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Kforce Senior Program Manager - Pega Implementation in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Level Program Manager to lead a Pega Implementation in Maryland Heights, MO.Strategy and Governance Responsibilities: * Ensure project results have an articulated scope with quantifiable business benefit * Connect project messaging and reporting to strategic business initiatives * Manage project spend and validate financial forecasts throughout the project lifecycle * Represent the project at project governance and inter-department forums * Align projects to project methodology compliance standards set by the enterprise Business Relationship Management Responsibilities: * Develop communication plans and interfaces to actively engage business partners * Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria * Serve as Subject Matter Expert in briefing stakeholders on assigned initiatives * Provide accurate forecasts of performance to relevant business stakeholders * Communicate project and program progress to key constituents Project and Program Delivery Responsibilities: * Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered * Define and create project plans for projects, portfolio, and product prioritization and implementation * Manage all aspects of the project life cycle, and work with team members to oversee all phases of project completion * Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the project lifecycle * Manage scope to ensure agreed time, cost, and quality parameters are met * Bachelor's degree preferred * PMP certification preferred * Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Project Management role; May come from one of several backgrounds in IT management, business unit management or consulting * Ideal candidates should have experience as a Project Manager working on Product Development SDLC projects and programs * Experience with Pega is required * 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, Kanban, Waterfall, Iterative) * Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills * Strong team leadership skills * Ability to influence, motivate, and mobilize teams and business partners * Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability * Excellent task management, organization, and team collaboration skills * Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Strong presentation skills * Sound business and technology acumen 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