Program Manager - Renton, WA

Ekman Associates Inc - Renton, WA

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
EducationSkills
Description:
Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions, Executive Recruiting and Managed Services.

Summary:
The Program Manager is accountable for leading one or more large, diverse and complex projects in the areas of information technology, enterprise infrastructure, quality improvement, strategic objectives and goals.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree plus eight years experience in information technology, project management, healthcare administration or clinical field required.
  • Ten (10) years experience leading large, diverse and complex projects.
  • Project Management Professional designation (PMI) Certification strongly preferred.
  • Expertise and experience with Project Management methodology based on project management principles.
  • Experience in incorporating process improvement methodologies into large scale projects; Certifications in process optimization such as Six Sigma, Lean, CQIA or other nationally recognized certifications preferred.
  • Experience facilitating complex decisions making among multiple executive stakeholders with different interests and priorities is essential.
  • Skilled in strategic planning, program management, group motivation, discipline and diplomacy.
  • Experienced in vendor/contract management and negotiations.
  • Ability to coach and mentor colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and align with an organization, its structure and priorities.
  • Demonstrated success managing other project managers, project portfolios and/or multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and/or strategic and tactical planning and execution including marketing, communications and financial planning.
  • Demonstrated experience as a speaker in a professional presentation environment, such as conferences and association meetings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the process of design, development, integration and/or implementation of software products or facilities.
  • Experience developing and implementing benchmarks and metrics in support of improved quality and process design.
  • Ability to understand business or clinical strategies and plans, and their relationship to organizational strategies.
  • Ability to utilize special equipment such as telephone and personal computer equipment; software including business applications, electronic medical record, practice management, financial management, project management and reporting.
  • PC peripherals and other office or AV equipment such as digital projectors, fax, scanner, copier and others.
Requirements:
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and leading projects and programs to the delivery of successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of customer business needs in support of organizational objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize work, manage time and respond effectively to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated management skills and the ability to work effectively to build relationships with executive management, department managers and project managers.
  • Ability to develop, direct, motivate and gain commitment with teams.
  • Ability to exercise sound political and environmental judgment as appropriate to support successful project and program implementation.
  • This position relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variables. May be required to supervise or manage Project Managers and
  • Project Coordinators. Acts as both a coach and mentor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at www.ekmanassociates.com