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Sr Program Leader

Thousand Oaks, CA
Day to Day Responsibilities:     
  • Consult with peer project managers responsible for delivering individual projects within the program.
  • Oversee coordinated work streams to deliver program deliverables (dashboards, reports, communications, backlogs, program initiatives, etc.)
  • Manage initiatives, ensuring success of critical activities
  • Consolidation of multiple project plans and schedule
  • Escalation and mitigation of issues and risks
  • Consistent communication of status of projects and requests
  • Appropriate prioritization of critical path tasks
  • Management of team expectations, program deliverables and milestones
  • Management of program health of IS policies and procedures (ITIL configuration items, Agile/Scrum adherence, financial contract schedules, etc.)
  • Plan and facilitate discussions/sessions to elicit and translate program needs into program plans and initiatives
  • Assess the impacts that overall volume within the program may have on the program as a whole
  • Understand, leverage, define best practices and guidelines that can be leveraged across teams
  • The Amgen US commercial web technology team is seeking a technology-savvy Program Leader who can help organize a fast-paced web program.
  • This is a full-time contract role within the marketing technologies team managing the US website program including all website implementations, changes, and releases for the web portfolio and platform.
  • Brand teams advise on strategy.
  • Creative agencies design and create content.
  • Development teams code and test site enhancements.
  • Hosting providers manage the release.
  • Project Managers manage individual projects.
  • You are the go-to person to report and provide insight into the US website project portfolio holistically making sure all website activities are accurately being tracked, reported and escalated when not going according to plan.
Helpful qualifications include:
  • Experience using or delivery marketing related technologies and services, such as websites, social media, consumer relationship management, digital channels, marketing analytics, etc.
  • Program management (budgeting, resource coordination, etc.) skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills (i.e. effectively promote and negotiate ideas; influence stakeholders using data and insights)
  • Proven problem solving and analytical thinking capability
  • Experience collaborating and achieving results across highly matrixed organization, including non-technical stakeholders, IS services, and vendors
  • Ability to quickly understand and organize new business processes and to recognize the relevant business questions associated with a business process
  • Experience in facilitating complex programs that involve multiple stakeholders and competing priorities
  • Knowledge of technical solutions spanning across different platforms, i.e., desktop, mobile devices and tablets
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Organizational tools such as JIRA, MS Project, SharePoint, Quip, ServiceNow, etc.
  • Some experience within bio/pharma industry preferred
"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"
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