Director of Project Management

Houston, TX 77055

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Administrative/Clerical Job ID:: 131895 Pay Range: $150,000-180,000 / year

Job Description

Director of Project Management - Houston, TX 77055 Responsibilities: Leadership and Team Management:
  • Recruit a high-performing team and establish clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations for PMO team members.
  • Provide PMO staff leadership, guidance, and support, fostering a culture of accountability, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead by example - take a hands-on role in managing larger, high-impact initiatives.
Strategic Alignment:
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand strategic goals and dependencies.
  • Partner with stakeholders across departments to understand constraints and determine resource allocation accordingly.
  • Develop a project roadmap that balances priorities with existing organizational resources. Illustrate the tradeoffs available if incremental investment is made.
Establishment of the project management function (PMO):
  • Develop the vision, mission, and goals of the PMO in alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Design and implement policies, procedures, and methodologies to guide best practices in managing complex cross-functional initiatives.
  • Define and standardize project management processes, tools, and templates to ensure project consistency and efficiency.
Project Governance and Oversight:
  • Develop and implement project governance frameworks, including risk management, issue resolution, and change control processes.
  • Oversee a portfolio of ongoing projects, monitoring timelines and budgets to ensure successful delivery and eliminate surprises.
  • Conduct regular project reviews and assessments to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed.
Specific types of projects:
  • Larger projects will mainly consist of integrating new company acquisitions and implementing new ERP system functionality.
  • Other projects may include cross-functional activities requiring organization across multiple departments or significant investments with long durations.
  • Examples include facility moves, industry certifications (ISO, UL, etc.), product introductions or insourcing.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in project management, with a broad, versatile skill set and diverse application of project management approaches.
  • Proven experience in establishing and leading PMOs or similar project management functions.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve goals.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Communicates relevant information in a simple but impactful way. Discernment for what requires attention or action and when.
  • Strategic thinker with a focus on driving results and continuous improvement.
  • Curious mindset with a high awareness of risk and tradeoffs.
  • Collaborative personality with strong influencing skills. Comfortable with responsibility for outcomes without direct, formal decision-making control. Effectively builds consensus cross-functionally.
  • Fiscal awareness – approaches decisions and budgets as a business owner.

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