C070517: Senior Program Manager

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

As a fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will have the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art technical skills. You will need the maturity, motivation and some previous client experience to work productively in our client organizations. As a Ferguson employee, and a consultant to our end client, you will be able to focus on your technical skills development - which is what we do best.

Our rigorous screening for technical skills and client compatibility and our commitment to continuing education make our consultant’s valuable assets to the clients we serve. Our client’s know that Ferguson’s professionals will fit seamlessly with their operations and their staff.

We’ve learned over the years how to comply with our clients’ unique procurement procedures and to keep in step with their overall processes so we can be responsive to their requests and requirements.

Job Summary

Responsible for managing multiple the most complex enterprise-wide program(s) consisting of multiple projects. Ensures successful integration of several projects and adjusts project scope, timing, and budgets as needed, based on the needs of the business. This job requires extensive technical and project management experience. Is recognized as a subject matter expert in the PM field.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Develops the program strategy, supporting business case and various high-level project plans.
  • Ensures integration of projects and adjusts project scope, timing, and budgets as needed, based on the needs of the business. May also coordinate with multiple project managers to assemble overall program plan.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor to project managers and project leaders to educate and assist them with implementing project management processes and making improvement/changes.
  • Accountable for the development and execution of project management processes and methodologies to ensure delivery of project scope on time and within budget while meeting or exceeding quality standards and customer expectations.
  • Accountable for plans and teamwork assignments, directing work efforts, reviewing integrated project plans, escalating and communicating resource needs, ensuring completion of quality reviews, and driving the resolution of issues as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with leadership and other stakeholders on program strategy, direction and changes.
  • Responsible for delivering all projects contained in the project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements.
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and recommending adjustments to Project Managers.
  • Partners with senior leadership of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities to achieve the goals of the enterprise.
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the design, development and implementation of the program.
  • Mentors a team of project managers and/or other project management staff.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently with no supervision and guidance
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Ability to define key performance indicators/metrics
  • Ability to effectively analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to show judgement and initiative to accomplish job duties
  • Ability to document, prepare, and deliver data-driven presentations
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
  • Ability to influence internal and external key stakeholders and build consensus
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with peers and project members
  • Expert ability to oversee and manage large, complex, diverse and strategic projects that impact the organization as a whole
  • Expert ability in implementing program and project plans and monitor progress, resource usage and quality
  • Expert level understanding and ability to manage complex program and project budgets
  • Expert level knowledge in conducting risk assessments and developing plans for eliminating or mitigating the risks identified
  • Project Management experience 6-7 years
  • IT or Engineering work experience 10+ years
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is preferred

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Leon Lamphear at llamphear@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.

W-2 CANDIDATES ONLY. NO CORP-TO-CORP.


Leon Lamphear
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728 -4409
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