IT Program Manager – Translations

IT Program Manager – Translations

This IT Program Manager position will focus on the Workiva Translations Program. This may include technologies, processes, and/or people management. Candidates with a desire to organize and structure programs with a passion to exceed expectations are highly encourage to apply!


The IT Program Manager is responsible for managing programs related to prioritized strategies and initiatives specific to functional area technology needs. This individual ensures that Workiva’s technology efforts are prioritized to address stakeholder needs and communicated effectively across Workiva. Programs may span teams, departments, or relate to the overall enterprise. This role works under Leadership’s guidance, mentoring and coaching to collaborate with stakeholders to identify business goals, initiatives, scope, develop resources, and communicate progress.


  • Accountable for operational excellence including program reviews, feasibility, cost-benefit analysis, prioritization, initiation, and execution based on prioritized strategy and initiatives for functional area technology stacks
  • Manages all aspects of program execution to satisfy requirements
  • Plans, monitors and manages to avoid specification shortfalls, budget overruns, scheduling errors and situations that may require emergency management
  • Identify and balance major program constraints including cost, scope, schedule, risk, quality, resources, and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Specialize in leading teams through the formulation and execution of program plans and organizational change initiatives
  • Owns program and delivery management responsibility for single programs and its initiatives
  • Collaborates with leaders and managers to develop business and operational processes that improve efficiency and meets stakeholder needs
  • Works with stakeholders to determine the success of each program and subsequently plans for implementation of successful programs and discontinuing unsuccessful efforts, verifies final plans with leaders and managers
  • Networks with stakeholders to build cross-functional relationships to further build, define and execute program and initiatives
  • Provides transparency with metrics regularly communicated to Executives and/or Leadership
  • Establishes strong relationships and partnerships internally
  • May act as Project Manager for program efforts and/or needs, which includes being accountable for the entire project scope, the project team and resources, the project budget and management of all stakeholder needs and communications
  • Partner with Leadership to Identify and create development and training opportunities to support employee and project success
  • Escalate concerns to Leadership to act as coach and advisor to facilitate discussion and resolve conflict

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or IT-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field


  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Program and Project Management frameworks
  • Personal effectiveness/credibility
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Solid financial management skills
  • Initiative to start projects with little or no information and drive to see the projects to fruition
  • Teamwork oriented and can thrive working alongside many different perspectives to get things done
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, continuously evolving environment with the ability to prioritize accordingly
  • Effective negotiator and creative problem solver who can build consensus and drive results in partnership with stakeholders from individual contributors to executive leadership
  • Can lead through influence, partnering with globally distributed, cross-functional teams to achieve a shared goal
  • Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information

  • 3+ years of program management experience preferred
  • PgMP or PMP certification preferred
  • A thorough understanding of Software Development Lifecycle preferred
  • Strong business background, with significant SaaS application experience and exposure to business process management

  • Up to 10%

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Posted on

November 30, 2021