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Director, IT Program Management

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Program Manager will be accountable to lead large, complex, cross-functional IT programs at Biogen. The resource will develop the strategy for program execution and will ensure program goals are defined and met.

What You'll Do

Drive program execution strategy

  • Develop approach to execute the program
  • Actively drive program and sub-projects to ensure alignment on all project details: objective, scope, approach, deliverables, resource planning, financials, schedule, dependencies, risks, issues, actions and organizational change management
  • Ensure cross-functional coordination as required
  • Enable and enhance communications between matrixed execution teams
  • Follow and uphold required and expected processes - including regulatory compliance standards - and provide input to improve processes.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to project managers
  • Work with System Integrators/Vendors on contractual constructs and agreements
    Engaging Stakeholders
    • Proactively manage IT and non IT stakeholders, delivery teams, vendors, and steering committees to ensure accountability and drive value
    • Facilitate program reviews and clearly communicate project status, schedule, risks, issues, and changes/resolutions - keeping all stakeholders involved and informed on a regular basis
      Managing Risks / Tradeoffs
      • Articulate key risks, dependencies, and scope tradeoffs within and across functions - and effectively mitigate risks/tradeoffs by identifying and driving changes to approach, timeline, budget, or scope.
        Qualifications
        • 10+ years' experience working as an IT professional - ideally managing projects, programs and/or portfolios
        • 4 years' experience implementing complex, cross-functional projects solutions.
        • Experience working with and managing a large Systems Integration partner preferred.
        • Experience implementing projects within established software development life cycle methodologies.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex topics to audiences with varying degrees of background in the subject.
        • Collaborative cross-functional leadership skills, including leading and influencing teams.
        • Experience developing presentation material and presenting to executive audiences.
        • IT project management skills, including project, budget and vendor management is preferred.
        • Approximately 10-12 years of experience beyond their academic training in the areas described.
        • PMP / PgMP certification preferred but not required
          Additional Information

          "Diversity is key for the survival of our ecosystem. I believe it is the single most important factor for a balanced flourishing environment where everyone thrives."

          All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Director, IT Program Management, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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