Program Manager

Program Manager

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

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 and therefore request hourly rate that is inclusive of all travel and expenses, one for ONsite and for OFFsite.

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.

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

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:
o PMP Certification,
o 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.

Type

Contract

Location

Regina, SK

Available

ASAP

Salary

Hourly – All-Inclusive Rate
To apply, please send your resume and contact details.

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