Head of PMO

Job Description Head of PMO

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What is the job description of a Head of PMO?

The Head of PMO leads the PMO department and is responsible for designing the framework within which projects are created, managed and completed. They create methodologies, standards and dependencies according to which projects are designed. Moreover, the PMO Director will assess day-to-day workings and monitor progress in light of predetermined KPIs.

What skills and responsibilities does a Head of PMO have?

PMO Directors need a wide array of soft and managerial skills to cater to all aspects of the job.

Managerial skills

  • Expert knowledge of organisational strategies and needs
  • Strategic and analytical mind used to determine relevant KPIs in service of company objectives
  • Expert knowledge of the creation of frameworks, user guides, processes and systems optimised to efficiently reach organisational goals

Soft skills

  • Productive communication skills towards PMO Executives, motivating them within the implemented framework
  • Constructive feedback techniques
  • Staying up-to-date with current trends and technological innovations relevant to the company’s objectives

Degrees & Certificates

  • BA/MA in business, management or a related field
  • BA/MA in unrelated field or no higher degree with proven experience and additional certifications

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