Kforce Program Manager in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Kforce has a client in search of a Program Manager in Maryland Heights, Missouri (MO).Summary: The Program Manager must be a highly motivated, strategic thinker that is a self-starter focused on providing project management and leadership in a fast-paced environment and be able to demonstrate independent work skills and strong work ethic. Program Managers are accountable for the success of projects, programs, or portfolios under their supervision. They should have extensive experience with planning and executing a pilot and launch for each project which meets intended business outcomes, ideally on time, on budget, and within scope according to business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of these projects, the PM is responsible for making appropriate tradeoffs with project teams to mitigate any issues or risks.Key Responsibilities (Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following):Strategy and Governance:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and planning skills at a strategic, global level

  • Translates strategic plans into specific objectives, and to create and execute project plans to achieve objectives

  • Connect project messaging and reporting to strategic business initiatives

  • Represent the project at project governance and inter-department forums

  • Align projects to project methodology compliance standards set by the enterprise

  • Create and maintain standards, processes and communications

Business Relationship Management:

  • Develop communication plans to interface and actively engage all business partners

  • Communicate effectively between Product Manager, Stakeholders, IT, Learning & Development, Training, Operations, Call Centers, and others as needed

  • Communicate project and program progress to key constituents

  • Work with Product Team to ensure alignment with roadmaps and stakeholder expectations

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Program Management/Portfolio Management role; may come from one of several backgrounds in IT management, business unit management or consulting

  • Ideal candidates should have experience as a Program Manager working on Product Development SDLC projects and programs

  • Experience delivering Agile Scrum projects in addition to standard Waterfall methodology is preferred

  • Proficient with Project and Portfolio Management Tools (Visio, MS Project, SharePoint, etc.)

  • Familiar with PMI or equivalent methodology

  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools (i.e. Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Iterative)

  • Sound business and technology acumen

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

  • Strong team leadership skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Excellent task management, organization, and team collaboration skills

  • Ability to influence, motivate, and mobilize teams and business partners

  • Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability

  • Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours