Associate Program Manager

Odessa is a U.S. company with offices in Philadelphia, USA and Bangalore, India. Our leasing solutions power a client base comprised of leading global financial institutions that operate across market segments. We transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients that drive the economy through equipment and fleet leasing: IT, healthcare, transportation and more. We believe that great outcomes and customer satisfaction are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into transformational solutions for leasing and loan management. By combining digital technologies with what works across a diverse customer base, we use an agile approach to co-innovate with clients to help them solve their toughest problems.

As the largest technology provider in the leasing industry, Odessa provides a feature-rich ERP solution with broad integrations across top CRM, G/L, tax, credit, and leading enablement applications. As a complete Platform, Odessa delivers a total solution for commercial lending companies, driving the future of asset finance. With best-in-class functionality, extensible architecture and a suite of value-added features and services, Odessa helps companies transform their business operations.

What you'll do:

  • Own all key scrum ceremonies including the facilitation of stand-ups, stakeholder demos, retrospectives, scrum-of-scrum meetings
  •  Program management expertise and support for execution of multiple cross-functional projects (client projects, product development, technology or operational programs)
  • Work closely with stakeholders to identify scope and create detailed plans for end-to-end implementation
  • Responsible for tracking schedule and deliverables to ensure delivery on time with high quality
  • Manage resource plans across projects and optimize allocations to meet the demands
  • Proactively clear impediments, identify risks, issues, dependencies and work with relevant teams to address them
  • Provide visibility to management around status of deliverables, highlighting risks and needs for intervention
  • Facilitate project reviews and retrospectives to enable continuous learning and improvement
  • Diagnose project hotspots and propose workable solutions to stakeholders and senior management
  • Develop a deep understanding of project needs and guide/motivate the team to accomplish goals
  • Own and manage status reporting, dashboards and executive reviews
  • Contribute to establishing program management practices, standards and metrics
  • Plan, monitor and track project budget and financial metrics

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in science, computer science, economics, accounting, business administration
  • 8+ years of experience creating and delivering high quality program management, including metric-driven reporting on all outcomes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and/or any other popular Agile practices and frameworks (e.g. Lean, Kanban)
  • Data-driven, analytical approach to problem solving
  • Experience working in a product-based IT company and/or banking and financial services company