Chicago

Program Manager

Program Manager

Program Manager

What we are looking for:

He/She/They will play a key role in shaping and delivering digital solutions of value for our clients. He/She/They provide structure and support the overall vision for assigned projects (e.g. web development, advertising, strategy, technology, etc.). He/She/They is responsible for helping define the vision of the program and overseeing its execution.

Before we continue to dive into the requirements for the role let’s talk about Why you should join Valtech?

Flexibility: We trust in the expertise, skills, and actions of our colleagues. That’s why we provide a flexible work schedule that supports work/life balance.

Career Advancement: We offer a career, not just a job. We invest in the personal and professional growth of every employee because we believe growth leads to both business impact and personal fulfillment.

Learning and Development: We foster a culture that encourages and promotes professional growth and development, with continuous learning through our in house LMS (Ask us about the Academy)

Benefits US:

  • Medical: Options starting at 100% medical coverage for employees, and we cover 85% for spouses, partners, and dependents
  • We contribute with a$1,500 cash payment towards your family HSA
  • 401(k) Employer matching and immediate vesting
  • Minimum of 30 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Up to 8 Weeks of paid Parental Leave
  • Home office set up stipend for new hires
  • 2pm Summer Fridays

Want to learn more about our unique culture and awesome people click here

Back to the role:

What you will do:

  • Has a deep understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements
  • Leads the project team in determining the approach, deliverables, schedule, and tools to deliver the project within established constraints
  • Develops processes for project delivery, from scoping through execution and closure
  • Works with client team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, technology requirements, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools. Ensures the feasibility of project delivery given scope, time and budget constraints. Partners with Solution Lead, and/or Account Management to identify pursuits and make go/no-go decisions
  • Responsible for hands on delivery of programs and/or projects (which may or may not include supporting PM team members). This includes scheduling of meetings, management of JIRA, conducting daily stand-ups, following up with meeting notes and actions and the update of resource management tools and weekly budget tracking/invoicing
  • Coordinates activities of the project management team and has overall responsibility for delivery health of projects in the assigned accounts (whether by managing projects directly or by managing project managers on projects)
  • Ensures that project management team is handling core functions of the PM
  • Develops processes and standards for project documentation and ensures that the project management team is developing, maintaining, reviewing and/or disseminating all project documentation including status reports, invoices, change orders, project schedules, budgets, and postmortem reviews
  • Responsible for delivering work to sold margin

What you should have:

  • 8+ years experience managing multiple large, complex and cross-functional interactive projects, preferably in a consulting or agency environment
  • 3-5 years of people management experience
  • Expert knowledge of one or more of the following: software development life cycles, web technologies, web development processes and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components, media and advertising projects, digital strategy projects
  • Expert understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage multiple project managers and/or senior project managers at one time
  • Ability to drive hands-on delivery
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • High proficiency in JIRA
  • Highly skilled at writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Highly experienced in the delivery of projects that include strategy, design, and development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project/account team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex account-wide problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details and driving results
  • Expert knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation
  • 3-5 years of people management experience
  • Certified Agile Practitioner- Nice to Have
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred

Here’s a little about us:

Valtech is a global digital agency that focuses on business transformation for our clients. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups with more than 3.000 exceptional individuals operating out of 40+ offices in 15 countries. We work with some of the world’s best-known brands from travel to retail, connected experiences to automotive and we’re now ready to bring on even more talented colleagues to join us.

We believe diversity is essential to creating the best digital products & experiences. Valtech is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

So, if you are looking for your next challenge? Then this is your chance to join our team of exceptionally talented, creative and innovative professionals working with composable Best-of-Breed technology platforms within the large-scale digital experience and e-commerce business area.

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