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Manager, Project Management Office (PMO)

Company: Kforce Technology
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce's client, a high-tech firm in search for a Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) located in Fort Worth, TX. The potential candidate must have industry experience (for example, automotive, HVAC, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Electrical, Construction, Aerospace, engineering (not IT) etc.). We are not looking for traditional IT PMO or IT project managers. Responsibilities: * Own NPD stage gate process (stage and gate deliverables, hand-offs, signoffs, etc.) including inter-department alignment on process and deliverables* Develop and implement project management metrics and dashboard to ensure organizational alignment on active projects, budget, schedule, resource allocation, etc.* Develop and maintain project key performance indicators (KPIs) for schedules, budget and resource allocation* Provide periodic updates to all stakeholders for NPD project portfolio to ensure alignment* Implement and improve PMO processes, procedures and tools based on the firm's Stage-Gate and PMBOK methodologies* Develop resource management capability to support Marketing, Engineering, and Operations organizations in balancing project priority and workload constraints* Secure buy-in and change at all levels with an ability to influence without direct authority with the appropriate level of assertiveness* Communicate with management, effectively and proactively, ideas and recommendations for optimizing business operations and utilization of resources* Facilitate creation of project plan with required scope, budget, resources, detailed project schedule, defining critical milestones, aligned with Stage Gate deliverables and all stakeholders* Proactively identify, manage, and mitigate project risks/issues and develop contingency plans to mitigate impact on schedule or scope throughout project lifecycle* Lead all required project gate review meetings with gatekeepers (HHWS leadership team)* Direct supervision of Project Managers: 2 or 3Job Requirements:REQUIREMENTS:* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business with 7+ years of experience and at least 5 years of progressive Program/Project Management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience - Electrical, Mechanical and Software engineering preferred* PMP certificate a plus* Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills; ability to effectively discuss and present both commercial and technical aspects of a project to all stakeholders, including executive level communication* Excellent facilitation, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills* Strong process orientation and demonstrated ability to define and document new or improved portfolio and program management processes, templates and tools, and create a wide variety of reporting mechanisms and metrics for leadership, stakeholders, and team members* Excellent planning, organization, time management, and structured thinking skills* Experience managing/leading people; remote employee management a plus* Ability to perform on a strategic and tactical level* Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of product development, project management and ability to lead teams in execution of these methodologies* Broad professional experience in product development, operations, sales, engineering and marketing areas are a plus* Ability to inspire, mentor/coach and build a high-performance cross-functional team in a matrix organizationKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Kforce Technology, Fort Worth , Manager, Project Management Office (PMO), Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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