Manager - Program Management

FourKites

Chennai, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 02/12/2021
  • Website: fourkites.com
  • Company Address: 500 W Madison St Suite 3300, Chicago, IL, 60661

About FourKites

FourKites is the world's fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms across 70 countries.

Job Description

Are you someone who 

  • likes to own delivery of initiatives that cuts across products?
  • is passionate in planning, tracking, co-ordinating and reporting on initiatives?
  • derives energy from making things happen and delivering value to our customers?
  • is passionate about data driven decisions and driving improvements?
  • is a people person that prefers influence over authority? 

If you had answered YES to many of the above questions, then, you are probably a good fit to this position. 

What will you do?

  • Be hands on with the teams in Sprint planning, Estimation, Retros and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Work with cross-functional product and engineering teams to define and resolve dependencies.
  • Continuously measure and report the progress of teams and organizational units in meeting their goals and the goals of FourKites
  • Lead Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Manage initiation, planning, execution, launch and closure phases of programs. Ensure alignment of all program stakeholders behind overall objectives. 
  • Lead day to day execution of programs while keeping sight of strategic goals and working with teams comprising of highly accomplished engineering, UX, product and QA leads
  • Interact with product, engineering and GTM executives on a daily basis in order to facilitate informed decision making 
  • Proactively manage risks, issues, and dependencies 
  • Partner with Product and Engineering Managers to contribute towards product road-map planning, resource planning and prioritization tradeoffs 
  • Coach the product development teams on agile product development processes, attend scrum ceremonies, and provide hands-on consultation 
  • Set a gold standard for concise, polished, and crisp communication. 
  • Be a catalyst for change in the organization, lead without authority and handle evolving change efforts by establishing excellent rapport with stakeholders 

What do you need to succeed?

  • Good written and Oral communication skills
  • Ability to present data and status, tailored to varied levels of management
  • Agile Lifecycle Management tool expertise—preferably with JIRA software.
  • Ability to manage organizational change initiatives.
  • Flexible and resilient; willingness to take initiative to create approaches to complex problems.
  • Well versed in a variety of software development, program and project management methodologies and techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment with a high-degree of change.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a strongly associated discipline 
  • In-depth and practical knowledge of agile development methodologies 
  • At least 10 years of overall experience, of which 5 years in program management or similar experience where the candidate has led complex cross-functional initiative end to end 
  • At least 4 years of experience interacting (presenting, facilitating decisions making) with management
  • Must be technically savvy and completely at ease with leading successful engineering focused discussions 
  • Should have experience in Product based organizations 
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills – ability to tailor the communication style to suit the audience and the situation 
  • Pragmatic and logical approach – ability to rein in creative minds at the right time in order to ensure focus on execution 
  • Ability to quickly understand context and apply big picture thinking to achieve tangible results
  • PMP certification;  CSM or PMI-ACP or SAFe certification

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