Program Manager - PMO Standards

Golden Valley, Minnesota




Contract to hire

| 67142| Jun 11, 2024
Partnering with the Senior Director, Strategic Execution to develop PMO standards and implement across all lines of business and portfolios. This role will be responsible for developing and managing core processes and templates to be leveraged across all portfolios to ensure consistency in delivery across initiatives/projects.  This role involves influencing and leading large, cross-functional groups including peers, SLG members, and internal business partners to align on PMO processes and best practices.  Will serve as a change agent to work on behalf of the Senior Director, Strategic Execution to effectively lead the organization through periods of transition by facilitating collaboration and communication with key internal and external business partners.  Leader in understanding, articulating and implementing best practices related to area of expertise.

  • Planning - Assists leadership in the management of BFF and PMO standards by recommending solutions and facilitating decision-making that support the strategic direction of the team.  Prepares and manages standards for regular reporting on program development, project status, key milestones and results/learnings.
  • Analysis – Responsible for understanding, re-engineering and designing business processes within the new governance framework by understanding current organizational processes and making recommendations to new framework.
  • Change Management – Helps manage a comprehensive communication plan to facilitate awareness and alignment among both internal stakeholders and business partners on broader transformation.
  • Team efficiency and process improvements – Consistently identifies ways to optimize workflow and efficiencies, maximizing the team’s effectiveness. Works creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence. Continues professional development to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
Minimum Requirements:
  • 6-7 years:  Program management experience - leading complex, strategic projects
  • Four-year degree
  • Cross-functional leadership and stakeholder engagement, with the ability to align strategies and recommendations with business objectives
  • Experience in identifying KPI’s and other analytics to measure product value
  • Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PMP Certifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Accountability – Accepts accountability for achievements and failures of self or group; accepts feedback without becoming defensive; applies self to the task at hand; does not avoid job tasks or blame others when things do not go as planned
Initiative – Takes prompt and independent action when appropriate; shares ideas; recommends solutions to problems; does what’s necessary without being prompted or incented; seeks increasing levels of challenge and opportunity.
Problem Solving & Analysis – Systematically gathers relevant information and input; considers a broad range of factors; grasps complexities and sees relationships among data, events or problems; applies fact-based logic; generates alternatives.
Adaptability - Adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, personalities, ambiguity and rapid change; adapts to new ideas, alternative approaches and new solutions.
Influence - Persuades others to support and commit to desired actions; communicates the urgency and importance needed to mobilize others; uses expertise, credibility, and personal style to convince others to accept recommendations or adopt new attitudes.
Organization & Execution – Sets, manages, and completes work on multiple priorities and work activities; organizes work in ways that improve efficiency; completes assignments rapidly and thoroughly; effectively handles conflicting priorities and demands; eliminates roadblocks


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