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Director - Program Management

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:17:35 PM
  • 2888729
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): Italy; Florence

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Director – Program Management is responsible for the delivery of highly complex cross disciplined O&G Digital programs that span multiple O&G Digital organizations, various other stakeholders within GE, including GE Digital, Oil and Gas product companies, customer production support and operations, as well as partners. S/he will be responsible for defining and executing programs, and tracking and monitoring key metrics to ensure milestones are met on time and on budget.

Essential Responsibilities:
As Director of Program Management, you will:
• Ensure that development deliverable meet the “Definition of Done”
• Manage risk and dependencies between organizations
• Define and implement processes for coordination and communication between organizations and with GE stakeholders
• Work closely with product release management to ensure that O&G Digital product deliverable are coordinated with corresponding deliverable from other O&G organizations
• Establish governance structure that identifies key performance indicators, sets milestones, and establish a reporting cadence
• Track and monitor program status and metrics to ensure milestones are met, and internal and external delivery commitments are met
• Lead cross-discipline teams to establish an integrated plan to deliver team commitments
• Ensure ongoing communication of progress against program objectives
• Proactively identify and resolve issues and make recommendations for improvements to existing processes
• Ensure that the product development process abides by all defined cross-discipline standards and all compliance and regulatory requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
• Very strong experience along with established leadership across the discipline and function

Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
• Experience and understanding of the Cloud Development Life-cycle
• Excellent computer skills and proficiency in excel, word, outlook, and access
• Experience using Confluence, Rally, or AHA a plus
• Downstream and LNG experience a plus

Business Acumen:
• Proven track record of setting targets, executing a plan, and delivering results
• Ability to plan and provide structure and organization in a fast paced, changing environment
• Effectively manages risk and uncertainty for self and team
• Strong business analysis and problem solving skills
• Ability to decompose problems and make decisions when problems or solutions are not 100% defined
• Evaluates products & processes to assure compliance.
• Measures the impact of trends (cyclical or a shift) and takes action.
• Ability to interact at all levels of the organization, and with other GE businesses and partners

• Demonstrated experience leading and influencing across a complex, global matrix organization.
• Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
• Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions

Personal Attributes:
• Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
• Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal
• Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks
• Commitment, Perseverance, Passion!


Locations: Italy; Florence
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