Program Manager, Allentown, PA

Posted 27 Mar 2024

Allentown, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 273283


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role:

As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing a portfolio of projects or initiatives to ensure they are completed on time, within budget, and meet quality standards. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, manage resources, and communicate progress to stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills, with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain program plans, including scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Define program strategies and goals in alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Identify risks and develop mitigation plans to ensure successful program delivery.
  • Lead and coordinate multiple projects within the program, ensuring alignment with overall program objectives.
  • Monitor project progress, track milestones, and manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs.
  • Allocate resources effectively and resolve resource conflicts.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including executives, project sponsors, team members, and external partners.
  • Communicate program status, risks, and issues to stakeholders in a timely and transparent manner.
  • Solicit feedback and manage expectations to ensure stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Provide leadership and direction to project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Motivate team members, resolve conflicts, and address performance issues as needed.
  • Mentor and coach team members to enhance their skills and capabilities.
  • Define and implement quality standards and best practices for project delivery.
  • Conduct regular reviews and audits to ensure compliance with quality requirements.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Travel 5-8%

Location: onsite Allentown, PA


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Project Management, Engineering, or similar discipline
  • 3+ years of experience as a Program Manager or Project Manager, managing complex projects and programs from initiation to closure.
  • 2+ years of working experience using project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall) and tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • PMP, PgMP, or other similar certifications
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Influence and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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