IT Program Manager

WorkflowOne   •  

Eden Prairie, MN

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 60 days ago

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A strong candidate will have solid experience with technology program management, people management, leadership, as well as superb skills in communications, business analysis, problem-solving, cross-team coordination, project/program management, processes, and change management. The ideal candidate is not just a facilitator or project plan tracker but ensures things get done per approved governance plan and are communicated in an organized manner across levels. The ideal candidate must have a drive to get things done and a "make it happen" attitude.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects and dependencies.
  • Serve as liaison between Taylor Corporation strategic business units, centers of excellence and technology teams.
  • Collaborate with project managers and coordinate cross-project and program level activities.
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities.
  • Apply change, risk and resource management.
  • Assess program performance and aim to maximize ROI.
  • Facilitate the process with business process owners to align and ensure workflow standards are held throughout implementation projects.
  • Pro-actively resolve projects' higher scope issues and resource conflicts before they negatively impact the program.
  • Prepare and communicate program level updates from project managers in a clear and concise manner to business and technology leadership.
  • Act as and own the success of the program.
  • Manage the program's pace of work with collaboration to ensure priorities and projects provide measurable value over time.
  • Partner with Operations and Technology to plan and deliver to scope expectations.
  • Ensures that commitments are properly aligned, planned, staffed, and monitored by working with the owners of individual project timelines.
  • Proactively communicate risks to the program with leadership to manage mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Set and own the standard for projects within the program across process, approach, artifacts, and communication.
  • Able to apply various types of thinking including analytical, creative, implicative, strategic, tactical, and soft skills to drive results and navigate situations.
  • Act as a leader within the company.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in IT Project or IT Program Management or related duties.
  • Experience managing large, complex, enterprise-wide programs in a matrixed organization in both waterfall and agile or combination.
  • Experience using SharePoint, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, and Office Timeline+
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or related managerial position.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze and interpret critical path, draw conclusions and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations.
  • Excellent program and project planning, budgeting, scheduling and resource management skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with demonstrated experience using data-driven decision making and performing financial and operational analysis.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to intuitively present ideas and concepts to staff and management at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of customers, employees and others.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Adaptable and flexible in complex situations with ability to navigate through conflict with positive outcomes.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in business analysis for manufacturing, print production or warehouse management
  • Experience in lean or kaizen principles and disciplines