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Director, Program Management Office in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Oversees and leads the Program Management Office to ensure company programs and projects meet strategy objectives and business goals.

Defines and maintains process standards by providing a framework to establish standard performance measures based on organizational goals and objectives, and providing tools and procedures to achieve this.

Develops and implements PMO processes, policies and tools, directs project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs.

Reports to the management team independent assessments of performance of programs and projects.



Responsibilities

  • With individual PM’s develops an estimate of the size of the project, the time and resources the project requires and lays down the project methodologies through many PMO tools and instruments (including, but not limited to): Program charter, Work Plans, Communications, and Risk Analysis
  • Establishes a program baseline or the “road map' for implementation of a project
  • Audits or tracks ongoing projects at regular intervals to ensure projects are on course and follow the approved methodology
  • Establishes a key performance indicators and sets milestones for the project team
  • Develops a team of competent project managers through training and mentoring
  • Manage and balance Project Manager’s workload and assignments
  • Ensure that all team members understand their roles and accept their responsibilities
  • Provides in-house consultancy services to project teams
  • Gathers and archives project experience and reusable data to improve project management methods in the future
  • Work with PMs to analyze actual performance against the project plan and make adjustments consistent with plan objectives. Provide on-going developmental feedback to PMs as appropriate.
  • Ensure PM’s keep all stakeholders informed of progress and issues.
  • Manage project scope and deliverables through a structured change management process
  • Must be able to manage project schedules, task details and utilize project management tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklists, and project scheduling software
  • Must be able to manage change, and take active leadership in timely decision making
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


Qualifications

  • Experience with managing a project portfolio
  • Experience with project management and managing teams
  • A good understanding of development and operational and processes within a company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a similar discipline; or the equivalent in work experience
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • Ten or more years in an engineering, manufacturing environment
  • Five or more years of specific program/project management experience
  • Skills should include excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented and highly organized

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.