Program Manager - Print, Business Transformation Team

Weld North Education - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

The Print Program Manager is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of large-scale, cross-functional Print initiatives and is a key contributor to ensure transformational improvements take place to increase scalability, functionality, and cohesion across teams. This position leads efforts to improve tools, design processes, enact change, and drive decisions based on data, with a focus on meeting stakeholder expectations, adding intended business value, and aligning with business and product strategy. This position will specialize and focus on Print transformation initiatives. Essential Functions

  • Manage strategic initiatives across multiple business units to successful outcomes on time and within budget, including planning, resourcing, progress tracking, communicating, and reporting.
  • Lead the definition of scope and program objectives, and the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate team activities.
  • Translate goals and objectives into iterative deliverables for implementation based on a realistic understanding of effort and capacity.
  • Provide leadership and oversight on highly complex projects.
  • Plan, develop and execute schedules to ensure timely completion of program deadlines and milestones as well as assurance that the program is meeting the needs of the sponsor and delivering the intended business value.
  • Balance competing factors and manage the gaps and interfaces between workstreams to effectively maximize program impact.
  • Identify, review, and work with vendors or other outside resources to meet program needs.
  • Communicate program status and risk to stakeholders, team, and partners, escalating further when appropriate; identify and monitor risks and develop response plans when necessary.
  • Provide senior leaders with portfolio-level transparency into status, dependencies, issues and risks across projects and programs.
  • Ensure the intended outcome and value of programs are well-understood and communicated to stakeholders.
  • Drive collaboration between all stakeholder departments.
  • Promote, enable, and support changes to how the organization and program team operate to accomplish defined business value.
  • Adapt to changes as they occur over the lifetime of complex programs, remaining focused on delivering intended business value.
  • Gather, analyze and utilize quantitative and qualitative data to build context, inform decisions, define program health and provide insights.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, technology, or a related field and 6 years of successful delivery experience within the educational technology industry; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • A passion for the educational publishing business with a strong bias for action and ability to independently drive end-to-end print creation processes.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in book publishing operations with a focus on process development and quality assurance.
  • Process improvement experience and/or certification such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and/or Operational Excellence.
  • PMP certification, PMI Agile Certification (PMI-ACP), or Master’s Certificate in Project Management preferred.
  • Demonstrated program management skills including resource allocation, risk management, project finances, and contract management.
  • Experience with online project management tools such as Jira, Confluence, Smartsheet, etc. in partnership with excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, or similar to deliver technology solutions on time, on budget, and to specifications.
  • Data-driven, analytical thinker with the ability to identify and understand complex problems and formulate alternate solutions.
  • Ability to build team cohesiveness, lead, influence, and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve challenging goals.
  • Understanding of cloud-based Web Technology
  • Thorough knowledge of process and service design.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand and communicate complex concepts and issues to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills; self-directed to handle multiple priorities with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to cope with change, shift gears comfortably, and decide and act appropriately.
  • Experience working, influencing, and networking within a matrix organization.

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Locations

Scottsdale, Arizona
Austin, Texas
Provo, Utah
Remote

Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Weld North Education

Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students.
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