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Kforce Program Manager - PMO in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client in search of a Program Manager - PMO in Saint Louis, MO.Duties and Responsibilities: * Plan, forecast, and manage portfolio of projects through the program and project lifecycles including those with the highest level of complexity, risk, and strategic impact * Conduct and lead the annual business planning process for the domains allocated, with a focus on defining initiatives to support strategies as well as lead initiatives definition through lean business cases * Manage program and project plan integration with a focus on company strategy, cross-project, and cross-functional impacts * Set and apply program and project management governance and standards in collaboration with department leadership and monitor performance across project teams to support a consistent approach * Apply Lean Portfolio Management concepts to the assigned portfolio, managing programs and maximizing results at the portfolio level * Support the development and maintenance of the project portfolio management tool to drive consistency across projects and provide analytics for reporting and improvement * Use judgment in flexible application of various project methodologies to best fit specific project needs, from waterfall to agile and hybrid methods; Recommend innovative ways to solve problems and encourage project managers and project teams to apply creative solutions to business challenges * Drive project engagements as a technical, facilitative, and analytical expert; consult with project teams, coach project management personnel, and implement data-driven and quality improvements across programs and projects * Manage activities to ensure successful program and project results through clear ownership and roles, inclusion of change management elements throughout project plans and across programs, and concluding with strong business handoff process * Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in an analytical field (i.e. Engineering, Science, Business, IT) required Master's degree preferred * Project Management Professional or other recognized project management curriculum required Change management certification preferred * Other accreditations, such as PMI-PgMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, SAFe Program Consultant, Lean Six Sigma, are valued * Minimum ten years of related experience, including leading large-scale cross-functional projects Prior experience driving technology solutions is preferred * 5-7 years of experience managing project managers and coordinators * Knowledge and skills described in the foundational principles of Project Management described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge * Experience with Agile development and project management techniques * Lean portfolio management experience and program management experience * Demonstrated experience leveraging existing and new technologies to support new processes and ways of working Skilled in budget preparation, work scheduling and management applications, meeting management, technical reporting, contract management * Ability to lead by example, define roles/responsibilities, motivate and set strategy Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 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:Years