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The Transformation & PMO Leader will have the ability to lead a group of programs that share common attributes and could be considered part of an operating department. They will provide governance, oversight and coaching of projects and very large, strategic and complex programs. The Transformation & PMO Leader also be responsible for developing and leading the execution of the transformation initiatives within E&A. This includes redesigning existing systems and processes on a global basis, linking the transformation initiatives to the commercial initiatives, evaluating new technologies and implementing programs across the global platform. This also includes building a Program Management COE for E&A while working closely with E&A leadership and Innovation and Transformation leadership. They will develop an understanding of the problems we are trying to solve, the needs of our customers, the approach of our competitors and the capabilities required in our organization. This requires a high level of engagement across key customers, senior executives and other key stakeholders across the enterprise.
Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred. Examples include: MBA, MA in Project Management, or master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent work experience.
Over ten years of project management experience running large-scale, distributed/complex projects with multiple parallel threads of work.
Experience developing, evaluating and submitting business cases for major investments.
Experience with cross geographical project coordination and management.
Experience with developing RFI/RFP and scoring mechanisms would be preferred.
Experience in Organizational Change Management.
PMP, Prince 2, and/or Agile certifications preferred but not required with related hands on delivery experience.
ITIL Foundations preferred but not required.
Must have excellent product, program and project management skills and demonstrated technical acumen, and industry knowledge
Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites
Ability to achieve broadly communicated objectives with a minimal amount of supervision
Ability to promote innovative ideas and accept the risks that are required to lead change
Ability to make decisions independently and to assume higher-level leadership responsibilities in critical situations
Strong analytical and financial skills
Ability to innovate under new and/or changing conditions
An independent problem-solver that can make high quality judgements and decisions quickly with excellent organizational skills
Effective consultative and influencing approach
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels, with Senior Executive Level reporting and escalation experience
Solid foundation on latest technologies to be able to understand service interdependences and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems a plus
An understanding of software engineering practices including design, code quality, data structures, technical problem-solving a plus
Led complex technical projects with aggressive schedules
Experience with cross geographical project coordination and management
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