Product Program Manager

  • Apertus Partners
  • McLean, VA, McLean, Virginia, United States
  • Dec 06, 2018
Full time Management

Job Description

As a talented and motivated professional, the Product Program Manager plays an integral role on the team. The Product Program Manager leads all aspects of the Product Development Lifecycle (PDL) with focus on maintaining compliance to the Intelsat PMO methodology, standards and PDL requirements.

Key contributions include:


Successfully partner with Product Management to drive the development and execution of their new product concepts across Intelsat's functional areas and 3 rd party technology and business partners


Apply business acumen to formulate practical and effective program management approaches to ensure new products are delivered to market in an expedited manner to maximize revenue streams. Develop comprehensive product program reports and associated schedules.


Manage multiple concurrent product programs varying in size and complexity, while rapidly adjusting to shifts in priorities.


Apply formal change management practices that ensure that product programs are baselined at kickoff and all changes are thoroughly scrutinized for justification, impact to the program and have received appropriate approvals.


Provide clarity on product program objectives, ensure that roles and responsibilities are well understood and address any conflict in a timely manner, with minimal direction and assistance from management.

Can you drive these processes?


Act as a liaison, both internally and externally, in order to support the development and management of key product program relationships.

Anticipate product program risks and issues and work to provide resolutions which ensure that stakeholder expectations are set appropriately.

Effectively communicate information to diverse audiences, including translating subject matter terminology into clear business terms.

Facilitate straightforward decisions from complex situations that keep teams and projects moving forward.

Be a Product Program Management subject matter expert (SME) and establish working relationships with cross-functional teams throughout the company.

You should definitely have:


Bachelor's degree


7-10 years of experience (or an equivalent amount of education and work experience)


Experience working within product development or product management (or other primary leadership role in bringing new products to market).


Demonstrated understanding of technology-based product lifecycle management, including development, launch and management phases, and primary roles/responsibilities and deliverables of key organizational functions.


Experience leading large, dynamic programs and projects with cross-functional, matrixed resources.


Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, set direction and approach, mobilize and motivate teams and execute with limited information and ambiguity.


Exceptional analytic skills to translate requirements and designs into successful action plans.


Proven problem-solving skills to anticipate the risks of non-performance and incorporate prevention and remediation measures within the implementation plan.


Demonstrated conflict resolution skills combined with strong negotiation ability, delivered with a high level of influence and professionalism.

It would be nice if you had:


Certified Project Management expertise


Experience with telecommunications, satellite communications or other related managed services.


Experience with Microsoft Project