North Carolina, USA
US$45.00 - US$50.00 per hour
3 months ago
6 Months + Possible Extension
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Rate: $50 per hour (Negotiable)
Duration: 6 Months + Possible Extension
In this role, you will be responsible for initiating and leading strategic projects and programs of high complexity in accordance with industry standards and best practices. This role focuses on enterprise-level programs such as enterprise-wide mandate compliance and large-scale platform changes. For Agile programs, this position will perform the role of Über-Scrum Master or Release Train Conductor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*Creates a consultative partnership with executive sponsors and key stakeholders in the formation and discovery of enterprise initiatives.
*Leads teams in managing and/or facilitating the delivery and implementation of project/program scope.
*Manages scope, dependencies, risks, issues, costs, and resources across multiple projects that are part of an enterprise portfolio or a program.
*Ensures alignment and prioritization of projects with strategic direction and goals.
*Creates portfolio dashboard and program or project status reports for executive level representation.
*Accountable for compliance with internal and external audit requirements.
*Frequently leads other project managers on complex projects.
*Responsible for ensuring timely, accurate, and clear communication is provided to our customers and members.
*Responsible for developing, refining, and monitoring the project budgets throughout the project life cycles.
*Manages scope, ensuring traceability in documentation
*Manages program-level change management process
*Manages program-level budget and forecasts
*Responsible for defining and managing overall program dashboard and roadmap
*Responsible for identifying enterprise process impacts to ensure business readiness
*Develops a plan for identifying, engaging, and communicating with stakeholders to set consistent expectations.
*Ensures clear understanding of scope and expectations of business owner, including success and acceptance criteria.
*Responsible for providing timely communication to senior management and project teams.
*Escalates issues to appropriate stakeholders and drives resolution.
*Responsible for driving vendor contracting process in coordination with internal vendor sourcing team.
*Responsible as the primary point of contact for vendor coordination
*Manages resources deliverables, hours, and costs as defined in the statement of work.
*Responsible for ensuring timely approval of deliverables and payment of invoices
*Assembles, mobilizes, and motivates teams to set direction, approach, identify skill gaps, and resolve conflict.
*Helps to balance workload and synchronize team efforts
*Accountable for managing allocated resources against approved hours and scope at a program level
Agile Methodology Specific Job Functions (Über Scrum Master or Release Train Conductor):
*Manage and coordinate Scrum at the program and portfolio level.
*Lead agile/scrum adoption for BCBSNC by serving on the Agile Steering Committee.
*Responsible for managing and scheduling synchronized releases across one of more programs and/or product lines.
*Assist the agile product manager and agile teams in planning each release.
*Ensure that the architecture and infrastructure on which the application will be deployed is robust and stable.
*Conduct a release retrospective with agile teams to improve the release process and increase program productivity and product quality.
*Bachelor's degree and eight to ten years project management experience to include large, complex, enterprise-wide and multiple concurrent projects and/or programs. If not ten years project management experience, clear demonstration of advanced program management and/or management of a highly diverse department.
*In lieu of a bachelor's degree, ten to twelve years project management experience to include large, complex, and enterprisewide and multiple concurrent projects and /or programs may be considered.
*Experience managing multiple and/or complex projects for a variety of functional areas.
*Experience in managing multiple and complex software releases.
*Experience with stakeholder management with solid influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills.
*In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools.
*Experience working with multiple software development and test methodologies (i.e. Agile, Scrum, Lean, SAFe).
*Project Management Institute (PMI) certification or Certified Scrum Master.
Required Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:
*Bachelor's degree in Business or Computer Science (MIS)
*Demonstrated proficiency with MS Visio, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and Planview.
*Experience with Agile/Scrum or other non-waterfall methodologies.
*Knowledge of Rational Team Concert (RTC) and/or the Scaled Agile Framework for the enterprise (SAFe) a plus.
*Optional depending on area for which we are recruiting:
*Data warehouse - Experience managing business intelligence and data warehouse projects strongly preferred (or required)
*Sales & Marketing - Experience with product lifecycle
*Finance- Experience with financial systems
*Web - Experience with customer-facing websites and user experience knowledge
*Strategy - Experience launching strategic initiatives or technologies
If you are interested in this role, can recommend anyone, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Drew Derry on 01932 83 7792 or via email on