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Agile Program Manager
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 3, 2022
Job Id #57135 Posted June 21, 2022


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Program Management support for the Conversational AI Platform within the Enterprise Architecture, Integration, and Platforms team.

Ideal Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience in a large enterprise environment (Fortune 200)
  • 5+ years of IT Project Management
  • 2+ years of Agile/Scrum working experience.

Top Requirements:

  • MS Power Point and Excel (5+ years)
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across a large enterprise (3+ years)
  • Strong cross functional and enterprise program delivery experience (3+ years)

Top Responsibilities:

  • Plan & Mange commercial product development programs/projects using Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Have deep understanding of other project life cycles including waterfall and how to manage dependencies between Agile Scrum teams and waterfall life cycle projects.
  • Play the role of Scrum Master / RTE (Servant Leader) as required on projects.
  • Be well-versed with budget (capital & expense) management process and life cycle.
  • Identify the key stake holders and manage the expectations of key stakeholders and take their support to help resolve bottlenecks.
  • Participates in or lead the program steering committee reviews and gate approvals
  • Actively manages the program scope, budget, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks, as well as timely reporting of program status
  • Facilitate ongoing key stake holder communication between Business, Finance, Operations, Product & Delivery teams.
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
  • Influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches.

Skills/attributes Required

  • MS Power Point and Excel
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across a large enterprise
  • Strong cross functional and enterprise program delivery experience
  • C-level interface and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence decisions from top down and bottom up
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving and systems analysis skills

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Agile / Scrum certification
  • Lean, Six Sigma Experience (Green or Black belt)
  • Experience supporting program capital management life cycle
    Proficiency in computer software such as Rally (CA Agile), PlanView, CA Clarity (PPM Optics) or MS Project
  • Strong financial forecasting/tracking and workforce planning skills on large programs
  • Experience in the agile maturity transformation of teams eg: CICD, ATDD, Dev Ops and Test automation
  • PMP Certification
  • Health care insurance background
  • Process implementation & re-engineering
  • Very strong understanding of Cloud technologies & architecture
  • Developing & tracking strong business cases & cost benefit analysis
  • Big 4 or Professional Services experience 

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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