IT PMO Lead
Job: IT PMO Lead Location: Washington, DC Additional Locations: Travel Requirements: Under 25% Job Number: JO-1610-8128 Share | |Email this job OWN YOUR LIFEOWN YOUR CAREEROWN YOUR FIRMOur employee-owned firm has achieved significant growth and has been named as a "Best Firm to Work For" every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. We are a collaborative, entrepreneurial company that takes pride in our people, culture, clients and work-life balance.The senior-level IT leader for the Project Management Office (PMO) functions is an "integrating function" in IT, and has overall responsibility for the definition and delivery of successful technology-enabled projects at North Highland. This role provides strategic direction to project definition, coaches and mentors peers and partners, and is accountable for IT functional/departmental financial, and execution results.Key areas of responsibility include: (1) Drive the development of the IT Strategy including risk/capability assessment, platform and technology definition and evolution, organization and skills strategy, and processes and tools needed to successfully operate the business of IT, (2) Partner with key business stakeholder functions to develop the plans and roadmaps of technology-related projects and investments and the project estimating and portfolio planning efforts, (3) Lead the development of project and steering committee status reporting to guide the overall project decision making at North Highland, (4) Oversee the execution of projects and the attainment of financial results in a matrix environment, (5) Drive improvements in technology project planning and delivery across the information technology organization.The role requires deep experience operating in a heavily outsourced, multi location, global IT delivery model is required, along with a process orientation, understanding of IT strategy, strong project management skills, and outstanding communication and presentation skills.Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Drive the development of technology solutions to align business strategy with business goals and objectives* Develop Budgets and Financial Plans* Project Management and QA oversight* Resource Management and Developing Vendor PartnershipsJob Requirements:* Education - BS in Computer Science, MIS, or related degree.* Experience - Has 15+ years of IT and business industry, or consulting, work experience, with leadership experience in managing multiple cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders. A demonstrable history of influencing others through consensus building in a cross functional / matrix environment.* Business Acumen - Understands how business works; knows the competition; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology; and financial acumen affecting his/her business and organization.* Customer Focus: - Uses data information to improve service, and acts with customer in mind.* Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully. Steadfastly pushes self, partners, and others for results.* Process Management - ITIL certification or equivalent. Process oriented and implements, operates, and designs and improves processes to get things done.* Vendor Management - Able to develop relationships and define processes and services with vendors. Able to develop metrics that measure the value contributed by partners and hold them accountable for results.* Developing Direct Reports - Holds frequent development discussions; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; will take on those who need help and further development; is a people builder.* Planning and Organization - Sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Can gather resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done. Use resources effectively and efficiently.* Peer Relationships - can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups. Can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise. Encourages collaboration and is effective at owning a process that spans groups of stakeholders.* Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be right over time. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.* Technical Learning - Understands all components of IT infrastructure and how they support the business; is good at learning industry, company, product, or technical knowledge developments.* Presentation and Communication Skills - Effectively communicates with clarity and conciseness both inside and outside the organization; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn't working.North Highland is a global consulting firm with a proven record of enabling great returns on our clients' investment. Our high-caliber consultants offer deep experience and expertise across many diverse industries and service areas. We specialize in solving tough business challenges, being easy to work with, and nurturing long-standing relationships with the most recognizable brands in the world. Ask any of our clients, and they'll tell you.North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.