job summary: Our client is a well-known multinational food manufacturer and they are looking for an R&D Digital Transformation Program Manager to join their growing team on a 6 month contract. The R&D Digital Transformation Program Manager will be brought on to establish the R&D Modernization Mission Control and Program Management Office, facilitate the R&D Modernization Council, and provide program management coaching and project management support. You may need to step in to up-skill teams on how to work through discovery of digital use cases per a data science framework, put parameters around executing test and learns, and build a roadmap path to scale. In this role you will be creating appropriate dashboards and visualization tools to capture and track spending and FTE allocations to enable the R&D leaders to understand investment choices and benefits realized through R&D Digitization and Digitalization activities. You will also perform duties that include coordinating the update of day-to-day work stream and project progress, providing PMO support, tools, and frameworks to ensure progress against deliverables is clear and measurable. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Digital Program Manager looking for their next challenge, are you the next R&D Digital Transformation Program Manager? Reach out today with your updated resume for immediate consideration! location: Chicago, Illinois job type: Contract salary: $62 - 70 per hour work hours: 8am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: - Establish R&D Modernization Mission Control and Program Management Office: Lead the initiative to establish one source of truth for R&D Modernization, which includes linking existing processes to output clear understanding of budget and resource management across portfolio of R&D Digital initiatives. Expected scope includes creating appropriate dashboards and visualization tools to capture and track spending and FTE allocations to enable the R&D leaders to understand investment choices and benefits realized through R&D Digitization and Digitalization activities. The PMO will partner with relevant resources as needed, including Finance, Digital Technology, and R&D subject matter experts to curate the right suite of existing and new tools fit for purpose. In order to maintain command of overall program progress, the Program Manager will perform duties that include coordinating the update of day-to-day workstream and project progress, providing PMO support, tools, and frameworks to ensure progress against deliverables is clear and measurable. PMO services with project teams include operationalizing progress reporting, tracking and visualizing benefits, issue capture and corrective action plan, and change management support with R&D stakeholders. - Facilitate the R&D Modernization Council: the purpose of the council is to manage stakeholder communications and expectations on Program progress across workstreams, seek decisions from key decision makers, where applicable, and communicate expectations and outcomes with project teams through appropriate communication mechanisms to maintain alignment, including visual dashboards and newsletters, etc. - Program Management Coaching and Project Management Support: As digital activities span a nascent spectrum of emerging Digital technologies within R&D, the Program Manager may need to step in to upskill teams on how to work through discovery of digital use cases per a data science framework, put parameters around executing test and learns, and build a roadmap path to scale. This role will need to flex and role model project management approaches and structure to create a proxy for others to follow as the overall Program portfolio and platforms are built up. Duties include running workshops to engage teams and doing roadshow events to spotlight use case successes to increase awareness and adoption. - This role may also be called upon to contribute expertise and program management to other 'added value' R&D Digital Transformation initiatives to ensure the success of the global R&D organization, including change initiatives. - This role is a senior member of R&D Digital Transformation and serves as a business strategy partner to key functional teams on the ever present need to balance program delivery and prioritization of strategic initiatives. - This role will bring consistency to the team through establishing collaborative ways of working and applying situationally appropriate tools (e.g. meeting notes templates, action trackers, timelines, charters, presentation templates, meeting facilitation guides, reporting dashboards, stakeholder communication documents, etc.). - The PMO role is focused on the pursuit of continuous improvement of project management activities to maximize the team's inputs/outputs to achieve our business objectives faster and/or more effectively. - A Program Manager plays a critical role to ensure that team tacit knowledge is made explicit through the use of business tools for knowledge sharing (SharePoint, One Drive, One Note, etc.) and fosters a team culture of knowledge sharing to maintain business continuity in an environment of constant change in the Digital Transformation arena. qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 6 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors (required) skills: Program Management (5 years of experience is preferred)Project Management (5 years of experience is preferred)Project ManagementData AnalysisData ScienceData AnalysisAutomationaiResearch & Development (5 years of experience is preferred)PlanningDigital MarketingSharepointone driveWeb Design Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. 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