Design Program Manager Job Description

Design Program Manager Job Description

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Design program manager provides guidance to others who are driving delivery of day-to-day projects Planning - Advises the team on a range of approaches to planning and gathering information across functional and cross functional projects.

Design Program Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop strong relationships with peer groups and key stakeholders outside of GSDO, to be able to integrate GSDO PMO into partner processes and systems
Continually improve and strengthen PMO's ability to help GSDO succeed, by developing strategies and implementing new portfolio management systems or workflow procedures
Supporting the development of Operations Research models defining functional specifications and being a primary user of new algorithms/tools
Support the design of robust cross-functional processes to sync monthly execution to strategic planning
Lead planning, resourcing, process, communication and timeline management across projects for product and marketing initiatives
Partner with business leads to execute on business priorities
Partner with technology leads and consultants to build holistic designs while maintaining an Agile mindset and helping our team pivot intelligently when called for
Streamline communication on design project status and initiative progress for all stakeholder levels across the organization
Communicate project status to various team leads
Reports to PMO Senior Manager

Design Program Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Design Program Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, LEED, CAPM, PMI, PHR, PM, BCC, ICF, MBTI, PHIUS

Education for Design Program Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the design program manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Engineering, Business, Architecture, Education, Mechanical Engineering, MBA, Technical, Computer Science, Project Management

Skills for Design Program Manager

Desired skills for design program manager include:

Multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Architectural details and specifications
Autocad and sketchup
Building and health codes and compliance issues
Microsoft Office suite
Distribution & Fulfillment operations with understanding of day to day workings and strategic Network planning
Procedures
Processes
Start-Up team systems
Tools

Desired experience for design program manager includes:

Solid marketing, product & project design management experience at a rapid-pace consumer media or entertainment site
Proven track record of launching highly complex initiatives on time
Comprehensive experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and a perspective on when and how best to use them
Knowledge of current web and mobile technologies, and familiarity with how the digital & consumer ecosystem is evolving
A strategic and analytical mindset that allows you to balance immediate needs and requirements with a long-term vision based on business priorities
Enthusiasm for every phase of product development – from strategy and conceptualization, to feature definition and design, marketing and promotional campaigns, working with a cross-functional project team, user acquisition and launch

Design Program Manager Examples

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Design Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a design program manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for design program manager
  • Work with cross functional team to plan and manage several large scale, high priority projects
  • Guide and faciliate project teams through GSDO project work flow process and ensure that activities are properly completed for each milestone
  • Lead direct reports that will assist in managing projects and achieving PMO goals for assigned sector
  • Partner closely with GSDO sector leads to develop portfolio strategies and solutions in an environment of limit resources and exciting project challenges
  • Assist in developing yearly business plan for assigned sector, which includes project scope information, resource capacity analysis, and budgeting
  • Share and learn best practices within J&J PMO community
  • Design and Develop appropriate learning activities based on identified learning objectives
  • Partnering with CS stakeholders to define the ID methodology
  • Driving improvements in training content by applying proven scientific principles and through experimentation
  • Creating and driving adoption of global CS training minimum standards
Qualifications for design program manager
  • Ongoing Implementation of performance metrics to inform and build reports shared amongst stakeholders and team members
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience managing interactive, design, research, or creative projects
  • A minimum of 2 years’ working with design teams or product teams
  • An advanced degree (MA, MS, MBA) is a plus
  • A demonstrated history of managing complexity and analytical thinking required
  • An individual with direct experience in new product development thru launch for consumer products, in a fast paced environment preferred
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Design Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design program manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for design program manager
  • Leading strategic global training projects or initiatives
  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment within their group and on project teams
  • Provides direction and guidance to project managers who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership as necessary within the project teams
  • Develops and executes organization and operational policies that affect groups by utilizing technical/professional knowledge and skills
  • Develops, monitors and appropriately adjusts the annual budget for projects, programs and department(s)
  • Architect/Design Manager shall assist the Director of Delivery to ensure that assigned projects are effectively coordinated and scheduled during the planning, design and construction phases
  • Participates in the evaluation, selection, and negotiation of architect contracts
  • Acts as an advisor to commissioned architects and as technical coordinator of projects between the project management office, client and on site teams
  • Reviews preliminary designs for program conformity, technical sufficiency, and general suitability
Qualifications for design program manager
  • Strong presentation skills ( ability to develop and effectively deliver presentations to diverse audiences)
  • Additional, hands-on experience in a secondary field such as industrial design, mechanical engineering, software engineering, is highly desired as is experience in the field of human-computer interaction
  • Project and/or program management in a retail, hospitality or restaurant design or development organization including management of construction documents
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in marketing, design or business
  • 7+ years of design, producer or project management experience in the digital product industry
  • Stellar communication, analytical and organizational skills
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Design Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design program manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for design program manager
  • Continuous oversight, monitoring and updating of existing curriculum to reflect operating changes such as standards and procedures
  • Develops written and performance-based assessment tools to measure achievement of specific learning objectives
  • Directs and manages the designs and development of evaluation tools to monitor the effectiveness and applicability of training activities and materials
  • Coordinates with others regarding structural, mechanical, electrical requirements and with interior design and furnishing groups regarding space planning, finish and color schedules, and furniture
  • Participates in the preparation of preliminary and final design of projects for which no contract architects are commissioned
  • Participates in the analysis of bids and provides input into recommendations for award of construction projects
  • Resolves problems submitted from the field and makes recommendations on change orders, time extensions, cost increases, and similar contractual matters
  • Develops guidelines and presentation formats for architectural firms being considered for specific construction projects
  • Authors, in whole or in part, and periodically modifies the Program Design standards and criteria
  • Remains abreast of the latest developments in architecture and related disciplines by reviewing literature and attending technical conferences and professional society meetings
Qualifications for design program manager
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience demonstrating and utilizing Project Management and Product Lifecycle Management practices for large scale projects strongly preferred
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects using Microsoft Project and a Microsoft Project Server highly desired
  • Candidate should have solid business knowledge, sound judgment, strong technical, communication, leadership, influencing, and change management skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field
  • Must be a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer
  • 8+ years of professional experience managing facilities design, or planning and coordination of capital projects
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Design Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design program manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for design program manager
  • Serves as code SME on the design and construction of government facilities, ensuring that facilities are safe, secure, and fully functional
  • Establishes priorities and deadlines and reviews work to ensure adherence to program policies and priorities and contractual requirements
  • Develops Statements of Work (SOWs) describing project requirements
  • Provides input to establish Independent estimates for Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services
  • Performs quality assurance on other contractor work
  • Support design of programs and deliver programs that enable and support business strategy
  • Partner with Program Managers or Talent Leadership to design, develop and deploy global and local talent programs, interventions and initiatives that achieve the goals and objectives defined within strategy
  • Develop and test key scenarios and Go to Market packages
  • Activities could include up to 50% program delivery depending on incumbent capabilities and development areas
  • Support sales efforts by consulting on proposal responses
Qualifications for design program manager
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Behavioral Psychology, or a relevant field
  • 5 years of experience in a corporate training organization
  • Experience conducting applied research in Instructional Design or related field
  • From research to implementation, collaborate with internal and external teams to clearly define and communicate the overall project involvement, project goals, expectations, and tasks
  • Ability to identify and assess internal and external resources needed to align to overall strategic priorities
  • Develop and manage end-to-end project plans, including schedule and budget, and ensure on-time delivery
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Design Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a design program manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for design program manager
  • The planning, execution, coordination, approval and follow up of the OHL Basic and Detail Design of the projects
  • Helping in the electrification engineering in the hiring of the relevant people for the organisation of the team, and in the development of the technical skills of the team
  • Reaching the Quality, Costs and Delay targets for the various projects of his team
  • Leading , if necessary, part of the Design team to produce the required technical documentation
  • Checking of the produced documents and approves them before delivery
  • Support and execute special programs that build culture and drive our strategy forward
  • Provide strategy for complex problems associated with a growing organization and limited resources
  • Ensure we are always focusing on the highest priority things, resourcing both the short term needs looking ahead and planning for the next big challenge
  • Define, develop and implement a strategy which contributes to technology services strategic directions
  • Coach and mentor lower level project management staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer
Qualifications for design program manager
  • BS/MS in Engineering, Computer Science, other technical degree, or equivalent applicable experience
  • Drive internal process improvements across the multiple teams and functions
  • Communicate project status regularly to cross-functional development teams and key stakeholders
  • Travel required to external consultancies’ location in support of development teams
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Interaction Design preferred
  • Experience program managing external design consultancies

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