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HEAD OF THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE - 370292
HEAD OF THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Information Technology / Web Development / Telecommunications
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Bellville, Western Cape
My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a Head of PMO to join them on a permanent basis
The Head of the Project Management Office (PMO), is responsible for ensuring that The Client's programs and projects are planned, managed, and governed in a consistent, transparent, and disciplined manner. The position requires an experienced program management professional with the right mix of relevant experience and skills, an ability to flex between the strategic and the tactical, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a high level of energy and flexibility to get things done and thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented product development environment. They will be a program management leader who embodies The Client’s leadership principles of leading by example, communicating openly, enabling and inspiring others, exceling with partners, acting decisively, and collaborating effectively.
In this role, you will manage a team of Technical Program/Project Managers who together with a Scrum Master use Agile Development Methods and the Scrum Framework to deliver critical, customer facing, enterprise software development projects into our production environment. You will lead efforts to improve our processes and make our teams highly productive.
As the leader of the PMO, you will foster collaboration across the Client cluster business and technology departments, taking full responsibility for The Client's program management, sound analysis and change leadership. Building and maintaining strong internal customer relationships is essential as this position will work with Business Partners, internal staff, and system integrators across the Client group to ensure delivery of quality products in alignment with strategic objectives and requirements across the enterprise.
You will be responsible for hiring top talent and keeping the PMO highly engaged and motivated, delivering exceptional results. The ability to work across functions and teams will allow you to ensure alignment of priorities and goals, drive results and foster a culture and environment to achieve excellence and innovation.
Provide leadership and oversight to a team of technical program/project managers who use agile practices and the scrum framework for the planning, execution, and delivery of products
Work with Business Sponsors to develop project roadmaps that align with business objectives/priority based on resource availability and capacity constraints
Overall responsibility for planning, executing, tracking, and managing cost, schedule, and scope for all projects in the portfolio
Direct project portfolio activities, conduct reviews, and use strong technical and business acumen to manage risk and address escalated impediments
Implement project management governances, enforce consistency, and standardize processes across the PMO.
Manage HR and Performance aspects of employees
Mentor and guide Project managers through their career paths
Qualifications and experience
Bachelors or Masters degree with a focus on Portfolio Management, Finance, Information systems. MBA is a plus
8-10 years of relevant work experience in either Program, Project, or Portfolio management
Previous experience in managing a portfolio of projects over R30 million
+8 years of experience hiring, training, mentoring and managing a project office of 5 or more members
Solid understanding and implementation of project management techniques, methodologies, and best practices
Strong knowledge of SDLC principles and practices
Experience in managing programs delivered by distributed teams across the group and external business partners
Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast- paced environment with the ability to discover and deliver unitized investment solutions that are in the best interest of The Client as a whole
Independent judgment and mature decision-making skills to deal with programs that often have enterprise-wide scope and may have significant financial and compliance impacts
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. In particular, a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and business issues and solutions to multiple organizational levels internally and externally as needed to support the strategic goals
Project Management Professional (PMP®)/Prince II certification is strongly preferred
Strong knowledge of Project Portfolio Management (PPO) and Jira planning tools
Experience with financial systems such as IDU
Experience working with offshore consulting firms on enterprise-wide projects
If you are ready for the next exciting step in your career, and would like to apply, please send us your updated CV to review