Business Summary :
VMWare’s Business Transformation and Automation (BTA) PMO works with key business functions and IT teams to enable new business models, deliver innovative capabilities and process improvement to support VMware’s rapid growth.
Initiatives span virtually every VMware business domain including Sales, Marketing, Channel Partners, Operations, Support, Finance, M&A, and enabling new Subscription and / or SaaS Business models.
BTA is seeking versatile Senior Business Program Manager to structure and drive the execution of large, cross-functional initiatives of business technology enablement, process and policy improvement, including change management and confirmation of success objective realization.
Additional responsibilities include establishing & managing a domain-specific portfolio across all related BTA initiatives.
J ob Role and Responsibility :
Planning & Strategy
Align and engage with stakeholder organizations
Create charter (including success metrics), program funding request and business case
Develop Program Strategy, Prioritization and Phasing
Execution : Manage all phases of program through successful delivery
Program structure & master plan
Program Office with right-touch governance and communicationProgrammatic communications and key meeting managementDecision-making, escalation and change request disposition
Definition and implementation of related policies and processes
Alignment with other VMware initiatives and dependencies management
Stakeholder / Cross-Functional Team Management
Identify business resource support requirements & coordinate support
Manage cross-functional global teams (IT, business, 3rd party vendors, etc.) in a matrix framework
Establish partnership / advisory relationship with program sponsor and key stakeholders
Change Management & Communications
Facilitate change management and communication planning and execution through project lifecycle
Risk / Issue Management
Proactively identify, assess and manage program risks and issues
Drive resolution of conflicts
Create portfolio view of all initiatives relevant to a specific business domain / organization
Partner with executive sponsor in driving portfolio strategy
Become business domain expert across portfolio eco-system
Identify and manage interdependencies within the portfolio
Identify BTA Consultancy opportunities
Ensure a holistic portfolio change plan
Required Skills : Education / Training
Education / Training
BS / BA degree in Business or Technology-related field (required); MBA or Masters (preferred)
Project Management certification or equivalent (required)
Agile Project Management certification or equivalent (required)
10+ years program management background
7+ years’ experience leading major programs in a complex, global corporate setting
Experience with SDLC, waterfall and agile methodologies.
Familiarity with business-related technologies and platforms (eg. SAP, SFDC)
Ability to drive collaboration across business and technical teams
Effective communicator at all levels
Problem-solving attitude to conflicting negotiation skills
Ability to think strategically and execute tactically
Flexible and resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to a high-change environment and open to new concepts and / or processes
Preferred Skills :
Process Excellence training (preferred)
Understanding of Epics and user story management, tracking and reporting.
Comfortable with the use of tools employed for agile programs like JIRA / Rally, Confluence, Slack etc. for program management.