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Program Manager (PMP Certified)

  • Location: Irving, Texas, 75063
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

This international financial services industry leader has an immediate 12+ month contract opportunity in Irving, TX for a Technical Program Manager with active PMP Certification. Will define, design, implement (and manage ongoing production of) Program and Project tracking and reporting capabilities to support the PMO and application delivery teams in their adherence to corporate program and project governance. Will be responsible for interpretation and dissemination of project information, process ownership, process improvement, and establishing best practices and processes in the PMO. Will see the development of a suite of proactive reporting, visualization and communication, leveraging the data within multiple complex enterprise project management tools, to advise the PMO and senior technology managers of the overall health of their initiatives and identify areas that require remediation. KPI’s will also be defined and agreed upon with KPI monitoring implemented to monitor adherence to governance milestones.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage PMO portfolio of projects performing analysis of projects and help design end-state strategy to ongoing improvement initiatives and create efficient global business standards and operational efficiencies.
  • Interface and build strong rapport with designated Project Managers.
  • Execute status meetings with Project Managers, partner with Project Managers, Project stakeholders and drive initiatives to completion.
  • Prepare and produce project status, Issue/Risk and RAG reports for senior management.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly operational metrics reports including cost savings status and forecasts.
  • Participate in project governance and provide detailed metrics on project quality control measures.
  • Coordinate project meetings and working sessions with project stakeholders.
  • Conduct project related status/performance analysis.
  • Track project progress against time and quality expectations.
  • Deploy appropriate methods and tools to drive implementation.
  • 7 - 10 years of Program or Project management experience. Strongly prefer experience within a PMO or technology delivery function.
  • PMP Certification required.
  • Six Sigma/Black Belt certification is a plus.
  • Strongly prefer 3+ years financial services experience in Enterprise Risk or Finance.
  • Experience organizing, analyzing and visualizing enterprise data to enable data-driven decision making and actions.
  • Familiarity with various software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc.).
  • Consulting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong skills in program management/planning, presentations and communication.
  • Highly proficient skills in MS Project, MS PowerPoint and Excel (including Pivot tables).
  • Ability to learn quickly, work in a fast-paced, environment, take initiative/ownership and take on various assignments/roles.
  • Bachelor degree preferred.
If this is a good fit, apply now!