Manager, Project Management Office

Rockwell Automation   •  

Milwaukee, WI

Industry: Automotive.


8 - 10 years

Posted 213 days ago

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Position Summary

Rockwell is seeking a hands-on, driven and innovative manager to develop and lead our Global Sales and Marketing Operations Project Management Office (PMO) and implement portfolio; program; and project management philosophy across the organization. This position will be responsible for establishing, implementing and controlling Portfolio; Program; and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools appropriate for managing and monitoring key strategic project initiatives worldwide.
This person would play a critical role in the organization in providing the thought leadership to move the GSM operations project management organization from a project focused management practice to embrace a portfolio management culture.
This leadership role is meant to navigate organizational complexity, prevent departmental silos, and implement best practice policies and procedures in a complex business and technology environment by developing and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of individuals across the organization.

  • Defines, develops, implements and provides oversight for GSM Operations project and program management practices, governance standards, processes, tools and metrics.  As well as, driving periodic review and continuous improvement actions.
  • Ensures programs and projects are defined, tracked, managed, and communicated in a consistent and effective manner.
  • Incorporates effective risk management controls. 
  • Implements Rockwell Automation’s change management methodology into project management practice.
  • Drive decision-making with fact based analytics and provide insights to senior leadership to support strategic planning and execution.
  • Develop and implement resource planning process to ensure appropriate resource and skills availability across the project portfolio.
  • Directs and mentors program managers, project managers, portfolio managers and/or other project management staff.
  • Identifies and recommends staff augmentation, either full-time or contract, to optimize support for the PMO demand.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in applying waterfall; agile and lean methodologies
  • Developing and deploying portfolio; program; and project best practices, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Proven leadership experience and the ability to effectively collaborate with all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated skills in fact-based analysis, presentation, and interpersonal interaction.
  • Skilled in presenting complex concepts and information to individuals and groups at all levels of the organization in a simple concise manner


  • Ensures achievement of AOP goals and objectives
  • Manages the financial performance of initiatives and takes appropriate steps to correct shortfalls
  • Adept in using financial analytics for business decisions
  • Defines success metrics and holds self and others accountable to them


  • Provides input to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities.
  • Leverages the capabilities, ideas and processes within the team, across organizational boundaries, and across global boundaries.
  • Collaborates with and manages multiple stakeholders including functional process owners as well as global sales leadership.
  • Stays current with direction of business unit and articulates impact of functional organization to overall GSM strategy.


  • Consistently moves problems toward resolution and helps others do the same
  • Committed to developing strong relationships and collaborative partnerships
  • Highly resilient; pursues tasks with drive and a sense of urgency

Role Requirements:

  • Presents updates to senior leadership on progress towards goals
  • Exhibits strong ethical values and drives this behavior in others
  • Adept at leading change and managing through ambiguity


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8years work experience in portfolio; program and project management roles
  • 8years experiencerecruiting, managing, inspiring, and developing high performing global teams.
  • 3years experience leading or managing a project management office (PMO)
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, MIS, finance or a related field
  • PMI-PMP certification or equivalent
  • Master’s Degree or MBA
  • Lean certification
  • Prior experience in sales and sales processes; either direct or in a salessupport function
  • Strong business / financial acumen
  • P&L and general financial understanding
  • Business experience on a global scale
  • Exhibit a high level of energy and possesses excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven cross-functional / global leadership, coaching and influence skills.
  • Potential for global travel up to 10% per year