Director, Project Management

Marietta, GA 30067

Posted: 10/25/2018 Job Number: 1004
 
The Director of Project Management will drive the initiation, planning, execution and closing of over 60 ongoing company wide strategic initiatives in all areas of the business. This role advises leaders and project owners to ensure project goals are achieved given scope, quality, time and budget constraints. The Director of Project Management is responsible for tracking and reporting, including providing updates to C-level executives.

Duties:
  • Actively immerse self into business environment to obtain a strong understanding of the business model and departmental operations.
  • Partner with business leaders to establish strong relationships, understand initiatives and determine where projects intersect. Identify opportunities to eliminate inefficiencies and where to capitalize on current processes.
  • Manage cloud-based project management software (Shibumi) to capture, track and update all initiatives under management by the Transformation Office. Enhance Shibumi functionality and leverage vendor support services when applicable.
  • Create, share and implement the project management process to be used to oversee and ensure completion of strategic initiatives.
  • Meet with project owners to assemble teams, assign roles and establish plans, schedules and budgets. Establish contingency plans, escalation protocols and execute them as required.
  • Facilitate project team meetings to drive completion in accordance with plans. Act as a change agent to resolve issues that may arise throughout implementation and escalate issues when necessary.
  • Update work plans in real time and add to cloud for full team usage and leader access.
  • Drive deliverables  and projects to completion by managing, overseeing and advising project team members, which may require strong leadership without direct authority at times. Regularly follow-up with project owners to confirm timelines and clarify information.
  • Collect project data and evaluate performance compared to the plan, establishing corrective action for at-risk project elements, and update tracking for full transparency.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to all stakeholders, including both regularly scheduled and ad hoc.
  • Synthesize data and prepare project summaries for executive briefings and board presentations. Present insights and advise executives about projects that would continue to enhance company operations.
  • Complete other projects as assigned by the Chief Transformation Officer.
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’ s manager at any time based upon Company need.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business Administration or equivalent work experience and/or education
  • Proven results driven leadership in change management
  • Experience leading people without direct authority, including senior-level staff
  • Experience reporting and presenting information to various job levels from project owners to executives and board of directors.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high-growth environment that is consistently evolving
  • Experience managing a large number of projects simultaneously
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar certification
  • Experience using various project management software tools
  • Professional project management experience in a high-growth company
  • Experience presenting to C-suite and Boards of Directors

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

• Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
WORK STYLES & BEHAVIORS:
  • Strategic Vision and Planning – Appropriately aligns business strategy with technology solutions to drive achievement of company goals.
  • Commercial Orientation – Knows how the company' s revenue and profit are derived and understands the necessity of achieving these targets.
  • Market Knowledge – Knows the basics of the competitive market and the business context; may have some knowledge of competitors.
  • Results-Driven – Meets and beats own and departmental goals plus regularly introduces improvements.
  • Change Leadership – Challenges the status quo in furtherance of a better way. Builds collaborative support to drive team acceptance of change.
  • People Leadership – Motivates, develops, and directs team members to maximize performance.
  • Communication, Collaboration and Influence – Team player who effectively influences others to accomplish company goals.
  • Business Judgement – Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and selects the most appropriate one.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Reframes or restructures problems in a different way to seek innovative solutions.
  • Executive Presence – Regularly and confidently shares ideas and information with peers, supervisor and Board. Body language and visual image convey confidence, engagement and composure.

Michelle Abel
CPC

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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