IS Finance Program Manager in Flower Mound, TX at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The program manager is responsible for stewarding critical enterprise investments and driving the delivery of strategic and transformational change by providing leadership and direction to assigned to large-scale, high impact programs and projects with moderate to high risk and complexity.  

Program managers also design and develop new approaches to project management. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall program leadership, guidance, and manage all aspects of a given program, including requirements gathering, business case creation, and implementation
  • Provide steady leadership in the face of uncertainty, change, and aggressive deadlines common to a rapidly growing company with an evolving business model.
  • Develop resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support for projects and for the day-to-day operational activities
  • Proactively set performance expectations and help project managers and subordinates manage expectations of delivery and requirements, yielding consistent results
  • Review program budget variance and scope change requests, and participate in the budget-resolution process
  • Ensure that the scope of the projects within the program align with business priorities
  • Manage program-level risks and interdependencies
  • Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders
  • Lead cross-functional meetings and foster teamwork; drive escalation and resolution of issues
  • Address escalated resourcing issues with project manager and resource manager, as needed
  • Support and coach project managers within the program
  • Provide technical expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of program, projects, and initiatives
  • Provide program reporting and status to senior management
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the matrix organization
  • Create funding requests, forecast, monitor and report on project financials, and maintain financials in project management tools
  • Liaise with the supplier management groups as needed on supplier engagement, quality of services, experience and cost 
  • Ensure all projects meet success parameters and ROI targets stated in business case
  • Assist, share learning, and mentor others within the PMO regarding standards, organizational understanding, and relationship building to promote the successful delivery of projects

Education & Special Trainings:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • PMP and/or Certified Scrum Master highly preferred

  • Six-Sigma or related experience a plus


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience is required
  • Extensive record of successfully planning and delivering complex projects
  • Experience managing remote project teams
  • Expertise in Microsoft Project and other project management tools
  • Demonstrated experience in full project management lifecycle for software/maintenance/ development/ implementation projects and IT methodologies (ITIL)
  • Experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions; demonstrated experience managing customer relationships

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand, analyze and report on financial data 
  • Proven ability to build team cohesion and motivate people
  • Self-motivated and organized with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to confidently challenge others at a level of informed understanding
  • Ability to guide change and influence decision making
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to navigate in a highly matrixed organization effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and strong relationships with others
  • Ability to establish a wide and effective peer network across the organization
  • Sound functional, business and technical acumen

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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