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Program Manager Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of Program Manager Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop and execute program strategies aligned with company objectives.
  • Lead teams to deliver high-quality programs on time and within budget.
  • Define program requirements from customer feedback and market analysis.
  •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams for program success.
  •  Drive innovation and incorporate industry trends into program plans.
  •  Monitor KPIs to assess performance and make data-driven decisions.
  •  Manage program budgets and resource allocation.
  •  Foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
  •  Advise senior leadership on program-related matters.
  •  Represent the company externally at industry events.
  •  Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  •  Build strong relationships with key customers and partners.
  •  Oversee program launches and go-to-market strategies.
  •  Mentor and develop talent within the program team.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience for Program Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field; MBA or equivalent is a plus.
  •  Proven track record of managing and launching successful tech-driven programs.
  •  Strong strategic thinking and decision-making abilities.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and fostering innovation.
  •  Deep understanding of market dynamics and customer needs.
  •  Proficiency in agile methodologies and program management tools.
  •  Strong analytical skills and data-driven decision-making.
  •  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  •  Leadership and mentorship capabilities.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience scaling programs and teams in high-growth environments.
  •  Advanced degree (e.g., MBA) or relevant certifications.
  •  Success in developing and executing go-to-market strategies.
  •  Knowledge of emerging technologies and industry trends.
  •  Experience with cross-functional and global teams.
  •  Strong relationships with customers and partners.
  •  Experience with mergers, acquisitions, and integration.
  • Involvement in industry organizations or thought leadership.
  •  Experience with regulatory compliance and standards.
  • Familiarity with program analytics and data-driven decision-making.
  •  Ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve goals.
  •  Experience with remote or distributed teams.
  •  Proficiency in additional languages.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more Product specific, you can check the Job Descriptions 

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Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.