Wire Stone - Program Director

Accenture, IL - Chicago, USA

Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Accenture Digital  
The digital revolution is changing everything, transforming how we work and play.  Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries.  At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.  Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.    
Accenture Interactive  
Accenture Digital is powered by three practices – Interactive, Mobility and Analytics.  Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands delight their customers and deliver superior business performance and customer experiences.  As part of Accenture Interactive Delivery, you’ll balance art and science to create award-winning digital experiences for today’s connected consumers through integrated and dynamic solutions that incorporate strategy, marketing, creative and technology.  
Wire Stone 
Wire Stone delivers integrated marketing solutions focused on optimizing customer experience. With resources balanced between strategy, creative and technology, Wire Stone designs and builds business-to-business and direct-to-consumer experiences across digital and physical spaces. Wire Stone maintains long-standing relationships with many of the world's largest brands.
Job Description
Our project management team is essential in delivering quality projects on time and on budget while keeping our teams together.  As a program director (or associate manager), you’ll work with talented strategy, creative, and technical teams to manage projects from kickoff to completion, overseeing the schedule, managing to a budget and mitigating risks along the way.   If you're an independent thinker, passionate about creating outstanding work and making meaningful connections, we want to speak with you.
YOUR ROLE: Program Director (or Program and Project Management Associate Manager)
While there will never be a typical day at Accenture Interactive, we’ve highlighted a few of your exciting responsibilities:
  • Actively partners with clients and client engagement teams to identify new opportunities which address critical business needs.
  • Manage the program/project from scoping and requirements through deployment for an end-to-end project or specific area of a project
  • Manage critical path, dependencies, contingency and overall budget performance
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive project plan, which includes regular status touchpoints with internal team members and milestone meetings with the client.
  • Proactively identify risks associated with the project timeline, resources and/or budget, and develop a plan to mitigate those concerns.
  • Manage all change requests, validate the budget/schedule impacts, obtain stakeholders’ commitments, and communicate approved changes to all team members.
  • Ensures all project and program management activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals
  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments with some latitude in decision making.
  • Manage the relationships and direct work between internal project teams, subcontractors and/or suppliers.
  • Demonstrate ownership of the work quality and final deliverable(s) to the client.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications
  • 7+ years of digital program management or delivery management experience with roles of increasing responsibility
  • 5+ years of experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, preferably in an agency setting
  • 5+ years of leading a team in successful delivery of design and development projects in an Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Program Management or related field
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills
  • 10+ years of digital program management or delivery management experience with roles of increasing responsibility
  • A high level of attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
•     Experience in growing and mentoring a dynamic team
•     A strategic perspective on the variety of work that we do     
•     Ability to cost estimate a large range of project types, and to track and meet budgets
•     Experience in presenting to and interacting with senior management of client organizations
•     Demonstrated experience managing creative and interactive initiatives
•     Proven project management skills with the ability to multitask
•     Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with and manage a wide variety of professional staff
•     Demonstrable skills and experience in mediation, negotiation, presentation, and conflict resolution
•     Professional, flexible, and able to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
  • Expert level in Client Relationship Management. Advanced level in Cost Accounting, Operations Management, Quality Management, Service Change Management
  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement  
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects  
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company  
  • Access to leading-edge technology  
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes generous paid time off, 401K match and an employee healthcare plan 
Now is the time to become a digital disrupter. The opportunity is here—what’s stopping you from pursuing it?  
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