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Director, IT PMO

Company: SpartanNash
Location: Byron Center
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

  • Location: SPT - Grand Rapids Service Center
  • Full/Part Time: Full time
  • Job Number: R2154 At SpartanNash, relationships matter, and our Corporate team takes that sentiment to heart in the way we work as one totally aligned team, support and respect each other and share the highest standards of excellence. We're always looking for the next great idea or a new way to approach a challenge, and we collaborate and innovate to achieve our goals. Location:850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315Job Description:Key Role Dimensions
    • Leadership - (1) Develop and lead the project management office (PMO) vision to help drive quality, consistency, and governance of projects across the enterprise. (2) Be a trusted leader and partner in the orchestration and delivery of strategic initiatives.
    • Coaching and Mentoring - Build a strong pool of project and program managers and empower them by providing methodologies, standards, metrics, and tools.
    • Operational Excellence and Lean Thinking - Design and implement agility and continuous improvements in the investment decision process, project methodology, including project lifecycle stage-gate processes, project artifacts and templates and make them relevant to the size and complexity of the projects.
    • Strategy Alignment - Ensuring the PMO goals and objectives align with the organization's strategic goals and objectives.
    • Business Relationships - Work alongside business and technology leaders to influence informed decision making on enterprise project portfolio roadmaps and priorities that systematically enable the business capabilities, functions, and outcomes.
    • Fiscal Management - Plan, direct and control IT department capital budgets and project related operating expenses while supporting organization's financial goals, and governing investment decisions and risk management.Essential Duties and Responsibilities
      • Leads discussions and builds consensus among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership in establishing mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster results-oriented culture and mindset.
      • Partners with the delivery organization on the implementation of project and program management processes, methods, tools and techniques, frameworks, and standards.
      • Ensures consistent portfolio, program and project metrics reporting and tracking across all business and IT functions.
      • Leads project ICU meetings to drive governance and ensure cross-functional leadership support for the projects.
      • Provides coaching and mentoring to PMO staff, project, and program managers.
      • Establish a resource management model that gives transparency to the investment committee in making project prioritization decisions that balance resource capacity and funding needs.
      • Builds and maintains relationships with senior business and technology leaders to be able to collaborate and drive investment committee decisions as a trusted advisor.
      • Establishes a project management competency center to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders.
      • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tools.
      • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.
      • Develop standards reporting, project benefits tracking, and monitor 'make good' process.
      • Provide input into the cost-benefit analysis and business case justifications for new projects.
      • Deliver formal presentations and executive summaries to senior management on strategic and operational initiatives.
      • Plan, direct and control IT department capital budgets and operating expenses in close collaboration with Accounting team.
      • Collaborate with Accounting, Tax and Compliance, and ensure adherence to audit and control requirements.
      • Regularly review and evaluate opportunities to improve the project management practices in order to achieve higher maturity in the PPM.Knowledge, Skills & Experience
        • Expert-level knowledge of project/program/portfolio management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes, and approaches.
        • Expertise in Budgeting and profitability management skills.
        • Expertise in large scale project portfolio management in a very diverse environment.
        • Knowledge of resource management tools.
        • Ability to mentor and coach teams and effectively build project management competency.
        • Ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with business and technology leaders, customers, and vendor.
        • Ability to have tough conversations, negotiations.
        • Demonstrate resilience, and resourcefulness.
        • Over 15 years in Project/Program Management - waterfall, agile, hybrid - incl. 5-7 years in driving alpha and digital transformation projects and programs.
        • A design thinking practitioner that can help drive cross-functional business decisions based on feasibility, viability, sustainability, and strategic fit.
        • Ability to develop, influence and communicate the PMO vision, seek stakeholder buy-in and inspire and motivate PMO staff.
        • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills.
        • Excellent analytical, strategic planning and execution skills.
        • A well-rounded cross-functional business acumen (Sales, Marketing, Service, HR, Supply Chain, Retail, Digital, e-Commerce, Finance), including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units.
        • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other organizations are leveraging them to drive enterprise level projects, programs and portfolios.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff.
        • Attends training and seminars as requested/deemed necessary to stay on top of industry standards and PPM/PMO trends.
        • Collaborative and a consensus driven management style.
        • Ability to facilitate and drive continuous process improvements on the job by partnering with other cross-functional leaders.
        • Up to 25% travel.Education & Credentials
          • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering or Business
          • Project Management Professional (PMP); 10+ years in managing large projects and or protfolios
          • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - Strongly Desired SpartanNash is a certified Military-Friendly employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply! We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position. SpartanNash is proud to take care of the people who take care of our business through our robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package. Learn more here . SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer who celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals. Apply At SpartanNash we celebrate diversity and believe employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or protected veteran status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state or local laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance or an accommodation of any kind to complete an application, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at .

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