Senior Program Manager


Oakland, California

10 days ago

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Senior Program Manager
Oakland, California

10 days ago

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Program Manager
Location: Oakland, CA 94612 (Hybrid/ Remote ok)
Duration: 6 months

Position Summary
Client is seeking a highly motivated, capable IT Program Manager, Senior for the Supplier Relation Office (SRO) team. The IT Program Manager will be responsible for leading and overseeing multiple IT project teams and programs, ensuring they align with the company's strategic objectives. The ideal candidate will have exceptional PowerPoint skills, project management acumen, and the ability to present complex business problems and solutions to upper management and executive leadership. Additionally, the candidate will manage vendor relationships and possess strong project management capabilities.
1. Program Management:
- Lead and manage multiple IT projects from initiation to completion, ensuring they meet scope, budget, and timeline requirements.
- Develop and maintain detailed project plans, including schedules, resource allocation, and risk management plans.
- Coordinate cross-functional teams to ensure project deliverables are met.
- Track project deliverables, lead meetings, issue meeting minutes and perform follow ups.
2. Presentation and Communication:
- Create high-quality PowerPoint presentations to articulate complex business problems, project statuses, and solutions to upper management and executive leadership.
- Effectively communicate project progress, risks, and issues to stakeholders.
- Facilitate meetings and presentations, ensuring clear and concise delivery of information.
3. Financial Management:
- Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring cost-effective use of resources.
- Track and report on financial performance of projects, including variance analysis and forecasting.
- Ensure alignment of project expenditures with overall program goals and financial targets.
4. Vendor Management:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive Vendor Management strategy and framework, aligning with organizational goals and industry best practices.
- Create and maintain a centralized database of vendor information, including contracts, performance data, and contact details.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors and external partners.
- Monitor vendor performance and compliance with contract terms.
- Manage a team that conducts regular vendor reviews to assess performance, develop vendor score cards, identify areas for improvement, and ensure continuous alignment with project objectives.
- Work collaboratively with IT operations, Sourcing and legal teams to represent IT as a single entity with external vendors.
- Work with the tactical Vendor Management team, providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure high performance and continuous improvement.
- Regularly review and update Vendor Management policies and procedures to reflect changes in the business
- Identify opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation, and performance improvement through effective Vendor Management practices.
5. Leadership and Collaboration:
- Lead, mentor, and motivate project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
- Liaise with various departments to ensure alignment of project goals with business objectives.
- Serve as a key point of contact for project-related inquiries and issue resolution.
Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in IT program/project management.
- Proven experience in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations for executive audiences.
- Strong financial management skills, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly.
- Proficient in project management methodologies and tools (e.g., PMP, Agile, MS Project).
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
Desired Qualifications
- Prior experience in standing up Vendor Management Organizations (VMO)
- Experience with vendor management, including contract negotiation and performance monitoring.
Interested candidates should submit their resume detailing their relevant experience and why they are a fit for this role. Please be prepared to share samples of your work during the interview.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: a personal phone and stable internet with speeds greater than 400 mbps will be required. Please factor this into the hourly rate.

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