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*Program Manager II
Ref No.: 17-33029
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Senior PM will deliver impactful projects/programs as assigned, and serve as change agent driving adoption of PMLC across the organization.
  •  Responsible to provide direction, prioritization and structure to enable efficient implementation of assigned projects and initiatives
  •  Responsible for directing the implementation of strategic planning, leading and directing all aspects of a major, diverse, and highly complex programs impacting the operation
  •  Owns hands-on delivery of programs
  •  Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge or equivalent, program management expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills to facilitate the identification and management of all interdependencies and areas of risk
  •  Will adhere to the UA Program Management Life Cycle framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable
KEY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
  • 40% - Lead and manage projects as assigned, both tactical and strategic
  •  40% - Deliver high quality artifacts and outcome through all phases of PMLC including Envision, Design, Build, and Activate as needed to realize measurable business results
  •  10% - Coach, guide, train project team members and other PMs on EDBA, PMLC and related artifacts and deliverables
  •  10% - Assist team members and research operational and performance data to provide statistics, trends, and reporting that inform leadership steering and decision-making, and as assigned
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION
  •  Undergraduate degree in business, technical, or aviation related discipline required
  •  Advanced degree preferred
  •  Project Management (PMI) Certification (Preferred)
  •  Lean Six Sigma certification

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
• Experience managing multiple large, complex projects across multiple functions
• Experience managing and mentoring project management staff
• Proven expertise successfully managing business and technical resources under an integrated project plan to ensure the alignment of resources
• Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
• Demonstrated experience delivering measurable business benefit through project execution
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in facilitating, delegating and motivating cross functional groups or activities
• Exposure with change management/facilitation, enterprise communication and training
• Highly organized, and the ability to multi-task competing priorities
• Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams
• Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
• Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
• Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams
• Experience with process/system mapping and analysis
• Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
• Proven project management experience
• Ability to manage business and technical resources with an integrated project plan
• Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
• Experience working within SDLC/PMLC and a track record of delivery
• Microsoft Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project proficiency

EXPERIENCE
• 7+ years work experience
• 5+ years managing projects
• Demonstrated successful project delivery using fundamentals of PMBOK practices/methodologies
• Demonstrated successful execution using SDLC, PMLC, DMAIC or DFSS methodology
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
• Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
• Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
• Has discretion in making tactical decisions; provides input on strategic decisions to management as required. Decisions and achievement of results could have a significant impact on the group's overall performance. Effects could be long-lasting; expected to be creative to develop high-impact changes in processes or strategies.