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Program Manager- Marketing IT

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084336
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jun 7, 2019

Program Manager - Marketing IT

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

We are looking for a Program Manager to manage Marketing Technology Implementations related to Customer Data Integrations and the CRM across multiple (average 3-4) concurrent tracks and help with PMO process improvement/maturity. This role will serve as a key leader within the Technology team. This role will work with IT leadership (vice presidents, directors), project managers, development leads, and Business Leads for the Omni-channel program. If you thrive in working with multiple teams, new technology, with an ability to influence business and technical leaders in a fast-paced environment, have strong problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, and an experience with Agile/Scrum methods of getting work done, we want to talk to you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the overall program schedule and milestone tracking tools to track progress against the baseline work plan, working with delivery leads and project managers for each track
  • Maintain the overall program financials and track progress against the budget/forecast, working with multiple tracks and external vendors
  • Manage multiple external vendors and track down variances to adjust upcoming financial forecasts
  • Manage program-level planning to track milestones and deliverables impacting multiple projects, releases, tracks and dependencies (for example: coordinate with Testing Center on End-to-end test planning across a release, coordinate with Business and Change Management leads for Training requirements across tracks)
  • Support work plan generation and maintenance
    • Support weekly Program Status Report generation (accomplishments, in progress, risks, issues, metrics) and Monthly Steering Committee communication
    • Facilitate weekly / monthly manager / leadership meetings
  • Manage Program level Risk and Issue Management process
  • Support project controls and communications
  • Develop program and project management processes and metrics
  • Utilizing standard program management processes / tools, assess program status and provide recommendations and execute on course corrections as needed (don’t just measure, actively engage to fix the problem)
  • Serve as escalation point for project managers regarding all issues and risks impacting program and release delivery.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to project managers on the team.
  • Provide thought leadership for PMO strategy development
  • Assist with PMO maturity through governance and training
  • Socialize program roadmap with cross functional teams as well as external vendors and obtain alignment

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3-5 years of program management experience in Technology programs
  • 5-8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Certification in the field of Project Management and Agile methods is preferred
  • Well versed in creating executive presentations in a short timeframe as well as leading presentations to gain consensus from executives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in Retail and Marketing domain is preferred

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Program Manager- Marketing IT
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084336

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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