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Technical Program Manager
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on December 4, 2021
Job Id #51923 Posted November 4, 2021

The Role in Brief:
The Technical Program Manager will provide leadership throughout the lifecycle of Information Technology projects related to Mergers and Acquisitions. The ideal candidate will have solid experience with infrastructure, networking and datacenter migration projects with exposure to managing stakeholders and cross-functional teams. In addition, they will possess a strong understanding and experience in SDLC and Agile methodologies. The PM will be actively involved in requirements, analysis and designing solutions along with managing scope, schedule, and budgets.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Work directly with Enterprise Enablement & Platform Services (EEPS) teams – from technical to executive level – to execute against project timelines throughout implementation lifecycle
• Provide program leadership tied to infrastructure for internal systems and delivering solutions to customers
• Own and facilitate program status and ongoing project meetings, including setting agenda, driving direction and decisions, documenting meeting notes, action items, owners and dates
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using department standard tools/templates
• Create and actively maintain Project Plans, including issues, risks/mitigations, actions, assumptions and decisions (IRAAD), with noted dependencies, owners and timelines
• Develop and deliver status reports, project schedules and presentations for visibility and transparency
• Establish and maintain strong relationship with internal, external customers and 3rd party vendors
• Ensure team awareness of project tasks and requirements, aligning to the program and project plans
• Drive best-practices and documentation in support of repeatable processes
• Other tasks as assigned by manager

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/related field or equivalent experience
• Understanding of Network and Systems technologies, including Microsoft collaboration solutions
• 5-7+ Years of experience managing Infrastructure, Networking and Datacenter Migration projects
• 5+ years of direct IT Technical Project Management experience, including:
o Project Plan creation and management
o Analysis of requirements and documentation
o Stakeholder buy-in
o Project Budget Management
o Project Issue and Risk mitigation/resolution
o Project Communication and follow-up
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple technical projects of varying duration (1-12+ months)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong ability to proactively communicate concise, written summaries of potential issues or risks
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to initiate and own all aspects of multiple projects
• Strong experience utilizing SDLC and Agile methodologies to deliver projects
• Strong inter-personal skills to communicate effectively across all levels and audiences (executives, technologists, engineers, customers, vendors and other business professionals)
• Actively demonstrate critical thinking within daily activities and across all program/project work
• Possesses strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a “can-do? approach to solving problems
• Demonstrated self-confidence and self-reliance in all aspects of this role to include escalation
• Demonstrated ability to define project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines
• Effectively manage and communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely manner
• Liaise and effectively communicate unified messages to manager, leadership and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
• Identify and manage program and project status, budgets/costs, dependencies and critical path
• Proactively manage and communicate changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
• Ability to consistently time manage effectively across multiple projects in a fast-paced and changing environment
• Flexibility to adjust when needed, to think in the moment and propose solutions to challenges

Ideal Qualifications:
• Knowledge of public and private cloud
• Solution-focused problem solving
• Aptitude for learning new technologies
• Experience presenting to and/or facilitating conversations with executive level audience
• Experience working in health care industry
• Budget Management
• PMP or similar Agile Certification

Skills and Abilities:
Key Competencies
• Can multi task and manage several projects and responsibilities
• Excellent people, process, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
• Highly analytical individual with a keen eye for details
• Able to identify / assess business needs, to analyze, prioritize, and solve problems in a customer service driven organization

Leadership and Influence
• Sets high standards with achievable goals
• Monitors performance to ensure standards and goals are met
• Builds commitment and inspires people to do the best job possible -- both internal and external
• Communicates, through own behavior, and leads by example
• Regularly reviews progress toward objectives and goals

Analytical and Decision Making
• Supports and achieves organizational priorities
• Exercises good judgment, considering all pertinent information
• Knows when to deter/take action from limited information
• Ability to take decisive action and make tough decisions in a pressured, demanding, and often ambiguous environment
• Consults and utilizes input of others as appropriate
• Maintains objectivity in face of conflicting priorities and demands
• Recognizes own limitations and when to ask for help or support

Interpersonal Relations
• Works in a cooperative and supportive manner with all stakeholders/teams
• Supports colleague's activities, pitches in to help others
• Participates actively in meetings
• Is willing to influence and to be influenced
• Works toward achieving results -- both short/long-term interests

Planning and Organizing / Motivation and Commitment
• Takes responsibility for getting the work done
• Follows up and sees tasks through to completion
• Organizes own work and the work of others effectively
• Accomplishes results in a timely fashion
• Effectively allocates resources to get the right job done as needed

Adaptation and Flexibility
• Adapts project management and interpersonal approach and shifts roles (as required) to suit the audience and situation
• Can adapt to very different and wide range of social situations
• Able to juggle and manage competing priorities, demands and tasks
• Maintains poise and composure
• Is willing to be influenced/open to others' views
• Can manage criticism, pressure, conflict and stress
• Understands the needs of the various stakeholders of the organization
• Able to travel to other geographic locations as required

 

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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