Program Manager Lead

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

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Job Description

The Project Management Office (PMO) team was founded on the idea that collaboration and consistent project and change management experiences help our organization, Customer Advocates and Customers succeed. In this role, you’ll expand on this vision by leading a team of Program & Project Managers and Coordinators supporting Cash Customer Operations (CCO) by guiding key CCO programs, projects & priorities – including product, system and operational initiatives. You will lead team members and project teams through strategic program prioritization and planning, business and system requirements gathering, process mapping, project management and communications. You will report to the Senior Lead, Project Management Office.

You will partner with your team, CCO Leadership, and additional functional leaders to build project requirements, execution plans, and strategic roadmaps.

Responsibilities Include:

Leadership and Development:

  • Lead a team of 5+ project/program managers; coach PMO team members with a focus on continuing and enhancing their professional development
  • Develop metrics to measure the growth and performance of the team, and provide reports on progress.
  • Recommend actions to team & leadership based on data. Compare target forecasts and assumptions against actual performance, and make recommendations to close any gaps
  • Assigning resources and partnering with PMO & Portfolio Leads on staffing strategy; Anticipate changes that could affect the team’s work or staffing and make recommendations to mitigate any risk
  • Partner with CCO Leads, Customer Knowledge, Integration Services, L&D, and Cash teams across Programs/Projects by offering strategic leadership and guidance from a PMO leadership perspective to achieve CCO objectives and key results
  • Manage a high degree of complexity. Develop effective plans to reduce complexity by researching and identifying the root cause of issues, and creating sustainable going forward processes.
  • Manage conflict independently and with a minimum of disruption, soliciting diverse opinions and settling conflicts and misalignments equitably
  • Ensure all documentation is current, including project plans, roadmaps, charters, risk and decision logs and more.

Program Management / Project Management:

  • Refine and implement governance and operating procedures for CCO Programs and Projects
  • Organize and direct multiple complex and interrelated projects and tasks ensuring they come together to achieve CCO goals
  • Evaluate incoming project & operational programs, partnering with leadership to develop prioritization within program(s) and CCO portfolio
  • Manage stakeholder communications – articulate strategy, roadmap, risks and solutions through clear messaging, reporting and tool use

Scaling Team:

  • Evaluate and implement the tooling required to scale program and project management processes and reporting
  • Fill hiring and staffing needs as required


You have:

  • 7+ years of work experience with 3+ years of people management experience
  • 5+ years Senior level project and/or program management experience managing complicated, multi-disciplinary projects in a complex, customer service organization
  • 1+ years experience building and scaling teams
  • Applied knowledge of project and program management methodology, techniques and tools; Certification in project management a plus
  • Experience with financial and contact center reporting
  • Experience managing JIRA backlogs and leaning in on projects to ensure objectives, timelines, and deliverables are met.
  • Traits: Quality decision making skills, problem-solving, and comfortable with ambiguity. Ability to manage cross functional initiatives with sometimes neutral or unaligned stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills
  • Abilities: Ability to work both independently and as a team to provide solutions to complex problems. Nimble with frequently changing priorities. Ensures continued talent development.
  • Tools: Experience with JIRA, Asana, LucidChart or other project and process management tooling
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