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Project Manager, Enterprise Program Management Office in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

The Project Manager, Program Management Office manages the portfolio of projects across Karma Automotive LLC’s broad spectrum of strategic initiatives. The Manager will partner with the Director, Program Management Office and his directs to provide a full portfolio view of program health, financial status and use of resources. This role will be responsible for synthesizing information across the entire business and provide a uniform framework for management of the investments, projects, activities and resources. The role will be responsible for quantification of business results, enabling measurement, communication of these efforts and objective evaluation of investment scenarios. Specifically this role will be responsible for providing cohesive information about program budgets, risk management, and the alignment of business results with the overall strategy.

** This position will work in our Irvine, California corporate office. **


  • Develop initiatives and structure to manage the portfolio of projects, hereunder;
    • Develop, document and communicate project management methodology and PMO standards, hereunder Agile/SCRUM/Waterfall and organization policies and practices
    • Facilitate tracking of open issues and risks to effectively negotiate impact decisions and trade-offs and to guide issues to resolution
    • Facilitate holding project team members accountable for their commitments, milestones, resources, and deliverables
    • Facilitate the anticipation, identification, documentation, and management of key project risks, to propose appropriate mitigation and contingency plans
    • Finally, facilitate the implementation of processes and tools to support these objectives
  • Provide monthly status reporting to track project progress against goals, objectives, and timeline, hereunder resource utilization, constraints and solutions
  • Review and report on Project Portfolio Health, hereunder;
    • Projects status: What projects are going well? What are at risk of going over budget or being delivered late?
    • Financial Health: Where are we spending our dollars? Are we allocating the right amount of funds towards our priority capabilities?
    • Resource Health: Are we resourced to deliver projects? Do we have the right resources assigned to our projects so that they can be delivered successfully? Which roles are in demand across the organization?
    • Application Portfolio: Which applications are reaching end of life? Where can we consolidate applications and move towards a standard? What is the total lifetime cost of our applications? How much are we spending to maintain our applications, and which of them are becoming too costly to maintain? Which need to be replaced?
  • Evaluate the project execution capacity of the organization
  • Help the Director, PMO and the CPMO along with the management team prioritize the project portfolio
  • Track and monitor agile metrics and departmental KPIs
  • Facilitate the planning and coordination of day-to-day activities across the project portfolio


  • 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
  • Three to five or more years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve exceptions and to analyze data
  • Experience defining workflows and processes in Fast Paced, Agile & Distributed model
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • PMP Certified required
  • Certified Scrum Master Preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.

NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principals Only, Please

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.