21 days old

Sr. Program Manager

San Clemente, CA 92673
  • Job Code
    579749

Position Summary


Randstad Technologies is in search of a seasoned Program Manager for a client in the South Orange County, CA market. This position will be responsible for overseeing the IT program, its daily functions, longer-term strategic projects and initiatives, communicating with the wider firm, and aligning IT with the company's mission and vision. This position will include working with other management-level employees, team members, and other IT functions to coordinate goals, operations, and plans. Similar to project management positions, this position will be responsible for timeline creation and target setting, detailed status updates from different teams, and wider communication.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities



  • Lead specific IT programs/projects and utilize project management tools to keep them on track
  • Ensure management of projects meets both PMLC and SDLC guidelines and makes suggestions for improvements
  • Ensure project plans and schedules are accurate and complete for all active projects
  • Set individual and team goals, employee development plans, and completes annual performance reviews
  • Monitor, measure, and report on project portfolio performance via reporting to multiple levels within the organization
  • Ensure IT department efficiency by predicting, planning, controlling, and addressing project changes in IT employees workload and schedules
  • Recommend, leverage, and augment staff with internal, contract and vendor resources to optimize active or newly prioritized projects
  • Monitor budgets, resources, supplies, and more to keep workflow steady
  • Lead project meetings to monitor specific projects, assist if problems arise, and give guidance or expertise when needed
  • Create a roadmap to set the future vision and strategic direction of the project management team
  • Ensure strategic alignment between the portfolio of projects and business objectives
  • Participate and provide input to annual IT plans and strategies
  • Accountable to meet deadlines or provide appropriate advance notice if project tolerances and timelines are not met
  • Assess strengths and deficits of project management processes and standards and makes recommendations for improvement
  • Create an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork, collaboration and encourages employee engagement
  • Complete performance evaluations, and ability to give/receive positive/constructive feedback
  • Provide assistance on a diverse range of projects, from technical to more general
  • Assist in business process re-engineering initiatives
  • Be responsible for developing detailed project charters and plans, scope, scheduling, risk analysis, deliverables, timelines, work breakdown structures, and training needs
  • Gain a working knowledge of stakeholder and employee requirements and their alignment to the overall goal of the company
  • Adherence and knowledge of delivery, industry, and company best practices and standards
  • Work on additional projects as they arise


Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications



  • Advanced skills and understanding of Microsoft Project or other project tracking tools
  • Experience in forming and running a PMO
  • Knowledge of waterfall methodology; agile or lean experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of development methodologies including but not limited to: scrum, SDLC
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities without jeopardizing deadlines or goals
  • Proven leadership experience and the ability to effectively interface and collaborate with all levels within the organization (both technical and non-technical)
  • Skilled in presenting complex concepts and information to individuals and groups at all levels of the organization in a simple concise manner
  • Previous experience in budgeting, forecasting and business case writing
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, written, verbal, and listening
  • Complete working knowledge of Windows, Macs, and mobile devices
  • Competency in PC applications such as Office, Visio, Outlook, etc.


Education and Experience



  • PMP certification required
  • High school diploma is required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in technical background, Computer Science, Information Systems,Business Administration, or related IT/management field is preferred
  • 5+ years' of project management experience, with technical application and software experience preferred

Categories

  • Information Technology

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