Agile Program Manager (Portland, OR)

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At North Highland, we believe in doing great things together. With you. With our clients. With a perspective on actions today that shape tomorrow. As the world's most innovative, collaborative consulting group, we've built a space to share ideas like never before. Do you have the skills, passion and commitment to transform industries for the better? Think you can bring your A-game every day? If so, join us. We like big thinkers with action on the brain

Why North Highland? Every choice you make will give you the opportunity to grow. It's our employee ownership model - with plenty of coaching and personal development opportunities in the mix. For us, training doesn't have an off switch. You'll learn new things, both during and beyond traditional working hours. We want people who strive for the next level, then the next.

At North Highland, you're never a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up, test your mettle and tackle big challenges, but small enough that clients won't lose your face in a crowd. You're recognized individually.

We started as three leaders and a kitchen table. Which means we know expectations are made to be broken. Want to surprise us? Do it. Experiment and stretch yourself. There's room to grow as a budding entrepreneur.

Exciting work you will do:

Join one of the largest initiatives in the world as an Agile Program Manager within Global Architecture and Platforms Technology to lead self-organizing and self-managing teams and programs in applying and optimizing Agile practices to maximize program performance and effectiveness for a digital transformation within ERP / Supply Chain.

This is a high visibility role requiring excellent communication and stakeholder relationship skills.
If you are a natural leader, mentor, and coach, with passion for continuous improvement, this would be a fulfilling role for you.
  • Operates as a team-based servant leader who enables the team to self-organize, self-manage and deliver for the program at the highest level.
  • Provides a Program Governance and manages the overall delivery operating model
  • Manages overall Program Budget in alignment to scope
  • Drives the program in the coordination of major feature releases and helps ensure ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams are involved.
  • Facilitates program level processes and execution, identifies and manages dependencies and risks, as well as escalates impediments.
  • Coordinates and facilitates iterative program level planning ceremonies (such as Product Owner Syncs, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect and Adapt, Program Increment Planning, and System Demos).
  • Manages and optimizes the flow of value via cross-organization collaboration.
  • Proactively manages Program Risk through data-driven analytics and ongoing risk remediation efforts
  • Drives the Product Owners, Product Managers and Agile teams to facilitate release planning preparedness.
  • Provides transparency into the organizations backlog, providing visibility to work in flight, aligned to progress against defined scope
  • Accountable for the overall program execution and delivery of work (schedule/capacity).
  • Monitors and reports program health (i.e., progress of feature completion, program predictability) with the purpose to provide transparency on program delivery of value.
  • Coaches and leads the program team in practicing Agile principles and leading practices, identify program/team training opportunities and solution/facilitate as needed.
  • Coaches and mentors leadership in Lean/Agile best practices and mindset.

What you will need:
  • Minimum 6 years relevant work experience
  • Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools
  • Experience with other agile methodologies, LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc.
  • Advanced understanding of Agile Principles and how they're applied in workplace culture
  • Strong facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience leading teams through resolution of program issues
  • Strong communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills
  • Advanced understanding of technology systems and the program's ecosystem
  • Advanced understanding of lean and program budgets
  • Strong and natural problem-solving ability; comfortable with data and ambiguity

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

North Highland makes change happen for organizations who dare to be different. By melding workforce, customer and operational transformation, they are one of the world's leading consulting groups, with 65+ offices around the globe. They break new ground today so tomorrow is easier to explore.

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North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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North Highland operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. North Highland was founded in 1992. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 61 open jobs at North Highland, click here.
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