IT Program Manager in Oak Brook IL

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IT Program Manager
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Oak Brook IL
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Job Types:
IT Manager, Programmer
Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Information Technology

Job Posting Title:

IT Program Manager

Job Description:

The IT Program Manager provides expertise in managing large and complex application programs/projects related to internal information systems in a timely and cost-effective manner. Manages and prioritizes the project stream, working with internal customers to determine project definition and business requirements. Provides budget analysis, resource allocation and coordination of project activities that may be across functional areas within the organization. Assigns and monitors work of technical personnel, ensuring that project steps are in alignment with business objectives, on-time and within budget. Monitors reliability and any internal issues that appear because of the project. Solves highly complex problems and is called on to consult by other teams. Provides coaching/training to less experienced team members and acts as a mentor to less experienced team members. Viewed as the Subject Matter Expert for all disciplines within their area of responsibility. May supervise others, but not required. Provides system wide/cross functional support across IT.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Project Delivery: Delivery of program/large project requirements on time, within budget and in accordance with specific level of quality. Development and leveraging of partnerships with business partners and suppliers to meet business needs. Effectively measuring and reporting results of program/large project development work to business partners in terms that they see as valuable and understandable.
  • Change Leadership: Translate ambiguities into accurate business terms for all audiences, ensuring understanding of impacts and potential risks associated with program/large projects and the resulting change. Successfully manage organizational change associated with the scope of assigned programs/large projects. Develop and execute Organization Change Management plans using established processes and procedures. Ensure (at all levels) frequent, continuous and effective communications regarding scope, objectives, approach and progress across IT, with key suppliers and business partners via both formal and informal channels/ mechanisms. Establish credibility with partners while managing expectations.
  • Process and Technology Management: Lead others to exploit available processes and technology. Simplify the TreeHouse Foods IT Ecosystem and business processes while enhancing value and effectiveness of project deliverables. Utilize Waterfall and Agile methodologies, tools and techniques (e.g., SDLC, Scrum, Kanban, etc.) to plan, organize, actuate and control delivery of IT products and services. Lead assigned personnel and others to work with process and architecture owners to continuously improve solutions to technical and business problems. Provides direction for programs and/or large projects.
  • Planning and Fiscal Management: Effectively plan and document resource availability needed to complete program/large project activities. Ensure all assigned resources account for time in an accurate and consistent fashion. Ensures adequate resources are on-hand to meet project requirements. Carefully monitor and control project expenses. Development of appropriate input and resource forecasts relating to all assigned projects. Development and maintenance of cost benefit information in support of programs/large projects and service level initiatives.
  • Human Capital Management (When Applicable): Develop each of his / her assigned team members by fully leveraging all facets of IT career development. Ensure effective development and delivery of Performance Reviews and midyear reviews for all assigned and (when applicable) matrixed personnel. Actively manage / ensure creation of individual development plans and associated training plans for assigned personnel ensuring they are both feasible and in line with organizational goals. Actively coach others toward demonstrating all behaviors defined by the TreeHouse Vision, Mission and Values. Actively contribute to staff calibration activities and talent management reviews.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Requires more than 12 years Information Technology / position related experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of key tools within respective area (see Addendum 1).
  • Knowledge and experience of core competencies within respective area (see Addendum 2), preferably within Consumer Products or Manufacturing industries.
  • Exchanges highly complex technical or nontechnical information with internal and external audiences.
  • Required to interpret or clarify highly complex technical information to aid understanding.
  • Conveys highly complex information and persuades several diverse stakeholders/audiences within area of responsibility.
  • Develops recommendations to promote highly complex ideas or services across IT.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.


Bachelor's Degree Required - Type: Information Technology, Computer Science or related field

Preferred Attributes:
  • Broad and extensive knowledge of the theories and practices within a functional area and its interrelationship with other functional areas.
  • Expertise in the interrelationships of different disciplines, directs the application of existing rules, procedures and operations and directs the development of new policies and ideas across functional areas.
  • Requires conceptual thinking to understand highly complex issues, their implications and directs the improvement of defined procedures.
  • Implementation of highly complex solutions requiring a longer-term view and analysis of multiple perspectives and implications.
  • Provides expertise in the detailed analysis and directs the application of the results to improve business operations.

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Job Location Information
City: Oak Brook
County: DuPage
Public Transit: Pace Bus Services
Cost of Living: Average rent cost of a 1-bedroom apartment is approximately $2,000
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