Akamai Technologies, Inc. Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, United States
May 04, 2017 Post Date
008246 Requisition #
About the Job
We are seeking an experienced, driven, results-oriented Program Manager to drive strategic programs and M&A activities within Marketing Operations. The Program Manager will manage complex strategic programs impacting critical business goals and objectives. The Program Manager will lead cross-functional team(s) and subject matter experts in program development, planning, and execution. The Program Manager will work with the team to define scope and success criteria, plan schedules, drive work efforts, and monitor project/program from inception through delivery. He/she will develop and manage communications with cross-functional team members and will be the primary point of contact for all other areas of the business including Corporate Development, Product, Finance, HR, Sales, Services, Support, and Engineering. The Program Manager will report into the Marketing Operations Team and will have visibility across Akamai's senior leadership as you report on the status of strategic programs and M&A activity to senior Marketing leadership. The Program Manager will define a framework for managing the marketing impacts of mergers and acquisitions and then will apply this framework and serve as the primary point of contact for Marketing in any corporate M&A initiatives. This includes managing all tasks related to diligence of pre-acquisition targets and post-acquisition integration. He/she will work with the team to assess key dependencies with other areas of the business and to ensure a seamless integration of the acquired company into the overall Akamai Marketing story and infrastructure.
About the Team
The Marketing Operations team optimizes Akamai’s marketing effectiveness by delivering systems, analysis, data management, process, and field and customer enablement programs to increase revenue growth and create customers for life.
Drive the smooth operation of the acquisition due diligence and integration for Marketing
Track, follow up on program dependencies and communicate status to upper management and required stakeholders within Akamai
Document detailed agendas, meeting minutes, and action items from key cross-functional meetings
Identify and manage areas of risk/opportunity, and influence and implement continuous improvements to the process
Define and report on program status, issues and success metrics
Follow guidance and best practices to successfully drive programs through the process to successful delivery
Provide work direction, training and development to other cross-functional team members
Define and use tools and business systems required to support the process
Support cross-functional team(s) and subject matter expert with representatives from Corporate Development, Product, HR, PreSales, Sales, Services, Support and others in the establishment, planning and implementation of programs
Estimate work efforts for the team and manage resources accordingly
Own the Marketing acquisition program framework and make updates and adjustments to the framework to ensure continued scalability into the future
- Work closely with the Marketing Leadership to understand priorities, influence decisions, propose solutions and ensure success of key priorities
Drive work with key stakeholders in Marketing and across the business with Corporate Development, Product, HR, PreSales, Sales, Services, Support & other Akamai organizations.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
2+ years of experience with Program/Project Management or equivalent experience, ideally in a cross-functional technical delivery capacity
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a wide range of constituencies in a diverse corporate and client environment
Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget while communicating with key senior leaders
Experience with program and project management principles and practices, PMP certification or Big 5 Consulting experience preferred
Experience with business process, operations, and metric definition best practices
Experience with Risk and Issue management and resolution
Experience with high-tech internet industry & technical software implementations
Detailed and action-oriented self-starter
Expertise with Microsoft Office and Google products
Knowledge of JIRA and other Program Management tools
Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.
About Akamai Technologies
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.
Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.
Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.