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Program Management Director, Business Applications

Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Proofpoint

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for a Program Management Director who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to join the Business Applications team reporting to the Vice President of Business Applications in Sunnyvale, CA. You will be working within Proofpoint’s Business Applications team whose mission is to improve and scale our infrastructure and internal processes to match our company’s growth. In this role you will be partnering closely with many stakeholders who rely on our group for day-to-day operations, you will manage our stakeholder relationships including executive facing communication, you will build and manage projects resulting from functional requests, and you will track on-going metrics to understand the health of our Business Application Eco System


Your day-to-day

Manage established programs owned by the team.

Plan, execute, and close projects within budget and on schedule.

Manage project tasks, resources, timelines/delivery dates, and communication.

Manage and set stakeholder expectations for executive staff and at the key stakeholder level

Report project status accurately, effectively, and in a timely manner.

Recognize and explore opportunities that can benefit the program/project, the team and/or the organization.

Escalate appropriately and at the right level of the organization.

Cultivate and maintain open communication and constructive collaboration among key stakeholders across Proofpoint.

Enhance department and organizational reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

Maintain quality of service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

Manage external vendor relationships

What you bring to the team

Experience in building relationships across business functions, locations, and technical stakeholders.

Self-direction, attention to detail with a passion to solve practical problems while dealing with a number of variables.

Ability to present ideas/solutions and communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately with others at all levels of the organization.

Experience in reading the culture of a company, adjusting your style and adapting as needed.

Collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you both take ownership and have fun.

Able to meet deliverables and drive your work to completion within specified timelines.

Great verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of project management toolsets and methodologies.

10+ years of relevant experience in a technology environment.

Previous exposure internal business application management is a plus.

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