Hub International Senior Director, EPMO in Chicago, Illinois
At HUB International the Sr. Director IT PMO holds both the leadership and management roles in the PMO. The Sr. Director IT PMO is also responsible for various methods and practices around provisioning IT into the business, improving the overall PPM maturity across the organization, and tracking and reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of IT-oriented initiatives. As an arm of the overall governance function, the Sr. Director IT PMO is responsible for supporting and enabling the organization’s projects, programs and structured work efforts. The Sr. Director IT PMO ensures that the work of the PMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set for the PMO by executive management.
Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset
Engages senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals and operating model, and releases this after senior management approval, in the form of the PMO charter
Leads the identification and development of PMO roles, team configuration and recruitment appropriate to deliver the agreed-upon PMO goals and objectives across development methodologies (waterfall, scrum, XP). Has the ability to build and leverage off-shore relationships.
Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery
Facilitates the agreed-upon process that develops plans and prioritization by leadership and governance
Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases in partnership with IT Governance, Finance and the Business
Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers, identifying training needs and building a corresponding training plan. Identifies areas for organizational agility as the company adopts best-practice development methodologies where appropriate.
Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor. Builds strong communication and change networks to create a strong customer orientation across the PMO.
Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in PPM
Leads the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders
Bachelor's (required) or Master's (preferred) degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or a related field
10-15 years or more of experience in IT and business/industry
Five to seven years of leadership responsibilities
Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
Experience with one or more project management methodologies (for example, PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2 and agile)
Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable)
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision and inspire and motivate PMO staff
A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact)
Effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role
Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units
Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business, and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan
Demonstrate Operations and Technology Leadership Behaviors (one team, build trust, customer driven, future focused, innovate daily, and be curious) in all actions and ways of working, and coach their organization on the behaviors
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders and business concepts to the PMO staff
Travel: 20% across North America (U.S. and Canada)
Join a Winning Team at HUB International
When you join the team at HUB International, you become part of the 5th largest global insurance broker, providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. Becoming a part of HUB means that you thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced team environment supported by over 12,000 professionals in 450 offices across North America. You will be able to actively contribute to our track record of year over year growth fueled by innovative new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, and a great team of people. As part of our talent engine, you will exemplify our strong core values which drive our unique corporate culture. HUB’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our people, products and philanthropic initiatives and we are passionate about our talent!
Department Information Technology
Required Experience: 10-15 years of relevant experience
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)
HUB International Limited is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here athttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm.
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