Program Manager

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North Highland Company
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At North Highland, we believe in doing great things together. With you. With our clients. With a perspective on actions today that shape tomorrow. As the world's most innovative, collaborative consulting group, we've built a space to share ideas like never before. Do you have the skills, passion and commitment to transform industries for the better? Think you can bring your A-game every day? If so, join us. We like big thinkers with action on the brain...

Why North Highland? Every choice you make will give you the opportunity to grow. It's our employee ownership model - with plenty of coaching and personal development opportunities in the mix. For us, training doesn't have an off switch. You'll learn new things, both during and beyond traditional working hours. We want people who strive for the next level, then the next.

At North Highland, you're never a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up, test your mettle and tackle big challenges, but small enough that clients won't lose your face in a crowd. You're recognized individually.

We started as three leaders and a kitchen table. Which means we know expectations are made to be broken. Want to surprise us? Do it. Experiment and stretch yourself. There's room to grow as a budding entrepreneur.

Exciting work you will do:
This 6+ month contract role is an immediate opening for a Program Manager consultant to join our team supporting multiple work streams for a large global client in Oregon
  • Owns and develops program/project plans, scope, schedule, and budget with accountability towards the deliverables
  • Owns and maintains the reporting on project or program status
  • Owns and manages the budget tracking and reporting process, including forecasting and variance analysis
  • Creates, assess, and implements risk mitigation plans to resolve negative impact to the project/program
  • Responsible for the delivery of project/program at quality with limited bugs, issues and unresolved tickets that may impact KPIs that include cost, timeframe, and user experience
  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the program backlog that reflects product prioritization
  • Identifies project/program dependencies across teams and facilitates and builds consensus to ensure minimal risk to delivery
  • Responsible for removing barriers and dependencies that may affect timely delivery
  • Ensures teams have tools and resources needed to perform work effectively and communicates any resource needs

What you will need:
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's (preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of Technical Program Management experience; self-motivated, with a high sense of accountability, urgency, and drive.
  • 3+ years' experience leading data and analytics and/or software development programs.
  • Formal training in project or portfolio management methodologies and/or certifications
  • Experience running and executing multi-million-dollar budgets(>5M) across multiple technology platforms and business areas
  • Outstanding collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly connect with business stakeholders, and Technology teams
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a dynamic, results-oriented environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated proficiency with technical programs/projects
  • Proven knowledge and experience with Agile methodologies including SAFe, Kanban, and Scrum, as well as traditional waterfall methodologies
  • Solid experience in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Confluence (or similar tools)
  • Deep experience with tools such as Aha! JIRA, Confluence and Planisware
  • Program Management experience with large complex programs
  • Managing programs that are focused on Data & Analytics and/or core systems SW development (not user interface or apps) and an understanding of the process so they can work tightly with engineering leadership
  • Great communicator at all levels of the org

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

North Highland makes change happen for organizations who dare to be different. By melding workforce, customer and operational transformation, they are one of the world's leading consulting groups, with 65+ offices around the globe. They break new ground today so tomorrow is easier to explore.

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North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Information

North Highland makes change happen, helping businesses transform by placing people at the heart of every decision. It’s how lasting progress is made. With our blend of workforce, customer and operational expertise, we’re the world’s leading transformation consultancy. We break new ground today, so tomorrow is easier to navigate. Founded in 1992, North Highland is an employee-owned firm - regularly named one of the best places to work. We have more than 5,000 consultants worldwide and 65+ offices around the globe. Meanwhile, we’re a proud member of Cordence Worldwide, an international consulting alliance.

Dice Id : 10172556
Position Id : NOHIUS42794
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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