Post Holdings Manager, Program Management Office - Lakeville, MN in Lakeville, Minnesota

JOB FUNCTION

The Program Management Office (PMO) Manager oversees and facilitates the Project Portfolio Process and Project Management Process at Post Consumer Brands. The PMO Manager supervises project managers in the PMO. A key responsibility is to improve and implement new capabilities for both Project Portfolio Management and Project Management.

Manages the day-to-day activities of the Program Management Office (PMO) to ensure program and projects meet organizational goals and requirements. Implements and provides guidance for PMO Processes, Policies and Standard Work. Oversees the work of the Project Managers, and works with other functions to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. Familiar with managing, concepts, practices, and procedures used with in a Program Management Office. Relies on extensive work experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.

JOB DUTIES

Project Portfolio Management

  • Facilitate the Project Portfolio Process at Post Consumer Brands

  • Define and Manage the Standard Work for Project Portfolio Management

  • Ensure that projects are aligned with enabling the execution of overall company strategy and goals

  • Enhance and Improve Project Portfolio Process

  • Document the Project Portfolio Process

  • Train and coach the company on Project Portfolio Management and associated process

  • Create report and metrics that are linked to execution of goals and strategies

  • Ensure Project Portfolio Management Best Practices are utilized and adapted

Project Management

  • Facilitate the Project Management Process at Post Consumer Brands

  • Define and Manage the Standard Work for Project Management

  • Ensure that projects are using standard tools and process at Post Consumer Brands

  • Enhance and Improve Project Management Process and tools

  • Document the Project Management Process

  • Train and coach the company on Project Management and associated process

  • Create Standard report and metrics used for project management

  • Ensure Project Management Best Practices are utilized and adapted

  • Improve the consistency, predictability and efficiency of the project delivery capability.

  • Support and mentor other project managers throughout the organization to apply project management best practices and reinforce use of standard PMO tools and processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; PMI, PMP Certification required; PMI, PfMP Certification Preferred; MBA or BS/MS in Project Management preferred

Experience: 10+ years of experience in managing various project types required; 3+ years of experience managing project portfolio process preferred; 3+ years of experience in consumer-packaged goods industry preferred; Experience with formal organizational change management methodologies preferred; Experience in documenting, developing and delivering training preferred. Experience in formal continuous improvement and problem-solving methodologies (e.g. lean-six sigma) preferred.

Management Skills: Has strong collaboration and organizational influencing skills; exhibits passion for project portfolio and project management and has ability to demonstrate and relay its value to others. Effectively networks with and engages key stakeholders to positively affect portfolio project and project outcomes. Defines success in terms of the entire team, adept in assessing team members, how to motivate them for top performance, takes proactive steps to build team cohesion, provides clear direction, expectations and accountabilities. Has strong written and verbal communication skills; has ability to establish clear objectives and effectively reflect an appropriate sense of urgency. Communicates well in both formal and informal manners across from individual to entire company.

General Skills: Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to plan in details while maintaining line of sight to overall business objective. Ability to apply and train others on new concepts and processes. Ability to work and lead in a continuous improvement culture. Other Required Competencies: Productivity, integrity, independence, teamwork, results-oriented.

Computer Skills: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project; experience with SharePoint preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: PMO Project Managers

Physical Demands

The physical demands required in this position are those that are typical of an office environment. The ability to travel by automobile, airplane or other transportation is necessary, and such travel may occasionally entail long distances. Expected travel is less than 25%.

Work Environment

The primary work environment for this position is typical of an office work environment; it will require the periodic presence in a manufacturing environment in which appropriate personal protective equipment is prescribed and must be used.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications