PMO Ops Development Manager

Pasadena, CA 91188

Posted: 04/23/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Project Manager/Leader Job Number: 26799 Pay Range: $133,000-$171,000 Workplace Type: On-site

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a PMO Ops Development Manager.

The Manager Role will work with the Vice President of Business Operations and Technology relating to department support, growth and opportunities in conjunction with the Business’s needs and strategic operations objectives. 

Supervises: Project Managers and Support Staff

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Execution of key operations project initiatives of any size, type, and complexity of project operating independently.

·      Staff, lead and manage the Operations PMO team (Project Managers and Project Coordinators).

·      Collaborate with other department leaders to define, prioritize, develop, and execute projects.

·      Guide Operations Project Managers and Project Teams towards successful requirements gathering, charter generation, and project planning based on input from all cross-functional areas and stakeholders within the project.

·      Oversee the development of the project, provide guidance for PMO team, and ensure successful and productive change management.

·      Manage weekly project reviews with Operations Project Management team.

·      Analyze financial data, including project budgets, risks, and resource allocation.

·      Lead portfolio management, resource allocation, and project budget tracking, goals and KPI definition.

·      Proactively monitor the PMO infrastructure and support Operations Project Managers to ensure project tools, deliverables and documents are maintained.

·      Continually evaluate projects to ensure they are meeting company standards, adhering to budgets, and meeting deadlines.

·      Design, develop and document project management best practices and processes.

·      Maintain and provide critical thinking and optimizations to the current internal PMO tools and processes following LEAN best practices.

·      Maintain a pulse on productivity tools and practices available on the market that might yield opportunities for new approaches and increased effectiveness.

·      Participate in Strategic Operations planning and execution based on the voice of the Business.

·      Coordinate IT, Training Development and Application Specialty resource needs with Corporate Operations Leadership.

·      Develop and maintain a collaborative team environment in alignment with ACCO’s core values.

·      Foster thoughtful relationships sensitive to the impact of change within the team and Business as a whole.

·      Other duties as assigned by the Corporate Operations Leadership.

Key Position Requirements (Skills, Work Experience, Education, Certifications, Licenses, etc.):


·      10+ years within operations management, people/project management or related experience.

·      5+ years of experience in roles requiring critical thinking to drive strategy and change.

·      Bachelor’s degree in business, construction management, or related field required.

·      Project Management certification encouraged.

·      Project management experience or related field required.

·      Advanced problem-solving skills and desire to see constant improvement.

·      Ability to operate independently and autonomously and yet possess the discretionary judgment to know when it is appropriate to consult with others in the organization.

·      Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.

·      Experience presenting complex issues in a simple and informative manner, articulate important points, align the content with the expectations of the audience and use various tools available.

·      Experience interacting with various level of employees, contractors and vendors.

·      Experience identifying opportunities for business improvement and defining/measuring the success of those initiatives.

·      Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, excellent time-management and organizational habits.

·      Ability to clearly communicate and present information in leveraging data to improve operations.

·      Ability to use standard business applications (Smartsheet, Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Project, Lucid Charts) to obtain/process data and develop reports.

·      Industry experience strongly preferred.


Key Competencies: 

The following core competencies and characteristics:

·      Adaptability/Flexibility

·      Attention to Detail

·      Confidentiality

·      Organizing/Executing

·      Effective Communication

·      Analyzing/Interpreting

·      Supporting/Cooperating

·      Self-Motivation and Initiative

·      Willingness to Learn

·      Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

Security Clearance Required: N/A

Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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