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PMO lead/Project Lead

Location: Connecticut, USA
Salary: Will convert to full time
Posted: 26 days ago
Contract Type: Contract
Industry: Change Management
Contact Name: Tom Elford
Contact Email: Tom.Elford@ojassociates.com

Tom Elford

Senior Vice President, USA

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PMO lead/Project Lead

The PMO lead will sit directly under the Head of the PMO where they will learn and develop across all facets of the global PMO. This is a multi-disciplinary role comprised of Portfolio Governance and Project Management. Candidate must have a strong background in technology, project management, agile understanding and must be highly adaptive. The candidate must be highly collaborative, organized and analytical, and is expected to partner effectively with other teams on an ongoing basis.

Job Description:

The PMO lead will sit directly under the Head of the PMO where they will learn and develop across all facets of the global PMO. This is a multi-disciplinary role comprised of Portfolio Governance, documentation and Project Management. Candidate must have a strong background in technology, project management, agile understanding and governance, and must be highly adaptive. The candidate must be highly collaborative, organized and analytical, and is expected to partner effectively with other teams on an ongoing basis. They will be a self starter and be someone that learns quickly.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the setup and launch of new programs/projects by ensuring high-level scope, budget, timeline, operating and governance model, staffing and key assumptions have been agreed by program/project sponsors
  • Track in-progress programs/projects against scope, schedule, budget and risks/issues. Audit projects periodically as a second set of eyes for the Head of the PMO
  • Collaborate with other IT Governance Leads to ensure that the common Secured SDLC Framework remains current
  • Facilitates quarterly GPS budget reviews
  • Directly manage programs/projects when called upon

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred Experience/Skills (3+ years)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Proven track record in delivering programs/projects on-time, on-budget and in-scope
  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills - the ability to translate complex business and technical requirements into effective and comprehensible project plans
  • Experience in the effective governance of third-party service delivery partners
  • Understanding of the Microsoft Office suite including Project, Access and Visio, Jira
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Experienced in software development life cycle methodologies and current technology industry best practices
  • Experience in the reinsurance and insurance industry is preferred but not mandatory

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