*Program Manager II in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  873138

 

  Senior PM will deliver impactful projects/programs as assigned, and serve as change agent driving adoption of PMLC across the organization.

* Responsible to provide direction, prioritization and structure to enable efficient implementation of assigned projects and initiatives
* Responsible for directing the implementation of strategic planning, leading and directing all aspects of a major, diverse, and highly complex programs impacting the operation
* Owns hands-on delivery of programs
* Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge or equivalent, program management expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills to facilitate the identification and management of all interdependencies and areas of risk
* Will adhere to the UA Program Management Life Cycle framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable

KEY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
* 40% - Lead and manage projects as assigned, both tactical and strategic
* 40% - Deliver high quality artifacts and outcome through all phases of PMLC including Envision, Design, Build, and Activate as needed to realize measurable business results
* 10% - Coach, guide, train project team members and other PMs on EDBA, PMLC and related artifacts and deliverables
* 10% - Assist team members and research operational and performance data to provide statistics, trends, and reporting that inform leadership steering and decision-making, and as assigned

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION
* Undergraduate degree in business, technical, or aviation related discipline required
* Advanced degree preferred
* Project Management (PMI) Certification (Preferred)
* Lean Six Sigma certification

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
* Experience managing multiple large, complex projects across multiple functions
* Experience managing and mentoring project management staff
* Proven expertise successfully managing business and technical resources under an integrated project plan to ensure the alignment of resources
* Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
* Demonstrated experience delivering measurable business benefit through project execution
* Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills
* Demonstrated proficiency in facilitating, delegating and motivating cross functional groups or activities
* Exposure with change management/facilitation, enterprise communication and training
* Highly organized, and the ability to multi-task competing priorities
* Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams
* Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
* Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
* Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams
* Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
* Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
* Proven project management experience
* Ability to manage business and technical resources with an integrated project plan
* Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
* Experience working within SDLC/PMLC and a track record of delivery
* Microsoft Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project proficiency

EXPERIENCE
* 7+ years work experience
* 5+ years managing projects
* Demonstrated successful project delivery using fundamentals of PMBOK practices/methodologies
* Demonstrated successful execution using SDLC, PMLC, DMAIC or DFSS methodology
* Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
* Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
* Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
* Has discretion in making tactical decisions; provides input on strategic decisions to management as required. Decisions and achievement of results could have a significant impact on the groups overall performance. Effects could be long-lasting; expected to be creative to develop high-impact changes in processes or strategies

**ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM HIRING MANAGER**
* Previous airline experience preferred
* Looking for a mix of business and technical PM experience
* Candidate should be able to absorb processes very quickly
* SDLC experience required - an understanding of the steps involved to build out a system
* Must have excellent interpersonal skills
* Will primarily support operational projects that impact arrivals, departures, and customer and employee experiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.