Program Manager

Lead and oversee the successful execution of complex projects and programs.
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What's it like to be a Program Manager?

Program Managers are experts in project management, orchestrating complex initiatives to ensure they align with organisational goals and objectives. Their role involves overseeing multiple projects while overseeing cross-functional teams to ensure all pieces fit seamlessly together. They manage timelines, budgets, and resources effectively to achieve results. Program Managers in Singapore work across industries, from technology and finance, to healthcare and government. 

Tasks and duties

  • Developing program strategies and objectives aligned with organisational goals.
  • Formulating program budgets, resources, timelines.
  • Identifying risks to ensure successful program delivery.
  • Leading cross-functional teams and providing guidance and support to team members.
  • Monitoring program performance and outcomes.
  • Reporting on performance and outcomes.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and communicating program progress.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
How to become a Program Manager

To start a career as a Program Manager, you are typically required to hold a bachelor degree in management, business, engineering, or a related field.

  1. Earn a relevant bachelor degree. Build your solid base in management and business by obtaining a relevant bachelor degree such as business, engineering or project management.

  2. Begin building your project management skill set by gaining experience in project management or related roles, such as Project Coordinator or Assistant Project Manager positions. These entry-level roles provide hands-on experience in the tasks you will be expected to perform. 

  3. Consider acquiring certifications. Relevant certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Programme Management Professional (PgMP) could enhance your credentials.

  4. Consider acquiring advanced education. To broaden and deepen your knowledge base, consider enrolling in a graduate-level project management or related program to increase your knowledge and expertise.

  5. Explore career advancement opportunities. For career growth, consider moving into higher-level roles like Senior Program Manager, Director of Program Management or Chief Program Officer.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Having the right skills and experience can make you an in-demand applicant. Program Manager employers on JobStreet are looking for job seekers with expertise in the following areas.
Project Design
Issue Resolution
Change Management
Program Management
Goal Focused
Results Focused
Pmp Certificate
Communication Skills
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Commercial Acumen
Self Motivation
Analytical Thinking
Judgement and Decision Making
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