Vaco has a full-time opportunity in the Woodlands, TX for a Director of PMO.
Project Management Office
Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards 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
Inspects projects proactively to ensure the products are delivered on time, on budget and within the quality parameters
Conducts project reviews as needed and facilitates gate reviews
Reports project status quarterly
Manage the budget for the area. Keep close control of IT investments and track realization of benefits
Responsible for strategically managing procurement and vendors to maximize business investments in key commodities while at the same time minimizing business risk.
Identifies, evaluates and develops vendor options and suitability to perform outsourced activities, projects and programs.
Develops and evaluates opportunities to improve, enhance or expand vendors. Develops and implements metrics to assess vendor performance and apply continuous improvement
Works in conjunction with legal and sourcing to ensure compliance with legal and sourcing policies and to negotiate contracts and to optimize external costs for the company
Reviews and approves purchases for compliance with corporate policy and objectives.
Ensures vendors contracts are signed timely and vendors are paid on-time to eliminate risk and unnecessary costs for the company
Business Relationship for assigned business units
Manages relationships with IT and business units including developing knowledge of business unit global business models, critical processes and success factors
Consults with business unit's and review IT usage, services, technology, and department specific projects to identify, forecast and develop IT needs
Coordinates the use and delivery of IT services for the business units
Prepares and submits operational budget and cost estimates for proposed projects to senior management
Develop, maintain and execute plans to maximize the value of IT
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
10 years of experience managing projects
6+ years of management experience
Experience managing projects budgets up to $10M.
PMP certification required
Experience with Agile Methodologies including Scrum
Advanced knowledge of IT activities and processes. Expertise in management within a large, complex technical organization.
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Demonstrated capabilities in the development and execution of IT strategies and tactical plans.
Experience with licensing and large IT software suppliers negotiations (Oracle, Microsoft, etc.)
Experience with software development (preferred).
US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Our client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas at this time
Director of PMO
Vaco - Houston