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Advanced Program Manager

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 88

Line of Business: Digital Technology

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Position Summary

Responsible for the execution of major programs across the company, including, but not limited to the program communication, scope, schedule and budget. Provide servant-leadership and mentorship to a cross-functional agile team. Apply Lean/Agile principles and frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)) to guide and serve teams that deliver technology solutions. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the end to end program delivery and serve as the communication link between the product execution teams and the business owner of the program
  • Lead and direct multiple projects, programs and initiatives of all size and complexity levels; may also lead and direct multiple related projects of small to moderate size (small program)
  • Lead and collaborate across cross-functional teams (including direct and matrixed), project timelines for build, and manage towards delivery; lead teams without supervision
  • Oversee all aspects of assigned projects/program, and in some cases, interim operations which are directed toward a common objective
  • Set target deadlines and clear predictability, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of projects/entire program
  • Take projects/programs from original concept through final implementation
  • Establish and manage interfaces with all areas impacted by the effort including end users, external dependencies, and 3rd party partners and vendors
  • Identify appropriate resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and develop schedule to ensure timely completion of delivery
  • Ensure adherence to quality, compliance and security standards
  • Oversee stakeholder management
  • Lead and direct the work of others assigned as resources to the project(s)/program); rely on extensive experience and judgement to accomplish goals
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced Program Managers within the reporting area; perform with wide degree of creativity and latitude with little guidance
  • Travel to offsite locations as needed
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in leadership position delivering large and/or complex projects
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of delivering objectives on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated ability in team motivation and delegation
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the Lean methodology, principles and tools
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and to all levels within the organization
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving and expert communication skills
  • Knowledge of advanced project management, basic program management, and basic portfolio concepts, practices, and procedures within reporting area
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Scrum Master certification, Professional Scrum Master certification
  • 6+ years of experience serving as an active program master
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Education Level: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Program Manager, Developer, Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Management, Technology, Marketing

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