21 days old
2017-12-282018-01-25

Product/Program Manager

Tampa, FL 33609
  • Job Code
    592422

JOB DESCRIPTION


Summary


Product/Program Manager's primary purpose is to support program by steering them to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments. This role will have a strong focus to deliver value by managing program level processes, execution, and continuous improvement. In this role, the Product/Program Manager manages the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with delivery teams to deliver products. Responsible for identifying and assessing product opportunities in order to build the right product at the right time. Also, responsible for presenting and advocating product opportunities to the executive level for further investment. This role will also work with user experience groups to ensure products are created in a user-friendly way.



  • Facilitates the coordinated preparation of incremental release planning
  • Provides program and incremental release transparency
  • Delivery and deployment coordination
  • Provides coordination of major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers which may involve multiple teams and other programs
  • Resolve or escalate issues involving risk or dependency management that may be hindering the program's ability to deliver features
  • Drives continuous improvement throughout the program
  • Assists with execution of the product vision

Key Responsibilities - To simplify complexities for each customer



  • Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, ability to be a voice of reason and authority, recommend solutions to his/her customers or leadership and make recommendations on tough decision calls.
  • Transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow trust amongst partners
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Communication: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to executives
  • Conflict resolution: Ability to facilitate discussion at the program level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Continual improvement: Must continually be growing one's craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a program
  • Enthusiastic: Must be impassioned and high-energy
  • Facilitative: Must be able to facilitate incremental release planning and subsequent sessions
  • Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get hands dirty to get the job done.
  • Situational Awareness: Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment
  • Works with Operations and Product Delivery teams to ensure operational requirements are implemented
  • Provide thought leadership in the design of new processes and interactions to enhance the overall customer experience.
  • Maintains product expertise allowing detailed conversations regarding functionality and results achieved using product features.
  • Leads committee responsible for designing and prioritizing features for the program



Additional Responsibilities:



  • Empathy: Actively engages in understanding the underlying motivations and problems of various stakeholders to effectively identify real pain points to be solved by our solutions.
  • Strategic: Actively engages in driving strategic initiatives, and the related goals, to manage innovation to deliver on the vision.
  • Relational: Engages others to help in driving innovation and good thinking.
  • Product evangelist: Is the vision holder of the product and represents the product both internally and externally.



  • Communication: Effectively communicates using written, oral, non-verbal, and active listening skills. Has the ability to clearly present an idea or concept so others understand, lets others speak, and engages productively in difficult conversations while upholding our ethical values.



Position Qualifications



Qualifications/Education/Certifications:



  • Bachelor's degree plus 8-10 years' direct work experience in the information technology field with product/program management including SDLC experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience to include management, status reporting, and issue/risk management.
  • Proven experience managing large scale programs at large companies in the information technology industry.
  • SAFe Program Consultant 4 (SPC4) certification preferred
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification or equivalent preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Product/Program Management Skills



  • Ability to manage the strategic aspects of large projects and programs and mitigate risk
  • Ability to review deliverables across projects and programs and ascertain the true status of cross-lane projects and drive cross-lane teams
  • Skills to ensure project reviews and quality assurance procedures take place for all projects
  • Ability to provide leadership to Project Portfolio
  • Skills to develop, implement, and maintain sound business practices
  • Skills to develop and implement strategic objectives for HES that are aligned with strategic initiatives
  • Methods to drive continuous improvement in program management standards
  • Skills to help create pipeline forecasts and broad-based financial picture for projects or programs
  • Skills to ensure project meets or exceeds budgeted financial objectives, including revenue and margin


Financial Management Skills



  • Ability to develop and meet revenue and other financial goals for projects or programs
  • Ability to accurately forecast revenue, profitability, margins, and utilization across all projects



Communication Skills



  • Skills to ensure leadership team is well informed, at all times, of changes and news worthy events
  • Skills to effectively communicate relevant project information to superiors and peers


Technical Understanding Skills



  • Ability to evaluate and design technical offerings
  • Ability to understand the implications of different technical choices and is able to guide program to the best solution for the project
  • Strong understandings of Agile methodology and its use in a scaled model


Leadership Skills



  • Champions change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas
  • Ability to apply and train others related to conflict resolution
  • Ability to take feedback well and provide constructive feedback to business leaders, teams, and teammates
  • Accountable
  • Embraces and drives the culture


Teamwork Skills



  • Skills to reinforce team approach throughout client projects and internal initiatives
  • Supports and solicits input from team members at all levels within the organization
  • Ensures healthy team relationships are built and endure to drive high performing team



Physical Demands/Working Conditions:


Duties are performed primarily in an office setting. Travel to attend meetings and visit locations throughout the country may be required. Operate computer and standard office equipment such as telephone, copier, and printer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.


*** Job descriptions will be reviewed and are subject to changes of business necessity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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