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Program Manager

  • Location: Plano, 75024
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Program Manager
Remote to US
Term: 12 weeks
Target Pay Rate: $64.00/hr

Program Management-

  • Manages multiple business and/or technology programs or a large complex projects that may have multiple phases and deployments.
  • Programs and complex projects may involve participation from and have impact on multiple functions across the enterprise, technologies, vendors, and brand partners.
  • Establishes overall program structure and leads program governance structure.
  • Develops and maintains program budget, including tracking actuals against forecast, and remaining within Enterprise guidelines for variance.
  • In collaboration with Resource Management and program stakeholders, develops, manages, and maintains program resource plan, including any need for external contractors.
  • Ensures that all projects and work streams within a program are effectively managed.
  • Responsible for working with projects managers within the program to resolve issues and roadblocks, as well as collaborating on executive level escalations.
  • Create and oversees program and work stream status reporting structure and program level communication plan.
  • Identifies, oversees, and delegates, as appropriate, management on cross project and intra-program dependencies.
  • Responsible for managing the integration of program work stream deliverables.
  • Works with project stakeholders and work stream project managers to ensure business as usual plans are defined for post-program delivery.


  • Serves as a mentor and advisor to project managers on projects and programs.
  • Conducts the formal and informal training of EPMO associates and project team members.
  • Mentors less experienced project managers on Company project management standards and business practices.
  • Conducts assessments of troubled projects or programs as requested by leaders.
  • May be asked to take over a troubled project or program with the goal of ensuring project or program success.

Stakeholder management-

  • Coaches project team members to clarify assignments and deliverables.
  • Responsible for identifying conflicts, negotiating and influencing resolution, and escalating appropriately as necessary to remove roadblocks to successful program execution.
  • Leads strategic discussions and makes informed recommendations to facilitate decision making.
  • Responsible for executive level communication via governance meetings, status updates, and escalations.

Process improvement-

  • Proactively identifies, manages and develops contingency plans for critical issues or risks that may impact the success of the project.
  • Establishes lessons learned best practices for program.
  • Creates or leads the creation of best practice documentation around new and undefined processes and contributes to process improvement initiatives to improve program and project delivery.

Vendor Management-

  • Participates in and or drives vendor selection and proposals for evaluation by appropriate stakeholders as required by project scope.
  • Defines statement of work and specifications for requested vendor services.
  • Responsible for managing vendor performance and deliverables across work streams.

Direct Reports: Will lead resources in a matrixed environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Eight or more years of experience in a formal project management role with proven examples of leading complex projects through all phases of the Project Life Cycle in either services, software development or information technology.
  • Five or more years of experience leading complex and/or strategic programs through all phases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Business, Computer Science, or other MS/MA
  • Certification: PMP
  • Ten or more years of experience in a formal project management role leading complex projects through all phases of the Project Life Cycle.
  • Three or more years of experience leading complex and/or strategic programs through all phases.
  • Two or more years of experience leading people.
  • Experience in financial services, information technology, software development or information technology

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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