Manager PMO
Allstate - Northbrook, IL

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The ATO PMO optimizes PMO processes and implements operational efficiencies. The manager position will play a key role in Identifying and driving Cross PMO initiatives, developing the PMO Roadmap, identifying and driving tactical improvements, determining and implementing long term strategic improvements.

The responsibilities of this role are as follows:
Responsible for managing Project Mangers in a technical organization

Sets goals and objectives

Independently plan projects or pursuits of medium to high complexity typically within a team or across teams within an area and assist where appropriate with efforts of higher complexity

Make project staffing recommendations and track assignments and utilization for projects of medium to high complexity

Make suggestions for using resources more effectively and coordinate / negotiate staffing changes with managers

Track and document completion of work plan activities, adhering and aligning to prescribed standards for status reporting, resource procurement, etc. for projects or pursuits of medium to high complexity

Manage medium to high complexity projects according to plan; measure, monitor, and report progress at defined points to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget and in compliance with governance/project processes

Resolve conflicts and competing demands and modify tasks, sequencing, and resourcing as appropriate to maintain progress

Monitor and track medium to high complexity project budgets

Anticipate and identify risks, issues and change requests and issues that are internal and external to the project following the appropriate structured methodology

Document and track resolution of project issues, risks and change requests; Resolve and escalate issues, risks and change requests as appropriate

Create and deliver project communication materials for team members, supervisors, and business partner for projects of moderate complexity

Develop positive relationships and share information with project or pursuit members and interfacing teams

Manage relationships with sponsors / stakeholders through effective management of communications

Develop and leverage appropriate technical, functional, or business knowledge to support the successful development of business partner / user solutions

Coach and develop team members in support of the achievement of project objectives

Provide feedback to managers of project team members on project performance for inclusion in the overall performance management process

Set goals and objectives, and provide feedback for a given project with project team members

Qualifications

Education - Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

5-10 years Advanced Project Management Experience

Advanced Process Engineering Skills

Advanced Communication Skills

Advanced Decision Making Skills

Job

Project Management

Primary Location

IL-Northbrook

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