Senior Manager, PMO Planning & Governance

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Cypress, CA


Direct Hire


Direct Hire

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leadership, PMO, governance, large / complex environments, cross-functional, vision, goals, KPIs, enterprise data compliance

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Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Manager PMO Planning & Governance for our client, a growing and dynamic organization with a passion for its outstanding recreational use and outdoor products. This is a direct-hire role is based in Cypress, CA, and reports to the Vice President of Information Services. The is a hybrid role.

About the role…
The Senior Manager PMO Planning & Governance will directly contribute to the success of the Office of the CIO (oCIO) / Program Management Office (PMO) strategy. Senior Manager will be standing up the oCIO, which will provide transparency around IT operations, IT key metrics and KPIs, internal communications, executive dashboards and presentations, monthly executive reporting, project and portfolio tracking, and budget. Wil be responsible for:
• Making decisions for the Planning & Governance group’s strategy, portfolio, governance, methodologies, processes, compliance, reporting, and metrics. This includes group and PMO/project portfolio and program dashboards, objectives, plan, and/or other project deliverables, scope, schedule, and budget.
• Leading an enterprise-scale, cross-functional team of PMO information compliance and governance analysts to help implement controls across information services and drive customer-centric governance solutions across our products.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent work experience.
• 10+ years of experience in IT and business/industry.
• 7+ years of leadership experience in managing, developing, implementing, and maintaining ‘Office of the CIO’ (oCIO), PMO, project management in support of information technologies and processes.
• 5+ years’ work experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing senior management and key stakeholders effectively across the organization.
• Extensive experience with oCIO and/or PMO, and project management toolsets.
• Demonstrated ability to take ownership of establishment of the Planning & Governance functions, program and project management, challenges, and ability to work independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated success in providing project management leadership, oversight, and guidance to meet corporate policies, practices, and standards.
• Cross-functional knowledge of IT technologies applied across modern applications, infrastructure, cyber security, and management.
• Proven ability to collaborate with all IT groups including management, applications, infrastructure, cyber security, executive leadership, and business groups/departments.
• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Optimization and collaboration of project teams, and/or 3rd parties or activities.
• Resolution of program management challenges, risks, and issues.
• Escalation of program management issues to executive management and/or key stakeholders.

Preferred qualifications and skills:
• Certifications (any of the following): Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Project Manager (CPM) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
• SAP ERP or other ERP portfolio experience
• ServiceNow experience

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborate with and persuade across, multiple areas with Information Services leaders, executives, and other stakeholders about the benefits of leveraging enterprise data, platforms, tools, learnings, etc. to benefit the entire organization.
• Partner with the Executive Leadership and Executive Sponsors to communicate group goals, objectives, and potential outcomes.
• Lead regular interactions with the executive sponsor and senior leadership to inform, alert, negotiate and maintain a solid partnership and shared vision for the group and/or program outcomes.
• Bring proven, senior-level industry IT oCIO-like vision and disciplines for IT Planning and PMO management to the role and have strong technical expertise with various program and project management methodologies, tracking disciplines, KPI measurement/dashboards, and related technology products.
• Responsible for effective and efficient delivery of PMO and project management activities used to support business strategy, initiatives, processes, and services across the enterprise.
• Work proactively with various business units, Information Services, and other key stakeholders in the delivery of services to the company and the divisions and departments.
• Establish and ensure appropriate governance functions for the group or program, in accordance with enterprise policies and practices, on behalf of the executive sponsor or senior responsible owner.
• Align to business and Information Services Mid Term Plan (MTP), Management By Objectives (MBO), Global IT Governance Committee (GIGC), and North American Regional IT Governance (RIGC) direction, goals and objectives.
• Develop and control the Planning & Governance group budget and manages expenditures within agreed spending plans.
• Ensure and balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across resources within the group.
• Lead reviews with the executive sponsor and/or stakeholders to identify expected or specific program needs, changes, and directs the development of appropriate approaches to address.
• Lead the development and maintenance of stakeholder analysis/mapping, org change management, communications, and reporting.
• Oversee the execution of program projects, their progress compared with the plan, and the production of agreed deliverables.
• Develop and manage resources, plan for the group, performance management, program, projects, and provides direction and oversight.
• Direct or approve the establishment of a framework or guidelines for the use of contractors, and professional service providers, and determines their use across the program.
• Support and facilitate agenda setting for the group, program committee or board meetings.

Please apply today!

For more information, please email: #LI-KC1 #LI-DNI

Senior Manager, PMO Planning & Governance

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