Job Description :
Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN
6+ Months

Rate: Keep it Minimum(as low as possible)

Need Jr. Level to Mid level resource


Soft Skills
1. Excellent leadership skills
2. Excellent customer service with ability to manage customer expectations
3. Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written skills at all levels of the organization
4. Ability to easily adapt to different communication and working styles
5. Active listener
6. Excellent organizational skills
7. Self-starter and quick learner
8. Proven ability to set priorities across a complex program with multiple projects and drive for results
9. Good attention to details
10. Strong time management skills
11. Excellent facilitation and collaboration skills
12. Work effectively with internal and external clients, third party vendors, and senior management (Sr Director and VP levels) in accomplishing project objectives
13. Exercise judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to develop corporate methods, techniques
14. Evaluate complex situations accurately and identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer
15. In depth knowledge of how to navigate through matrixed organizations to engage teams and get work done
16. Can establish and maintain effective relationships with business and IT customers to gain their trust and respect
17. Ability to communicate effectively with senior IT and business leaders

Experience

1. In depth understanding of project terminology and methodology
2. 3-5 years of experience managing programs
3. Ability to lead multi-function project team through influencing skills
4. Developing executive level PowerPoint presentations
5. Expert skill using Microsoft Project to drive project execution and manage to critical path
6. Experience in managing constrained schedules and resources in a rapidly evolving environment
7. Ability to understand interdependencies and can connect the dots on how one part of a project impacts another
8. Evaluate complex situations accurately and identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer. Hosting meetings, taking meeting notes, and documenting action items
9. Ability to organize complex and/or ambiguous information for project sponsor
10. Organizing project goals / objectives into major streams of work with specific deliverables
11. Develop and maintain “lessons-learned” inputs to the project repository for utilization on future programs
12. Work closely with the Program Executive Sponsor, Operating Committee and Steering Committee to facilitate decisions necessary for delivery and to overcome barriers
13. Resolve political, resource, budgeting, change, and legal issues affecting the program.
14. Serves as a mentor/advisor/decision-maker to project managers for the program for issues related to corporate politics, external politics, client relations, governmental regulation, project quality, project risk, and safety.
15. Oversee development of proposals and requests for proposals associated with the program.