Senior Program Manager - 100% REMOTE

Affinity Executive Search

Albany New York

United States

Executive Management
(No Timezone Provided)

The Senior Program Manager position will manage complex and strategic program initiatives spanning multiple domains in the organization. In addition, the Senior Program Manager will ensure that leverages proven program management processes and methods in the execution of all program and project management efforts. This position will be a key agent for driving the maturity of project execution across. The candidate will coach individual project managers in best practices.

WHAT YOULL DO

Management & Leadership

* Provide program management for complex, high priority initiatives
* Oversee programs and projects being executed to ensure that they are following sound management practices and that the projects are on track to deliver the expected results
* Lead or support engagement with contractor program management personnel to ensure a disciplined execution of key programs
* Lead the improvement of the Program Management Office (PMO) processes and standard practices with continuous improvement following proven program management processes and methods as well as Agile principles.
* Develop templates, standards and best practices for the PMO program and project managers
* Provide coaching and training to project managers to develop improved project management capabilities

Strategic Program Management

* Coordinate among internal and external stakeholders as well as contractors/vendors to ensure effective execution of projects and programs
* Develop and gain agreement on project and program objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
* Ensure appropriate documentation on programs and underlying projects
* Track program performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques identifying and ensuring action on program issues.
* Identify and manage program risks and ensure that risk mitigation steps are taken in a timely manner
* Manage relationships among all stakeholders, including internal and external customers as well as contractors and vendors.
* Present progress reports as well as identified problems and solutions to stakeholders and management
* Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

WHAT YOULL NEED

* Bachelors degree in information technology, business or a related field*
* 15+ years experience in program and project management of significant sized program/projects
* 3+ years leadership experience in program management function spanning multiple company-wide technology programs/projects
* Program management related certifications (or equivalent additional experience/education)
* Proven capabilities in developing and mentoring strong project management teams
* Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
* Experience developing processes and procedures to drive project management maturity
* Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
* Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
* Candidate must be eligible to obtain National Security Clearance
* Must be authorized to work in the United States

ITS A PLUS IF YOU HAVE:

* Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business or related field
* Strong presentation capabilities
* Microsoft Project expertise
* Project Management experience in Cybersecurity field

Senior Program Manager - 100% REMOTE

Affinity Executive Search

Albany New York

United States

Executive Management

(No Timezone Provided)

The Senior Program Manager position will manage complex and strategic program initiatives spanning multiple domains in the organization. In addition, the Senior Program Manager will ensure that leverages proven program management processes and methods in the execution of all program and project management efforts. This position will be a key agent for driving the maturity of project execution across. The candidate will coach individual project managers in best practices.

WHAT YOULL DO

Management & Leadership

* Provide program management for complex, high priority initiatives
* Oversee programs and projects being executed to ensure that they are following sound management practices and that the projects are on track to deliver the expected results
* Lead or support engagement with contractor program management personnel to ensure a disciplined execution of key programs
* Lead the improvement of the Program Management Office (PMO) processes and standard practices with continuous improvement following proven program management processes and methods as well as Agile principles.
* Develop templates, standards and best practices for the PMO program and project managers
* Provide coaching and training to project managers to develop improved project management capabilities

Strategic Program Management

* Coordinate among internal and external stakeholders as well as contractors/vendors to ensure effective execution of projects and programs
* Develop and gain agreement on project and program objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
* Ensure appropriate documentation on programs and underlying projects
* Track program performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques identifying and ensuring action on program issues.
* Identify and manage program risks and ensure that risk mitigation steps are taken in a timely manner
* Manage relationships among all stakeholders, including internal and external customers as well as contractors and vendors.
* Present progress reports as well as identified problems and solutions to stakeholders and management
* Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

WHAT YOULL NEED

* Bachelors degree in information technology, business or a related field*
* 15+ years experience in program and project management of significant sized program/projects
* 3+ years leadership experience in program management function spanning multiple company-wide technology programs/projects
* Program management related certifications (or equivalent additional experience/education)
* Proven capabilities in developing and mentoring strong project management teams
* Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
* Experience developing processes and procedures to drive project management maturity
* Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
* Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
* Candidate must be eligible to obtain National Security Clearance
* Must be authorized to work in the United States

ITS A PLUS IF YOU HAVE:

* Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business or related field
* Strong presentation capabilities
* Microsoft Project expertise
* Project Management experience in Cybersecurity field