WestRock ePMO Sr. Manager, Program Operations in Norcross, Georgia

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ePMO Sr. Manager, Program Operations - Norcross, GA

3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Jefferson Plaza

Norcross, Georgia, 30071

United States

The opportunity:

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The Senior Manager provides management, leadership and oversight for the development of a robust and agile governance, operational excellence and delivery assurance within the ePMO. + Establish the ePMO service delivery and operating models from project identification and prioritization to project implementation and value realization.
+ Establish a transformational culture that understands and supports a “value realization” mindset.

How you will impact WestRock:

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Develop, implement and continuously improve the structure, processes and policies to govern the ePMO portfolio of projects. + Facilitate QBRs/PMRs to review project/program progress, obtain strategic guidance and ensure alignment within the portfolio as well as integration with organizational strategic objectives. + Partner with stakeholders to ensure optimal preparations for review sessions and effective implementation of key governance decisions. + Proactively identify, manage and escalate risks across projects, work streams and programs. + Build and sustain relationships with senior leadership and ePMO stakeholders and acts as a trusted expert. + Develop, train and implement the operating, communication, tools and change management frameworks. + Operating: Design the standardized methodologies, processes, KPIs and controls for managing projects and programs. + Communication: Create communication strategy, approach and plan, including, but not limited to content guidelines and delivery cadence. + Tools: Establish tools and templates necessary to successfully execute current projects and support ongoing operations. + Change Management: Define approach for managing change across the enterprise in coordination with the delivery of technology projects. + Lead resource management and administer processes to manage work assignments, resource utilization and resource forecasting. + Own and drive complex internal projects, programs and multi-disciplinary teams. + Oversee project managers’ delivery quality by conducting “deep dives” of projects and programs to ensure timely execution within scope and on budget. + Establish culture that nurtures project management resources and shares relevant knowledge of best practices. + Manage (a) high-risk, highly visible projects of large scope and high complexity, (b) multiple programs or (c) a portfolio with organization-wide impact; directs and controls the activities of cross-functional project teams. + Ingrain strong PM rigor across the enterprise and can give expert advice and lead others to execute or perform. + Coordinate with overall IT PMO and Transformation leadership when chartering new projects and plan/manage/deliver the project portfolio against the overall IT strategy.
+ Practice self-leadership and promote learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicate information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influence team members within assigned unit; listen and respond to, seek and address performance feedback; adapt to competing demands and new responsibilities; provide feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; create and execute plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapt to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. + Oversee project activities related to organizational change management (e.g., development and execution of user adoption, implementation, and training plans) as defined by the project. + Interface with key IT organizations and external vendors to prepare project requirements, planning and provisioning activities, implementation and closure of project initiatives.
+ Exercise wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments and develop methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. + Can interact with executives and/or major business leaders by engaging in critical situations, milestones or influencing and persuading other senior level managers. + Allocate project management resources and influence the allocation of non-project management resources. + Called in as an expert in high visibility internal and/or external stakeholder situations. + Work with the senior leadership team to identified programs for the portfolio which are aligned to the company's overall vision, strategic priorities and goals.

What you need to succeed:

  • High PM IQ with the ability to drive strategic vision.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple large-scale, high-risk projects across a portfolio.
  • Strong facilitation skills; ability to communicate effectively with the business to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions as required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Executive leadership and stakeholder communication.
  • Understanding of various technologies including applications and databases.
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach Project Managers.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline/equivalent).
  • Project Management Certification (PMP).
  • Preferred: MBA or related advanced degree.
  • Preferred: Program Management Professional (PgMP).
  • Expert knowledge of project, program and portfolio management or building system solutions and/or business applications.
  • Expert knowledge of SDLC, Agile, CMMI, PMBOK, Six Sigma or other commonly accepted project management processes and methodologies.
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to build tools available to track project deliverables.
  • Expert knowledge of document management best practices (e.g., planning for how documentation will be managed, stored, archived), with ability to suggest improvements.
  • Proficient knowledge of IT terms (for specific IT functional area supporting).
  • Expert knowledge of risk and stakeholder management.
  • Expert knowledge of project, program and portfolio budget tracking.
  • Expert knowledge of project, program and portfolio coordination within a shared services organization (e.g., how to identify dependencies, risks).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suites of products, (Visio, Teams, OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of project planning tools (MS Project, ServiceNow, Jira, etc.).
  • Expert knowledge with portfolio/program management software.
  • 10+ years of experience in a project management role with a strong background in team development, delivery and process improvement.
  • 4+ years of experience implementing large, complex projects in a corporate environment.
  • 4+ years of experience leading project teams.
  • 7+ years of experience managing project budgets.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to mentor/coach team in senior or lead capacity.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management in a technical and business capacity.
  • Ability to influence internal and external key stakeholders and build consensus across impacted areas.
  • Experience creating detailed delivery schedules and roll-out plans; scheduling moderately complex budgets and tracking actuals against budget.
  • Proven success delivering projects in Agile, Waterfall or SDLC environments.
  • Experience with working multiple workstreams and leading high-performance teams while working under pressure.
  • Preferred: 3 years of experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or shared service.
  • Preferred: Process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, CMMI etc.).
  • Preferred: Experience in developing executive leadership presentations and talking points.
  • Preferred: Consulting or manufacturing experience.
  • Preferred: Demonstrated success leading operations.
  • Preferred: Detailed oriented and ability to close on open items quickly.

What we offer:

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Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence. + Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities. + An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential. + A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

ePMO Sr. Manager, Program Operations

Georgia-Norcross

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