• Director, Project Management Office

    Job Locations US-NJ-Somerset
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/12/2018 1:05 PM)
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  • Overview

    William Demant, a leading global company in hearing healthcare is currently seeking a Director, Project Management Office

    We live in a complex and dynamic world where hearing is one of the key factors to cognitive development, social interaction and an active lifestyle. From the newborn baby to the active senior – of a growing and empowered generation – advanced, sophisticated and cosmetic technology is a necessity for people suffering from hearing loss to develop, stay active and available. William Demant is dedicated to explore new technologies and innovation that can empower people to live actively with a hearing loss.


    The PMO director will be responsible for leading the Project Management Office with the objective of ensuring all projects are delivered using a ‘best-practice’ Project Delivery Approach and are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality. The role is expected to provide strong leadership in a matrixed, entrepreneurial environment to promote best practices in managing interrelated projects and programs. This role will also ensure project resources have the correct toolsets and processes in place and that all relevant staff are trained and equipped to deliver successfully. Strong project or program management and excellent organizational skills are fundamental, as is the ability to liaise with people at all levels of the organization. PMP preferred.


    The PMO Director will oversee the portfolio of organizational projects, providing expert knowledge , support and monitoring progress, as well as reporting on the portfolio status and will also directly lead a team of Project Managers, This will include allocating work assignments while directing the development, introduction and on-going iteration of the organization.


    • Proactively engage with Directors and senior managers to identify opportunities for business improvements
    • Manage the day-to-day activities in the Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Manage the PMO team and provides performance feedback and goal-setting
    • Ensure a clear and consistent approach is in place to manage risk with alignment to the Finance & Business risk registers as well as the Corporate risk register
    • Proactively engage with Directors and Senior Managers to identify opportunities for business improvements
    • Work closely with Business Services teams (as well as internal and external project partners where appropriate) to devise, develop and deliver appropriate and proportionate systems to evaluate key activities at a project level
    • Contribute to organizational business and budget planning process
    • Provide advice and support to project partners on how project evidence and information has to be presented and reported
    • Ensure that information recorded in both electronic and hard copy meets with internal and external audit standards
    • Scope and shape the requirements of the Project Delivery Approach across the organization working closely with Business Services Director
    • Devise, produce and implement new systems and processes to optimize more effective project management as required and within the framework of the organizations Project
    • Delivery Approach
    • Own the PMO central repository of documentation and processes including the PM Toolkit
    • Ensure standardized and relevant document templates are available from a central repository for both the PMO and business project team members
    • Liaise closely with Business Services teams to ensure accurate & robust budget monitoring against project plans
    • Ensure a robust process of notification or escalation is in place to report on both underspend and potential overspend with the appropriate approvals sought for either situation
    • Prepare, or support the team, to tender specifications for the external commissioning of work packages as delivery components of projects where appropriate
    • Track and monitor benefits realization against planned targets
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree or greater with at least 10 years of leadership experience
    • PMP or strong management training
    • Experience with successfully launching large scale projects across business units
    • Strong stakeholder management skills
    • Must have BI and big data experience
    • Strong IT background


    Excellent leadership skills


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