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Program Manager
Waukegan, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on June 24, 2021
Job Id #48132 Posted June 4, 2021

Description of Role

  • Global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
  • This role is a full spectrum IT program manager role focused on the development of current and next generation digital & eCommerce solutions. This role is responsible for successful delivery of global digital & e-Commerce programs and minor enhancement requests across one or more of our divisions.


  • Understanding strategic vision and market needs for delivering best in class e-Commerce products that help fulfill the promise of human potential
  • Managing product development teams through the discovery, ideation, planning, design and technical development of minimum viable products and completion of market ready products
  • Building a customer obsessed culture that focuses on customer success and brand reputation as its primary goal
  • Providing Agile best practices across the organization; this will include coaching and mentoring Scrum Masters, product owners, and developers
  • Developing prioritization framework to optimize project delivery leveraging velocity to determine estimates for future demand
  • Partnering with BRMs to understand ongoing project demand and balancing against capacity
  • Making appropriate trade-offs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes
  • Monitoring and managing program and project performance including financials
  • Establishing frameworks to track milestones, goals and objectives, communicate progress and help identify impediments, risks and issues early on
  • Leveraging project delivery best practices to build detailed project plans ensuring dependencies and critical path are identified and stringently managed
  • Driving timely delivery of projects, and platforms within his/her remit
  • Instilling a culture of agility, automation and continuous improvement, ensuring new features and changes are deployed quickly, safely and with quality leveraging automation

Education/ Experience  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in delivering large scale IT solutions in an enterprise e-Commerce landscape
  • Experience or familiarity with technologies and best practices in areas not limited to: Digital Marketing, eCommerce, web content management, mobile solutions, social engagement
  • Strong leadership skills having knowledge of software development practices (e.g. Agile/Scrum, Kanban, SAFe) and tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence)
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presenting, meeting facilitation, negotiation, decision making, and problem-solving skills
  • Broad IT ability in various disciplines, that include establishing Agile development methodologies, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, organization change management, etc.
  • Financial skills and process skills; an understanding of the company's financial practices and goals and ability to manage team’s financials
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively approach business problems and establish course of action
  • Experience working in matrix global organization with strategic sourcing partners where success requires broad orchestration of resources and services
  • Experience working in an FDA-regulated business (e.g. validated software related to medical, pharmaceutical, or life sciences products) is preferred

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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