Senior Program Manager in Cincinnati, OH at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

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Job Description

Program Management professionals, are you looking for rewarding new challenges with some of the nation's top companies? Let Vaco serve as your advocate in presenting you to clients who are looking for Senior Project Managers. Our recruiting staff gives you an advantage over your competition by promoting your strengths and assets directly to hiring managers while helping you to be more prepared for your interviews.

From keeping you up to date on market trends and industry expectations, to providing you with valuable insight into the company culture, compensation expectations and growth opportunities of specific clients, Vaco will give you the edge you need in today's highly competitive job marketplace. If you have an advanced project management background and are looking for new opportunities to move your career forward, let Vaco open the door for you. Apply today!

Position Summary:

Manage and lead enterprise-wide, cross-functional strategic initiatives which may be large-scale, high impact projects with moderate to high risk and complexity. Direct the daily activities of project management team members on multiple projects to ensure they provide high quality and cost-effective services. Lead organizational direction and strategic change of programs and projects on time, in budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities.

Job Requirements:

  • Direct large-scale, complex programs that may involve numerous internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop the program charter, integrated plans, resource plans, contingency plans, and related program or project management artifacts
  • Evaluate trade-offs between size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value
  • Validate financial forecasts and provide on-going reconciliation of resources and other related program expenditures
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria
  • Build, lead, and coach multiple project teams throughout project lifecycles
  • Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered
  • Ensure all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company
  • Continually update relevant business stakeholders of project status and periodically publish project status reports
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders on different aspects of assigned initiatives
  • Represent the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall and integrated delivery plan
  • Ensure all projects meet success parameters and ROI targets stated in the business case
  • Ensure end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit
  • Assist, share learning, and mentor others within the PMO regarding standards, organizational understanding, and relationship building to promote the successful delivery of projects


  • Demonstrated, applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools
  • Experienced in working with stakeholder to manage their expectations and engaging them to address project issues
  • Process Improvement experience and experience leading large process optimization efforts.
  • Two to four years of supervisory experience (preferred)


  • Strong program and project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision
  • 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 business and technical acumen

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3-6 years of global program management experience including managing and/or mentoring project managers in a large operating environment
  • PgMP/PMI Certification a plus