- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Associate's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Management Experience
- Software Development
- ERP Systems
A career at T. Rowe Price says you want to contribute and make a difference at a leading global investment management firm where success results from the dedication our associates have in building success for our clients. We are a growing organization of associates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
We take a long-term view on associates and their careers. Our associates do phenomenal work with purpose, and as a result, we provide growth opportunities through in-person and online training, management development programs, and career development on the job.
If you are seeking a meaningful work experience along with a workplace culture that thrives on teamwork, we invite you to explore the opportunity to join us.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Program Manager will be responsible for the successful management and execution of several medium-sized enterprise wide, cross-functional programs that are of moderate to high risk and complexity. Program managers will provide oversight of colleagues assigned to the program and provide overall leadership to ensure that the program stays aligned and coherent in achieving its objectives and delivering value. This role will focus on supporting the Corporate business units, specifically CFO, Legal and Human Resources, and within that, have an immediate focus on Oracle ERP implementation for Finance.
Program Management —the incumbent will be required to:
Lead teams of project professionals and matrixed associates to effectively deliver on the expected program outcomes.
Work using whichever methodology is most appropriate for a given situation (e.g. Agile, Waterfall or a blend).
Be responsible for planning and strategizing across the projects in scope to ensure adequate resourcing, financial impacts, interdependencies, and roadmaps for strategy planning. Translate roadmaps into actionable interrelated plans.
Lead collaborative partnerships and dialog across multiple business units and functions.
Actively promote alignment and compliance with related programs and projects across the Enterprise.
Take a pragmatic view and support the business with analysis work, in parallel with Program Management if appropriate.
Demonstrate program management expertise and exercise influence in order to identify, evaluate, and recommend current/potential projects to ensure access to accurate information for consumption by clients, regulators, and other critical stakeholders.
Develop the strategy for managing the timeline and budget consisting of multiple, concurrent projects with multiple deliverables and components across a multi-year period, in conjunction with the business sponsor and other stakeholders.
Proactively work with the sponsor/s to identify, approve, and prioritize all projects and deliverables throughout the lifecycle of the program.
Develop the program schedule consisting of the components, the order in which they must be executed, the amount of time required for each, and the major program level milestones
Engages business and technical leaders in the identification of business solutions consistent with best practices for cross-functional implementation.
Sets objectives necessary for obtaining feedback and assistance. Maintains effective communication. Shares ideas, issues, and opportunities with members of personal network. Seeks referrals from network members to others with relevant expertise and influence. Attends professional networking groups.
Leads the planning and implementation of change programs that impact critical functions/processes. Partners with other resource managers/change agents to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements. Recommends changes that impact strategic business direction. Sets expectations for monitoring and feedback systems and reviews performance trends. Evaluates progress and involves peers and team members in analyzing strengths and weaknesses in performance. Improves efficiency by spearheading pilots and planned functional change initiatives.
Researches organizational and professional trends. Networks internally and externally on areas of interest and concern. Evaluates sources, and collates and compares findings for bias, omission and accuracy. Conducts objective analysis. Prioritizes information by source. Monitors systematically. Deploys resources (time, people, systems) to ensure timely management reporting. Reviews and determines need for corrective action and/or business opportunities.
Converses with, writes reports and creates/delivers presentations to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support problem solving and planning. Seeks a consensus with business partners. Debates opinions, tests understanding and clarifies judgments. Brings conflict into the open empathetically. Explains the context of multiple inter-related situations, asks searching, probing questions, and solicits expert advice prior to taking action and making recommendations.
Instills in others the importance of planning and producing high quality, timely work. Manages projects and presides over meetings so that they are producing expected outcomes. Plans for allocation of resources consistent with unit goals. Creates and implements a strategy for supporting current and future business needs.
Takes steps to identify and improve processes within own functional area. May escalate process improvement recommendations to appropriate management team for consideration. Participates in process improvement teams as subject matter expert for assigned areas of responsibilities.
Sets medium-term goals and objectives that enhance the performance of groups and processes. Sustains operational performance and simultaneously anticipates the needs of the organization, taking preemptive action to avoid potential problems.
Sets the vision, defines the value and acts as role model for creating a culture that sets superior standards and delivers on time and on budget. Agrees upon service level and project expectations with senior leaders. Reviews enterprise's progress against established goals, objectives, service level targets and project milestones. Devises strategies for delivering large-scale projects on time. Proactively conducts business review meetings for reprioritization of resources and taking corrective action to respond to strategic initiatives. Holds self and leadership team members accountable for achievements, publicly recognizing successes. Identifies areas of potential vulnerability in achieving strategic business drivers. Supports the enterprise in achieving deliverables by investing in world-class organizational processes.
Develop enterprise PM talent and capabilities :
Build broad organizational capabilities related to effective program /project management and adoption of ECO best practices which align with the firm’s strategies.
Act as a thought leader across the enterprise on program and project management matters. Promote and personally increase cross-business unit collaboration and knowledge sharing
Serve as a role model to others. Coach, develop, and mentor direct/ indirect reports.
Support the organization’s talent management and diversity goals.
College degree and 6 years of related work experience, or Associate degree and 8 years related work experience, or High School diploma/equivalent and 10 years related work experience
Credible change manager
5+ years of program management experience
5+ years of project management experience
Experience leading an ERP systems implementation project
Extensive knowledge of PMBOK
Strong consulting orientation and outstanding client relationship management skills
Strong negotiation and influence skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience managing budgets exceeding $5M+
Ability to work well with people with varying technical, business and cultural backgrounds
Comfortable working with executive management
Experienced in managing people of varying management and skill levels
Experienced in multiple methodologies, including Software Development Life Cycle, Lean, Agile etc
Prior experience executing program discovery and investigation, including development of cost-benefit analysis for strategic programs
Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem solving skills
Experienced in business process improvement approaches and techniques
College degree in technical or business area and 10+ years of related work experience
Oracle ERP implementation experience
Financial industry experience preferred, asset management ideal
PMP Certification preferred
PgMP certification preferred
Experience with Project Server and Sharepoint preferred
4+ years in the Financial Investments Industry preferred
8+ years of Program Management experience preferred
T. Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.