Program Manager - PMO

2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-1580
Category (Portal Searching)
Operations

Overview

The NACS Project Management Office (PMO) consists of program and project management delivery, resource management, quality management, continuous improvement, professional development and knowledge management.

Achieve operational efficiency and effectiveness of program management through full end-to-end design and delivery across multiple industries. Perform day-to-day program management work activities using NACS PMO standards, processes, methodologies and systems.  Utilize structured and disciplined practices to ensure program management activities are consistent with company initiatives and expectations and achieve high quality, professional client service delivery. Achieve the attainment of financial targets inclusive of annual budget, gross profit and related financial metrics within area of responsibility.  Ensure program management activities meet corporate customer satisfaction objectives as well as internal and external SLAs.   Work collaboratively across all levels and departments of the organization and ensure a seamless transition of work activities to execute operations functions.

Responsibilities

  • Execute NACS PMO standards, processes and methodologies in a consistent manner for program planning and execution activities including: scope definition and management; task and resource scheduling; cost and price budgeting; quality review and assurance; client relationship management; project team management; and overall change management.
  • Mentor and manage the delivery and execution of programs through a balance of best-in-class and pragmatic project methodologies and practices that achieve KPIs and meet or exceed business results, client satisfaction and SLAs.
  • Direct all phases of programs from inception through completion. 
  • Develop and administer the budgets, schedules, and technical performance standards. 
  • Participate in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. 
  • Oversee the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. 
  • Act as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with clients to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. 
  • Establish design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. 
  • Develop new business or expand the product line with the client as applicable. 
  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. 
  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, professional, or administrative areas.
  • Issue and communicate program status to leadership, steering committee and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Manage program issues/risks in a timely manner, escalating when necessary.
  • Foster collaborative working relationships within NACS operations and across all levels and departments of the organization to execute program management activities and company priorities.
  • Promote continuous growth of program management practices within the PMO and organization to achieve client and organizational objectives.
  • Achieve performance targets established by leadership for applicable Key Performance Indicators.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Accountability - Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one’s own job responsibilities and overall organizational goals and needs, and performs one’s job with the broader goals in mind.  Looks beyond the requirements of one’s own job to offer suggestions for improvements of overall organization operations. Takes personal ownership in organization’s success.

 

Customer Focus - Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer.  Considers the impact on the external customer when taking action, setting policies or carrying out one’s own job tasks. Looks for external trends that are likely to shape the wants and needs of customers in the near future. Looks for creative approaches to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency and decrease cost.

 

Business Acumen - Interprets situations and events from a business standpoint in order to make decisions that are consistent and congruent with the organizations strategic direction and goals.  Demonstrates the ability to use technology to enhance decision making, and provide cost-effective organizational and management tools.  Aligns policies for a consistent and united business approach.  Increases cooperation and communications between departments.

 

Decision Making - Makes good decisions using a combination of analysis, knowledge, experience, and judgment.  Analyzes and distinguishes core problems by looking at the symptoms.  Resolves key issues behind major problems in the short term while developing and executing long term solutions. Has a strong record for making decisions that are correct and accurate. Applies strategies to implement effective decision making during crises.

 

Results Focused - Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence, shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement. Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support organization’s strategic plan.

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