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Sr Program Manager, Variable Comp


About this role:

The Senior Program Manager is accountable for managing and overseeing critical program and project areas. This role will ensure that projects are planned and executed in a manner consistent with company strategy, commitments, goals, and standards following a Scrum/Agile Methodology. They will provide significant support to the Variable Compensation teams related to operations including execution, problem solving and process improvements in service to business outcomes.

What you'll do:

  • Assist with leading and managing complex projects of varying types and sizes, applying the appropriate project management principles, techniques, and methodologies (Agile/Scrum, Waterfall) tailored to the individual project to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery.
  • Drives core project communications including communications plan, status reporting, executive updates, and ad hoc presentations.
  • Partners closely with business owners and subject matter experts to define project goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Works with business and product owners and IT managers to ensure that project scope is fully defined, managed, and controlled. This includes identifying scope exclusions, tracking business and technical assumptions, and communicating constraints.
  • Conducts project team and stakeholder meetings, appropriately elevating issues of scope, schedule, cost, and customization for executive-level review and disposition.
  • Identifies and manages project risks and issues, developing plans to assess, manage, track, report, escalate, and mitigate them.
  • Partners with resource managers to build a resource plan and manages a matrixed team comprised of team members in various locations in the US as well as India.
  • Identifies and manages cross-project and internal dependencies to ensure alignment and successful delivery of critical milestones.
  • Manages all aspects of the project financials if needed.

What you'll need:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
  • Goal-oriented, self-directed individual who needs little supervision
  • Strong team player with the ability to manage others through teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong leadership skills (clear direction, respect, consistency, decisiveness, accountability, conviction, cooperation)
  • Proven ability to manage geographically dispersed teams.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team in a fast-paced environment with aggressive schedules and multiple project deliverables
  • Strong executive presence. Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders within business and IT, at different levels of the organization
  • Quick study with the ability to learn and operate effectively in new environments
  • Critical thinking with excellent judgment and initiative
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, SharePoint, and MS Project (and/or other project management tools)
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, WebEx, and Teams
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or Apttus CPQ solutions are a plus
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence a plus

Who you are:

  • 1 year as a Program Manager or 3 years project management experience; Scrum/Agile experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree/ work experience
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner experience and certification highly desired
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification highly desired

Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 92,000 USD - 130,500 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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