Senior Manager CET PMO

Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a strong leader with deep experience in leading a global IT project management team.

Responsibilities of this position will involve leading overall project management for the Colleague Experience and Technology team in the Americas. The group is under the IT department which spans across IT focused projects and real-estate related projects. We are seeking a standout colleague that has superb communication skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow through.

Your role has the responsible of the delivery of IT tools and services projects and programs globally to our VMware colleagues. The CET PMO organization is the focal point of contact for all IT groups, and acts as the single interface between REW, Finance, Audio Visual and IT Operation Teams to standardize processes, procedures, and vendors.

Project Management Effectiveness

  • Your passion will become contagious within the team

  • You will have an outgoing personality while making meaningful relationships between business partners

  • Ask questions that bring out ideas and stimulates discussion

  • Identifies and resolves conflicts within partners

  • Actively leads changes in project scope

  • Identifies potential risks, and develops effective response plans

  • Translates terminology between technical and non-technical staffs

  • Utilizes a variety of reward and recognition methods to motivate team members

  • Shows consistency among principles, values and behavior and demonstrates honesty and integrity

Project Delivery

  • Delivers the most complex internal, cross-segment and enterprise projects on time and within budget

  • Defines project scope, objectives and work that support business goals in collaboration with key partners

  • Delivers on requirements by understanding and balancing the contending demands for project scope, time, cost, risk, and quality

  • Leads projects that involve complex objectives and have multiple cross-site/cross-functional sponsors, owners and/or team members

  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated project management documentation

  • Watches out for effectiveness of processes and procedures and makes recommendations for improvement.

  • Fosters an environment conducive to delivery of high-quality products and problem-free implementations using documented, repeatable standard methodologies

Communication and Organization

  • Consistent track record aligning and influencing partners across the organization.

  • Possess a high level of curiosity about upcoming technology with a focus on how new technologies can benefit VMware.

  • Ability to maneuver between high-level critical thinking and detailed project work.

  • Coordinates matrixed team efforts to improve performance, productivity and successful achievement of project

  • Ability to reset, pivot and re-plan when requirements change while keeping partners on the same page

  • Ensures that a deep understanding of partner communication needs is integrated into the project planning process

  • Effectively interacts with all levels of management

  • Effectively delivers tough messages to executives, key partners, team members and peers

  • Fully understands the appropriateness of different types of communication (memo, letter, report, etc.) and different media types (formal, written, voice, e-mail, face-to-face, etc.) when presenting information one-on-one or in groups

  • Fosters a mindset which encourages clear communication across multiple sites and functional areas

  • Coaches, mentors, motivates and supervises project team members and contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

Operational Excellence

  • Looks for opportunities inside and outside the department to make continuous improvements, suggest alternatives, provide feedback to partners in key processes, techniques and procedures, improving the department's ability to meet customer needs and provide a delightful technology experience for all VMware colleagues

  • Stays abreast of knowledge of industry practices and trends

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of Project Management experience
  • 8+ years of IT experience

Other Requirements:

  • Experience leading teams of up to 10 members

  • Prior experience in Colleague Experience or End User Computing

  • Domestic and International travel and overnight stays

  • Attendance: This full-time position is exempt and requires the ability to be present and available during business hours to meet company and department needs. Additional hours or flexible schedule may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in IT related area
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification or Scrum Master Certification
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