Program Manager 9/8/2016

Biotechnology Corporation Saint Louis, MO

Company
Biotechnology Corporation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29678881
AJE Ref #
576121078
Location
Saint Louis, MO
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER

JOB LOCATION: ST. LOUIS, MO

DURATION: 12 MONTHS

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

* Provide overall program leadership, guidance, and manage all aspects of a given program, including scope alignment, cross functional collaboration, and implementation in an Agile framework
* Create and maintain a consolidated program-level plan and review PM plans to ensure alignment to meet program timelines and objectives, including work-stream interdependencies
* Establish and manage change control, contingency planning, testing and launch readiness processes
* Provide steady leadership in the face of uncertainty, change, and aggressive deadlines
* Perform program financial oversight and analysis
* Ensure that the scope of the projects within the program align with business priorities
* Manage program-level risks and interdependencies
* Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders
* Partner with IT and Business sponsors to lead steering team meetings and communicate program progress and status to steering team and senior management
* Lead cross-functional meetings and foster teamwork; drive escalation and resolution of issues
* Provide technical expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of program, projects, and initiatives
* Provide program reporting and status to senior management
* Review program budget variance and scope change requests, and participate in the budget-resolution process
* Maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the matrix organization
* Establish metrics that are true indicators of the program health

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Proven leadership and influence skills including the ability to influence when there is no direct reporting relationship
* Experience in managing large sized projects/programs across multiple disciplines and/or teams
* Knowledge or understanding of Agile software development lifecycle principles and methodologies
* Demonstrated leadership ability, business acumen, and industry knowledge
* Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites
* Ability to build networks and relationships at all levels of the organization
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels
* Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
* Superior negotiation skills
* Strong team orientation, collaboration skills, and interpersonal skills
* Strong results orientation
* Expertise in defining and improving processes
* Ability to make difficult decisions and to involve others sufficiently in the decision-making process
* 10 or more years of IT or business experience
* 5 or more years of project management experience
* Bachelor's degree

DESIRED SKILLS:

* Strong background in plant breeding, genetics, and agronomy
* Project Management certification