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Program manager jobs entail multi-tasking and maybe even handling multiple projects simultaneously. If you possess the skills required for this profession, Aditi Staffing can help you find jobs in program management. With our expertise, you can embark on program manager careers that you’ve always dreamed of.

What you need to do, in order to Land Fulfilling Career in Program Management Jobs

Are you a big-picture person? Do you constantly gauge the broader scope of things? Well, with a little effort and the right qualifications, you could be doing this for a living! Program management is required in pretty much every field, from IT to government.

It might sound like a pretty ambiguous term, but it refers to a very specific skillset and job description. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at what being a program manager entails.

So, What Is Program Management?

Program management is the process of managing different projects to make sure that goals are being met on a larger scale.

It‘s important to have an overview of the many projects a company will have running at any given time. The job of a program manager is to use this big picture view to make sure that the larger goals are being met.

These goals could take the form of monetary gain, meeting deadlines, providing clients with a certain quality of service, or fulfilling internal benchmarks.

What Does a Program Manager Do?

In program manager jobs, you would not only ensure that the larger objectives are met, but you’d also set these goals based on the company’s needs.

Your day-to-day would involve working with individual project leads to help them deliver what they need to. Doing this might require giving them an understanding of the broader picture, and why they’re expected to do certain things.

This doesn’t mean that program managers are expected to micromanage the projects they’re in charge of. They simply set the roadmap and make sure that results are seen on time and as planned. They are also required to report on the status of these projects to the upper management and work closely with them to frame and deliver targets.

What Qualifications And Certifications Do You Need?

If you’re applying for a program manager position, you need to have at least a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for the position. Some companies look specifically for candidates who have degrees in business administration or finance, but many also prefer candidates who have specialized in IT.

Having prior experience as a program manager will bump up your pay grade and open more growth opportunities. Another way to speed up your career growth is to get certified.

The Program Management Institute (PMI) offers certifications that will greatly improve your value to a company. This is important once you have a certain amount of experience in the field and want formal recognition of your program management skills.

Some of the certifications offered by PMI include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA). All these certifications require a certain amount of experience and formal education. The details can be found on the official PMI site.

What about Specific Skills?

Besides your qualifications, you need to have an aptitude for the profession. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to deliver under pressure will definitely be useful. A solid understanding of finances and business administration would go a long way towards speeding up your career growth.

Other skills that greatly improve your career include strategic project management, budget management, process improvement, and business development.

Scope and Compensation for Jobs in Program Management

Both program and project management jobs are in high demand, and this demand continues to grow every year. If you obtain the necessary qualifications and skills, you’ll be working directly with CEO’s, presidents, or vice-presidents of companies once you’ve obtained enough experience.

According to Salary.com, the median pay for program managers is at $79,904. This can go up to $136,527 once you have the necessary experience and expertise.

Program management careers are fulfilling and will let you tackle challenges head on, and from the big-picture point of view.

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Job Reference: 17-05878 Type: Contract

Job description:
The Operations Assurance Developer will support the Global Operations Assurance program on global scale in monitoring and translating compliance findings and action items to a centralized TFS/VSO tracking system for mission critical Data Centers. The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge, acumen and experience in TFS/VSO, Visual Studio, Power BI, and SQL with an understanding of risk, security and quality control.
 
This position requires someone with a global “big picture” vision and the experience to back it up. The successful Operational Assurance Developer must be prepared to support a 24 x 7 Global business. This is a full time, dedicated position where additional duties may be assigned and required in support of the Global program to effectively and efficiently support Operational Assurance across regions including but not limited to document and training development, document review and professional communications to Line and Senior level management.
 
Global Responsibility
Client operates data centers around the world and our operations group functions as a strong unified team. This position must be prepared to respond to, contribute to and manage projects requiring excellent program and project management skills, superior communication skills and big picture thinking. Operations Assurance is a Subject Matter Expert resource for Operations Management and provides guidance and support for ongoing readiness and compliance to client’s policy, standards and processes. The successful Ops Assurance Developer will utilize TFS/VSO, SharePoint and Power BI to drive automation, and support action tracking, assessment and reporting, taking the initiative and every opportunity to assess, evaluate, analyze and report on areas of best practices, gaps, lessons learned and opportunities. The Operations Assurance Developer will contribute to the improved efficiency and performance of teams by helping to streamline and operationalize recurring tasks and responsibilities with a dedicated eye to identify areas where labor or responsibility can be centralized to ease the burden from site Operations where appropriate. Open Communication skills and a passion for pursuing operational excellence and efficiency are key to the success of this position.
 
Roles & Responsibilities: 
The Operational Assurance Developer will be responsible for the development and implementation of Global Assurance initiatives, including engagements with other teams.
as well as tracking and reporting of Operational readiness and remediation actions as received.
 
The role requires a variety of tasks to be managed, coordinated, and controlled effectively which include but are not limited to the following:
 

  • Successfully manage projects and initiatives within defined scope and timelines.
  • Collaborate with Operations Assurance Program Managers in defining business and functional requirements.
  • Understand business requirements and translate into tooling features.
  • Maintain and develop software solutions by studying information needs, analyzing systems work flows and processes, data usage and management, investigating problem areas, and following the SDLC model.
  • Develop automation mechanisms to reduce manual tasks.
  • Analyze, develop, and track Global and Regional reporting.
  • Standardized documentation maintenance, review, and update.
  • Provide situation and status briefings to leadership team as appropriate.
 
This role will report to the Sr. Manager of Global Operations Assurance or delegate in the MS structure, and will engage and support cross organizational standards and Compliance teams. Responsibilities in this area include a wide range of activities where coordination, collaboration, and program competency are critical to the success of the program.
 
This candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, project management and organizational skills.
 
Developer Experience
  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as C++, Java, etc.
  • Proficient with SQL.
  • Familiar with automation scripting.
  • Experience and understanding of SharePoint, TFS/VSO and Power BI will be critical
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and successfully execute multiple concurrent mission-critical projects.
  • Ability to balance competing demands for resources and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on-time and adherence to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to motivate disparate teams both direct and indirect to solve issues.
  • Proven ability to apply clear critical thinking in complex, stressful situations.
 
Communication and Management Skills / Experience
  • Must be a strong team player.
  • Requires excellent inter-personal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record as a strong Team-builder and leader. We lead by example.
  • Proven track record in process and procedure development and execution.
  • Provide meaningful and timely reporting for weekly success metrics.
  • Provide leadership and direction.
 
Top required skills:
  • Expert with SQL.
  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as C++, Java, JavaScript etc.
*Some experience with automation scripting
  • Experience and understanding TFS/VSO, to manage tickets, and build reports etc.
 
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Technical Program Manager, Media Partnerships

Job Reference: 17-05867 Type: Contract

Duration: 16 Months
Duties:
Media Partnerships works with thousands of Media Publishers every day and we manage our partners thru our CRM tool Salesforce. This role sits in the Strategy, Planning & Operations team within the Media Partnerships and will be focused on improving and assessing improvements to Salesforce and FB CRM.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop roadmap to optimize our internal tools and products as they relate to Salesforce and CRM
    Identify, manage, and mitigate day-to-day operational aspects of the project and scope of SF/CRM
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence and foster collaborative relationships; ability to engage resources outside of direct control to gain consensus, meet deadlines, and achieve objectives
  • Scope out technical requirements, troubleshoot bugs, and implement testing plans
  • Understand policies and risks with the ability to effectively translate them into scaled workflows that improve support and product experiences
  • Measure and analyze the impact of workflows and day-to-day operations of business
  • Represent the team in cross-functional meetings and surface insights and recommendations to to team lead on an on-going basis
 
Skills
Minimum Qualification
  • 3+ years of experience in project management with a focus on CRM tools administration
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience building and optimizing internal tools and enterprise solutions (Salesforce and other CRM systems)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to work cross-functionally and across multiple time zones and functions
  • Salesforce Certification a plus
  • Experience in project management and implementation.
  • Experience with CRM projects is a bonus.
 
Required Skills:
  • CRM
  • Program manager
  • SQL
  • Project management
Additional skills:
  • Solutions
  • Team lead
  • Technical requirements
  • Testing
  • Translate
  • Customer relationship management
  • Operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 
 
Aditi Consulting LLC, an MBE Staffing and Consulting firm, have been recognized as Top Diversity Staffing firm 4 years in a row by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Aditi is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. To know more about what our employees and consultants have to say about us, visit our Glassdoor and YouTube Page
 

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Program Coordinator

Job Reference: 17-05859 Type: Contract

Title                    : Program Coordinator
Location             : Peoria, IL 61629
Duration             : 24 months contract

Job Description:
Candidate Responsibilities:
This is not the actual project manager role but instead a coordinator supporting the project lead as a trusted adviser.
 
Typical Day:
Position will work in a PMO team environment.
 
Technical Skills:

  • 3-5 years’ experience Agile Experience and Software usage
  • Highly Desired MS Project or Primavera Required
  • Primavera Preferred Previous Program/Portfolio Management experience is highly desired Candidates with a bachelor's degree and facilitation experience will be considered 1st.
 
Soft Skills:
  • Communication skills are essential Must be able to facilitate and lead meetings as well as give presentations.
  • Ability to work with in a team Must be a self-starter with initiative.

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Transition Manager

Job Reference: 17-05785 Type: Contract

The nature of the work is focused on defining tools and processes to support overall organizational excellence in program/project management and process definition. Transition Management: Drive TM principles and methodology across medium to large regional or global initiatives Training and Awareness Building: Lead and develop training materials to support Change and Transition and act as content provider for training materials related to transition management Communication: Develop the TM communication strategy and communication plan for specific initiatives to generate momentum, raise awareness and influence behaviors across the organization Align on best practices with other Transition Managers and stay abreast of external best practices through active participation in Global TM network, forums, etc Act as an internal consultant on transition management strategy/deliverables for regional or global strategic change initiatives

8 or more years in Transition Management. Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

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Business Planning Coordinator

Job Reference: 17-05777 Type: Contract

 Duration: 6+ month contract (high possibility of extension) reconciliation
Location: San Mateo, CA 94404
 
Position Overview:
  • The IT Business Planning Coordinator will assist with maintaining the day to day financial health of SIE's Information Technology department. 
  • This individual will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day budget, updating forecasts, reconciling actuals and adjusting budgets, as well as maintaining the associated reporting tools. 
  • This individual will be a member of the IT Business Office and will act as a liaison to SIE's technology vendors. 
 
Responsibilities:
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  • Use a combination of Excel, Oracle and SAP reporting software to track costs, contracts, vendors and invoices.
  • Track monthly actual spend, measure for variance against budget and adjust forecast accordingly. 
  • Create reports and presentations as needed to track and analyze various aspects of the department's spend.
  • Work with the IT Business Office and technology vendors to review the purchases of goods and services.
  • Work closely with various Finance departments to ensure new goods and services procured are properly accounted for, and are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Work with the Program Management Office & Project Managers to track project spend.
  • Assisting in minimizing, managing, and avoiding risks for project financials, software, hardware, and support services. 
  • Identify areas for improvement to internal processes within the department and cross-organizationally along with possible solutions.
 
Required Skills
  • Strong analytical, planning, and communications skills.  Will interact with multiple groups across SIE to ensure forecasted budget is aligned with actual spend and overall SIE goals. 
  • Experience with creating and maintaining multiple, detailed Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and effectively at a department level
  • Ability to collaborate with 3rd party/vendors.
  • Working knowledge of how financials are tracked at the enterprise level.
  • Working knowledge of SDLC (software development lifecycle), ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and Agile process preferred.
  • Previous skills as project coordinator/manager.
 
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent certification
  • Above-average ability with Excel
  • Understanding of financial concepts
  • 2+ years working in Information Technology or technology related field
 
Preferred Experience
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience with Oracle and SAP ERP
  • Strong attention to detail and time management
 
Aditi Consulting LLC, an MBE Staffing and Consulting firm, have been recognized as Top Diversity Staffing firm 4 years in a row by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Aditi is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. To know more about what our employees and consultants have to say about us, visit our Glassdoor and YouTube Page

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