Job Details

IT Program Manager

Location Dublin , Leinster , Ireland
Category Technology
Job Opened December 10th, 2018
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 18000EBD
Job Type

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.


Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson�s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium�s only department store group Galeria INNO.


We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.


What This Position Is All About:


We are looking for an industrious, dynamic and high-energy Sr Program Manager to lead a dynamic portfolio of digital initiatives. This highly-visible role will use their experience in agile principles and methodologies to help drive the planning and delivery of our product and technology roadmap across the multiple sites we support including Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Lord & Taylor, and Hudson�s Bay.

Who You Are:
  •  You have strong relationship building skills, and are able to communicate effectively with senior management across numerous departments
  • You have proven time management skills and are comfortable managing multiple projects and dealing with shifting priorities
  • You have a can-do attitude
You Also Have:
  • E-Commerce or front-facing customer demand experience (ie: content driven site) � A MUST 
  • Critical thinking: You must be able to ensure that the products we release will positively impact our KPIs and not be afraid to be a voice of reason and authority when a product is not ready in the face of external pressure to hit a specific timeframe � A MUST                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Enthusiastic: You�ll need an optimistic, charismatic and outgoing personality in order to lead by influencing others and you�ll be a key part of making our workplace fun and energetic.
  • Motivational: You�ll need the ability to motivate others by demonstrating a clear purpose for the team and how their work fits into the company�s strategy, while facilitating a sense of autonomy and creating an environment where people can continue to master their craft through professional development. You must be willing to hold teams accountable to our vision and values.
  • Adaptable: You�ll have the ability to dynamically adapt to shifts in priorities and projects, resolving contention and solving problems across technology and our business partners.
  • Transparent: Your management style must be honest, transparent and authentic and you need the ability to build relationships and trust quickly.
     Bonus points for...
  • At least 10 years of experience leading Product Delivery or a PMO within a technology organization. PMP certification, Product Owner and Scrum Master certifications a plus.
  • Solid understanding of different software development lifecycle models and expert knowledge in agile and traditional principles, with the ability to blend processes to find the right fit for technology and our business.
  • Sufficient technical background to quickly earn the respect of our engineering team, with bonus points for coming from an engineering background.
 As the Senior Program Manager, You Will:
  • Manage scope of project portfolio to support business stakeholders and expectations; Drive out planning and execution across cross-functional teams, with emphasis on short and long term organizational goals.
  • Support our Product Management team in the development of the business cases for our product initiatives, driving the capacity resource planning and financial analysis and working across departments for necessary approvals.
  • Demonstrate an agile mindset and provide a sense of purpose to the benefit of both individuals and the company as a whole. Gain buy-in and inspire others to become adopters of our philosophy.
  • Support the team�s efforts to identify, communicate, and resolve interdependencies, risks, and issues. Help teams manage and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain effective communication with senior management to keep them aware of critical issues confronting product delivery and of the action plans for addressing those issues.
How Often You May Travel:
  •  NA

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  •  Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount.


� Bachelors degree or higher

� 10 years or more of experience in similar roles

� Firm grasp of program management, presentation skills, entrepreneurial thinking.

� Experience in developing schedules and ensuring that all programs are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

� Have a passion for innovation and technology that can transform how digital content is created

� Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project



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