Evergreen - Program Lead

The Program Lead is the directly responsible individual for planning and ensuring the delivery of all transformational program objectives. Please apply if you're up for the challenge.
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ABOUT BLUE SKIES CONSULTING (BSC)

Our credo is excellence without compromise. For every engagement. For every client. Whether a new technology initiative, a crucial process improvement opportunity, or an entire business transformation, having the assurance of a high performing team to deliver success has no substitute.  We are complexity specialists.

We integrate strategy and tactics, ensure end-to-end control, and drive results. We orchestrate client success by designing and leading expertly tailored solutions. Because this is our brand, we are proud to be the go-to trusted partners for the world’s leading companies who have come to rely on us to manage their most vital transformation initiatives.

BSC was founded in 2002 by industry veterans with the mission statement of creating a specialized practice for enabling business leaders to succeed at implementing complex transformation projects. The commitment to that mission and a track record of consistently exceeding expectations has propelled BSC to expand into a national practice, and we continue to invest into new markets and capabilities to better serve our clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Program Lead is the directly responsible individual for planning and ensuring the delivery of all project objectives in a business transformation initiative. The role manages leadership reporting, oversees project governance and drives execution across all project workstreams.

CLIENT DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Lead would have the following consulting responsibilities at BSC clients:

  • Accountable for planning and managing the overall PMO framework, meeting and reporting cadence, risk and issue management, administration of project controls, and maintaining velocity of all project team activities.  
  • Manage all project escalations, devise mitigations, and drive mitigation attainment
  • Structure and lead all relevant team meetings
  • Manage the master integrated project plan and associated artifacts
  • Manage leadership stakeholders and maintain positive relationships across the client organization
  • Provide governance, oversight, and adherence to the agreed upon strategy or playbook
  • Provide timely and accurate reports to leadership Proactively identify risks and mitigations

 

BSC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Program Lead would have the following expectations as a BSC employee:

  • Meet or exceed billable utilization targets
  • Volunteer and drive internal initiatives within the Journey to Excellence continuous improvement program
  • Proactively participate in recruiting activities
  • Function as an internal Engagement Manager to drive delivery success and build client relationships
  • Meet expectations within the Relationship Sales Program and Targeted Account Selling business development activities

CAPABILITIES

At a minimum, the Program Lead should have the following key skills, competency levels, and personality traits:

  • At least 7-10 years of consulting experience (big 4 or equivalent preferred)
  • Expertise in the following Program Leadership areas:
    • Business Transformation Design
    • Program or Project Governance Definition
    • End-to-End Project Management (full lifecycle, with budget control responsibility)
    • Project Mobilization
    • Cutover Planning and Execution
    • Mastery of verbal, written, and group communication at all levels across a global enterprise
    • Interpersonal conflict resolution and mediation
    • Expertise in bridging and integrating technology and business stakeholder needs
    • Knowledge of current project management tools and methods, and expertise in rapidly learning new tools, processes, and methods
    • Knowledge of SDLC and business transformation lifecycle
    • SAFe, Agile, Waterfall, and other implementation methodologies
  • Experience in the following business and technology areas:
    • Life Sciences’ industry business operations and regulations
    • Knowledge of supply chain operations
    • Understanding of accounting standards and practices
    • Understanding of post-market vigilance practices
    • Understanding of regulatory compliance and/or software validation
    • Understanding of organization change management principles and concepts
    • Understanding of enterprise and solution architecture
    • Understanding of infrastructure, networking, and database operations
    • Understanding of enterprise data management
  • Experience creating and managing the following artifacts:
    • Integrated project plans and sub-plans across a variety of tools
    • Resource models across a variety of tools
    • Budget, including cap/ex and business plan variables
    • RAID
    • Leadership reporting packages
    • System and process visualizations
    • Design-led concepts and artifacts
    • Management and operational KPIs
  • Accomplished in clearly communicating complex ideas in written and verbal form coupled with keen emotional intelligence and polished etiquette to deliver insights, manage conflicts with diplomacy, and influence outcomes.
  • Possesses mastery of group dynamics, with demonstrated aptitude for promoting collaboration, engagement from team members, and driving team productivity
  • Poised and mission focused leader who can initiate and drive action in ambiguous circumstances
  • Embraces the role of the servant leader who is passionate about team success, and first to get in the trenches to do the heavy lifting to drive outcomes
  • Disciplined tactician with proficiency in resolving dynamic problems through agility and flexibility
  • Personally invested in continuous improvement and innovation Broadly knowledgeable about enterprise operations management and business transformation project implementation, with subject matter expertise in specific domains

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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