1+ months
2018-06-152018-07-30

Senior Program Manager

New York Power Authority
White Plains, New York 10601
  • Job Code
    1037
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
  • Jobs Rated
    61st

 

 

The ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Program covers a wide array of projects and applications that support NYPA’s Digital Utility transformation. NYPA Back Office processes are tightly integrated with SAP.

Key NYPA SAP modules include Material Management, Finance and Controlling, Enterprise Portal, Human Resource Management, Industry-Specific Solution for Utilities of Customer Care and Services, Business Data Warehouse, and Business Objects. NYPA SAP Cloud solutions include SucessFactors, Ariba, and Concur. NYPA SAP integrated to various critical systems, e.g. Maximo.

 

Key project initiations include Energy Efficiency Customer Billing, SAP Life Cycle Upgrade, various reporting and data analytic projects, various data extraction and integration to Digital Utility critical programs include Customer Digital Experiences (CDEs), New York Energy Management (NYEM), Integration Smart Operation Center (iSOC), and so on.

Sr. Program Manager’s key responsibilities:

  • Ensure master plans and schedules are followed, engage enterprise architecture and technical solution subject-matter experts for developing solutions to program challenges, and directing others for successful completion of projects on time and within budget, with the aid of quality assurance, risk mitigation, vendor management, and change management.
  • Provide supervision of a project or set of projects to achieve NYPA’s strategic vision, work as the head of a program office leading a team or cross functional teams, and perform liaison activities with upper management and stakeholders.
  • Oversee structure, processes, and procedures to accomplish objectives, which include metrics of success and associated deliverables. Alignment entails understanding a top-down vision, with goals and objectives from the business strategy flowing through to successful completion of projects for program objectives.
  • Ensure quality assurance includes checks and balances for compliance with standards and vision alignment. Perform regular reviews for accountability, stakeholder expectations, and vendors’ or service suppliers’ performance
  • Integrate all components for best fit leading to program success and optimize performance across program platforms to achieve the best functional and technical value.
  • Track all program component costs to ensure they fit within the overall program administration costs.

Key Accountabilities

Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals and priorities of the department.

Cultivate contacts with vendor requirement planners or developers — to obtain information about future vendor developments in the functional area and to try to influence those developments in ways favorable to NYPA.

Participate in outside professional activities to maintain knowledge on developments in the field. Establish liaisons with universities and other comparable vendor users to keep abreast of status of computing and communications activities at these institutions.

Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies. Provide expertise and consulting to project managers in the process of project management and in the softer skills of team dynamics, team building and group motivation.

 

 

Requirements

 

Teamwork. Work collaboratively with program team, project teams, various IT teams, and related business unit staff to maintain thorough knowledge of product capabilities, and to ensure that all communications between project team and its stakeholders are precise and on the same page. Prepare correspondence, presentations and/or reports as required. Follow-up on correspondence and outstanding requests for resolution.

Organization. Coordinate for Program Team, Client and/or Vendor meetings. Assists Program Team with document distribution, scanning, copying, etc. Assemble training and testing materials or operating manuals as necessary. Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures and Industry Regulations.

Ownership. Function as a Sr. Program Manager and/or business functional lead on departmental and/or organization wide projects. Contribute expertise in his/her assigned area, execute deliverables and ensure that the project team completes project deliverables as outlined based on the project scope and business requirements.

Integrity. Promote and maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner consistent with professional standards to get along with members, co-workers, management and vendors.

Expertise. Keep abreast of industry developments including, but not limited to changes in regulations and technology.

Leadership. Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff. Strong decision-making and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects/duties. Results driven, service oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently. Trustworthy with the ability to maintain highest level of integrity and trust.

Communication Effectiveness. Demonstrate superior inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills. Ensure open communication across project teams. Handle broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and/or external audiences. Create a forum and format for ongoing open communication within functional area or among departments. Defuse emotionally charged situations and use them to constructively build greater shared commitment to end goals.

Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving. Recognize problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Evaluate alternatives and finds solutions using a systematic, multi-step approach. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes. Analyze decisions and actions for their support of the larger area's strategic direction. Work with senior management to resolve more complex problems.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
  • Broad understanding of IT industry trends and tools as they apply to providing solutions to stated business issues and opportunities.
  • Ability to identify and implement practical technical solutions within acceptable business value parameters and cost/benefit determinations.
  • Knowledge of IT existed solutions and portfolio
  • Knowledge of high level programming languages, databases, or application packages.
  • Knowledge of LAN, SAN, hardware, VMWare, network, telecommunications and other infrastructure/data center environments and platforms.
  • Knowledge of Experience with Disaster Recovery Requirements and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of IT operation processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of IT server, network, and database support
  • Knowledge of Cloud solutions
  • Understands and adheres to all IT change management procedures and incident reporting
  • Ability to verify that applications are functioning properly after any changes

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business discipline. An advanced degree is preferred
  • Project Management Certification is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing various programs or projects (delivered on time, within budget, meeting client requirements, with high team satisfaction), including some complex projects, and projects involving a number of project staff and clients.

 

 

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