The purpose of program management is to ensure programs stay on schedule with quality meeting expectations The successful program manager can see gaps in the future of a program that will throw it off schedule and is tenacious in marshalling the company’s resources to close those gaps. An effective program manager speaks and writes plainly and concisely to deliver bad news quickly. A hallmark of a good program manager is the ability to work across business units and business functions to form professional relationships with all stakeholders in a program. Typical programs will be new product development (NPD), cost reduction or quality improvement of a complex nature (where, for example, a significant new technology platform must be brought into the company) or when multiple business units/customer types are needed. The Program Manager is also expected to improve Rain Bird NPD and other assigned business processes, assuring Rain Bird takes advantage of best industry practices in these areas.
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