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IT Program Manager IV in Chesterbrook, PA at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical Services Company
  • Awarded Top 20 Best Places to work in healthcare
  • Global presence in 50+ countries with $140B in revenue
  • Diversified organization servicing both manufacturers and providers within the industry

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Dynamic organization offering a vibrant culture and opportunity for growth
  • Growth: High visibility role interfacing with key business leaders across organization
  • Opportunity: Work with a name brand company who is a proven leader in their industry
  • Stability: Dedicated leadership with stability and tenure

WHERE THIS POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Chesterbrook, PA           

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Leads cross functional project teams by developing work plans within guidelines and monitoring progress on project milestones.
  • Understands program/project roadmap and key milestones regarding criticality, downstream impact if dates are missed and determines alternative/mitigating actions.
  • Coordinates the planning, management and execution of multiple related projects that are directed toward the same strategic objectives.
  • Is familiar with and monitors all major project activities and escalates as appropriate.
  • Records and monitors program/project actual costs vs. program/project budget.
  • Responsible for proactively identifying variances to plan and developing appropriate mitigation plans.
  • Partners with departmental leadership and key stakeholders to develop appropriate mitigation actions based on the program priorities.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Drives new or changed tools and processes to move the department forward.
  • Able to influence decisions through effective communication methods.
  • Interacts with program sponsors, stakeholders and various project members to ensure that specified business needs are met
  • Builds consensus among multiple project teams relative to project scope, task execution, staffing and issue resolution.
  • Able to provide clear and reliable communications to internal teams, program stakeholders, external vendors, and customers.
  • Defines and understands the objectives and the scope of the program and is able to translate customer expectations and requirements.
  • Shows flexibility in changing approach when needed.
  • Ensures the integration of multiple projects.
  • Challenges estimates where appropriate.
  • Ensures the quality and integrity of program work products.

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Essential 7 to 10 plus years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects and at least 3 years of leadership experience.
  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is required Preferred
  • Controls a program level view and status and uses the information in Clarity/Open Workbench to communicate on multiple projects and programs at a time.
  • Able to use Clarity/Open Workbench tool to determine how the intersection of multiple projects and programs impacts the department.
  • Able to use the Clarity/Open Workbench tool develop departmental budgets.
  • Able to model different mitigation plans in the Clarity/Open Workbench tool and make and recommendations
  • Able to extract the information from the Clarity/Open Workbench tool to analyze intersecting projects and departmental level allocations.
  • When needed, utilizes the information in MS Project as part of a tool kit that communicates status based on the needs of the project or program
  • Can use MS Outlook to schedule meetings with internal and external resources in multiple locations.
  • When needed, utilizes the information in MS Excel as part of a tool kit that communicates departmental information based on the needs of the project or program.
  • Within MS Excel works with multiple worksheets, filters data, functions, pivot tables.
  • Able to create presentations in MS PowerPoint presenting complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the department.
  • Ability to lead cross functional project teams by developing work plans within guidelines and monitoring progress on project milestones.
  • Ability to assess and raise risks/issues and escalate to senior management when appropriate
  • Ability to proactively identifying variances to plan and developing appropriate mitigation plans
  • Ability to create and monitor program/project actual costs vs. program/project budget to ensure on budget delivery
  • Ability to participate in technical design discussion and to review technical documents to ensure that all cross-program dependencies are identified and accounted for with the schedule/budget
  • Ability to create all quality documents in support of company's standard SDLC process
  • Ability to create and collect metrics data and conduct project audits for timely and accurate status reporting
  • Ability to create project plans and keep track of schedule for on time delivery as per the defined quality standards
  • Able to influence decisions through effective communication methods.
  • Interacts with program sponsors, stakeholders and various project members to ensure that specified business needs are met.

Preferred Skillset:

  • Agile (SAFe) working experience
  • SAP Experience
  • SAP Hybris Experience
  • LN/Baan Experience
  • CA PPM/Clarity Tool Experience
  • JIRA Tool Experience