Project Manager Office (PMO) Director

Neenah, WI, 120 N Commercial St, Neenah, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #2517
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Alta Resources is Hiring!


The Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) has the responsibility to plan the evolution, oversee the development and communicate the vision and long-term direction of the team that owns Alta’s program and project portfolio. The Director of the PMO will work closely with Alta’s senior leadership team as well as internal business owners (e.g. Business Unit leadership , Quality, Marketing, Sales, Finance, HR, IT, and Facilities).  The Director will align the program and project portfolio with Alta Strategic Mandates, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Growth Plans. 

In support of the accountable business owners, this role includes responsibility for facilitating all project deliverables, including Statement of Work, business value driver alignment, changes and evolutions of project budgets, resource assignments, scope definition and schedule.  For technology-intensive projects, this includes system development lifecycle (SDLC) deliverables.  The Director of the PMO will be responsible for the refining and development of enterprise business processes that govern project management processes, lifecycle and business requirements definition.  He / she will provide management direction to all Project and Portfolio Managers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Key Performance Indicator Management

Project portfolio alignment with Alta strategic mandates and budget

Project benefits

Project schedule

Project budget

Provide leadership in the creation of Alta’s project management processes and practices. Direct the project management processes and practices.  Develop enhancements / improvements to the project management lifecycle as required.  Monitor the compliance with the accepted processes to ensure that set requirements are met.

Recruit and develop strong Project Management professionals.  Regularly assess capacity and skill needs.  


Provide functional direction and organizational leadership to Project Management teams consistent with Alta’s policies and practices.  Provide matrix leadership to resources assigned to project work in support of the project plans in each Line of Business.


Confirmation of project scope during the initial stages of the project, including “One Sheets” and SOWs. Estimating/budgeting for the project during the proposal process.


Establish and maintain relationships and communications at all levels of the organization.


Support senior leadership across business lines in strategic analysis, project scoping and approach definition.


Prepare reports for upper management regarding project status and budgets.


Plan and facilitate team meetings, working sessions and communicate output of such.


Identification of risks, and development/facilitation of risk mitigation actions.


Responsible for overall project management, including all phases of PMI project management concepts: Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk and Procurement.


Serve as escalation point for issues beyond project team authority; resolves conflicts involving scheduling, resources, or technical issues.


Communicate with business owners to assess satisfaction levels with products and services.


Participate in customer meetings as sales support to develop new and grow existing business opportunities.


Administer and train stakeholders of project management systems


Manage metrics designed to monitor project success and report progress against the defined objectives.


Oversee the creation of detailed work breakdown / project plans, provide project management oversight to ensure the plan is maintained and progress is tracked, develop and report appropriate metrics such that plan progress can be tracked by management, identify deviations from the plan and recommend remedial actions.


Regular attendance, punctuality and adherence to agreed-upon schedule of availability are conditions of employment and essential function of this position.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Experience in Managing 10+ Resources to successfully achieve yearly goals and targets


Exceptional communication skills and experience working with executives and C-level constituents.


Demonstrated knowledge of key management disciplines, including risk management, change order management, performance measurements, financial and qualitative analysis, and project/people management.


Extensive experience in managing large engagements, managing the project outcomes.


Must have managed multiple projects from start to finish (planning-deployment).


Experience working directly with senior business leaders, including presentations in front of large groups.


Experience with performance management and development of PM leaders.


Knowledge of multiple PM and Systems Development methodologies – waterfall, iterative, Agile, spiral, etc.


Ability to manage multiple priorities while staying aligned to the company objectives.


Leadership skill that would be applied across the enterprise and across multiple project environments, to influence business expectations and goals.


Experience with business transformation and change management.


Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


Ability to proactively develop and implement strategies that significantly mitigate risk


Ability to work and adapt to change in a fast paced environment


Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project


PMP Certification



Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ experience with Project Management or business consulting, 5 of which would be in a Program Manager or PMO type role, MBA preferred or equivalent educations, training or experience.


This position requires a working knowledge of computer technology that includes: Windows, PowerPoint, Advanced Word and Excel, along with Client designated software.  Individuals must possess the ability to learn and understand new software and other technology applications as introduced by Client and Alta Resources.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for up to eight hours, and stand. Manual dexterity which allows the individual to use hands to type on a keyboard, use a mouse and write are required, as is the ability to talk, and hear.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The environment for which this position functions contains scents and fragrances related to product samples that are necessary to have on site in order to complete the essential job functions of this position or others positions within the same area.  Due to the nature of this work individuals are required to be on-sight during hours designated by the Client, however, the occasion will arise when the employee must be off-site due to business functions.





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  • Neenah, WI, 120 N Commercial St, Neenah, Wisconsin, United States of America