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Director, PMO

Job Summary:
he Project Management Office (PMO) ensures that projects across all business units are executed effectively and efficiently assuring delivery on time and within budget. The PMO is responsible for developing and maintaining high standards to represent Our Client both internally and externally with best-in-class project management methodologies, standards, and tools. This individual communicates to Executive Leadership on all projects within the technology portfolio. The Director of PMO oversees the project management process including governance, team leadership, monitoring, prioritization, communication, and quality controls.

The PMO Director should have a proven track record of successful project delivery, an ability to improve project management practices and substantial team leadership experience with a focus on team development in a logistics, wholesale or supply chain vertical.

Essential Duties Governance:
• Establish the PMO role and create a Center of Excellence in alignment with established guidelines, quality standards and company requirements.
• Seek implementation efficiencies to meet or exceed the financial expectations established at project initiation.
• Develop, implement, and govern program management processes, dashboards, templates, policies, and metrics.
• Monitor compliance with project policies and standards.
• Manage full portfolio project deliverables and tasks.

Team Leadership:
• Coach and mentor project management practitioners and share knowledge of best practices.
• Establish the PMO organization structure, hire and manage project staffing requirements in line with project objectives.
• Coordinate project deliverables with Project Managers, Analysts, Business Unit Leads, Operations Managers, and associated contractors in a direct and indirect reporting structure.
• Set annual performance targets for direct reports and conduct performance reviews.
• Oversee Project Managers/Business Analysts for the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget. Prioritization:
• Provide executive leaders with the information needed to assess and decide which initiatives have the highest potential value, impact, and strategic alignment. • Interface with executives to define project priorities, implementation opportunities, challenges and communicate project risks and opportunities. Hands on Skills & Experience
• Skilled at managing teams and projects.
• Skilled at managing project deliverables and timelines.
• Skilled at managing priorities and utilizing Executive Leadership input to inform the process.
• Facilitates the functional development and roadmap process of business proposals.
• Direct responsibility for planning, organizing and the direction of the organizations project management office and programs. Additional Qualities
• Expert-level knowledge of project and change management, methodologies, techniques, processes (e.g., Project and Portfolio Management Methodology - PPM). • Budget, cost, and profitability management skills.
• Knowledge of resource management tools.
• Demonstrated experience of project management success in logistics, wholesale, supply chain
• High-level of communication, interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent judgment with proven ability to identify problems and deal with complex issues.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly on challenging, complex, and difficult issues to develop solutions that address root causes.
• Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.
• Ability to influence without authority.
• Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful when managing changing timelines and multiple deliverables.
• Demonstrated leadership ability to establish and manage a high-performance team.
• Motivated to build relationships at executive levels with customers, and vendor groups.

Education & Training
• A minimum of 10 years of project management experience in a related industry preferred.
• PMP or PJMP highly desired.
 

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