*Program Manager IV in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  909593

  Global Ops PMO
Senior PM will deliver impactful projects/programs as assigned, and serve as change agent driving adoption of PMLC across the organization.
* Responsible to provide leadership, 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 and deliverables impacting the operation
* Owns hands-on delivery of programs
* Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge or equivalent, program management expertise, business acumen, political savviness 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
* 50% - 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% - 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 (Preferred)
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
* Experience managing multiple large, complex projects across multiple functions
* 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
* Demonstrated experience in political navigation
* Proven project management experience
* 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**
* PM with an analysis background
* Excellent communication and leadership skills are required
* Must be proactive as manager needs someone who will dig into leads, establish rapport with other employees, and help drive projects without much involvement from her
* Understand the needs of multiple stakeholders
* Facilitate the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders
* Helping the business stakeholders develop future need and how their work will need to change to support the future
* Create, analyze, and validate detailed functional specifications
* Facilitate UAT sessions
* Consolidate, track and resolve defects
* Develop process support plan prior to Go-Live
* Provide Go-Live pre and post implementation support
* Required travel 10 - 25%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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