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Director, IT PMO

Trenton, New Jersey
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
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Job Description Summary:

The Director, IT PMO is responsible for providing strategic direction and accountability for managing the successful implementation for creation, development, execution, and leadership of highly complex back-office systems and large scale M&A integrations for the company. The Director establishes regular updates to various Steering Committees. The Director will create a PMO vision and strategy that aligns with organizational goals and objectives working with IT and business teams to optimize process capability, governance, and drive end-to-end acquisition integration to deliver desired business results. The Director, IT PMO reports to the CIO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company. Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods. Solves project issues and risks (technical and non-technical) through identification, evaluation, tracking, communication and mediation.
  • Develops and presents project documentation and communication with all project stakeholders.
  • Communicates project scope to Stakeholders and Project Sponsors.
  • Develops and implements the financial management plan which may include estimating, tracking, controlling, forecasting and/or reporting project financials.
  • Participates and/or may lead project management process improvement and best practice assignments.
  • Influences both technology teams and business leadership to adhere to agreed program outcomes and schedules, and transforms inefficient business processes, while adopting a new technology.
  • Drives external contractors and Technology vendors to adhere to schedules and deliver on commitments to the program.
  • Directs the program from initiation through implementation and go-live, planning and directing schedules that complete on time, within scope, and budget, meeting and/or exceeding quality standards.
  • Manages the budget for the program is another critical component, working closely with the Rocket Finance team, to monitor budgets and look for potential issues before they happen.
  • Establishes the long-term direction for the IT Program Management Office (PMO), including additional staffing requirements and ultimately leadership and management of the IT PMO.
  • Participates in corporate development and due diligence M&A activities to evaluate methods, projects, and people of acquisition target opportunities.
  • Works on complete issues using insights from data for decision-making.
  • Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Responsible for the long-term strategic planning, direction, control and leadership of a large business area and/or a global cross-functional department within the organization.
  • 8+ years of previous supervisory/management experience
  • Solid understanding of technical project life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment, including 10+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech corporate environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
  • Balanced business/technical background:
  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
  • Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value
  • Hands-on operational experience in a high-volume and critical production service environment
  • Have successfully worked with highly technical global teams within large (>$1 billion) companies
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with organizational change management methodologies. PROSCI certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute strategic programs within the time, resource and budget constraints and deliver high-quality outcomes
  • Proven success in establishing key performance indicators, metrics, and focus to drive operational / service delivery best practices
  • Experience with M&A integration activity
  • Business and financial acumen with demonstrated experience managing a multi-million dollar budget with great discipline in planning, execution, and analysis
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Strong ability to communicate accurately in both written and verbal forums to a variety of groups, including enterprise customers, executives Rocketeers
  • Works well with peers and team members to build a stronger team both inside and outside the assigned area of responsibility
  • Proven experience in helping to successfully scale the organizations capabilities end-to-end without compromising on quality or control of the organization

Information Security:

Information security is everyones responsibility. A fundamental principle of information security at Rocket Software is that all individuals in the organization have a responsibility for the security and protection of company information and IT Resources over which they have control, according to their role.

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: or send an email to . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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  • Job Reference: 662915966-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Rocket Software, Inc.
  • Location: Trenton, New Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent