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Head of Program Management

Company: North State
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


The Head of Head of Program Management for Ampersand will be leading the company-wide PMO function, as well as initiatives to drive execution and evolution of our strategy in support of the Long-Range Plan. You will have visibility at all levels of the organization and have an opportunity to implement a best practice approach in designing an optimal PMO model for the company. You will be deep diving on workstreams to define outcomes while also reporting high-level metrics to the top Executives of the Company. Being able to tell a story through data is important while putting realistic constraints in context. If you're someone who enjoys changing work environments while completing tasks that result in recommendations for essential decision-makers, than this is the place for you!


Lead the strategic program lifecycle by developing a company-wide PMO framework, develop action plans, secure owners, and define governance.

Develop new program rationales needed to support new initiatives or strategic partnerships

Prioritize project work in accordance with strategy and goals and clearly define timelines that are communicated and agreed upon by project stakeholders.

Lead multi-disciplinary teams through thoroughly and timely execution of task, workstreams and diligence responsibilities withing scope and budget and oversee the allocation, utilization, and monitoring of project resources.

Drive post-completion implementation with Ampersand's vertical leaders and functional leads to ensure value realization targets are achieved with an effective integration and transition process

Define success metrics by developing external/internal benchmarks, analyze issues, and develop creative solutions to support resolution.

Operate at all levels of the organization and continuously raise the bar to drive teams to deliver high quality results.

Prioritize, manage, and track strategic partnership performance

Work with Ampersand senior leadership team to help identify and evaluate potential product, investment and/or acquisition opportunities.

Augment legal support for contract negotiation (i/e., centralization of negotiating term sheets with strategic partners - this means enterprise level deals that require a business case) through due diligence and vetting term sheets

Build and lead cross-functional due diligence teams to assess organic and inorganic opportunities quickly and accurately.


Bachelor's Degree AND minimum of 10 years of PM experience

Minimum 15 years overall experience in relevant industry and / or professional consulting services specific experience and graduate degree and/or PMP certification preferred

Demonstrates the highest levels of business and personal ethics and integrity

Exhibits sound judgement

Highly motivated leader who is comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and working with cross functional teams

Proven experience in developing relationships, building presence and earning/commanding respect with C-level executives

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to think strategically and creatively, business savvy, exercises judgement

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Exceptional communicator. Listens and articulates issues effectively with excellent presentation skills

Ampersand requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where legally permissible, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated. In some states and roles, staff may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before they can begin to actively work.

Keywords: North State, New York , Head of Program Management, Executive , New York, New York

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