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Director of Program Management

Elk Grove, IL 60007

Posted: 03/20/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 553236 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Director or Program Management
Salary- up to $150,000 
Hours- On site standard work week. Company culture is to be onsite.
Location- Elk Grove,IL -west suburb of Chicago.
Job Details- Experienced Program Manager who is experienced managing IT and other non IT corporate projects such as Facilities management, Sales and Marketing Strategy, Go to Market, Shipping, ERP etc.

Position Overview:  Manages multiple complex technical programs, projects and initiatives to achieve Stern Pinball goals and objectives. Drives and coordinates cross-functional teams to complete a variety of technical program plans, tasks, milestones on time, within budget and within acceptable quality metrics. Constructs and maintains dashboards to monitor and track execution against plans.
Key Accountabilities:
  1. Drives cross-functional program visibility to all stakeholders
    1. Facilitate program meetings to ensure milestones are being met on time, and within budget and quality metrics. Help ensure that   all team communications are clear, consistent, and regular.
    2. Ensure execution of project tasks and foster internal communication.
    3. Integrate cross-functional groups’ schedules into the plan
    4. Identify project and program dependencies and requirements and proactively drive the alignment of schedules and the execution of key milestones
    5. Identify risks, develop risk avoidance and mitigation strategies; escalate issues to senior management team with proposed plan of action.
    6. Drive for early identification and resolution of issues and continued focus on on-time, within budget  program completion.
    7. Drive principles and standards for ownership of issues, commitments, and accountability
  2. Monitor and continuously improve Stern’s Games New Product Introduction (NPI) Process
    1. Manage project visibility at a program level, partnering with game producers internal to the product development teams
    2. Project manage hand-offs and delivery of non-product development elements including Sales & Marketing go to market, manufacturing hand-offs, and any other cross-functional requirements identified
    3. Create forum for Stage-Gate review process for key Product Development (PD) initiatives.
    4. Facilitate formal post-mortem evaluation and documentation
  3. Generate and maintain program management standards and documentation
    1. Instill program management process rigor with Stern teams
    2. Generate and maintain accurate program schedules which encompass detailed deliverables and milestones for all disciplines involved.
    3. Generate and maintain weekly Key Milestones Status tool for each project team.
    4. Construct and maintain dashboards to monitor and track execution against plan.
  4. Manage and delivery quality reporting at a company cross-functional level
    1. Partner with sales & Insider Connected teams to demonstrate customer experience metrics
    2. Partners with manufacturing team to demonstrate quality metrics throughout the manufacturing process
  5. Support other projects as required
    1. Key cross-functional projects may need support (example:  Building moves)
  • A Bachelor's Degree in related discipline or equivalent, PMP a plus.
  • 5 - 8 years experience in a Program Management capacity.
  • 3 - 5 years manufacturing/engineering experience a plus.
  • Highly flexible and ability to multi-task.
  • Proven ability leading diverse teams to meet program objectives and deliver products on time.
  • Advanced computer skills including experience with MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office products and its uses in generating reports, capturing and presenting data.
  • Strong organizational, oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with consumer, software, and hardware projects are all pluses

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