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Job Location: Bloomfield, CT or NYC, NY only
Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Data and Analytics (GD&A) Strategy and Operations, the GD&A PMO and Governance Director will provide the leadership and management required to ensure the effective planning, execution and value capture of GD&A strategic initiatives. This Director will oversee PMO & Governance and be accountable for strategic roadmap execution, portfolio management of foundational investments, standards and processes, governance, risk and compliance.
The GD&A PMO has the mission of providing project management and delivery standards; partnering with the business analytic verticals and COEs to generate maximum value, drive sustainable change and manage risk. The PMO office will integrate the PMO culture across the GD&A organization and work to operationalize the mechanics of a maturing PMO function by collaborating with management, project managers and business stakeholders to improve delivery, consistency and transparency across various strategic initiatives.
Serve as a strategic leader and thought partner with GD&A leadership across U.S. Commercial, Gov’t and International in the planning, execution and value measurement of strategic initiatives that align with our strategic roadmap
Provide oversight to GD&A Portfolio Managers responsible for managing the day-to-day execution of the GD&A strategic roadmap and development of foundational assets
Operationalize PMO best practices in a maturing organization by establishing project delivery standards, governance and process adoption
Optimize core business processes, introduce innovative ideas, and foster operational excellence across the organization by pragmatically applying PMI concepts and practices.
Collaborate across GD&A BU / Centers of Excellence (COE) teams to establish and align standards, leverage consistent tools and templates, capture and share best practices and establish common ways of working
Collaborate with enterprise risk management functions to establish and implement better risk management practices and identify and manage risk across a diverse set of initiatives
Strategically partner with our IT delivery partners (D&A Engineering) to establish and implement effective portfolio management and governance processes
Strategically partner with our finance partners to effectively plan and manage a complex set of portfolio financials
Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience; MBA preferred
PMP certification desired
Previous people management experience required (team of 2-4).
8-10 years portfolio management across the entire delivery lifecycle for a complex set of stakeholders and strategic initiatives
Process driven with a comprehensive understanding of project management methodologies, frameworks and best practices with the ability to pragmatically apply both project and change management concepts
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively at all levels across the enterprise; strong written and verbal communication with the ability to tailor messages to the appropriate audience.
Strong financial acumen and experience with a proficiency in using excel and tableau with the ability to produce insightful financial planning and analysis
Proven ability to work collaboratively in complex matrix organizations across agile teams leveraging SAFe methodologies
Strong experience in the use of PMP and LEAN tools and delivery methodologies such as Clarity (CA-PPM), Agile-Central (Rally), BPMS and other well-known portfolio planning / tracking tools
Advanced in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
Proven record of building high performing teams of direct reports
Proven history of thriving in a fast-paced environment, while dealing with ambiguity
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.
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