Location: Irving, TX
The Senior Director, Program Management is a key role within SiriusXM CVSI's Agile product delivery system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development of OEM interaction best-practices, drive accountability and challenge business and technical program team members, be able to effectively communicate with business and technical staff, and conduct program governance in a multicultural environment with sometimes large numbers of internal and external stakeholders. Fiscally responsible for program budgets and spend.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive high-profile internal and/or OEM (external) engagements.
Direct all phases of company programs from inception through Company production launch including strategic planning, program budgeting, process improvements, and standardization where suitable as well as synchronization between Company milestones and OEM/third party milestones.
Plan, drive and has responsibility for all aspects of technical program governance, communication plans, escalation procedures, program cost/budget management, program level inter-dependencies management between stakeholders.
Guide and lead the program teams by establishing actionable deliverables and demonstrable features/capabilities, reports in clear and easy to understand formats both internally and externally.
Manage technical programs within an Agile test-driven development environment in the context of larger externally dictated, sometimes fixed, program milestones.
Act as the primary internal contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, quality and technical performance.
Manage all facets of deliverables through the life cycle from a pre-RFx state, sourcing, onboarding, requirements and specification creation through the build, validation and launch phases of the program.
Ensure the efficient and productive use of resources and conveys requirements to program members and leadership.
Constantly challenge, in a positive and constructive manner, business or technical solutions, methodologies, procedures and ways of thinking with business and technical team members to drive improvements in speed, cost and quality of solutions.
Govern programs proactively and with transparency with a clear understanding of program level risk management. Holding team members accountable to provide clear recovery or mitigation plans as needed.
Adapt reporting formats and content to fit a wide variety of audiences from senior executives to working level teams both internally and OEM/partner facing.
Actively participate in resources and capacity management
Drive, lead or contribute on contractual agreements, SOWs, RFXs, etc.
Be an effective leader of program teams and establish respect through leadership in a dotted line environment.
Develop said team's program delivery capabilities, leverage lessons learned from previous program launches and continuously enhance approach, tools and methodologies.
Ensure successful quality product program launches, on time, within budget.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent, relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.
Business and technical degree combinations are especially sought after.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in relevant fields.
10 of those years should be in some technical capacity and 5 in a manager, senior manager, director, or senior director level capacity. Huge plus if experienced with a strong product development background.
A portion of those years spent with an automotive OEM/OEM Tier 1 or other multinational corporation is a plus.
Project/program management certification is a plus but can be replaced by system design or technical leadership experience.
Experience with vehicle system integration, launch or program management in a global environment (multi-cultural exposure) is strongly recommended.
Excellent public speaking, verbal and written presentation skills is a must.
Can quickly produce esthetically pleasing and informative presentations.
Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with staff at all levels, internally as well as externally.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Driven self-starter and initiative taker.
Ability to see opportunities and solutions instead of obstacles and hurdles.
A program delivery team motivator and with strong collaboration skills.
Ability to handle significant fiscal responsibilities, tracking and reporting.
Attentive listener with ability to self-critique and be open to input.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Meticulous attention to details and organizational skills.
Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
Ability to see details in context of the big picture.
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote).
Excel and PowerPoint skills are especially important.
Presentation techniques training is a strong plus.
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.
The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.