Job: Program Manager

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Job Title Program Manager
Type Contract
Overview:

Matrix Staffing Group is a SAP Recruiting firm with clients across North America. We are a preferred Vendor at SaskPower – Saskatchewan’s Power and Utilities provider; and they have asked us to provide them with a contract Program Manager for several IT initiatives.  For more information please contact a resource manager at 403-313-8994 or email resumes@matrixstaffinggroup.com

 Located:                               Regina, SK

Status:                                  Contract

Duration:                             March 2021 – until Dec 30,2021 (up to 1 – 2 yr additional possible extensions)

Rate:                                     Remote* and all-Inclusive on site hourly rate

Travel Required:               *Remote & On site combination – up to 70% on site when safe to do so* – coverage typical business hours M-F

* In the short term, the individual will be working remote due to covid.

We do recognize the impact of Covid-19 and will work together to build a practical ONsite schedule for the long term.

Position:

This contract is for a full time PROGRAM MANAGER. This is for the SAP Modernization initiative titled “JUNO Powering our Business”. The program is a collection of 6 larger I.T. projects with potential for several smaller initiatives during the next 3 years. This program will achieve the implementation of the upgrade to SAP S/4HANA for our business users. The Program will deliver both the technical upgrade and will achieve the business transformation at SaskPower.

Position Responsibilities:

KEY PRIORITY ITEMS:

  • Accountable for preparing materials required to communicate Program status at various “Executive” level committees, individual project boards and various stakeholders.
  • Accountable and Responsible for overall Program execution (which comprises of various projects) by providing oversight and directions to various projects.
  • Responsible for surfacing and managing program level “Risk” by bringing transparency to various stakeholders.
  • Responsible for managing program level “budget” spend and adhering to change management process as deemed necessary and approved by the program sponsor.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining program level “organizational change management” strategy by working with corporate OCM resource assigned to the program.
  • Effectively work with and providing guidance as necessary to various project managers managing individual projects, as part of the overall program.
  • Meets *in-person* with business partners and contractor personnel to develop and review program plans, schedules, assignments, costs, etc. Ensures conformance with schedules and costs.
  • Producing Program Status reports. Delivering status reports and presentations to stakeholders, steering committee, etc.
  • Liaising with resource managers to discuss and update resource availability.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Description

  • A program is defined as a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually. Programs may include elements of related work outside the scope of the discrete projects in the program
  • Projects within a program are related through the common outcome or collective capability
  • N.B.  If the relationship between projects is only that of a shared client, seller, technology, or resource, the effort should be managed as a portfolio of projects rather than as a program.

 Scope

  • Program management focuses on the project interdependencies and helps to determine the optimal approach for managing them. Actions related to these interdependencies may include:
  • Resolving resource constraints and/or conflicts that affect multiple projects within the program
  • Aligning organizational/strategic direction that affects project and program goals
  • Resolving issues and overseeing change management within shared governance structure
  • Program Managers are responsible for managing related projects in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually. Program managers interact with each project manager to support and provide guidance on individual projects.

Elements (at a Program Level):

  • Program integration and performance management
  • Financial management
  • Resource capacity management
  • Procurement management
  • Risk management
  • Scope management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Training, mentoring, coaching, coordinating project managers
  • Centralized communication among project managers, project sponsors, managers, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with prevailing standards, policies and procedures as well as regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Status reporting and presentation to Steering Committee and program sponsor(s)
  • Coordination of program activities
Position Qualifications:
  • Post secondary education
  • Proven experience as Program Manager, and/or as a Project Manager
  • A continuing record of professional development. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar. A certification in project management such as:
    • PMP Certification,
    • Prince2 or similar.
  • Beneficial to have SAP product knowledge and ASAP methodology.
  • Progressive experience in a combination of systems acquisition engineering, software development, and communications engineering support activities such as system design and integration, communications, etc.
  • 10+ years in program/project management experience.
  • More than 10 years of technical experience in planning and designing IT functions within a large, complex environment, including at least five in a formal leadership or strategic role
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions, including identifying and implementing solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain long-term, collaborative relationships within all areas of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage employees to all level
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with leading initiatives to achieve business transformation within Information Technology.
Location: Regina, SK
Available: March 2021
Salary: Hourly – All-Inclusive
Apply: Please send your resume and contact details to: resumes@matrixstaffinggroup.com