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Program Director

Company: Michaels
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Support Center - Irving We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together. To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits CT and CO only -To review pay ranges for the position you are applying for, please visit Michaels Pay Ranges - CO & CT onlyThe Program Director will oversee a wide range of programs across the business. This position is responsible for the success of those programs using a critical skillset and broad knowledge of program management principles. This position will maintain an enterprise-wide viewpoint supporting the mission and vision of our organization while ensuring goals of the programs are met. This position not only manages critical programs, but also plays a key part in the strategic planning process by helping to define objectives to support changing business needs.Program Execution (Deliver Solutions)Own and execute large complex company programs.Develop phase by phase, minute by minute plans for these programs.Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization.Plan programs from start to completion, including resources, deadlines, milestones and processes.Develop and/or manage program budgets.Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements; and implement improvements where required.Ensure adherence to master plans and schedules.Direct work of incumbents assigned to programs from various departments.Ensure program/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Leadership & General Responsibilities:Act as advisor to project teams regarding projects, tasks, and operationsUnderstand business processes impacted by projects.Break down problems into essential elements, carry out diagnosis and develop solutions.Track and manage issues and problems; use sound judgment to develop solutions after securing relevant information, relating and comparing data from different sources and considering alternative courses of action.-- -Influence others without direct reporting relationship/responsibility.Effectively explore alternative approaches and solutions and to gain support and acceptance of all parties.Provide leadership in the development and implementation of project management processes, operations and best practice solutions.Keep technical knowledge updated.Other duties as assignedMinimum EducationBachelors degree requiredComputer Science or related field of studyMinimum Special Certifications or technical skills-- -Experience with Project Management and Application Lifecycle Management tools, such as: MS Teams, Jira or ConfluenceWorking knowledge of Project Management and Testing tools (MS Project, JIRA, Selenium)Working knowledge of multiple development and project management methodologies; Agile and Waterfall preferredProficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, Outlook)Minimum Type of experience the job requires10+ years' program management experienceExpert knowledge and experience with program implementationsExperience with Scrum Framework, Agile Methodology, understanding of DevOps conceptsOtherMust have the ability to create and organize, project work plans and schedules, and concurrently plan and track multiple projects involving varied activities and deliverables. Preferred EducationMasters degree preferredComputer Science, Business or related field of study-- -Preferred Special Certifications or technical skillsProject Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred Applicants in the U.S. and Canada must satisfy federal, state, provincial and local legal requirements of the job.

Keywords: Michaels, Irving , Program Director, Executive , Irving, Texas

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