Global PMO Process Director

Olympus Southborough , MA 01772

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Are you looking for a company that cares about people's lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. We're currently looking for a Global PMO Process Director to join us in our Southborough, MA office.

Let's inspire healthier lives, together.

The Global PMO Director will lead the implementation of the Global Project Management Office (GPMO) Project Portfolio Processes for the Therapeutics Solutions Division (TSD). This includes developing, implementing and coordinating necessary project processes for Product Development, Technology Development and Research, Sustaining and Distributions projects, creating tools, templates, documentation and training. He/ she will work across multiple levels of the organization from the Portfolio Management Team, regional PMO's, Program Managers, Functional Managers and Core Team Member level.

Job Duties:

In a typical day, you will:

  • Be Accountable for driving rigor, discipline, value and sustainability in project portfolio management processes in order to influence a culture of accountability for timely product launches, process efficiency, and development of high quality products and achievement of business results.

  • Specific responsibilities include: Drive process compliance, improvements and sustainability

  • Drive compliance of the GPMO Business Review Deliverables (BRD) standards, enabling tools and organizational capabilities.

  • Create training materials and provide BRD training to PMOs, Project Managers and Core Team Members, PDP Members, Functional Managers and BRD Review Members.

  • Supports the rPMO in the implementation of the process to monitor the progress and review of the BRDs in preparation for the projects phase gate exits.

  • Ensure Project Management best practices and execution of all elements of GPMO among Project Managers leaders including project plans, project charters, project contracts, integrated business plans, business requirements, project gate reviews, post mortems, etc.

  • Establish a Continuous Improvement process to capture, review, and prioritize improvement opportunities on the different types of project processes; capture and disseminate through training 'lessons learned'; benchmark industry and share best practices for continuous improvement and advises on adoption of those innovations as necessary including new tools and electronic systems.

  • Facilitate, mediate and/or arbitrate between and/or among Program Managers, Core Team members, Functional Managers and BRD Review team members regarding process optimization.

  • Coach and mentor Project Managers, Core Team Members, Functional Managers, Leadership Team members and Project Approval Board on process execution, behaviours and competencies.

  • Ensure maintenance of GPMO documentation and communication of GPMO best practices (e.g. SharePoint, structured BRD's documentation, etc.)

  • Perform other essential duties as directed to support the Portfolio Management team.

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field required; MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the medical device field.

  • Minimum 3 years of successful demonstrated experience in managing large technical complex new product development projects.

  • Position requires between 10 to 20% domestic and international travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Trained or Certification in PMI, Lean, or Design for Six Sigma a plus.

  • Experience with applicable FDA guidance's, ISO 13485 regulations and applicable industry standards.

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills with background and experience on project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and drive for results.

  • Effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift, demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance and managing stress well.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable and adaptable presenting to different audiences and levels of the organization.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in a team environment.

  • Group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to analyse complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.

  • Expert level of Microsoft Project and proficient in Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Word.

We realize work isn't just a job to you.

It's a big part of your life, but not the only part. That's why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks so you can be ready for where life can take you.


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