Director, PMO at Pythian (Remote)

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Director, PMO
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Why You?
Are you an experienced PMO leader based in Canada? Do you want to work remotely (forever)? Can you lead program and project managers to ensure that delivery is being effectively executed and managed throughout a project life cycle? Can you work with key business stakeholders and offer strong communication, expert analysis, and quality service? Do you want a chance to work with senior members of Pythian to drive key business initiatives and collaborate with our remote global teams? Can you help transform how our customers compete and win by helping them use their data to power their business and turn their data into valuable insights, predictions, and products, to help them deliver better outcomes faster? If you Love Your Data™ and enjoy solving complex business and technical problems and want to Love your career, then this could be the job for you!

What will you be doing?

  • Managing the PMO Team and associated areas
  • Supporting the Vice President of Delivery Operations and Customer Experience ensuring PMO strategy is executed 
  • Take accountability for the successful delivery of enterprise projects, by directing, leading and driving project delivery through the Delivery Operations teams, identifying dependencies impacting prioritization and making resource allocation decisions
  • Assisting with managing the pipeline of work and facilitating prioritization taking current supply/demand into consideration
  • Supporting Pythian Program Managers and Project Directors in ensuring adherence to policy and governance
  • Guiding and directing Project Managers, ensuring that effective project controls are established and maintained for all projects within their span of control. Maintaining key PMO artifacts; primarily the PMO runbooks and performing monthly program reviews
  • Influencing, organizing, and directing project teams, developing, and maintaining the Delivery Operations and Customer Experience departments Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Results (OKRs), and managing reporting against agreed metrics
  • Effectively engaging with Pythian’s customers, third parties and project stakeholders throughout the duration of projects, developing positive, enduring relationships (up to and including “C” level)
  • Ensuring that a clear understanding of projects’ progress, plans, risk, and status is regularly, clearly and accurately reported, identifying and resolving conflicts wherever they arise.
  • Maintain and improve the PMO organization structure, hire, and manage project staffing requirements in line with project objectives.
  • Support the use of the PMO methodology, and through continuous improvement initiatives advance overall maturity and drive towards predictable, consistent, and high-quality outcomes

What do we need from you?

  • This is a “wish list” If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we’re looking for, please do apply, we’d love to hear from you! There will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and contribute to the Team and Customers needs and grow with Pythian. While we realize you might not have everything to be the successful candidate for the Director, PMO job you will likely have skills such as;
  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management, methodologies, techniques, processes, and approaches
  • A natural problem-solver and strategic thinker; able to bring clarity to chaos and navigate through ambiguity
  • A positive, collaborative, and friendly attitude
  • Technical IT experience (e.g. Public Cloud, QA, Software Development, DBA)
  • Solid PMO background at a senior level, with experience of running an enterprise Project Management Office with full lifecycle experience
  • Strong influence and persuasion skills at all levels, up and including C-level
  • Experience of managing and directing large scale PMO teams
  • Strong risk management, governance, and compliance background
  • Strong understanding of the Project Lifecycle (PLC); System Development Lifecycle (SDLC); and Agile delivery components and frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc).
  • Experience of driving cost efficiencies across large complex programs
  • Formal professional project management certifications such as PMP or Prince 2 

Why Pythian?
Pythian excels at helping businesses use their data and cloud to transform how they compete and win in this ever-changing environment by delivering advanced on-prem, hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud solutions to solve the toughest data challenges faster and better than anyone else. Founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada in 1997, Pythian now has more than 450 employees located around the globe with over 350 clients spanning industries from SaaS; media; gaming; financial services; e-commerce and more. Pythian is known for its technology-enabled data expertise covering everything from ETL to ML. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the specific data goals of each client and have built meaningful partnerships with major cloud vendors AWS, Google and Microsoft. The powerful combination of our extensive expertise in data and cloud and our ability to keep on top of the latest bleeding edge technologies make us the perfect partner to help mid and large-sized businesses transform to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing digital economy. If you are Director of a PMO; live in Canada; love your data™ and want to love your career then join us! 

For this job an equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered.
Pythian is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
The successful applicant will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a background check.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in their country of residence permanently– Pythian will not relocate, sponsor, or file petitions of any kind on behalf of a foreign worker to gain a work visa, become a permanent resident based on a permanent job offer, or to otherwise obtain authorization to work.
Love Your Data™ is a registered trademark of Pythian Services Inc.
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More Information on Pythian
Pythian operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Pythian was founded in 2022. It has 426 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 51 open jobs at Pythian, click here.
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