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IT Program Manager

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 10/09/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Project Management Job Number: 18979

Position Title:  IT Program Manager

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Pleasanton, California.

Job Requirements:
  • Help run and improve annual planning processes as well as ongoing monthly and quarterly processes
  • Facilitate the alignment of business strategy with the organization’ s budget and program execution
  • Define and build dashboards for executive consumption, while bringing in data from different systems
  • Track and analyze finances, portfolio health and performance, and portfolio value capture and analysis
  • Facilitate portfolio governance to provide project approvals and to ensure that project financial projections meet the required guidance, expectations and financial policies
  • Contribute to the methodology and execution of overall portfolio business processes, including value capture
  • Ensure that the portfolio accomplishes and can report on its value goals, including quantifiable hard and soft benefits, in a consistent, reliable and timely manner
  • Maintain and mature portfolio management processes within the Business Technology department
  • Perform portfolio and financial analyses and recommend courses of action to optimize the portfolio and its processes
  • Apply best practices to processes and reporting
  • Maintain data quality and completeness across the portfolio, including chasing data owners for updates and identifying and fixing data quality issues
  • Manage portfolio update processes and regular reporting to management
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc reporting on portfolio health
  • Mature and improve dashboards and processes across the portfolio
  • Liaise with Business Technology and Business Finance managers and staff; very strong collaboration across the organization from project managers to senior leadership
  • Participate in the development and management of annual planning processes including template preparation, training, data collection and related reporting on planning progress
  • Develop processes, templates and tracking for portfolio value capture, and work directly with project teams, project business owners, Finance managers and others to develop metrics and reports for portfolio value

Job Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of portfolio management in a project delivery environment
  • Knowledge of project/program management principles. Ability to plan, execute, and improve processes
  • Excellent Excel/GSheet spreadsheet skills, including the ability to create complex financial reporting and tracking for a portfolio of 100+ projects
  • Solid PowerPoint/GSlide skills, including the ability to take complex data and simplify it for decision making
  • Knowledge of PPM tools and project governance processes
  • Sound business and financial acumen
  • Strong organizational, planning and people leadership skills
  • Robust interpersonal skill, including ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate at all organizational levels
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment where priorities can change quickly
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skill and ability to identify win-win solutions
  • Strong facilitation, teaming, influencing, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • Bachelor' s degree (BA or BS) and/or equivalent work experience required
  • 4 - 6 years of hands-on Project Portfolio management experience in a technology organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment where priorities can change quickly
  • Bachelor’ s degree (BA or BS) and/or equivalent work experience required
  • 5-7 years of experience working in a fast-paced technology organization analyzing finances
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About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

Gazelle Medina
Sr. Technical Recruiter

I have been a Technical recruiter for over 20 years, much of that time with Protingent.  My passion is teaching people how to manage their career and effectively look for work.  I will keep working with a candidate until we find that right fit. I want to know what your dream job would be so I can help you find it.

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