Program Manager

Program Manager

08 Apr 2021
Minnesota, Blaine, 55434 Blaine USA

Program Manager

Program Manager

Position Summary:

Responsible for building, promoting, and maintaining unique customer programs and initiatives for one or more Regional/National accounts. Guides and supports the activities of multiple Operations and Sales leads managing large/complex customers. Serves as a customer advocate and acts as a single point of contact, facilitating all internal and external communications. Effectively implements the execution of customers installation and service strategies to exceed customer expectations with cost effective solutions. Provides operational oversight, guiding teams and partners to ensure customer satisfaction, financial performance, sales activity with proposals development and account growth.

  • Minimum of five years of operations or project management experience required

  • Experience in one or more of the following industries preferred: electronic security, fire alarm & life safety, building automation and IT

  • Previous leadership experience is desired

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business or related field

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification desirable;

  • industry-specific certifications and/or licenses required;

  • must have valid drivers license.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a single point of contact on individual accounts, responsible for managing communications for all engagements. Becomes a subject matter expert on working with our customers through an understanding of their business needs and knowing how to navigate their organization.

  • Develops a program, sharing customer vision and expectations for internal alignment. Deploys standard processes and tools that drive internal efficiencies and fosters uniformity of work.

  • Manages, oversees, and coordinates all operational aspects of global/strategic customer engagements for specific accounts. Enforces the expectations of the customer with teams, subcontractors, vendors and partners, so we are our customers best service provider. Always represents as a leader, providing mentoring, coaching and development of our colleagues. May have direct reports.

  • Serves as a customer advocate and liaison between corporate, local offices, subcontractors, vendors, partners and manufacturers. Helps develop unique approaches and introduces advanced solutions to customer challenges, building confidence in our company as a trusted advisor.

  • Drives consistency in delivery of all services across multiple locations, regions and countries.

  • Ensures adherence to specific customer standards, industry best practices, code requirements and/or market regulations.

  • Maintains all account documentation, directs all communications and updates to the customer in a regular and proactive manner. Delivers internal and customer business reviews on a consistent basis.

  • Works with internal teams and customer technical teams to maximize system uptime though regular monitoring of systems, preventative maintenance programs and life-cycle management.

  • Engages with Lead Account Executive and local sales teams to introduce additional offerings. Demonstrates value though an understanding of technologies and services to bring innovative solutions to our customers. Engages the support of internal resources and partners to introduce expertise that helps customers develop and implement their strategies.

  • Responsible for overall Customer Satisfaction in delivery of all services. Proactively meets and communicates with customer. Seeks feedback, driving continuously improvement. Resolves issues in an effective and timely manner by engaging appropriate teams.

  • Tracks financial performance on all projects and services to make sure all work is executing in a profitable manner. Compiles reports to provide spend data internal teams and customer. Performs account fiscal analysis to present trends and make business recommendations.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested or required.

  • Job Skills Requirements:

    • Excellent organizational skills related to Program/Project Management

    • Broad based industry and market knowledge of network and low voltage building systems

    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SmartSheets and Project

    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with ability to deliver presentations to multiple levels of an organization

    • Strong financial competencies

    • Understanding of contract negotiation and administration

    • Strong work ethic with personal motivation to function individually and part of a team

    • Ability to create internal and external organizational alignment through relationships, communicating vision and team building

    • Understanding of appropriate levels of protection regarding to customer personnel, information, and property, both real and intellectual

    • A leader that acts as a role model while guiding, developing and mentoring others within the organization

    • Strategic thinker with analytical problem solving tools and techniques

    • Capabilities in implementing program deliverables, leveraging understanding of cultural differences in business practices for other regions or countries

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