PMO Director-Eatontown or Remote
Location: Eatontown, NJ or Remote
The PMO (Project Manager Office) Director is a subject matter expert who will build and provide direction by defining and developing project management tools, standards, best practices, and processes. This individual will be a champion for driving change and accountability in the Company to focus on strategic value delivery, leading the adoption and integration of the most effective project management techniques into the Company’s solution implementation. The individual will be empowered to drive our projects with the goal of both maximizing the efficient use of resources and client satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES- MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.
- Establishes the PMO as a center of excellence – creates an inclusive culture of learning, growing sharing and refining skillsets. Promotes collaboration and communication within the PMO and with other cross functional departments.
- Develops and implements PMO processes and policies, directs PM staff and works with other department leaders to define and develop programs.
- Provides standardized templates, tools and techniques for end to end management of projects. Evaluates feedback to refine tools to best serve the needs of all stakeholders.
- Leads project quality and post-mortem functions to mitigate and address project delivery challenges in the support of continuous improvement efforts.
- Collaborates with Clients, Practice Directors, and Delivery Teams to define timeframes, deliverables and staffing levels and ensures expectations are met according to success criteria.
- Lead, develop and coach direct reports and team members to grow in their capabilities and skills through formal and informal training opportunities. Supports professional development and career growth.
- Prepares regular, thorough and articulate executive summaries for senior leadership on project and team performance.
- Ensures adherence to practices, procedures, precedents, policy and Executive Leadership direction.
- Leads interviewing and hiring process in assigned areas and provides direct input into performance evaluations.
- Makes timely decisions, takes decisive action or makes commitments weighing risks, conflict or uncertainty, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others.
- Manages individual programs as needed. Plays a leadership role for the project team in driving the project from start-to-end to ensure the outlined goals and objectives mentioned in the charter are achieved and the success factors are met.
- Entrusts others with responsibility for optimum efficiency.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or 8+ years of equivalent professional experience required
- 10+ years of experience focused in technology–based consulting or equivalent industry experience
- Current PMP Certification required
- 3+ years of Profit & Lost management experience
- 3+ years’ experience with managing people, including mentoring and leadership skills
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or above
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated professional growth and the proven ability to work cross-functionally.
- Expert business operations experience (service development, profitability management, and staff utilization).
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to audiences of all levels including client facing skills.
TRAVEL: Up to 50% required
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job involve normal vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.