BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Program Manager in Reston, Virginia

Job Description Summary

Job Description


As the Program Manager, you are responsible for managing the execution of multiple Agile Software projects through to completion.

  • Work within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope while managing risks and ensuring adherence to established processes and methodologies.

  • Cultivate relationships and provide stakeholder management.

  • Communicate status across different business units and stakeholders.

  • Accountable to ensure your team is efficient, knowledgeable, and disciplined in delivering quality software solutions on-time and on-budget leveraging Agile tools and methodologies.

  • Responsible for proactively communicating roadblocks, risks, and identifying mitigation strategies.


  • 10 + years as a project/portfolio manager, 3 of those implementing new commercial products to market

  • Advanced software development project management experience with

  • Experience managing Software Development projects

  • Must have working knowledge of Agile and Scrum Methodologies

  • Strong presentation capabilities including ability to communicate clearly and concisely to C level executives and Senior Management

Additional and Preferred Skills and Qualifications.

  • Exceptional at independently managing large scale, complex, and fast paced projects

  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently while developing and nurturing relationships with stakeholders across various time zones

  • Ability to manage scope, time, and resources of large scope projects, within predefined constraints

  • Experience working closely with a Scrum Master and/or filling Scrum Master role as needed

  • Ability to plan resources and independently manage team assigned to project

  • Experience facilitating team dialogue to identify all project risk, develops mitigation strategies/plans, and works to have strategies in place should they be needed

  • Owns risk management and escalation for resolution

  • Proactively measures and monitors project progress and drives projects to delivery timeline

  • Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path

  • Implements and manages project changes

  • Ability to work closely with product owners on project road mapping

  • Conflict resolution management experience

  • Significant experience building, managing, and articulating detailed project plans

  • Experience establishing and executing a project communication plan

  • Experience organizing and presenting key project progress and health, risks and issues, during project reviews

  • Ability to quickly & constructively respond to the unexpected, balancing tact, negotiation, and directness

  • Passion for disciplined program management and transparency

  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills


Primary Work LocationUSA VA - Reston

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status