Program Manager - DDT
Full Time, Exempt
This position is integral to the creation and maintenance of complex schedules, planning milestones and enabling the making of commitments to ensure successful customer-centric delivery of products. Responsibilities include aggregating schedules from other project managers across project teams, as well as working with architects, general contractors and other organizations that are integral to our deployment process. This leader must have demonstrated capabilities of organizing multiple workstreams to enable the Team to focus on the right work, right now. In addition, this role requires experience using disciplined change management, project portfolio management, and risk management strategies in everyday practice, and preferably 3+ years’ experience running teams using a hybrid project management/ Agile/Scrum framework or equivalent. Construction project management is preferred.
This resource also brings experience in the design and implementation of a team-centric project management system, which is governed by a phase gate development framework. They must enjoy bringing forward new ideas and concepts without being prompted and have the initiative and skills to adequately implement changes they see necessary. They must have demonstrated capability for coaching all levels of the organization in the adoption of the new methods and processes.
They must have the presence to be recognized as a thought-leader in program and project management. They must exhibit infectious leadership that inspires while creating excitement in working through our challenges.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Develop the product development scope and create clear program plans with predictable outcomes and milestones
Monitor and assess program performance with a focus on key metrics
Identify, characterize, and manage program risks
Work closely with cross-functional resources to ensure designs are ready for deployment and can scale and meet cost and quality requirements
Enable a Phase Gate deployment delivery process that is aligned to Alert’s product development process
As a team member, effectively communicate with Director-level staff, other key leaders, and Customers
Be a catalyst for change and company maturity. Energized by our challenges with the ability to effectively convince others of recommendations.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
B.S. Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent professional experience)
10+ years' experience as a Project Manager in a matrix-structured organization with hands-on experience in complex high-tech or electro-mechanical project management, including resource planning and budgeting
Possession of a comprehensive suite of tools applicable to common project challenges
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; able to build effective team relationships and efficiently mediate teams to achieve consensus.
Project Management experience within a construction environment
Experience interacting directly with external customers and managing product development projects from start to the delivery of the product
Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) or equivalent formal training preferred
Experience using Smartsheet, MS Project and Jira preferred
TEAMING AND PERSONAL
Constructively support or lead project teams as the circumstances require or as assigned by team leads. Ensure responsibility is accepted and actioned by those responsible.
Clearly prioritize what needs to be done in balance with the organization's available resources. Quickly identifies areas needing attention to ensure customer / business success. Proponent of 80/20 rule.
Work successfully in a team environment and seek input from peers and cross-functional team members to create a collaborative atmosphere.
Constructively influence team decisions and product design requirements. Proven negotiation skills and ability to convey the Company's goals and interests in a constructive manner that does not risk a relationship. Able to "see" the big picture and focus the discussion on problem solving and finding common ground with ability to hold firm on non-negotiables.
Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision to achieve team goals
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and able to communicate across all levels of the organization
Possess the additional skills of business acumen, basic team facilitation, assignment flexibility, independent thinking, and responsibility for execution
All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.
The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”.
The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability.
The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities.
The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty.
Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.
Every employee is granted stock options which vest over four years. We have 31 issued or pending patents on our groundbreaking technology. A leading retail equity analyst at Jefferies recently published that “we view Alert Innovation’s fulfillment technology as the most diverse and comprehensive. In addition, its developing the Novastore concept could be a winning long-term format.”
We offer full time employees a generous benefits package starting with your date of hire.
PAID TIME OFF
No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.
9 Paid Holidays.
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO options.
Health Reimbursement plan where Alert Innovation reimburses you for deductible related expenses ($1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for families).
Dental insurance thru Delta Dental of MA.
Vision Plan thru VSP.
Flexible Spending Account to enable you to pay health care and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.
Group Term Life Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
Short Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 70% of your weekly salary for up to 13 weeks.
Long Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 66.67% of your monthly earnings.
401k Plan administered by Fidelity to enable you to save using pre-tax dollars.
100% of cost of training for your current or near-term work needs including conferences and technical events.
50% reimbursement of tuition for programs aligned with career development goals including MBA and master’s from top schools (online via Coursera).
50% reimbursement of Nano Degrees (online via Udacity).
Earn a Bachelor’s or Associates college degree from a fully accredited undergraduate program for only $5,000/year through our College For America benefit with Southern New Hampshire University.
Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.
The above list is only a summary of some of our benefits and is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation.
Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.