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Program Manager

Company: North Highland
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


At North Highland, we believe in doing great things together. With you. With our clients. With a perspective on actions today that shape tomorrow. As the world's most innovative, collaborative consulting group, we've built a space to share ideas like never before. Do you have the skills, passion and commitment to transform industries for the better? Think you can bring your A-game every day? If so, join us. We like big thinkers with action on the brain---

Why North Highland? Every choice you make will give you the opportunity to grow. It's our employee ownership model - with plenty of coaching and personal development opportunities in the mix. For us, training doesn't have an off switch. You'll learn new things, both during and beyond traditional working hours. We want people who strive for the next level, then the next.

At North Highland, you're never a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up, test your mettle and tackle big challenges, but small enough that clients won't lose your face in a crowd. You're recognized individually.

We started as three leaders and a kitchen table. Which means we know expectations are made to be broken. Want to surprise us? Do it. Experiment and stretch yourself. There's room to grow as a budding entrepreneur.
We are looking for a Program Manager for this 1-year contract opportunity with our Beaverton-area client.
Exciting work you will do:
As a Program Manager you will need to be on campus when re-opened, Lead and manage a large, complex enterprise-level program consisting of multiple agile teams.
Responsible for managing program scope, end to end program plan and regular and timely delivery of value.
Identify and manage scope change, issue and risk; facilitate mitigation through relevant stakeholders and governance processes.
Support the product owner in managing customer expectations for program deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of program governance. Define, implement, maintain, and communicate program management procedures and processes to enable work streams to deliver against the defined goals and scope on time and on budget.
Establish strong relationships with key technical/business stakeholders and assigned teams.
Work cross functionally across ED&A, technology teams and the business to enable end to end delivery. Define, implement and monitor metrics and KPIs to report project status and ensure ongoing strategic alignment with short and long-term business objectives.
Define and manage a well-defined program management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for agile program, management Investigative analysis on functional pain points (process and system gaps) and strive for continuous process improvement.
Use data to quantify pain points, develop business cases, and tell the story to Enterprise Data leadership
What you will need:
A strong history of working for cross functional data product delivery teams
Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) and strong interpersonal skills
Experience with agile development methodologies: scrum, lean, Kanban
7+ years' experience in project management
Strong presentation, facilitation and influencing skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams.
Detail oriented with strong information seeking skills
Great listening skills and openness to different points of view
Self-motivated and collaborative with ability to resolve conflict
Strong problem-solving skills
Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
Experience working with Jira
Good working knowledge of product model Education
BS/MS degree in Business, Computer Science or a related field.
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMP certification or training a plus

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.
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North Highland makes change happen for organizations who dare to be different. By melding workforce, customer and operational transformation, they are one of the world's leading consulting groups, with 65+ offices around the globe. They break new ground today so tomorrow is easier to explore.

For more information, visit northhighland.com and connect with us on LinkedIn , Twitter and Facebook .

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: North Highland, Portland , Program Manager, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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