Program Manager Corporate Systems

JC Penney   •  

Plano, TX

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

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5 - 7 years

Posted 45 days ago

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage program-level planning to track milestones and deliverables impacting multiple projects, releases, tracks and dependencies (for example: coordinate with Testing Center on End-to-end test planning across a release, coordinate with Business and Change Management leads for Training requirements across tracks)
  • Own and Manage execution to ensure on time and on budget project/program delivery.
  • Lead and consolidate the project/program monthly financial forecast variance. Prepare appropriate reports for management.
  • Prepare Project Charter, Project funding and Capital request documents for the portfolio.
  • Support work plan generation and maintenance
  • Support weekly Project/Program Status Report generation (accomplishments, in progress, risks, issues, metrics) and Monthly Steering Committee communication
  • Facilitate weekly / monthly manager / leadership meetings
  • Manage Project/Program level Risk and Issue Management process
  • Support project controls and communications
  • Utilizing standard program management processes / tools, assess program status and provide recommendations and execute on course corrections as needed (don’t just measure, actively engage to fix the problem)
  • Provide coaching and guidance to project managers.
  • Provide thought leadership for PMO strategy development
  • Assist with PMO maturity through governance and training

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 5 – 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience leading COTS and custom developed projects a plus
  • Experience with Project Management tools such as Oracle PM/OTL a plus
  • Experience with Oracle package deliveries a plus
  • Certification in the field of Project Management and Agile methods is preferred.