Principal Program Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Job ID: 483730

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America. Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.

Position Overview

CRH America's Materials is on a transformational journey to implement a new company wide technology roadmap for unified ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), MDM (Master Data Management), and EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) applications.

The Principal Program Manager serves a critical role and will act as the key program leader for this transformation. The team size (CRH employees and consultants) working on this multi-year transformation is expected to be 100+ team members including 7-8 project managers. This role will be the senior most in the PMO assigned to the transformation program and will be accountable for the on-time and within-budget execution. The program manager will work along with other project managers on the program to ensure that the work done by their workstreams aligns to the shared goals for the entire program, are coordinated for execution on a common timeline, with a robust understanding of the dependencies, risks, and issues across the entire team.

The Principal Program Manager will be responsible for leading the program's day-to-day activities with the goal of driving cross-functional coordination and communication to support the business, IT groups, third-party contractors, and consultants.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Lead and work with all other project managers assigned to the program.
  • Work with Business, IT, and Consulting Partners workstream leads for all projects and sub-tracks across the program.
  • Plan, schedule and track program timelines, resources, milestones, and deliverables using program/project management tools and best practices.
  • Set, communicate, and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders in a timely, clear, and concise manner.
  • Clearly explain things such as timelines, objectives, deliverables, budgets, and more in language that translates to numerous different audiences.
  • Identify and manage program dependencies and critical path issues/risks.
  • Proactively manage changes in program scope, schedule, resources, and budget.
  • Coordinate the efforts of all project team members and contractors, influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Maintain a broad business perspective about how individual projects support the larger goals of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program/project deliverables align with and support the strategic business goals of the applicable products.
  • Responsible for running the Scrum of Scrums for multiple Agile teams.
  • Lead the teams in adopting Agile/Scrum methodology via training and coaching, encouraging self-organized teams and Agile usage.
  • Ensure the product team has capacity to execute within each sprint resolving capacity and resource issues in collaboration with the solution lead.


  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or Business Degree.
  • PMP - Certified Project Management Professional preferred.
  • CSM - Certified Scrum Master preferred.
  • Experience leading large-scale, complex technology implementation programs with 50-75 team members.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience working in IT project, program, and portfolio management.
  • Experience managing a minimum of two complex ERP (Oracle, SAP, etc.) implementations.
  • Substantial experience in successfully managing highly visible, large-scale enterprise projects as well as managing teams that have worked in this type of large-scale complex and highly matrixed environment.
  • Experience managing large-scale program timelines, resource requirements, dependencies, risks, and budgets.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Detail-oriented, pragmatic, analytical professional with excellent communication and consensus building skills.
  • Highly skilled in managing communication with/between sponsors, stakeholders, and technical teams throughout the entire life cycle of multi-year, multi-phase enterprise software programs.
  • Ability to consistently drive self and others to achieve results despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.
  • Must have experience in managing and working with distributed team members.
  • Flexible in conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Strong understanding of different software development life cycles (waterfall, agile), program/project management processes, and automated tools.
  • Ability to achieve results with a hands-on, collaborative approach; works well in a team.
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills a must.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% (average 25% but will be higher during key project milestones such as User Acceptance Testing, Go-Live)
  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

Usually, normal office working conditions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

CRH Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date: Jun 5, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta
Job Segment: Program Manager, Testing, ERP, Project Manager, Performance Management, Management, Technology, Human Resources

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