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Program Manager

Company: Wise F&I
Location: Fenton
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Wise F&I Program Manager is responsible for managing enterprise-wide, multi-discipline programs consisting of multiple projects. This individual will ensure achievement of business goals by successful integration of several projects and adjust project scope, timing, plans and processes and budgets as needed.The Program Manager has to be an excellent planner, negotiator, and communicator, as well as, detail- oriented, well-organized, and proactive. We're looking for someone who is passionate about process and delivering the highest quality work.The Program Manager is based in St. Louis, MO and will work directly with the Sr. Executive, Accounting, Information Systems, Operations, Product Development, and I.T. teams to scope and estimate projects, define project requirements, manage project schedules, identify and coordinate internal and external resources, and provide hands-on ownership through the entire project lifecycle. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCommunicate with leadership and other stakeholders on project(s) strategy, direction and progress.Work with the internal teams (and sometimes with clients or vendors) to gather project needs and specifications to define project scope.Build detailed project plans, schedules and workflows in Monday.com.Ensure proper integration of multi-discipline projects and adjust project scope, timing, and budgets, based on the needs of the business and working with the existing team process (waterfall, agile, etc.).Accountable for plan creation and management, directing work efforts, implementing agile processes, escalating and communicating resource needs, ensuring completion of quality reviews, and driving the resolution of issues as appropriate.Initiate kickoff meetings, monitor task assignments and adherence to schedule, and hold frequent/periodic check-ins with teams to support project pacing against budget and timelines, ensuring we are on track.Coordinate with internal team members to ensure they have what they need to complete their assignments.Document all scope changes and impacted budgets and timelines.Provide mentorship and training to other team members on using work and task/project management using Monday.com.Responsible for delivering all projects contained in the project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree from an accredited university required; graduate/advanced degree and/or PMP certification highly preferred.4+ years of experience in managing project portfolios using next generation project and work management platforms such as Monday.com, Asana, Smartsheets, etc. in a cross-functional, matrixed enterprise environment.Significant experience with Microsoft Office suite, including a high level of skills / experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.Ability to identify and balance priorities when working on several high-priority projects simultaneously.Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing tasks and priorities.Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to translate technical or abstract concepts into a narrative that is intuitive to stakeholders.Proven ability to lead small teams to deliver results in a timely and effective manner.Proven ability to manage projects in a self-directed manner.A proactive 'can do' approach.BENEFITSAnnual performance evaluation w/ compensation reviewBright, modern workspaceOptional hybrid work arrangement10 paid holidays (per year)PTO including vacation & sick days401K Retirement Plan (100% company match up to 4% of income)Insurance - paid benefits include Health, AD&D, Life and L/T DisabilityVoluntary benefits include Dental and Vision plansWISE F&I COMPANY OVERVIEWWise F&I delivers industry-leading administration services for automotive-related, voluntary protection products including GAP, VSC (Extended Warranty), Appearance, Tire & Wheel, Key Replacement and Theft-deterrent protection programs that are sold by automotive dealers or lenders to their customers. As a rapidly growing automotive F&I product provider with over 33 years of continuous operation in the automotive F&I space, our B2B client partners include seasoned independent Agents, regional and national Lenders, OEMs and Dealers.A newly constructed, bright office environment and convenient suburban location near intersection of I-270 and I-44 in southwest St. Louis County. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Wise F&I, Springfield , Program Manager, Executive , Fenton, Illinois

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