Program Manager IV - Vistex

Roswell, GA

Posted: 06/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 19-01240

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Key Accountabilities:
• Responsible for delivering high-profile programs of work, typically global in scope with large budgets, establishing and maintaining the correct structures to control and monitor the business deliverables as an influential partner to the business
• Responsible for health of the Program/Product portfolio related to budget, capability pipeline, solution inventory, and strategic alignment with Business and IT
• Leads one or more product/project teams as part of the product portfolio/program; allocating and monitoring tasks, motivating staff and appraising individual performance
• Aggregates individual product team status into program-level risks, assumptions and interdependencies
• Reports on overall delivery status to program leadership and various stakeholders
• Coordinates resolution of internal and external dependencies across the product teams
• Works with product owners to plan program-level release schedule against delivery
• Influences senior business leaders to define and agree on a program management framework, including creation and composition of the steering group or committee, identification of sponsors/stakeholders
• Manages expectations of program stakeholders, including business and IT program sponsors
• Ensures realistic estimates of costs, schedule, scope and resource requirements are agreed and carries out the monitoring of product/project teams against these criteria, taking corrective action as necessary
• Ensures that a change control procedure is in place, and is used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, schedule, scope and resource needs and reports these to project sponsors
• Plans, directs, coordinates, monitors, and reports on vendor activities related to the product/project teams, from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage
• Leads and participates in all vendor RFPs and negotiations partnering with the  Client Procurement team
• Ensure appropriate ITS stage-gate methodology steps are taken in the program, and remain compliant with audit and security requirements as applicable
• Influences Business and IT decisions to appropriately balance global standard solutions that meet local business needs
• Assure proper quality standards are maintained during execution and delivery of capabilities

Key Qualifications and Experiences:
• Bachelor' s degree and 12+ years of relevant experience with demonstrated skills in the core competencies
• Demonstrated success as a project manager for large IT projects in complex, matrix, multi-national corporate environments, executing across multiple time-zones and cultures
• Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has broad current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends. Can facilitate the analysis of business processes, and articulate potential changes to business processes in a lucid and cogent manner, both orally and in writing

• PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (or equivalent) is strongly preferred
• Proficiency in SAP Pricing and Vistex (Pricing and Billbacks) is required.
• DIGITAL CORE - Continuous Learning (Working)
• DIGITAL CORE - Digital Workplace (Working)
• DIGITAL CORE - Enterprise Agile (Working)
• DIGITAL CORE - Enterprise Automation (Basic)
• DIGITAL CORE - Outcomes (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Business Acumen (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Change Management (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Benefits/Business Case Management (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Financial Management (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Investment Prioritization (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - IT Governance (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Product Management (Working)
• FUNCTIONAL - Program and Project Management (In-Depth)
• FUNCTIONAL - Stakeholder Relationship Management (Working)

John Simmons
Director of Business Development

John is currently the Director of Business Development for Contract Professionals, Inc. He currently manages the Green Bay, Wisconsin office and works with clients in Wisconsin, as well as several clients located throughout the United States.

John started his career in talent acquisition in 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts. For the past 20 years, John has worked with clients throughout the U.S. providing contingent and permanent staffing solutions in the areas of engineering, information technology and government/defense related positions.

John works directly with hiring managers and corporate recruiters to understand their staffing goals and future needs, in order to support their hiring initiatives.

In his free time, John enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and their dog “Inky."

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