Director of Project Management
Director of Project Management Job Description
What Is a Director of Project Management?
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.
- 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.