Job Description :
Position: Program Manager Location: Minneapolis, MN Summary: Cognizant's Life Sciences business unit is one of Cognizant's highest growth businesses and a critical part of Cognizant's business strategy. We engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life. Responsibilities: Manage a team of 4-6 Manager and above level team members Lead & perform Project / Program management tasks Understand the Project / Program goals and draft relevant documents Design and Manage Project / Program governance, and provide relevant updates during Governance meetings Create, Manage and Be accountable for Project / Program Schedule and Plan Be accountable for Project / Program Estimates, Budget and Quality of Delivery Collaborate with relevant Portfolio teams for estimations and plan resource needs Liaise with technical team for building the solution to meet Project requirements Work with testing team(s) for ensuring test coverage of Business Requirements Facilitate and drive meetings, workshops, demonstrations etc. with different IT & Business stakeholders Manage stakeholders by effectively meeting/exceeding their expectations on Project/Program delivery & quality of work Facilitate and drive meetings, workshops, demonstrations etc. with different IT & Business stakeholders Identify, Manage and Mitigate Project/Program Issues, Risk and Dependencies Identify, Invoke and Manage Project/Program Change Controls Ensure Project/Program meets all relevant Compliance requirements Be accountable for all relevant Audit requirements and findings If required, Lead and concurrently manage multiple projects Align and Collaborate with Program Manager and relevant Stakeholders on broader program objectives Qualifications: Over 15+ years of IT experience Application maintenance and support experience; deeper understanding of support SLAs, KPIs Effective risk management skills Experience working with global teams experience managing application support transition Preferably Life Science domain experience Well versed in Waterfall/Agile project/Project Management Excellent communication and presentation skills Should be a team leader and player Flexible and Resourceful

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