IT Project Manager in Glendale, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/18/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Glendale, CA
  • Duration:
    72 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    10/18/2021
  • Job ID:
    300094
  • Pay Rate
    $89.285/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    714-921-7460

Job Description

IT Project/Program Manager opportunity in Glendale CA

The Sr. Program & Project Manager is responsible for delivering complex large-scale Ecommerce software development across multiple disciplines within an assigned portfolio. This role blends program and project management and delivery, coaching and development of team members, and financial and business acumen.

Responsibilities

Program and Project Estimations

  • Facilitate scope definition, cross-functional estimates and high-level planning workshops
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver program and project deliverables including resources, program and project oversight, objective risk and related contingency
  • Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes

Program and Project Planning

  • Create full-scale master program and project schedules and communication plans consisting of multiple projects or components
  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks
  • Establish program and project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans
  • Develop the program and project plans and schedules with cross discipline functional leads

Program and Project Delivery

  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, components of large programs, and full programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Manage resource assignments, budgets, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control
  • Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads
  • Communicate regular status updates to program and project executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast
  • Monitor adherence to master schedule and milestone commitments
  • Analyze labor demand vs. capacity labor to ensure efficient resource assignments
  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Direct management and accountability for single project budgets of $5-10M in labor
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in program and project management with an online retailer, ideally in eCommerce, marketing, merchandising, or operations. Consulting experience is a plus
  • Strong leader and decision maker with at least 4 years of experience in leading large, multidisciplinary digital teams (preferably websites, mobile web, and apps)
  • 2-5 years Agile delivery experience
  •  1-2 years mobile application (iOS, Android) delivery experience
  • Minimum 3 years of client management experience in successfully delivering internet solutions, preferably in a global client-service organization
  • Experience in a matrixed responsibility organization working with multiple Product Managers per effort
  • Possesses extensive experience in the basics of program and project management (estimation, program and project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning), and coaching more junior team members in the PM practice
  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance
  • Led teams with multiple discipline representation (including product management/strategy, technology, design, SEO, and analytics)
  • Proven track record managing individual program and project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple programs and projects
  • Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes

Volt is an equal opportunity employer