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Sample program manager job description

[Company X] prides itself on delivering efficient and effective solutions across a wide range of industries. Our success is largely dependent on the stellar ability of the program management team. We’re currently searching for an experienced program manager to join our ranks and continue this tradition. The ideal candidate will have a sharp business mind and proven ability to strategize and implement high-level program initiatives. As a natural leader, this person should have strong talent for project coordination and delegation. Ultimately, the program manager should be motivated by a desire to optimize productivity and nurture program success from inception to completion.

Objectives of this role

  • Strategize, implement, and maintain program initiatives that adhere to organizational objectives
  • Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement
  • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance
  • Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached
  • Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity  


  • Work closely with project sponsor, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives
  • Manage program and project teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Identify key requirements for cross-functional teams and external vendors
  • Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives
  • Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for managers and stakeholders

Required skills and qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in an upper-management role, preferably in program management
  • Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, facilitation, and organization
  • Experience in managing stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of digital marketing
  • Outstanding knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration or related field
  • Strong working knowledge of Salesforce CRM software
  • Experience in proposal writing