Dell Technical Program Manager in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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With a global remit, our Technical Program Management professionals lead cross-functional product design teams to develop and introduce game-changing new products and solutions. It’s about making sure we offer customers the right features, experience, quality, schedule, cost, continuity of supply, service capability and financials. And when products and solutions are in development, it’s about driving everything from definition through to planning, development and launch across global development centers and multiple lines of business. The team is also crucial to getting shipping right. All in all, it is a fascinating and incredibly varied area.

Key Responsibilities

Drives a core product design team to deliver a product(s), service(s), or solution(s) to external customers. Leads cross-functional, Worldwide core team(s), kicks off programs, establishes schedules and drives meetings. Cross Functional Team members can include Services, Engineering, Quality, Product Operations, Marketing, Procurement, Global Operations, Finance, etc. Drives the core product design team to meet or exceed program objectives (Cost, Quality, Schedule, Features, Fulfillment/Continuity of Supply, Solution delivery across products & service offerings, and Customer Specific Needs).

Prepares core product design team and extended teams for internal and external ISO Audits for Dell to maintain ISO Corporate Compliance. Manages audit process and drives for success. Establishes clear objectives and deliverables for each program that support the LOB’s business. A Program Manager is often expected to manage multiple programs in parallel. Develops Offer Lifecycle deliverable document(s), schedules timely executive review, and delivers phase reviews along with interim updates. Tracks progress, reports status and makes necessary corrections to achieve program objectives. Establishes working relationships and influences/persuades at the Manager, Director, General Manager, Vice President, and Senior Vice President level. Subject matter expert in product development processes, product/solution areas, and customer needs and usage. Builds effective, high performance core product design teams and provides ongoing performance feedback to functional management. Leads the cross functional team to define the product/solution definition and requirements. Manages the creation, review and approval of the MRD and Phase Exit materials. Works with core product design team and executive leadership to establish quality and customer experience goals for the program. Works with the core product design team to establish plans to achieve the quality and customer experience goals. Drives the creation, review and approval of the Program Plan or Statement of Work (SOW). Manages major risks and issues through effective contingency planning and proper escalation. Ensures core product design team members communicate post mortem findings to the appropriate departments. Attaches each phase exit document lessons learned and review lessons learned for the next phase. Manages and communicates program changes post Plan Exit using PCR’s to ensure cross functional/org alignment. Analyzes and reports actual performance vs. Program goals. Drives team to deliver quality results at, or better than, quality goals. Manages non-product or solution cross-LOB initiatives, examples include Cost of Goods Sold management, and Resource sizing/planning.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Presents, communicates, and ability to influence LOB business leaders. Leads multiple high visibility programs moderately complex in nature (technology, organizationally). Lead/develop department level or moderately complex process initiatives or business strategy. Demonstrates ability to grow cross-functional team members by identifying develop opportunities.

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