Director - PMO

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Overview

Reporting to the Chief Delivery Officer, the Director - PMO provides strategic direction, guidance, tactical planning, evaluation, and coordination of the PMO Department.

Who Are You?

You're an energetic person with a can-do attitude with a track record of building success. You have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction, guidance, tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the PMO department in the organization.  
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the PMO and project delivery to assist in the business meeting or exceeding its forward strategy
  • Responsible for improving project delivery, processes, systems, and guidance
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the PMO's strategy, responsibilities, services, and deliverables
  • Build cohesion within the PMO team and motivate the team to meet the business objectives
  • Define and embed project control and governance
  • Provide support to project planning, milestone management, scope management, resource forecasting; financial management; change management across the PMO
  • Be a PM professional Champion in the Organization – enhance the professional depth
  • Build ecommerce & ERP understanding for efficient delivery
  • Prepare regular status reports to all levels of the business
  • Ensure efficient change control methods and processes are utilized
  • Recruit and develop Project Management resources
  • Lead the way through quality deliverables all along the project life cycle
  • Ensure project success on all parameters – Scope, Cost, Schedule & Quality through PM resources
  • Drive the right solutions as a customer advocate in all streams – building business confidence in engineering
  • Conduct regular standup/SCRUM conversations – with PDCA cycle/discipline
  • Execute the plan strictly and raise alerts/escalations from time to time 
  • Be proactive in anticipating challenges/risks – identify & execute mitigation plans
  • Avoid gold plating & drive proper change management with well-documented IAD
  • Monitor and report on project progress and advise stakeholders of potential project delays or resources required to complete the project on a timely basis
  • Coordinate geographically distributed teams & build ownership
  • Improve through (IDP) training and certifications for PM practice 

Requirements

  • Experience in IT project management – entire life-cycle
  • 15 - 18 years of experience across multiple roles (Analyst/Dev/Test) in the IT industry
  • At least ten years of Project management
  • At least a few years of client-facing experience
  • Good track record of dealing with US & Europe clients
  • Proficient in verbal & written communications
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree
  • Has energy & can-do attitude – a track record of building success along the career
  • Understand triple constraints & quality management metrics
  • Be the face of the company to everyone & hold high standards of professionalism
  • Proven ability to work pragmatically with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and 
  • interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate and influence the direction
  • Uses judgment to determine optimal solutions and is a pathfinder on complex problems/situations
  • Understands WBS/Scope, Change management, Risk Management & Quality Management processes
  • Follows and passionately promotes quality best practices throughout the entire cycle of the project
  • Builds business trust in engineering – driving quality delivery
  • Has a clear understanding of various (SDLC & SCRUM etc.) development models
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Perseverance & ability to work under ambiguous/stressful circumstances
  • Energy to fill in in case of challenging contexts & emerge successful

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in managing teams across multiple time zones
  • Good knowledge of tools like MS Project / Primavera / Wrike / Others
  • PMI ACCP / CAPM certified

* Just so you know, this job description is not designed to cover or include a comprehensive listing of the employee's activities, duties, or responsibilities required for this job. In addition, duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice. 

 

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Submit your cover letter and resume to:

careers@kensium.com