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Director, Solutions Delivery PMO

Description     The Director, Solutions Delivery PMO holds both the leadership and management roles in a PMO. The PMO Director is also responsible for various methods and practices around provisioning IT into the business, improving the overall project management maturity across the organization, and tracking and reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of IT-oriented initiatives. As an arm of the overall IT governance function, the PMO Director is responsible for supporting and enabling the organization's projects, programs and structured work efforts. 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. Develop and lead a portfolio management planning process Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset. Engages senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals and operating model, and releases this after senior management approval, in the form of the PMO charter. Leads the identification and development of PMO roles, team configuration and recruitment appropriate to deliver the agreed-upon PMO goals and objectives. Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery. Facilitates the agreed-upon process that develops plans and prioritization by leadership and governance Drive operational excellence in solution delivery and increased early warning of issues and challenges, to allow enough time to solve or mitigate. Ensure we effectively deliver our enterprise roadmap, manage change effectively and maintain a high level of transparency via project/program KPI reporting and frequent, standard communications. Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases. Ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers. Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor. Lead the new project initiation process and the portfolio planning process. Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in project management. Leads the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders. Perform other duties as assigned.   Minimum Requirements     Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 10+ years of experience in IT. Additional experience in retail is a plus 7+ years of experience leading PMOs Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams Lean, six-sigma or other proven process redesign experience a plus Experience managing large and growing portfolio or enterprise CapEx and OpEx budgets Experience with multiple project management methodologies (PMI, PMBOK, and Agile) Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable) Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO staff A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. This is a highly visible position with substantial impact. Effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how otherenterprises are employing them to drive digital business, and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff Physical Requirements Some travel may be required, depending on assigned area Most work is performed in a temperature controlled environment Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at a desk or computer terminal Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of a normal workday Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties Number: 2847
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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