Senior Programme Manager
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A successful candidate will help set strategy, execute on schedule and be responsible for managing/communicating status and issues along the way.This person will work closely with our internal/external stakeholders and must demonstrate professional knowledge to ensure that the work products and deliverables are of the highest quality a. This person will also apply subject matter expertise to identify, develop, and implement techniques to improve workflow productivity, manage program roadmap, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimize cost savings and efficiencies.
Collaborate with and support teams in delivering work in a way that builds trust across various business units.
Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, etc., and implement or drive required changes to ensure optimum efficiency.
Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and senior management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities. Proactively identify risks and issues, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner.
Translate prioritized products strategies into program visual road-maps.
Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
Drive decisions and take actions in support of the larger area's strategic direction.
Maintain other duties as assigned by the Director of Program Management
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) and project management experience in software development. Advanced experience with Agile methodologies, as well as traditional project management experience; integration projects and user interface projects required OR equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to work independently - Self motivated
Ability to make timely and sound decisions
Superior presentation and communication skills
Detail oriented with proven ability to multitask in a fast moving environment with shifting priorities and changing requirements.
Able to think strategically and tactically to make program successful through consensus and team building skills
Able to build and maintain strong, trust based relationships across the organization; Creates a shared sense of direction and community among the teams
Ability to both lead and function as a member of a core program team
Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Job: Project/Programme Management
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 15, 2017
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1717849