Technical Program Manager - Culver City, CA

Job Description


The GPMO Technical Program Manager is responsible for the successful justification, initiation, planning, monitoring/controlling and transition & closeout of programs as assigned by the Head of the Global Program Management Office (GPMO) and the VP of Global Business Intelligence.

The GPMO Technical Program Manager will oversee the all the Business Intelligence departments most complex programs and projects, which will involve a diverse set of components / work threads, including but not limited to model and algorithm development cycles, technology enablement, consumer and marketplace research initiatives, training, intelligence product development, and GRC initiatives. The successful GPMO Program Manager must:

  • Be proficient in identifying, managing / actively addressing the complexities associated with large, enterprise-wide strategic business intelligence initiatives (in the areas such as scope, schedule, vendor, budget, dependency/integration, risk/issue, decision, communication, benefits management)

  • Be able to cooperatively, professionally, and effectively communicate with personnel and third-party-providers ranging from the staff through Executive level

  • Have experience successfully operating in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Boast experience with and a strong appreciation for PMBoK aligned methodologies and processes

  • Already have – or achieve within one year of employment – the PMP certification (no exceptions)

  • Have experience working with Business Intelligence, Data Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics or similar fields


Essential Functions

  • Serve as the status owner of assigned programs and projects, interacting with Business Intelligence team to communicate results, risks/issues and mitigation strategies

  • Concurrently manage multiple complex projects/programs that are in various stages of the life cycle (e.g., justification/business case, initiation & planning, monitoring & controlling, transition & closeout)

  • Monitor progress of each assigned program/project against the baselined plan and notify core team and leadership (as appropriate, per the defined organizational structure & governance thresholds) of matters requiring resolution

  • Perform analysis to determine reason(s) for lagging programs/projects and recommend & implement actionable mitigation strategies/response plans to address

  • Understand the broader business & operating environment, and always consider as part of the program/project function – for justification, initiation, planning, monitoring & controlling, transition & closeout

  • Operationalize the defined departmental methodology and enabling tools/templates

  • Serve as a champion of the GPMO and PM best practices and standards across the MedMen enterprise

  • Successfully facilitate meetings (i.e., have plan for meeting, conduct as planned, follow-up with notes & applicable actions and decisions to drive forward progress)

  • Perform transparent, fact-based project / program status & health reporting

  • Educate and coach junior staff (e.g., program coordinator, admin assistant) supporting PM managed projects/programs on program/project management concepts

  • Perform other duties as assigned (e.g., as requested support the Head of GPMO with administrative activities for the department, including methodology and template refinement)

  • Assist in the configuration and implementation of Sharepoint system



  • Detail-oriented

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Exceptional and adaptive written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel from senior leadership to frontline staff

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and deliver presentations with a wide variety of audiences

  • Strong business acumen, and appreciation for the appreciation of the importance of business relationships

  • Creative & flexible mindset

  • Self-confident managing in an ambiguous environment, comfortable defining & providing clarity to program/project stakeholders to ensure directional and tactical alignment

  • Positive, pleasant demeanor

  • ‘Can-do’ attitude, demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves to move work forward

  • Demonstrates respect for chain of command

  • Subject-Matter Specific / Technical Skills

  • Ability to independently manage multiple large, complex programs and projects concurrently

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Project, to include dependency identification (appropriately and thoroughly defined predecessor/successor relationships for the defined scope) and critical path analysis

  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Experience with Sharepoint configuration

  • Direct experience with Initiating & Planning 2 or more large scale projects / programs

  • Direct experience with PM of Business Intelligence, Data Science, Technology, Mathematics or Engineering Programs/Projects

  • Skilled in: Communications Management, Reporting Management, Meeting Management, Relationship Management

  • Skilled in 3 or more of the following areas:

  • Program /Project Justification (Business Case)

  • Scope Management

  • Schedule Management

  • Vendor Management

  • RAID (Risk, Action Item, Issue, Decision) Management

  • Budget Management

  • Benefits / KPI Management


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of transferable experience that is directly applicable to project/program management, as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)


Preferred Education & Experience

  • Management Consulting experience

  • Industry Experience related to: Government (Federal/State/Local), Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Technology, Healthcare, Retail, or Pharmaceuticals

  • Experience managing efforts garnering attention from the C-Suite and Board of Directors, > $1M budget, > 5 contributing departments, > 1 external vendor, aggressive deadlines, competing requirements

  • Experience in 100% of project management areas listed above section (i.e., Business Case, Schedule / Scope / Vendor/ RAID/ Budget/ Benefits Management)

  • Experience with LARGE integrated master schedule development / definition and management (500+ lines)


Supervisory Responsibility

Setting goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company's plans and vision. Organizing workflow and ensuring that subordinates understand their duties or delegated tasks.

Work environment

The physical environment includes components of the tangible workplace environment that comprise employee’s working conditions such as clean indoor air, safe drinking water, ergonomic workstation designs, violence and aggression-free work environment, available technologies, disability management practices, workplace policies and procedures, design and construction of the workplace. 


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Regular, predictable attendance is required; including quarter-driven hours as business demands dictate.

  • Regular 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week.



As needed, not to exceed 15% travel.

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