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Manager, Project Management

Company: Mary Kay
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSEManages a division within the Global Program Management Department, responsible for creating and managing timelines from initiation to launch. This includes new and maintenance projects which can have a significant impact to the new product launch calendar. Interacts with a variety of function representatives across many management levels to explore alternatives and reach decisions in a manner that meets project timeline commitments.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Manages day-to-day activities in the Program Management Office (PMO) to ensure programs and projects meet organization goals and requirements. Implements and provides guidance related to PMO processes and policies, oversees the work of project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. Manages staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. 40%2. The PMO Manager provides leadership in best practices and is highly customer-focused outward and upward to meet customer expectations. The PMO Manager must also ensure that the operational issues of the PMO are managed, focusing on the project interface with project leaders, project teams and technology. Leads the team in solving complex problems to find effective solutions for project risk management. Ensures irresolvable issues are properly escalated in a timely manner. Is deeply involved in improving the consistency, predictability and efficiency of the organization project delivery capability. Recognizes, initiates and manages change that impacts the group. 20%3. Directly supervises and mentors Associate Project Managers, Project Managers, Program Managers, , and Sr. Program Managers as assigned. Manages staff by providing direction and coaching/mentoring for their career development. Recognizes individual development needs and collaborates to create effective individualized development plans to support organizational goals. Develops performance evaluations and conducts reviews with direct reports. Identifies staff development needs and ensures appropriate training and development. Coaches assigned team members to ensure they can effectively mitigate project risks, communicate and resolve project challenges, and determine when it is necessary to initiate an ECO to document scope changes or schedule adjustments impacting gate review dates. 20%4. Assists Director with strategic departmental initiatives and helps build out 1-3 year departmental roadmap in conjunction with the Mary Kay Global Strategies and initiatives and the established processes. Will help shape and implement the plan within the department and oversee progress of defined goals for the global Program Management department. 10%5. Builds cross functional relationships and collaborates on a regular basis to improve partnerships to help remove project barriers and road blocks. Acts as liaison between Program Management and functional leaders to ensure they are working as teams instead of silos, that teams understand the impact of their work on upstream and downstream activities, and to build confidence in established processes. 10%In addition to the above, incumbent is expected to meet the required competencies for this position as defined in the competency profile.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESEducation Bachelor's degree required, preferably in business, project management, product development, or a related scientific discipline (MBA preferred)Experience 8+ years of related experience in product development and project management with a strong focus in managing timelines for personal care, consumer goods or cosmetics. Knowledge of project management processes, and business fundamentals is critical. Two years of supervisory/management experience required.1. Must have an understanding of managing project timelines in international markets.2. Must have an understanding of international markets and manufacturing operations worldwide.3. Must possess strong leadership, including the ability to effectively recognize and manage change.4. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as well as a strong drive for results.5. Incumbent must understand task dependencies and critical milestones and how they relate to other steps in the product launch cycle.6. Must be organized, capable of managing high levels of detail, and managing multiple activities/tasks under pressure.7. Must have a strong, assertive personality balanced with a respect for others and sensitivity to cultural diversity.8. PMPcertification is preferred.

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