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Director of Project Management

Director of Project Management Job Description

What Is a Director of Project Management?

Position Summary:
Using extensive program management knowledge and experience in the IT industry, the Director – Project Management acts as operational lead for a team of project managers. The Director drives strategic & tactical planning, program budget preparation / management (through working closely with Finance), drives strategic program team meetings, manage any Sr. management interactions and other operational project needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides operational leadership, direction and support to project management team.
  • Independently assesses the needs of the programs and works to guide operational decisions to support the requirements for achieving the program and portfolio goals.
  • Facilitates achievement of strategic goals, Monitors ongoing progress of key project/program deliverables against overall goals, including the identification of potential risks and contingency plans.
  • Acts as a key liaison in the interactions between corporate partners/collaborators or vendors. Prepares, provides input, and / or manages the process involving major presentations for joint collaboration meetings – effecting key business decisions..
  • Defines, designs and implements new processes and tools to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across functional areas and the organization, identifies and analyzes problems, creates tasks, and develops solutions to cross-program, cross-functional or organizational issues.
  • Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of key issues and progress to the team and Sr. Management .
  • Proactively identifies and critically analyzes problems affecting the programs, processes and people issues that may the overall effectiveness of the team and program while developing viable and long-ogram, cross-functional or organizational issues.
  • Demonstrates excellent people management skills, as well as collaborative efforts with relevant stakeholders while setting up clear goals and regularly checking to measure progress and change direction as needed.

Average Salary Range

$140,000 – $180,000

Average Contract Rate Range

$100 – $150

Average Years of Experience

10+