The Head of Project Management Office (PMO) is a strategic leadership role, responsible for establishing a governance framework and overseeing the entire project management lifecycle to ensure efficient and successful project delivery. We are seeking a results-oriented leader with a passion for project management excellence who will be the backbone of successful project delivery and a key contributor to the organization’s strategic goals.

How You Can Contribute

1. Strategy and Governance

  • Develop and implement the PMO strategy, aligning it with the organization’s overall goals.
  • Design and standardize project management methodologies, templates, and tools.
  • Lead the development and implementation of project governance processes.
  • Oversee the management of the project portfolio, including prioritization, resource allocation, and portfolio optimization to maximize ROI and achieve business goals.

2. Project Management Leadership

  • Mentor, coach, and develop Project Managers within the organization, fostering a culture of project management excellence.
  • Manage the PMO team and resources, ensuring efficient operation and support for project managers.
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentorship to project managers and PMO staff to build their skills and capabilities and ensure consistency in project management practices.

3. Project Performance and Improvement

  • Track and report on key project performance metrics (KPIs) like scope, schedule, quality, budget (Profit & Loss), and RAID.
  • Identify and manage project risks proactively, develop mitigation strategies, and report on potential issues to stakeholders.
  • Continuously assess and improve the effectiveness of the PMO function, including implementing new technologies and tools.

4. Project Financials Management 

  • Oversee project budgets, financial forecasts, and expenditures, ensuring cost-effective resource allocation and maximizing ROI on project investments.
  • Track and report on project financial performance at the firm level.

5. Communication and Collaboration 

  • Facilitate clear communication and collaboration between project teams, departments, and stakeholders.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by providing regular project updates and reports.

What You Need To Maximize Your Contribution

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Administration, IT or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management.
  • Leadership Skills: Ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve project goals by being able to provide clear direction, delegate responsibilities effectively, and foster a collaborative and high-performance culture within the PMO.
  • Strategic Thinking: With a strategic mindset to align project initiatives with the company’s overall objectives and long-term vision, ability to develop and execute project plans that support business growth and innovation.
  • Project Management Expertise: Have extensive experience in project management methodologies, tools, and best practices with ability to provide guidance and support to project managers, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate project status, risks, and issues to key stakeholders, including senior management and clients, and ability to facilitate productive discussions and resolve conflicts as needed.
  • Change Management Skills: Be adept at managing changes within the organization, particularly when implementing new processes, tools, or methodologies, and be able to anticipate resistance to change and develop strategies to overcome it.
  • Problem-Solving Ability: Be a proactive problem solver to identify potential issues and risks early on and develop mitigation plans to address them. Be able to troubleshoot problems as they arise and make informed decisions to keep projects on track.
  • Financial Management Skills: Have strong financial acumen to manage project budgets, forecast costs, and track financial performance. Be able to identify opportunities to optimize project spending and maximize ROI.
  • Quality Management: Ability to ensure the delivery of high-quality solutions by having  a keen eye for detail and a commitment to continuous improvement, implementing processes and standards to maintain and enhance quality across all projects.
  • Adaptability: Be adaptable and able to thrive in an ever-changing environment in a fast-paced and dynamic industry like IT and digital services. Be open to new ideas and willing to adjust their approach as needed to meet evolving business needs.