Program Manager- Wireless
The role of the program manager reports into the HQ Project Management Office (PMO) Access Network & Operations. In this role, the PMO team works closely with key functional areas of the business (Access Network, IT, Marketing, Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain, Customer Care, R4B, Network Development, etc.
to oversee the impacts, interdependencies and timelines between functional teams and working to ensure project initiatives meet the goals and objectives set forth by the senior and executive leadership teams.
This group is responsible for delivering the overall Access Network capital plans on time and within budget.
The position is both technical and managerially demanding and requires a balance of project management technical skills, highly developed analytical skills, proven managerial skills, and team development / relationship skills.
You will lead individual work streams as assigned by your manager.
Lead multiple cross-functional teams charged with implementing project objectives in addition to meeting project deadlines.
Define project goal and objectives and develop the project management plan
Responsible for the management of monthly CAPEX spend versus planned cost including all accrued costs
Establish project plan baselines including scope, schedule + sequencing and dependency analysis
Develop resource plans for all independent projects and manage budgets related to the capitalized cost of capital
Drive project execution, governance, monitor and track all project milestones and activities required by the business including the closure of all individual projects in Oracle
Champion of the risk planning process and ensure weekly and monthly predictability KPIs by internal and external teams / organizations
Baseline and monthly forecasting of materials per project and adherence to inventory and working capital KPIs
Adherence to the change management process in terms of scope, budget, and time plan
Ensure the quality of all deliverables with regards to all KPIs relevant to internal and external teams / organizations
Actively manage and drive subcontractors and supporting the Procurement organization with regards to the subcontractor balance scorecard
Evaluate opportunities for synergies and innovation using thorough data analysis and understanding of key cost / revenue drivers, technology, assumptions, and scenarios.
Drive the overall integrated project plan and provide regular and routine updates to leadership, including progress, risks, and resolutions (this includes presenting to the senior leadership team from time to time as required).
Identify business / functional gaps, defining / re-engineering processes, technical solutions and developing recommendations to senior management prior to implementing plans in coordination with the business owners.
Actively assess and manage risks, issues and clearly communicate escalations as and when required. Ensure all risks, issues and escalations are brought to resolution in a timely and mutually agreeable manner.
Produce and distribute meeting agendas, presentations, thorough meeting notes and follow up on action items to resolution.
Identify and mitigate conflicts across functional areas and teams.
See it, Own it, Solve it mentality and the ability to incrementally improve inefficient processes and ways of working
Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
Five or more years of wireless industry experience with at least 2 of those as project manager.
Advanced degree and / or Project Management Professional (PMP)
Experience in Accounting / Finance, Network, IT, Agile, Product Development, Strategic Planning or Marketing
Proven ability to work cross-functionally across various organizations and the ability to influence / manage to drive results
Experience with development and delivery of executive communication including advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Knowledge and understanding of key business drivers, processes, and systems
Ability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively under extreme time constraints and deliver results by business-critical deadlines
Strong leadership abilities and documented management success record
Proficiency in engaging and influencing large teams and functional leaders. Comfortable with collaborating with all levels in the organization, including VP and SVP
Fluency in French