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Job ID: 46542
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Program Manager

Our client is seeking a Program Manager to join their team in Hillsboro, OR. The selected candidate  needs to be a strong Program Manager with experience working in an agile environment who will lead self-organizing teams and programs to ensure cross functional communication and execution.  This role will provide support to teams with a focus on managing the relationships and deliverables associated with cross functional work.  The ideal candidate has strong experience with process refinement and organization design.

Focus on defining tools and processes to support overall organizational excellence.
Schedule/Plan management: assist in facilitation of work breakdown sessions.
Create initial project schedule and maintain with minimal oversight.
Facilitate program level process and execution, identifies and manages dependencies and risks, as well as escalates blockers.
Coordinates and facilitates iterative program level planning.
Accountable for program execution and delivery of work.
Monitors and reports program health (i.e. progress of feature completion) with the purpose of providing transparency on program delivery of value.
Supports manager in executing project/program communication plan (internal and external) and provides status reporting and health/metrics to organization.
Defines risk management plan, analyzes for criticality, probability, and impact and develops plan to address potential risk.

Key Skills
Experience with formal project management methodology (Waterfall, Agile).
Excel in team-oriented role that relies on ability to collaborate with others.
Strong oral and written communication with ability to influence others (stakeholder management skills).
Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management.
Able to lead cross functional work and prioritize changing demands.
Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Experience, interest, and adaptability to work in fast-paced, ambiguous environment.
Must be trustworthy in keeping sensitive data confidential.

Minimum 2-year work experience with previous experience supporting teams.
Bachelor’s Degree.
Technology/security experience preferred.
Strong verbal and written communication, as well as information-seeking skills.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use data and metrics to drive recommendations.
Proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel; Mac skills also highly preferred.
Knowledge of information security best practices and principles.
Project Management certification (PMP).

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 

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