PMO Manager

Donaldson Companies Minneapolis, MN
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How you will bring value to Donaldson:

The PMO manager is responsible for various methods and practices around provisioning IT into the business, improving the overall PPM maturity across the organization, and tracking and reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of IT-oriented initiatives. As an arm of the overall IT governance function, they are responsible for supporting and enabling the organization's projects, programs and structured work efforts.

Primary Responsibilities and Activities Include:

* 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 deliver on the PMO mission, goals and operating model, and releases

* 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 managers

* 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 the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders

* Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience

* 8 years of experience in IT and business/industry (Minimum five years of leadership responsibilities)

* Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams

Knowledge and Skills

* 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, IT, financial and communication skills

* Effective influencing and negotiation skills

* 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

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