Program Manager manager needed in Lagos

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to organize and coordinate programs. The ideal candidate will provide strategic support ot stakeholders and guidance to teams and in ways that promote the Group’s chief aim. The ideal candidate will also oversee the progress of operations.

Job Details

  • The successful candidate will ensure that master plans and schedules are strictly followed, developing solutions to program challenges, and directing others for successful completion of project on time and on budget.
  • The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing a culturally diverse team of various disciplines to achieve set goals and produce results in a timely manner.
  • He/she will also develop efficient strategies and tactics.

Responsibilities:

  • The responsibilities of this post include governance, alignment, assurance, management, integration, optimization, tracking, finances, infrastructure, planning, and improvement.
  • The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome in line with the Group’s chief aim.
  • Formulating, organizing and monitoring inter-connected projects. Deciding on suitable strategies and objectives. Coordinating cross-project activities‎
  • Ensure that a program or project meets its set objectives and delivers projected benefits
  • Ensure agreements and decisions amongst stakeholders as to what the objectives and benefits are
  • Ensure strategic fit of programs or project objectives and benefits
  • Obtain commitment from stakeholders on the accurate delivery of project benefits
  • Monitor delivery of objectives and benefits, taking appropriate action where necessary to ensure  successful delivery of programs or projects
  • Ensure the program or project is subject to strategic reviews at appropriate stages
  • Make certain that recommendations or concerns from strategic reviews are met or addressed before progressing to the next stage
  • Take ownership of the programs or projects briefs and business cases
  • Ensure that the aims of the planned change remains consistently aligned with the business direction and establish a firm basis for the program or project during its initiation
  • Work with stakeholders to secure the necessary investment for the business change
    Develop a program or project consistent with organisational structure and logical plans
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Decide on suitable strategies and objectives
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Lead and evaluate project managers and other staff
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities
  • Apply change, risk and resource management
  • Assume responsibility for the program’s people and vendors
  • Assess program or project  performance and aim to maximize ROI
  • Resolve projects’ higher scope issues
  • Prepare reports for program directors
  • Routinely supervision of a project or multiple projects to achieve a corporate vision.
  • He/she will typically work as the head of a program office leading a team, and perform liaison activities with management and other strategic stakeholders.
  • Responsible for governance, which involves working with the over-arching structure, processes and procedures to accomplish set objectives, which include metrics of success and deliverables.
  • Alignment entails top-down vision, goals and objectives from business strategy flowing through to successful completion of projects for program objectives.
  • Assurance includes checks and balances for compliance with standards and vision alignment.
  • Management involves regular reviews for accountability and successful management of project, stakeholders and suppliers.
    Integration of components for best fit of components for program success.
  • Optimization of performance across program platforms to achieve the best functional and technical value. Cost tracking program component costs with overall program administration costs.
  • Infrastructure, which may include office, version control and IT, entails resource allocation for successful completion of program objectives.
  • Planning entails developing the plan to orchestrate projects, resources, time scales, monitoring and control.
  • Improvement covers ongoing performance assessment, research and development of new capabilities, and systematically applying knowledge for program success.
  • A program manager is responsible for running complex programs and projects
  • He in charge of the designing and developing the project till the production
  • He has to make different risk management strategies
  • He must plan and set project goals and milestones
  • He must clearly define requirements and make targets accordingly
  • He has to define resources and the schedule for the implementation of the program
  • He should detect and solve project issues effectively
  • He must supervise the project engineering team and managing conflicts within the different department
  • He has to frequently perform team assessment and evaluate them
  • He should be capable of designing and maintaining project and technical documentation
  • He must recognize areas for internal improvement and developing plans for implementing them
  • He must make sure all the measures comply with company standards and procedures

Skills and Specifications

  • The program manager must have good understanding of the project management process
  • He must have good communication skills and should be able to motivate his team
  • He should be good with numbers and must have analytical skills
  • He must display good leadership skills
  • He should also have good organization, presentation and customer service skills.
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • To be a program manager one must have at least 4 to 5 years of experience.
  • BSc/B.Eng/B.Tech in any engineering discipline or a relevant field; postgraduate degree and/professional certification is an added advantage‎.
  • An MBA is also an added advantage.‎

Applicants should please send cv to   Fidelia.emomotimi@origingroupng.com and also Upload CV and Cover Letter below

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