BI Program Manager

Buffalo, NY 14201

Posted: 03/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract 6+ Months Industry: IT Job Number: 1272 Pay Rate: Negotiable

Lighthouse Technology Services is seeking a BI Program Manager for a 6-12 month contract role in Buffalo, NY.

Requirements Include:

  • 7+ years of experience in Project Management / Program Management of BI systems
  • Must be an approachable, knowledgeable, consultative and solutions-oriented BI program leader
  • Proven ability to implement BI program management methods, lead project teams including the facilitation of work sessions to plan and implement complex initiatives
  • Proven ability to engage a diverse group of subject matter experts to work effectively and to produce quality results
  • Strong knowledge and experience managing programs for BI application, ETL, data movement, data architecture and DBA projects
  • Experience managing a BI Program and portfolio of projects and improving processes as they relate to executing and delivering on time, with quality and within budget
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, tasks and issues resolution activities
  • Strong knowledge of IT quality assurance methods and process controls
  • Proven and sophisticated ability to document complex plans, timelines, processes, proposals
  • Experience working with a senior management team in a fast-paced environment and reporting out via executive summaries and project dashboards
  • Must be able to produce a portfolio of documents that demonstrate actual experience in managing the typical aspects of large complex projects and process improvement initiatives
  • BS in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent experience
  • International experience a plus, ability to speak fluent English a must 
  • Must be willing to adjust to early and or late business meetings to work with colleagues or partners across time zones
  • Travel:  Current passport and willingness to travel internationally

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage a BI program with many projects that have operational and strategic focus across multiple business disciplines 
  • Deliver effective project tracking mechanisms to show pipeline, active projects, budget to actual and status against plan 
  • Deliver effective process to coordinate, direct and supervise the delivery of several BI projects some of which have project managers
  • Assemble project teams, identify resource needs, assign responsibilities, develop schedules for timely task completion and track project expenses against budget
    Work closely with executive management, BI leadership and project managers, create formal and frequent program status communications in executive dashboard format
  • Ensure that BI team members are fluent in IT PMO processes and contributing in alignment to those
  • Lead program review meetings to report out on project status, risk, major issues, financial health of BI projects
  • Institute a project and major task tracking dashboard for prioritization and resource assignment
  • Track project cost estimates, actuals, forecast and resource capitalization
  • Coordinate program team meetings, produce clear, effective and timely meeting agenda’s, minutes and task lists with clear objectives and accountabilities
  • Put in place an effective program management method ensuring that projects are accounted for, assigned, status is accurate, risks are managed 

Requirements Include:

  • 7+ years of experience in Project Management / Program Management of BI systems
  • Must be an approachable, knowledgeable, consultative and solutions-oriented BI program leader
  • Proven ability to implement BI program management methods, lead project teams including the facilitation of work sessions to plan and implement complex initiatives
  • Proven ability to engage a diverse group of subject matter experts to work effectively and to produce quality results
  • Strong knowledge and experience managing programs for BI application, ETL, data movement, data architecture and DBA projects
  • Experience managing a BI Program and portfolio of projects and improving processes as they relate to executing and delivering on time, with quality and within budget
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, tasks and issues resolution activities
  • Strong knowledge of IT quality assurance methods and process controls
  • Proven and sophisticated ability to document complex plans, timelines, processes, proposals
  • Experience working with a senior management team in a fast-paced environment and reporting out via executive summaries and project dashboards
  • Must be able to produce a portfolio of documents that demonstrate actual experience in managing the typical aspects of large complex projects and process improvement initiatives
  • BS in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent experience
  • International experience a plus, ability to speak fluent English a must 
  • Must be willing to adjust to early and or late business meetings to work with colleagues or partners across time zones
  • Travel:  Current passport and willingness to travel internationally

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