Manager, PMO Headquarters – Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

The PMO Manager will lead a team of project managers and business analysts by providing oversight on professional development and project/program support. As part of the PMO, the Manager will partner with the PMO Director to help enhance PMO standardization. In addition, the Manager will collaborate with practice managers, Architects, Program Managers and other team Managers to ensure optimized delivery of software applications and solutions.

  • Lead Valorem’s project managers and business analysis, acting as a mentor, lead and coordinator
  • Provide direct performance management of team members through 1:1 meetings, regular communication with project teams and formal performance reviews
  • Responsible for development of employees, including growing core competencies within each role through individual mentorship and training curriculum
  • Be responsible for new talent evaluation, acquisition and onboarding
  • Lead PMO projects and change management efforts as required
  • Engage and support client work – programs and projects – as directed and as circumstances warrant
  • Focus PMO teams on client services and the consultative nature of the organization and department
  • Guide and oversee the professional development of team members through coaching and training and development of training materials
  • Coordinate with other practice managers and teams to define and implement the latest software technologies, services and processes within the team
  • Audit and ensure process compliance throughout Valorem projects and programs
  • Manage the assets for multiple projects as a cross functional technical lead
  • Assist in new business development and presales through the development of proposals, SOW’s and RFP’s
  • Work closely with the PMO Director to identify opportunities within the PMO for process standards and performance expectations

PLACEMENT CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 years of experience performing direct personnel management, including resource allocation, and performance evaluation
  • 7+ years of experience leading project teams and managing resources
  • Expertise in project management methodologies, such as Waterfall, Scrum and iterative development
  • Expertise in delivery management processes, such as capacity management, cost management, schedule management, risk management, and communications management
  • Experienced with technical concepts, such as relational databases, source code management and code promotion
  • Proficient with common office applications, including: MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Lync)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, for both yourself and team members
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring for the personal and professional development of team members
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business administration related field highly preferred

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities Time Management and Productivity
  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

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