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Senior Program Manager – Strategic Programs

Program/Project Management
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The Senior Program Manager will drive the execution of long-term strategy through a combination of strategic planning, program management and change management. The role will: lead the implementation and development of key sustainability initiatives, develop data modeling and provide analysis across a diverse scope of complex business requirements in a highly integrated data environment, and will drive a wide range of strategic programs to take advantage of business opportunities to meet the goals and mission of the global networks team. Additionally the role will require close interaction with the Akamai leadership team from several key organizations across the business to support the messaging of our ongoing programs that are geared to revolutionizing our business. At Akamai, we believe the Internet represents boundless opportunity; it can bring the world closer together and facilitate greater understanding among people across the globe. We are proud to be a part of the essential fabric of the Internet, creating a better future for all. We also believe that operating our business with integrity, a small environmental footprint, and respect for human rights is fundamental to unlocking the potential of the Internet and an essential value for our customers and the communities in which we operate.


The core responsibilities of the role will include the following:

* Oversee the management, organization and effective delivery of large scale strategic programs that fall into the company sustainability and networks portfolio

* Lead programs that require: contract negotiations, financial management, relationship building, data analytics, in depth business cases  and key performance indicators

* Identify emerging areas of risk and opportunities while managing complex programs to drive impact with all organizational units on responsible practices

* Be a key contributor to meaningful change across the organization through strategic planning that will have a lasting effect internally and externally to the business

* Contribute to the building of the organization’s program management culture by facilitating effective program management that delivers the desired benefits with a focus on time and budgetary goals


About the Team

The Networks organization builds and maintains Akamai’s Edge Platform—one of the world’s largest distributed platforms. This platform handles a significant portion of the world’s Internet traffic. Our platform consists of over 220,000+ servers in over 2,000 networks across 140+ countries and handles a significant portion of the world’s web traffic. Within the Networks organization, the PMO Team is responsible for: strategic program management, operative assistance, coordination of programs and required resources, increasing the Networks team effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational coaching.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet the following education and experience requirements:

* 8 years of professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or


Required Skills

* 6+ years program management experience in an IT or business related function

* 6+ years experience implementing and guiding strategic corporate programs and initiatives

* 5+ years experience in: environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability and / or a  strategic planning environment.

* 5+ years experience in financial analysis, data analysis and business case development

* 3+ years experience with corporate policy and compliance


Desired Skills

* Ability to transform ambiguity into clarity

* Track record of being an enthusiastic, creative, resourceful and effective team player as member of a cross functional, global team

* Strong leadership, program management, problem solving, analytical and influencing skills

* Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills

* Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and/or Google (Docs, Sheets and Slides)

* Advanced contract and financial management skills

* Experience leading and influencing internal and external resources to ensure successful outcomes.

* Experience with employee engagement and change management

* Experience with data analysis, reporting and data modeling

* Familiarity with Business Intelligence software like Tableau, Oracle ABI, Logi, etc.

* Familiarity with Renewable Energy organizations (BSR FOIP, REBA, Green Grid, GreenBiz, Green Electronics Council)

* Familiarity with renewable energy procurement

* Strong passion for corporate responsibility

* Ability to travel and attend industry conferences

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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