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Project Management Director

Company: Capitol Federal
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

RoleThe Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) will lead the PMO. This person will develop and implement processes and procedures to establish, maintain, and monitor the enterprise portfolio; and communicate the portfolio of projects, priorities and investments to the organization. The person in this position must be able to work with stakeholders from across the organization and objectively balance the evaluation and assessment of a very wide range of strategic initiatives and project submissions to build and manage a portfolio containing an optimum mix of projects that align priorities and resources with organizational goals. The Director is responsible for roll out of consistent project management methodologies and terminology scaled to the type and size of various projects.Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the enterprise project portfolio in collaboration with stakeholders for the purpose of continuously reviewing, updating and optimizing the portfolio and ensuring compliance with changing organizational strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Monitor the portfolio by reviewing key performance indicators in order to address performance issues and maintain alignment with the organization's strategic goals.
  • Establish portfolio management processes (e.g. change management, risk management, issue management, resource management, quality management) to maintain portfolio viability.
  • Establish and maintain a project life cycle, templates and standards to be used across the organization.
  • Communicate the results of the portfolio selection decisions and prioritization to stakeholders to ensure organizational alignment.
  • Educate the organization about the portfolio management framework, project management processes, templates and standards by providing appropriate training and coaching to ensure consistent practices across the organization.
  • Provide portfolio management performance reports.
  • Define the portfolio prioritization process using appropriate criteria (e.g. dependencies, resource capacity and capability, technology) in order to sequence portfolio projects.
  • Directs the supervision of the PMO staff to include hiring, work allocation, scheduling, training and professional development, problem resolution, performance evaluation and related supervisory activities.
  • Stays current with Project Management best practices and technologies and identifies opportunities for process efficiency, innovation and operational excellence. Must comply with current applicable laws, regulations and bank policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Must comply with current applicable laws, regulations and bank policies and procedures. Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.Requirements
    • A minimum of ten (10) years project and/or program management experience within a Project Management Office or as part of a project management team.
    • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of training and experience, plus 10 years related experience.
    • Hands-on experience in project/portfolio resource planning, reporting, prioritization, and budgeting.
    • Experience leading projects and programs within IT, as well as projects and programs that involved business unit stakeholders.
    • Past experience managing a PMO which included portfolio management.
    • Experience using project management and portfolio management tools and software is preferred.
    • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) highly desired.
    • Fosters and builds a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders and project team members.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to adjust presentation style to suit intended audience.
    • Ability to lead staff in both team and independent settings.
    • Knowledgeable of project management best practices such as PMBOK with the ability to adjust and implement within the organizational culture.
    • Financial knowledge sufficient to ensure that costs, forecasts and budgets are tracked on a program basis; Ability to quantify and track the realization of projected return on investment.
    • Ability to challenge the various stakeholders involved to stay within scope, schedule and cost.
    • Competent in project and portfolio governance.
    • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects that have high visibility and risks, spanning the enterprise.

Keywords: Capitol Federal, Topeka , Project Management Director, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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