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Manager, Program Management

Houston, TX, United States
Experience: Senior

At Sapient Consulting, we are quite literally on the front line of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. What we offer is the opportunity to join a recognized leader in developing and delivering groundbreaking solutions for today’s dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership.

As Manager, Program Management at Sapient Consulting, you will manage complex technology and business solution development projects for our clients from the financial and commodities industry. In this role you will encompass all facets of project management, client management and team leadership within a multidisciplinary, globally distributed work environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee project estimations
  • Oversee the development and tracking of integrated project plans.
  • Oversee the development of project deliverables in order to meet project objectives
  • Establish and maintain processes to manage scope, risk and issues throughout the project lifecycle
  • Establish and maintain project communications and information systems.
  • Set project quality and performance standards
  • Lead team of 15+ people and provide career development, direction and motivation to team
  • Ensure key project-wide roles and responsibilities are defined
  • Drive knowledge sharing and learning from project experiences
  • Manage peer-level client relationships as well as third-party partner and/or vendor relationships
  • Engage in business development activities
  • Provide day-to-day project contact for the client
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring activities as well as engage in training and internal initiatives
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the program management domain and support knowledge sharing

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or related fields
  • Broad project management experience of successfully delivering solutions within investment banking, asset management or commodities trading environments
  • Experience working in a consulting firm or client-facing role
  • Proven team leadership experience leading diverse, globally distributed teams of 15+ people including managerial experience
  • Prior accountability for budget or client revenue
  • Client management experience with accountability for executive level client relationships
  • Broad experience of managing multiple full project lifecycles from business development to final delivery
  • Experience using object oriented design and development methodologies; Agile, Scrum or Waterfall preferred
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project; knowledge of Visio
  • Excellent communication as well as presentation and facilitation skills
  • Openness to travel and work at client offices

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