Post date: 02/28/2018
Program Manager Job Responsibilities:
Program managers oversee scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of organizational programs. They may aid with proposal development, contract negotiation and contract compliance. Proposal preparation may include assisting with plans, specifications and financial terms of the contract. They may assist with business development initiatives.
Program managers ensure master plans and schedules are followed, developing solutions to program challenges, and directing others for successful completion of project on time and on budget.
Work Place Supervision:
The project manager’s role in business revolves around the administrative side, business development side, and coordinating the work sites.
Program manager responsibilities include governance, alignment, assurance, management, integration, optimization, tracking, finances, infrastructure, planning, and improvement.
Program managers routinely provide supervision of a project or multiple projects to achieve a corporate vision. They typically work as the head of a program office leading a team, and perform liaison activities with upper management and stakeholders.
Managers are responsible for governance, which involves working with the over arching structure, processes and procedures to accomplish objectives, which include metrics of success and deliverables. Alignment entails top-down vision, goals and objectives from business strategy flowing through to successful completion of projects for program objectives. Assurance includes checks and balances for compliance with standards and vision alignment. Management involves regular reviews for accountability and successful management of project, stakeholders and suppliers.
Integration of components for best fit of components for program success. Optimization of performance across program platforms to achieve the best functional and technical value. Cost tracking program component costs with overall program administration costs.
Infrastructure, which may include office, version control and IT, entails resource allocation for successful completion of program objectives. Planning entails developing the plan to orchestrate projects, resources, timescales, monitoring and control. Improvement covers ongoing performance assessment, research and development of new capabilities, and systematically applying knowledge for program success.
Overseeing the delivery of large, complex programs within the organization. Involved in leading the release from the earliest stages of scoping and planning, through development and testing, and ultimately through product shipment. Ensure worldwide development groups are well coordinated throughout the development process. Work with development and test teams to develop and maintain project plans for every project in a release. Identify and manage risks through all phases of the release. Monitor progress and ensure schedules are met. Work with individual group managers to ensure optimum resource allocation. Keep the team motivated and focused throughout the program. Ensure that the release meets our stringent quality goals. Work with marketing to define scope of release and projects. Conduct executive review meetings. Manage lessons learned to ensure continuous improvement.
Above average oral and written communication skills are important for coordinating the project members and the customers. A bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience or 10 years experience in a related field. Since multiple projects can be done simultaneously, good organizational skills are called for. Attention to specifications is a must for customer satisfaction. Experience using Microsoft Office suite technologies and MS Project is often required.
AIT is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.