EXPERT PROGRAM MANAGER

Nike Technology brings together technology and process expertise to create value for the consumer. We deliver one-stop, integrated process and technology capabilities that enable Nike, Inc.'s businesses and brands worldwide. Our focus is on providing Lean solutions that eliminate waste, maximize consumer value, and drive profitable business growth.

Scope and Responsibilities:

As our Expert Technical Program Manager - Technology, you will be responsible for delivering large and complicated Global retail programs for the Technical Operations organization. This role is very broad in its responsibilities. You will engage with network engineering, release/change management, vendor partners, as well as strategic partners across Nike and the technology landscape to define infrastructure and operations specifications, manage communications, service levels, and reporting - just to name a few. Bringing these functions together to create a collaborative, innovative, and high-performing team is critical to our success as an organization.
What We're Looking For:
To make it clear, we're not looking for just anyone. We're looking for someone special, someone who had these experiences and clearly demonstrated these skills:

• Ability to collaborate with sponsors and business partners to create strategic vision and roadmaps
• Manage large project teams that range from product managers and analysts to developers, IT and QA engineers
• Rigorous scheduling at the task level, with overall accountability at the program level
• Budget ownership - including initial estimation, tracking of actuals, and understanding the deviations
• Develop resource plans, coordinating/on-boarding of project resources, development and execution of communication plans, defining and executing risk management plans
• Proactive approach and communicate status to stakeholders effectively, with an emphasis on maintaining alignment with core project sponsors
• Manage changes against project schedule, scope and cost, as well as lead the assessment of impact on the larger portfolio of projects
• Successfully manage project dependencies and constraints
• Contract and vendor management: build partnerships across organizational, departmental, and geographical boundaries
• Consultancy approach to your work
• Team leadership and ability to inspire and motivate
• Positive team player who seeks the collective success of the team
• Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills
• Experience facilitating planning sessions, daily standups, and removing escalations for the team


Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Technology, Business, or a related field; 2 years additional relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree
• 7+ years professional experience with at least 3 years in infrastructure program management
• Experience with Agile and SAFe methodologies; Scrum Master certification a plus
• Strong influencing skills and ability to interact with senior management
• Proactive desire to own and drive projects and programs forward through measurable process, planning, and team engagement
• Experience delivering large complex projects and programs
• Understanding or experience with the following: basic networking concepts, virtualization, enterprise storage solutions, database concepts, and web applications concepts
• Understanding of release/change management processes
• Experience with business process improvement methods (e.g., Lean) is preferred
• Advanced Project Management experience developing and managing WBS, schedules, scope, budgets, resource plans, issues, risks and change requests
• PMP certification or training a plus
• Comfortable working independently in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment
• PMP certification or training is a plus

• Bachelor's degree in Technology, Business, or a related field; 2 years additional relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree
• 7+ years professional experience with at least 3 years in infrastructure program management
• Experience with Agile and SAFe methodologies; Scrum Master certification a plus
• Strong influencing skills and ability to interact with senior management
• Proactive desire to own and drive projects and programs forward through measurable process, planning, and team engagement
• Experience delivering large complex projects and programs
• Understanding or experience with the following: basic networking concepts, virtualization, enterprise storage solutions, database concepts, and web applications concepts
• Understanding of release/change management processes
• Experience with business process improvement methods (e.g., Lean) is preferred
• Advanced Project Management experience developing and managing WBS, schedules, scope, budgets, resource plans, issues, risks and change requests
• PMP certification or training a plus
• Comfortable working independently in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment
• PMP certification or training is a plus


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