Strategic Program Manager for Enterprise Data Management

Job title : Strategic Program Manager for Enterprise Data Management
Location : Basel
Job type : Contract/Freelance
Salary : Negotiable
Contact name : Federica Funari
Contact number : +44 (0) 207 255 6655
Contact email : federica.funari@secrecruitment.com
Job Title:
Strategic Program Manager for the Enterprise Data Management program

Department:

Strategy and Program Operations

Duration:

22/02/2021 to 22/08/2021 (6 months with possible extension)

Start:

22/02/2021

Workload:
100%

Description:

Job Context

As part of a joint Digital - IT program team, we are looking for an experienced Strategic Program Manager
to support the ECN-endorsed Enterprise Data Management (EDM) program that aims to establish an
enterprise-wide data management operating model that champions/ cultivates a data-obsessed mindset
across the business.
Reporting directly to the EDM Program Director, and working with both the Data Leadership and EDM
Program Team, the Strategic Program Manager will act as the cornerstone in organizing and orchestrating
both our day-to-day and long-term objectives of the program.

Job Responsibilities:

The Strategic Program Manager will drive strategic development, management and execution of the
Enterprise Data Management program.

Responsibilities of the Strategic Program Manager will include:
* Chief counsel to EDM Program Director on the strategic and operational issues in the program: Able
to see a complex program from a "big picture"/strategic level; able to communicate a clear vision
for the EDM program and able to set direction for the team and drive teams to decisions
* Responsible for driving efficiency and effectiveness of the overall program execution while
supporting the Program Director with overall strategic program management, including
coordination and collaboration with other key transformation programs (i.e. - NGE, LDC)
* Develop and manage the overall 2021 EDM program milestones, outcomes and plan while
providing regular status reporting and maintain the EDM program backlog via regular interactions
with the Workstreams to ensure local plans are reflective of overall program objectives
Adapt and maintain the EDM 2021 program plan through multiple lenses for different stakeholder
groups, including:
o High-level overview including program outcomes & quarterly progress
o Key Business Stakeholder View: Program outcomes; monthly focus areas; workstream key
deliverables; Enterprise Data Owner (EDO) focus
o Program View: Program outcomes; work breakdown structure (Deliverables); -? Scaled Agile:
translated into logical epics that reflect the workstream deliverables which further breakdown into
the specific activities
* Work with the EDM Program Director to set OKRs / KPIs for EDM, and create a regular reporting
structure to measure progress
* Identifies risks, issues, bottlenecks within plan, or deviations from plan, proactively: Works with
Risk Manager and workstreams to identify and score risks & issues; identify mitigations and drive
workstreams to implement them
* Co-ordinate & chair EDM program meetings, including agenda preparation (including standard
PMO items); identification of key topics identified proactively via liaising with the workstreams

Required Skills:

* Ability to see a complex program from a "big picture"/strategic level; able to communicate a clear
vision for the EDM portfolio and able to set direction for the team and drive the teams to decisions
* Reliable, constructive communication skills, good listening skills, willing to share information,
willing to cooperate and help, flexible. Breaks down barriers to teamwork at organizational levels.
* Is a self-starter, can work independently and has the ability to prioritize across multiple competing
tasks and objectives
* Proven experience in strategic program management in a business-wide transformation
* Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to work on a diverse team
* Adept at creating and writing business presentations, including storyboarding
* Exceptional business communication abilities, especially in written and presentation form
* Ability to identify, understand and mitigate business risk
* Strong ability and willingness to learn and upskill in new areas
* Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change
* Excellent ability to work, write and communicate in English is required Adept at working remotely -
this role will require you to be fully embedded in the EDM core team, and previous experience
working in this way is desirable
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Teams, MS Apps (PPT, XLS), and JIRA
* Understanding of Agile principles and how they apply to program management: Scrum Master
certification is considered an asset
* Previous experience working in Data, IT and / or Digital transformation also an asset