Manager of Project Management Office

    • Job Tracking ID: 512307-615087
    • Job Location: Park Ridge, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 21, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Manager, Project Management Office is responsible for managing the organization’s project and portfolio management practices, and providing oversight and leadership of all project management activities and processes.  Primary duties include managing AANA’s portfolio of projects as well managing strategic projects and programs, project budget and resource management, and management of a team of Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Business Analysts.  Strong Portfolio Management experience is desired.  

  • Project and Portfolio Management: Manages the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling and closing of strategic/cross-collaborative projects in support of organizational area's strategic objectives and ongoing operations; collaborates with leadership to determine and document project objectives, scope, approach, resource requirements, budget, metrics, key performance indicators and stakeholders; defines project tasks, milestones, and deliverables that meet stated project objectives and conform to initiative methodology standards; manages and maintains project portfolio; facilitates Project Steering Committee meetings.

  • Process and Improvement:  Manages the continuing development of formal project management methods and processes; evolves program and project management capabilities; improves delivery of outcomes to defined constituents; leverages project management knowledge across the association.

  • Leadership: Develops and expands the PMO team; manages the PMO staff; trains, coaches and mentors staff on Project Management and Project Management Methodologies.

Experience and Skills:


  • 7-10 years of direct Project Management experience in a Project Management Office (PMO), Program Delivery Office or similar

  • 2+ years of management experience


  • Bachelors Degree Required

  • PMP - Project Management Professional Certification

Qualifications & Other Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong knowledge of project management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approached

  • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and establish a high level of credibility across functional and lines of business and organizational levels

  • Persuasive, collaborative style with the ability to drive the business strategically and influence others; skilled in obtaining buy-in for ideas and driving implementation and culture

  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills

  • Strong analytic and decision making abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization and move toward a common vision or goal

  • Proven track record of delivering results of high quality and sustainability

  • Proven ability to lead within a matrix environment, including direct reports, internal associates, and consultants

  • Strong Business Acumen, with proven ability to leverage knowledge base to quickly come up to speed in new business areas and new types of project