Director – Global PMO

San Ramon, CA posted on November 1

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Role Summary/Purpose

The PMO director holds both the leadership and management roles in a PMO. The PMO director is also responsible for various methods and practices around delivering industrial internet software to customers, improving the overall project portfolio management (PPM) maturity across the organization, and tracking and reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of software oriented initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities

As an arm of the overall Strategy & Ops 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. 

In this role you will:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and
    project directors
  • Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership
    and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor
  • Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the
    project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in PPM
  • Leads (where one is agreed and needed) the establishment of
    a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice
    sharing among project directors and key PMO stakeholders
  • Manage and interact with key stakeholders, including:
    Customer Success Officer, Customers, Head of Global Delivery Services/ Region
    Directors, Head of Strategy & Operations, Head of Customer Care/ Support,
    Region Directors, Project Managers/Implementation Leaders


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science,
    information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent
    work experience
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in IT, software and
    relevant business/industry
  • Five to seven years of global leadership responsibilities

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful
    completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San
    Ramon, Ca or Atlanta, GA.

Additional Elgibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies
    (for example, PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2 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, software, financial and
    communication skills (This is a highly visible position with substantial
  • 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 other enterprises 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 software concepts and technologies to business leaders,
    and business concepts to the PMO staff