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Manager of Project Management Office (PMO)

Employment Type: Full Time

Work Hours: Monday – Friday Days (40 Hours+)

Education Requirements

  • College degree in Business, Management, computer related field or equivalent related experience.
  • Mastery of program/project management methodology, tools and templates (includes program/project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management).

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in a financial organization is beneficial.

Responsibilities

Leadership & Team Management:

  • Perform prioritization of projects in partnership with the Leadership Team.
  • Promote adherence to the Project Management Life Cycle.
  • Lead and facilitate our formal Change Management Process.
  • Manage, coach, mentor, and motivate our Project Management Team.
  • Work with Project Sponsors and our Finance Team to ensure allocation of benefits and costs.
  • Liaison with internal and external Development Teams to manage resource availability.
  • Direct activities of our Project Team to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.

Project Management:

  • Facilitate timely and effective communication with all project sponsor and team members.
  • Coordinate numerous tasks in a time-sensitive environment while meeting deadlines.
  • Develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, risks, contingency plans and allocation of available resources.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required tasks.
  • Create, execute and maintain all project documentation required to effectively manage projects.
  • Lead and direct projects teams.
  • Facilitate complex group meetings and conduct information gathering sessions.
  • Manage projects according to project benefits, costs and internal rate of return.
  • Perform and present analysis of project throughput including root cause of all delays.
  • Ensure the project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team, stakeholders, sponsors, steering committee and all levels of management and documents appropriately.
  • Proactive and sophisticated management of key stakeholders expectations.
  • Encourage requirements gathering that lead to ways to elevate the capabilities of technology.
  • Validate business needs versus wants and desires to ensure maximum benefit of deliverables.

Skills

  • A forward thinker who takes initiative to identify opportunities to enhance processes.
  • Results oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Financial aptitude to help in calculating project benefits, costs and internal rate of return.
  • Good planner and organizer; excellent decision maker.
  • Proficient skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project Management Software.
  • Ability to keep calm in stressful situations.
  • Exposure to Technical Project Management beneficial.

Communication Skills:

  • Possess great interpersonal and leadership skills; communicates tactfully and candidly.
  • Concise verbal and written articulation of complex ideas; outstanding listening skills.
  • Proactive communicator who seeks to initiate communication rather than wait to be asked.
  • Engages the Leadership Team and Project Teams in timely awareness of project statuses.

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