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Director, Project Management Office

The PMO Director is responsible for operations of the Project Management Office (PMO), improving the overall maturity of Program & Project management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s multi-workstream, cross-functional initiatives. The PMO Director ensures that the work of the PMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set for the PMO by executive management.

Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. Experience leading PMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a small to midsize team of project managers and execute plans with focus on quality.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

·Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership, a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster results-oriented culture and mindset.
·Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards. Objective is to establish a modern framework that improves the probability of successful delivery.
·Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.
·Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders
·Leads the identification and development of PMO roles, team configuration, and recruitment appropriate to deliver the agreed-upon PMO goals and objectives.
·Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and Program & Project Managers.
·Maintains balanced workload of the team and acts as the escalation point for all business and technical teams
·Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.
·Leads the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders.
·Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies

Minimum Required Qualifications for Consideration

·BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field
·10 years of relevant experience; 2-3 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.
·5 years project management experience overseeing technology projects
·3 years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters
·Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches
·Budget, cost and profitability management skills
·Knowledge of resource management tools


Preferred Qualifications

·Experience building and leading PMO
·PMP and CSM certifications
·Experience implementing enterprise (cross-functional) planning process
·Experience in working across matrixed life sciences services business

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