IT Program Manager

Chicago, Illinois, USA Corporate Applications Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit www.cision.com and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
 
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We are looking for outstanding Program Managers to join the Cision IT team. Program Managers at Cision are aligned with executive leaders as a trusted advisors on technology solutions, trends and opportunities. The program manager is expected to understand the business objectives, current technologies leveraged and to work with the business to define a technology transformation roadmap. The program manager will directly manage Cision’s most critical transformation projects while overseeing project management resources for smaller less complex projects. The Program Manager is a member of the IT PMO and will report directly to the Vice President, IT Project and Program Management.  

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with functional and IT stakeholders to build and deliver global technology roadmaps that simplify and transform the business 
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects 
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget 
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation 
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress 
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs 
  • Report and escalate to management as needed 
  • Manage the relationship with the client, stakeholders and 3rd party vendors 
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors 
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps for documentation and communications 
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation 
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of goals 
  • Responsible for project managers delivering projects within your portfolio 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ working experience in project management, preferably with sales, finance or marketing projects 
  • Knowledgeable of project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices 
  • Experience with project outsourcing, included RPI/RFP, fixed bid projects, contract management and offshore development teams 
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills 
  • Highly proficient in working with global matrixed teams 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Project 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus 
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience 
  • Able to travel up to 20%, if needed
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