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Lead Technical Program Manager, Digital Products

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Summary

Plans, coordinates and actively manages the IT delivery plans for complex, cross-functional technical solutions that generally spans multiple, technical products. Manages the end to end plan that is inclusive of all of the changes needed to technical products in support of initiative outcomes.  Projects often involve network, server, or software implementation and upgrades, PC deployment and the like.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities ​

  • Accountable for aligning one or more large, complex programs consisting of multiple efforts. 

  • Makes connections across teams and work streams to drive identification and facilitation of interdependencies. 

  • Accountable for defining the program structure and creating a single, unified plan to deliver on the program objectives. 

  • Drives for clarity on objectives, priorities and measures. 

  • Accountable for identifying, assessing and mitigating program risks and issues, and removing impediments. 

  • May lead or mentor program managers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience.

  • Five or more years of program management experience in technology and/or business functions. Experience with program management methodologies & governance.

  • Experience with project management methodologies & SDLC.  Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling.  

  • Financial & team team management.

  • Understands how software is developed, tested and implemented as well as technical concepts.  

  • Ability to work closely with engineers, product managers and business leaders. 

  • Experience managing large scale, cross-functional initiatives using a variety of delivery methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, lean, scrum, etc.)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, ask questions and become the ""go to expert"" on certain concepts and topics.

  • Leads highly visible multidisciplinary project teams or initiatives; provides thought leadership.

  • Solves unique problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.   

  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general department policies and industry guidelines. 

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.      

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Compensation Range:

Pay Range - Start:

$100,030.00

Pay Range - End:

$185,770.00

Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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