Principal Program Manager Salary
The average pay for a Principal Program Manager is $142,145 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Job Description for Principal Program Manager
Principal program managers are at the forefront of a company’s monetization of electronic products and services and are responsible for designing and operating the business’s transaction- and reporting-systems for e-commerce and monetization, as well as the management and maintenance of back-end applications which support the company’s contracts, pricing schemes, shipping, ordering, and other e-commerce activities.Read More...
These managers must recognize the importance of scaling these services to fit the company’s needs and be able to implement immediate, positive changes to scale the system as necessary. This work requires in-depth interfacing with both back-end product designers and with customers, clients, and business shareholders, and successful communication across multiple levels of management is essential. Principal program managers should also be able to interact seamlessly with executives and individual end-users alike.
Those in this position usually have extensive experience – a minimum of ten years – with engineering enterprise-level products and services, as well as functional design, risk management, multi-level coordination, and project management. It may also be necessary to suggest necessary changes and be ready to implement them as soon as approval is granted.
Aspiring principal program managers should have leadership skills, communication skills, and a passion for software engineering in group settings, and experience in implementing successful end-to-end solutions in e-commerce systems is highly beneficial. Close attention to detail and multitasking skills to manage multiple projects at once are also helpful.
Principal Program Manager Tasks
- Develop and maintain plans, policies, and procedures for all project phases.
- Coordinate between multiple teams to align team objectives.
- Manage program roadmap to support the strategic business objectives.
- Coordinate projects, budgets, proposals, and contracts throughout the organization.