Full Job Description
The Senior IT Program Manager is responsible for managing programs related to prioritized strategies and initiatives specific to functional area technology needs. This individual ensures that Workiva’s technology efforts are prioritized to address stakeholder needs and communicated effectively across Workiva. Programs may span teams, departments, or relate to the overall enterprise. This person works with stakeholders to identify the business goals, initiatives, scope, develop resources, and communicate progress.
Accountable for operational excellence including program reviews, feasibility, cost-benefit analysis, prioritization, initiation, and execution based on prioritized strategy and initiatives for functional area technology stack
Identify and balance major program constraints including cost, scope, schedule, risk, quality, resources, and stakeholder satisfaction
Specialize in leading teams through the formulation and execution of program plans and organizational change initiatives
Owns program and delivery management responsibility for multiple strategies and initiatives, projects
Develops processes and tools that encourage continuous process or performance improvements
Provides program and relationship management
Develops business and operational processes that improve efficiency and meets stakeholder needs
Manages all aspects of program execution to satisfy requirements
Plans, monitors and manages to avoid specification shortfalls, budget overruns, scheduling errors and situations that may require emergency management
Works with stakeholders to determine the success of each program and subsequently plans for implementation of successful programs and discontinuing unsuccessful efforts
Networks with stakeholders to build cross-functional relationships to further build, define and execute strategies and initiatives
Provides transparency with metrics regularly communicated to Executives and/or Leadership
Establishes strong relationships and partnerships internally
Collaborate across functional teams to identify programs, projects and resource needs
May act as Project Manager for program efforts and/or needs, which includes being accountable for the entire project scope, the project team and resources, the project budget and management of all stakeholder needs and communications
Identify and create development and training opportunities to support employee and project success
Serves as coach and advisor to facilitate discussion and resolve conflict
May coach and mentor IT PMO team members
What You’ll Need
Undergraduate Degree in Business or IT-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong understanding of Program and Project Management frameworks
Solid understanding of development, testing and integration methodologies
Ability to manage multiple programs at once
Strong problem solving and analysis skills
Solid financial management skills
Initiative to start programs and/or projects with little or no information and drive to see to fruition
Teamwork oriented and can thrive working alongside many different perspectives to get things done
Understanding of the implementation partner model within a SaaS organization
Comfortable working in a dynamic, continuously evolving environment with the ability to prioritize accordingly
Effective negotiator and creative problem solver who can build consensus and drive results in partnership with stakeholders from individual contributors to executive leadership
Can lead through influence, partnering with globally distributed, cross-functional teams to achieve a shared goal
Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information
7+ years of program management experience
PgMP or PMP certification preferred
A thorough understanding of Software Development Lifecycle
Organizational Change Management and/or Digital Transformation experience preferred
Strong business background, with significant SaaS application experience and exposure to business process management
Prior experience managing large scale, global initiatives
Proven experience designing and leading strategic planning at a high-growth, enterprise tech company
Six Sigma or other related continuous improvement methodology experience preferred
Prior experience managing sales and/or accounting based technology stacks is preferred
Up to 10%
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.
How You’ll Be Rewarded
Base Pay Range in Colorado: $135,000- $182,000
Discretionary bonus typically paid annually
Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.
Where You’ll Work
Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.
Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
Trust: Rely on each other.
Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.
Collaboration: Share resources and work together.
Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.
Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.
Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.
We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.
At Workiva, you’ll enjoy:
Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.
Learn more about life at Workiva: www.linkedin.com/showcase/workiva-life-and-careers/
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Learn more about benefits: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits
Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.
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Workiva supports employees in working where they work best – either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment. Effective October 18, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to visit any Workiva office, attend in-person meetings, or travel for business purposes.