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Reference # : 18-00015 Title : Director, Project Management Office
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Direct Placement
Experience Level : Start Date : 03/08/2018  
At Trillium, we assist our clients in finding just the right candidates to fit their needs! They are currently seeking a Director of Project Management Office to oversee the organization's portfolio of IT projects, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of the stakeholder.

  • Defines the organization's project management methodology and establishes processes for tracking and delivering projects.
  • Leads the implementation of methodologies throughout the department and communicates process to business units.
  • Leads the development of tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestone/deliverable tracking, communications, and key performance metrics.
  • Establishes project teams and distributes the project workload.
  • Supervises staff to ensure achievement of department and corporate goals and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with IT leaders, will establish the performance of IT resources, and provide management of overall budget, goals, issues and prioritizations.
  • Recommends policies, practices and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.
  • Analyzes, improves and manages complex project plans to ensure resource and milestone expectations are being met and provides project status, open items, gaps and proposals to leadership/steering committee for approval, prioritization and/or resolution.
  • Serves as a liaison between project teams, external clients, or other functional areas of the organization.
  • Act as business advisor on projects related to business process improvement and automation, to ensure that all project objectives are being achieved.
  • Manages vendor and consulting relationships and negotiates project-related contract services.
  • Ensures vendor delivery and manages on-going external relationships.
  • Oversees the procurement and budgeting function within IT.
  • Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to project managers, owners, sponsors, team members, and other stakeholders in a clear concise fashion.
  • Develops reports and comprehensive dashboards for regular updates and reviews with steering committee and others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Project Management, Business or Information Systems
  • 10 - 12 years experience
  • Minimum 6 years of experience managing software development and rollout type projects
  • Minimum 3 years of supervision experience is required, experience leading a team is strongly preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is strongly preferred.
  • Expertise in developing detailed plans for complex projects involving challenging requirements, limited resources, and fixed deadlines.
  • Expertise in Project Management Institute guidelines on project management standards.
  • Intermediate computer and Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) skills are required.
  • Expertise with project management software is required.
  • Ability to learn new technology is required.
  • Ability to manage an ongoing governance structure for the projects of the program.
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic team and fast-paced environment with continuous challenges.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to identify and seek information and perform research.