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Director - Project Management Office

| Lexington

Overview

The Project Management Office (PMO) director will establish and lead Mimecast’s PMO. The PMO director is responsible for various methods and practices around provisioning IT into the business and tracking / reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of IT-oriented initiatives. The PMO director is also responsible for supporting and enabling the direcorganization's projects and programs, while prioritizing cross functional resources according to our executive’s plans.

Responsibilities

As the Director - PMO you will be responsible for:

 

  • Helps PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset
  • Engages senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals and operating model
  • Creates PMO roles and team configurations
  • Implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards
  • Upholds the agreed-upon process and prioritization by leadership
  • Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases
  • Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers
  • Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders
  • Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in IT and business/industry
  • Five to seven years of leadership responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams

 

 

Desirable Skills:

 

  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies (for example, PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2 and agile)
  • Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable)
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO staff
  • A balance of business, IT, financial and communication skills
  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Strong business acumen, including industry specific knowledge
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff

 

Reward

 

We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, dental and life coverage.  Mimecast is an entrepreneurial and high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities.  All Mimecasters strive on being high performers, problem solvers, and team players with passion and integrity. 

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