Strategic Program Director



Current Need
We are hiring a Strategic Program Director to establish and drive delivery of the Application Rationalization focus area within the MT Strategy Org; this role is critical to unlocking opportunities to enabling investment into future capabilities and digitization initiatives. This role is centered in McKesson Technology and will work closely with the executive team.

Position Description
This role will establish and lead Application Rationalization planning activities, establish and lead the practices required for sustaining the Application Management discipline, and continually build high quality relationships with business and technology stakeholders to drive the continuous update and adoption of the Application Rationalization plan.

App Rationalization Framework
• Develop, improve and maintain the framework for Application Rationalization consisting of prioritization, cost, financial and sizing models
App Rationalization Roadmap Management
• Develop the Application Rationalization Roadmap in collaboration with Application Managers, Business Owners, Technology Product Managers, Enterprise Architects, Business Leaders and Technology Leaders
• Validate the Roadmap - gathering inputs from ISRM, Sourcing & Procurement, Finance
• Support Technology Leaders in defining initiatives for applications and align funding requests to appropriate budget cycles
• Track, assess and recommend changes to course correct deviations to the roadmap
• Define, track and manage external Program and Project dependencies
• Monitor and report progress on roadmap to the transformation program office
• Manage revisions to the APR framework and roadmap and realign to changes in Business Strategies
• Maintain the Integrity and currency of the APR roadmap and supporting information
App Rationalization Decision-Making Rights/Framework
• Define roadmap governance procedures and engage appropriate individuals for decision making
• Identify and track Roadmap change requests and potential impacts to scope, business case and plan
• Schedule and conduct roadmap governance sessions and communicate change
Program Change & Communication
• Influence and partner with Application Managers, Application Business Owners and executives to accelerate adoption
• Conduct and perform stakeholder communications related to target state, scope, schedule, prioritization and status [this may be within the broader framework of the Strategic Technology Capabilities program change management]

Longer term responsibilities include:
• Development of organizational practices and processes to sustain the App Rationalization process in alignment with the Technology and Project Portfolio planning processes
• Renewing the App Rationalization Roadmap aligning with business strategies and transformation programs
• Maturing the application planning processes

Minimum Requirements
Typically requires 13+ years relevant experience with 8+ years, of direct work related experience.

Critical Skills
• Minimum 12 years of progressive experience in Application and Technology Management, Program Management and Enterprise Architecture
• Significant experience in at least 2 of the following areas:
 Application Rationalization program leadership
 Enterprise Application, System, and/or Technology Portfolio Planning
 Managing multiple Applications and/or a team of Application Managers
 Managing Application migrations and transformations
• Proven ability executing high-profile projects and providing thought leadership
• Demonstrated ability to plan and execute highly visible, cross business initiatives
• Ability to influence non-technical aspects of technology change
• Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills
• Influential leadership experience with the ability to partner, energize, and inspire

Additional Skills
• Prior Management Consulting experience preferred

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; MS preferred

Physical Requirements
General Office Demands

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