Change management certification preferred
  • Other accreditation's, such as PMI-PgMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, Lean Six Sigma, are valued


About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.