IT Project Manager

Location: San Jose CA
 Duration: 6 Months with potential to convert to perm
As a Program Manager you are a key member of the PMO team, with responsibility for execution of high impact / strategic Development Programs through the Product Lifecycle (PLC) from Program Initiation through General Availability. 
Key responsibilities:
Accountability for overall business success of assigned New Product Development Programs (Schedule execution, Content, Quality and Financials)
Work with Functional Managers to ensure resources are available and assigned to the Team
Develop and maintain an integrated program plan and schedule with Cross Functional Core Team
Lead the Core Team in managing and tracking program progress, including making tradeoff decisions to achieve Program objectives within a set of constraints defined by Senior Functional Management
Drive fast resolution of barriers and issues with the Core Teams by elevating to appropriate level of Management for fast decision making
Proactive Risk Management through risk identification and development of risk mitigation plans with the Core Team
Provide all necessary management reporting and reviews for the Program
Recommend to Senior Functional Management the continued investment or closure of the Program based on projected business results
This influential role requires a BS/MS degree or equivalent with 5+ years of experience in program/project management.   
NEED a candidate that has been involved in a high tech, complex HW and SW development environments. 
The successful candidate will have:
Excellent leadership, communications and influencing skills
Leadership experience within a global matrix management organization
Experience managing or operating within X-functional, multi-discipline teams 
Deep understanding of Product Development Lifecycle from Concept through to Launch/Shipment
Proven Track record of delivering results versus goals and objectives 
Strong business acumen; Understanding of key Financial metrics & levers 
Broad knowledge of Business Strategy and Customers/Market
A proactive approach to risk management and continuous process improvement
Deep knowledge of hardware new product introduction and dealing with NEM's and Manufacturing bodies for Hardware.
Can operate in both an Agile and Waterfall based development environment

 Key Skills:
MS Project knowledge
MS Office proficient
Proficient in a Product Lifecycle Management tool such as Oracle’s Agile PLM
Proficient with Agile project tracking tools such as Jira

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