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In a world of cloud complexity, NetApp simplifies. Our customers are looking for a more unified and secure multicloud experience, and we provide the services, infrastructure and expertise they need to achieve it.

If you want to have a real impact, NetApp is the place for you. You’ll make a difference—while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Who are we? Forward-thinking technology people with a heart. Join us.

Program Manager

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
Job category: Finance Job ID: 125932-en_US
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About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

The CFO Organization Project Management Office (CFO Org PMO) is responsible for providing the project leadership, strategic consulting, and process predictability required to obtain the maximum business value from NetApp’s portfolio of Finance, Security, and IT projects and programs. We manage the planning and execution of NetApp’s highest priority programs and projects, organize and curate the master portfolio of work, and cultivate a high-performing culture through building trust and ownership.

A fresh perspective and a willingness to dig into problem areas is both encouraged and expected. The CFO Org PMO organization is staffed with individuals with a huge array of leadership experience both inside and outside of the technology sector, all of which are glued together by a shared desire to take part in solving difficult problems.

As a NetApp Project Manager you are part of a team of professionals who plan, perform and implement projects, programs and process improvement initiatives within the Information Technology space. As a subject matter expert, you will utilize your strong project and program management experience to positively contribute to the department’s goals and vision. Strong communication skills, along with strong command over business processes are key to success in this role. 

Responsibilities & Job Requirements

Responsibilities:
•    Lead projects related to Finance, Security, and IT Business systems and processes
•    Plan, perform and implement process improvement initiatives
•    Organize, lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams
•    Determine project cost, resource requirement, and project timing based on scope and complexity of the project
•    Develop metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities
•    Collect data to identify root cause of problems
•    Measure performance against process requirements
•    Align improvement to performance shortfalls
•    Deliver presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and control 
•    Survey and analyze best practices for techniques and processes 
•    Develop and create corporate communications plans to affected stakeholders 
•    Perform cost and benefit analyses 
•    Provide mentorship, training, and support for junior Project/Program Managers

Job Requirements:
•    Extensive knowledge of project management best practices
•    Experience managing infrastructure and software upgrades
•    Experience managing the update of complex integrations to other applications
•    Experience managing projects/programs with significant organizational change management component
•    Strong communication skills and a willingness to speak up
•    The ability to manage dotted line, cross-functional teams
•    The ability to work with limited oversight/control and the courage to make recommendations based on available evidence, understanding of the NetApp environment, and their own experience
•    Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment to meet aggressive goals and pre-defined measurement criteria
•    Experience working with complex tools and processes
•    Ability to work successfully with staff and managers within and outside of PMO functions 
•    Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross functional teams. 
•    Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas 
•    Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities 
•    Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Creative approach to problem solving
•    Preferred experience in delivering projects using Agile/Scrum methodologies

Desired Experience & Education

•    The tasks for which this individual will be responsible are often unstructured, have wide implications, and could have multiple outcomes
•    This individual will apply broad expertise or unique technical/industry knowledge in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given time, budget, and resource constraints
•    Demonstrate leadership and vision in determining and driving strategy decisions
•    This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties
•    Limited supervision is provided, as this individual can operate, drive results, and set priorities independently
•    The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor
•    To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through leadership and influencing multiple individuals and groups
•    Often acts as mentor or facilitator
•    Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in business or related field is preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

USA and Canada Residents Only:

The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations, is $103.320 - $132,000. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education, skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

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NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status and any other protected classification. We pledge to take every reasonable step to ensure that our applicants and employees are respected, treated fairly and with dignity. See the EEO poster (PDF). NetApp makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for religious purposes and for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions unless undue hardship would result.

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