Director, Project Management Office ( PMO )

Mueller   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 244 days ago

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Primary Responsibilities & Activities

  • Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset
  • Engages senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals and operating model, and releases this after senior management approval, in the form of the PMO charter
  • Leads the identification and development of PMO roles, team configuration and recruitment appropriate to deliver the agreed-upon PMO goals and objectives
  • Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery
  • Facilitates the agreed-upon process that develops plans and prioritization by leadership and governance
  • Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases
  • Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers
  • Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor
  • Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in PPM
  • Leads (where one is agreed and needed) the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders

Job Requirements

Education

Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience

Experience

  • Ten or more years of experience in IT and business/industry
  • Led successful implementation of ERP in an organization with 1000 plus employees
  • Five to seven years of leadership responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies
  • Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable)
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO staff
  • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact.)
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how otherenterprises are employing them to drive digital business, and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies
  • Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable)
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO staff
  • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact.)
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how otherenterprises are employing them to drive digital business, and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff
  • Effective influence and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role. Ability to interact, coach and influence people cross functionally

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