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KPMG Manager, Program Management - Data Operations in Tempe, Arizona

Business Title: Manager, Program Management - Data Operations

Requisition Number: 62607 - 5

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: AZ

City: Tempe


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Manager, Program Management- Data Operations to join our Digital Nexus organization.


  • Collaborate with internal customers and teams to develop and maintain project and/or program artifacts such as scope, approach, solution, plan, resources, estimates for IT application development projects; act as a program advocate and primary point of contact for risk and issue management, program organization, planning of interdependencies and escalation

  • Ability to act as a chief scrum master managing Scrum Master resources, leading Agile ceremonies, facilitating scrum teams, measuring team velocity, reporting on team progress and removing impediments for assigned team(s)

  • Evolve program and project management capabilities, improve delivery of solutions to business clients and leverage project management knowledge across the Data Strategy & Operations organization; Develop, track and manage project forecasts and costs; request budget allocation and reallocations; ensure pr2oject and /or program is within budget; manage and control changes to scope

  • Assess and foster team effectiveness using empirical data while facilitating improvements through team inspection and adaptation; Adhere and contribute to project management standards, processes and governance, including tools and reporting, mentor and train less experienced team members on standards, processes and tools

  • Communicate project status and be the project advocate; take responsibility for proactive risk and issue management; ensure mitigating strategies or contingencies are appropriately applied to anticipated risks and issues

  • Establish positive and collaborative relationships with customers and demonstrate a clear understanding of both internal and external customer requirements and success criteria; integrate and align with other departmental processes and solutions


  • Minimum five years of recent experience managing IT programs and projects in an enterprise environment; explicit experience with data project delivery a plus

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; PMP and/or CSM Certification desired

  • Well-versed in key agile and Scrum principles; hybrid delivery expertise also a plus

  • Ability to manage three to four scrum masters and/or project managers engaged on active projects active sprint work concurrently, including multi-phase, multi-track projects with up to 30 project team members; Experience in full lifecycle software development using industry best practices and methodologies including waterfall, agile and hybrid

  • Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high-performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and teamwork; solid trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans

  • US Citizenship or Green Card required

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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