Director of Project Management, Pmp

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Full Time,
Language skills
English
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Trusted advisor and collaborative leader with 10+ years of experience in leading cross-functional teams to drive project success and organizational growth. Proven ability to effectively lead a Project Management Office (PMO) by ensuring efficient use of resources, streamlining processes, and providing optimal project delivery expertise. Demonstrated continued success with navigating complex challenges by leveraging technology to innovate, and enhancing project management methodologies to achieve organizational goals.


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Education

2010 MBA @ Keller Graduate School of Manager

Experience

07/2022 Director of PMO @ Vertical Cold Storage

• Leads team efforts to effectively manage projects spanning greenfield construction with $120M+ capital investment budgets, M&A integrations, and business process development within a startup environment
• Launched and strategically aligned the PMO with the organizational objectives to accommodate growing project demands and to ensure the consistent attainment of project prioritization efforts
• Optimized the project intake process by implementing a project initiation workflow process and standardizing templates to reduce project approval led times
• Designed a comprehensive project management approach, resulting in desired project execution outcomes, streamlined day-to-day activity oversight, increased team collaboration, and improved project visibility to key stakeholders
• Defined a project governance framework outlining roles, responsibilities, decision-making processes, and KPI reporting
• Champions the implementation of industry-leading project management methodologies, standards, and best practices to enhance operational efficiency, ensure consistent quality results, and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement

07/2020 - 07/2022 Project Director @ Newcold Logistics

• Drove the execution and delivery of highly complex $300M+ automated warehousing projects ensuring they completed on time and within budget
• Provided strategic direction and guidance to project managers and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with project requirements and objectives
• Mentored and coached direct reports to improve their project management skills, resulting in improved project outcomes, stakeholder communication and satisfaction
• Developed and maintained project management metrics and reporting mechanisms to track progress, identify risks and issues and provide routine updates to executive stakeholders. Deployed corrective action techniques to maintain scope
• Served as a trusted advisor to executive leadership to support informed decision-making across projects to drive successful achievement of organizational objectives

01/2019 - 07/2020 IT Program Manager @ Norfolk Southern

• Effectively managed the Industrial Control Systems/Cyber Security program valued at $10M by coordinating seamless cross-functional collaboration with IT leaders and engineers to ensure the successful completion of prescribed projects
• Defined program-specific requisites encompassing the scope of work, resource requirements, timeframes, and budgets; Formulated integrated project execution plans and managed capital spend forecasts
• Propelled the achievement of key milestones by providing proactive guidance, anticipating future assignments, eliminating obstacles, and delivering constructive feedback to enhance project performance
• Led and facilitated program meetings, disseminated status reports, managed project costs controls, and ensured continuous communication with executive stakeholders

08/2018 - 12/2019 IT Project Manager @ MARTA

• Directed the execution of the Mobile Ticketing Application project, valued at $14M; Managed vendor resources and the design development teams to ensure the successful completion of project activities
• Guided authority-wide stakeholders, project teams, and external vendors through an extensive planning process to effectively gather essential business requirements, and refine the system designs requirements; Represented the client in project meetings and stage gate reviews
• Devised and implemented a project implementation strategy by applying suitable methodologies to oversee project advancement, measure performance against baseline plans, and enforced project governance
• Conducted assessments of project discrepancies, prepared relevant metrics, and provided well-informed recommendations for corrective actions


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