Ref ID: 02420-0011025101
Classification: Project Leader/Manager
Our client is seeking an experienced, collaborative program manager to work in our St. Louis office. This position will manage programs of projects with a focus on strategic alignment, optimizing value creation, cross-functional resource optimization, and project synergies. It is accountable for executing the PMO program and portfolio strategy, prioritizing projects, and ensuring project execution in alignment with strategic objectives. A successful candidate will form strong partnerships with department leadership to elevate and optimize strategic project results, develop a strong team, and bring complex projects to successful completion, primarily focusing on quality, cost, synergies, and schedule. Primary duties: ? Plan, forecast, and manage a portfolio of projects through the project lifecycle including those with the highest level of complexity, risk, and strategic impact ? Manage program and project plan integration with a focus on company strategy, cross-project, and cross-functional implications ? Set program and project management governance and standards in collaboration with department leadership and monitor performance across project teams to support a consistent approach ? Use judgment in the flexible application of various project methodologies to best fit specific project needs; recommend innovative ways to solve problems ? Lead and develop a high-performing team of project managers, including coaching and mentoring on project management discipline, best practices, and process improvement, and keeping teammates connected to and engaged with one another, regardless of work location ? Manage activities to ensure successful project results through clear ownership and roles, the inclusion of change management elements throughout project plans and across programs, and concluding with robust business handoff process ? Lead issue-oriented project meetings, mediate and resolve conflicts, drive team members to success ? Identify project risks early, with a specific focus on a higher level and cross-project dependencies; develop mitigation strategies, and elevate to project and company leadership as appropriate ? Create transparency through proactive reporting and program/portfolio tracking to meet cost, quality, and time constraints, as well as optimize strategic goal achievement; develop and report standard program status update materials for key stakeholders including Leadership Council and Board of Directors ? Communicate regularly with project managers, business owners, and executive sponsors ? Analyze project portfolio for strategic goal achievement, prioritization, resource optimization, connections across projects, and change management themes ? Measure project portfolio success and enable data-driven decision making through identification, implementation and ongoing measurement of KPIs; partner with analytical departments to ensure accurate data provided to project teams to make data-driven decisions ? Coordinate with Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and other Project Management leadership on the continuous and annual standard process of collecting project proposals, evaluating and prioritizing, socializing for approval, ensuring alignment with budget and forecast processes, and assigning resources ? Partner closely with department leadership, HR, and the business to provide optimal support of all project work, holistic view of the project portfolio, and balanced team skill and opportunities ? Ability to develop and manage to challenging and productive goals and delegate effectively ? All other duties as assigned If you have an interest and the above-referenced skills, then apply and send resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].