• Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives

    Job Location(s) US-MA-Boston
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  • Overview

    Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at www.ironmountain.com for more information.
    Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a trusted records management leader since 1951.
    Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.




    The Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives at Iron Mountain will be responsible for leading assigned strategic initiatives which are critical for the company to achieve its business objectives.  Provide leadership, coordination and oversight across a variety of integrated programs to manage issues, dependencies and risks.  Facilitate the resolution of complex, cross-functional issues utilizing a fact-based, consultative and disciplined approach.  Operate with considerable latitude while cross-functionally engaging project teams and stakeholders to advance corporate strategic initiatives.  Provide value-added expertise in developing new concepts, techniques, and standards across multiple business units and initiatives. Make recommendations and develop solutions for stakeholders on program management and planning to ensure proper planning and timely implementation of projects.


    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Program execution and the ability to translate strategy into action. Coordinate with key internal and external partners, ensuring all parties are appropriately informed, engaged and driving desired results
    • Align with executive sponsor and ensure Program vision and goals tie back to strategic priorities.
    • Work effectively throughout all levels of the organization, frequently interfacing with Senior Management on Program level status, risk, and issues.
    • Lead Sr. Management (VPs and above) through high level prioritization and Governance Process
    • Manage the interdependency between the projects in the program and communicating the overall vision and the roadmap that supports the vision.
    • Monitor progress of multiple projects across business units and initiatives. Provide analytical support in synthesizing and reporting results



    • Running complex programs and projects.
    • Planning and scheduling project goals, milestones and deliverables.
    • Defining requirements and plans for the project life cycle deployment.
    • Defining resources for project and program implementation.
    • Identifying and solving project issues effectively and expeditiously.
    • Overseeing and directing the project development teams and managing conflicts within the different groups.
    • Developing RFP (Requests for Proposals) for external services.
    • Providing input to team assessment and evaluations.
    • Exhibiting leadership qualities to define requirements for project risks.
    • Ensuring the development and maintenance of project and technical documentation.
    • Overlooking the process aspects of individual projects as well as other aspects of release oversight.
    • Duties and Responsibilities           Ensuring that the execution of all projects in the portfolio is carried out on schedule and on budget.
    • Planning for program risk and developing strategies for dealing with potential risks as well as mitigating them.
    • Reviewing the status reports of team members across projects and addressing issues as appropriate.
    • Recognizing areas for internal improvement and developing plans for implementing them.
    • Setting program goals and milestones
    • Defining resource needs and the schedule for implementation of the program plan
    • Detecting and solving project issues when escalated.


    • A good understanding of project management methodology; particularly the Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), upon which the IT PMO Delivery Framework is based.
    • Strong communication, facilitation skills and the ability to motivate and provide a vision to project teams.
    • Strong organization, presentation, emotional intelligence, ability to navigate through undefined challenges and a strong customer focus.
    • Well rounded balance of skills between technical and soft skills:
    • Desired Competencies:
    • Proficient in financial management and budgeting, as well as procurement and contract negotiations across the program
    • Ability to creatively define the project pacing and obtain incremental benefits before the program is complete
    • Knowledge in establishing and executing the governance framework for both the constituent projects and the program itself. This includes the ability to allocate and optimize resources across all of the constituent projects, as well as any additional work that is required


    Position requires strong judgment, problem solving and influencing, communication, facilitation and negotiating skills. Ability to influence without direct authority, managing well within ‘grey’ to help the company figure out the best path forward. Operate cross-functionally at all levels within the organization. Candidate functions in a lead role by providing project planning, alignment, execution, governance, and guidance to colleagues/clients in area(s) of expertise



    Education and/or Experience      

    • Bachelor's degree
    • 10+ years of project management experience with experience successfully managing large, complex programs
    • Significant experience in change management within large or global organizations
    • Experience with virtual, remote, and distributed teams a must.
    • Travel 30%



    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification preferred, but not required.
    • Lean Six Sigma certifications (green belt or black belt), a plus


    Compliance Obligations:


    It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:

    • to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
    • to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct 
    • to complete required training within the allotted time frame