Senior Program Manager, Global Sales Planning

Project & Program Management Redmond, Washington


Bridge Partners is looking for a Senior Program Manager to drive the successful development, management, and execution of new programs for our clients.

To succeed in this role, you must have strong assessment, planning, and orchestration skills and an ability to jump in, build from scratch, and deliver quick-turn deliverables while working against long-term timelines and objectives.

The Senior Program Manager will work daily on-site with our client and a variety of internal and external stakeholders to guide the program launch.

The Senior Program Manager will be the primary leader and driver of this fast-moving project. You will thrive if you are a strategic thinker and problem solver and have a passion for working across organizations, disciplines, and geographies. An ability to quickly understand and navigate the complexities related to implementing corporate policies and standards worldwide. You will excel if you can partner quickly and closely and create quick wins with internal partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Engage with business owner, multiple functional areas, and stakeholders to identify and document key program launch goals, priorities, work streams, and deliverables

* Build and manage program launch plan, revisions control, triage, escalation, and milestone management

* Drive and manage successful delivery of work streams and deliverables—foster relationships to build a spirit of collaboration and success

* Synthesize voice of stakeholders into insights and infuse themes into program updates

* Set guidelines for tone, manner and style of written and visual communications

* Provide timely updates and elevate critical risks to cross-functional team and executive sponsors

* Facilitate regular project launch meetings and develop a strong discipline for collaborative delivery of results including effective meeting facilitation and launch metrics

* Effectively communicate state-of-the-launch status to business leadership and drive the drafting, development, and dissemination of other internal critical launch communications

* Assess existing launch processes, identify gaps, and recommend/implement improvements to support successful program launch
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

- PMP Certification required

- Experience with sales planning

 - Proven ability to look across the sales planning team and be equally comfortable at the cross-team strategic level and operate effectively at the tactical level to ensure program execution

- Hold a broad view for all events and orchestrate daily and weekly activities as needed

- Prepare operations playbook for planning process and Area stakeholder readiness

- coordinate & orchestrate readiness plan to meet the ROB calendar

* Excellent strategic and tactical program and project management skills with ability to set objectives and break work streams down into easily organized, consumable activities

* Strong business acumen with ability to provide consultative and diplomatic guidance and support to others to elevate the quality of individual work stream plans

* Ability to successfully partner with peer and client subject matter experts, work stream owners, and key business partners on program launch planning, schedule, and deliverables

* Strong bias for action and results. Comfortable working in complex, often ambiguous, fast-paced environments with frequently changing priorities.

* Excellent facilitator, cross-group collaborator, and communicator with diverse audiences

* A quick study of corporate cultures and environments, agile at flexing when differences are needed

* Ability to facilitate business process design sessions

* Strong at business report generation and data analysis

* Aligning programs to broader corporate strategies

* PMO Setup & Execution at an Enterprise level

Education and Experience
* 12+ Years’ applicable program management experience

* 8+ years cross-enterprise, cross-functional, multi-workstream program management experience

* Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA or MA preferred; PMP strongly preferred

* Proven experience supporting complex people, process, and technology-based change initiatives

* Business / Technical analyst skills and experience

* Management consulting experience

* Masters of Business Administration

* Scrum certification

* Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

* PMP certification

* Experience working on large mergers/acquisition/integration projects