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Sr. Strategic Program Manager
Ref No.: 19-10705
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Sr. Strategic Program Manager    
Department:Corporate Programs & Planning    
Location:  Alpharetta GA 
Job Title Reporting To:    EVP, Corporate Programs & Planning

The primary responsibility of this individual will be to lead significant strategic cross-functional projects to serve PGi's business globally. The Sr. Strategic Program Manager will facilitate the identification and design of necessary projects and lead their cross-functional execution -  to drive delivery to CEO/ Executive identified strategic priorities.  

II.Duties, Responsibilities, and Physical and Mental Demands:
Describe 5 to 10 primary activities (not all activities) that are regularly performed and the approximate percentage of time devoted to each.

Project Management:
Plan and drive strategic process and project delivery across all functions 
Tactically manage key projects  - global or regional.  This may include, for example, new Go To Market strategies, organizational transformations, new systems, processes and procedural roll-outs.
Assist as project manager to implement process improvements and efficiency initiatives across the business.
Actively identify project risks and work to prioritize and mitigate.
Guide all PGi functions with regard to project requirements and propose alternative solutions, leveraging technology and processes

Administration:
Manage all aspects of the projects – to include quality, budgets, project scope, and 
provide reporting to all levels, including Exec & Board Levels

Research:
Identify best practices and benchmark against key competitors or industry standards 
Drive cross functional implementation of best practices
Communication:
Communicate project status to the Executive Team, identify risks and escalate in a timely manner
Participate in company-wide communication on strategic initiatives as needed – liaising with PGI's Internal Communications team

Skills and Competencies
Senior Self-starter. Proven ability to work proactively and independently and with little direction.
Background in Sales & Marketing related strategic programs preferred 
Solid proactive communication skills (written and verbal).  Able to speak effectively, to listen to others and to synthesize presentations to the target audience. 
Proven excellent organizational and decision-making, problem solving and negotiation skills – can facilitate drive to consensus
Ability to effectively prioritize workload to meet critical deadlines
Ability to succinctly define problems and create solutions effectively and efficiently
Ability to produce high quality and timely deliverables within time constraints – strong attention to detail
Strong data collection and analysis skills (understand the data, organize it, and draw logical conclusions) – ability to use hard data and metrics to guide decision making & develop business cases
Demonstrated curiosity, judgement, drive and desire to ask 'why' to unravel complex problems and get to root cause
Ability to properly handle and maintain confidential issues, information, and concerns
Dynamic and able to take initiative
Great teamwork spirit that is in support of PGI values.
Working knowledge of project management techniques and tools.  E.g.  MS Project, etc.
Ability to travel to support project completion