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Director Program Management - Remote


Huntsville, AL, US

REQ ID:  34562

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Director Program Management
Location: This position can be based anywhere in the US


Job Summary:

This role is responsible for general leadership of project delivery and governance across the organization for capital programs and major corporate initiatives. Develops and implements PMO processes and policies, directs project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. Typically reports to top management. The role will provide advice and guidance, monitoring and assurance, advocacy and education with respect to programs, projects, and their delivery, to executives, project managers and staff at all levels. Additionally, this will include a reporting framework focused on value added advice and early identification of risk and issues for all major programs and projects across the organization. The role serves as an enabler for highly effective communication between project managers and the Business Unit/IT executives who make the strategic decisions for those projects.


Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include various aspects of the below based on alignment to PMO Operations or PMO Delivery. Responsible for managing the day-to-day PMO operations, Mature capabilities of the enterprise PMO to scale, and accelerate. Recruit, build team, and develop talent with required skillsets to support all PMO operation. Project planning, Risk/Issue management, Resource management, Financial management. Define and clarify roles and responsibilities (RACI). Responsible for execution and delivery of modernization programs and projects, Leverage PMO framework and tools to accelerate execution, Develop and launch modernization project plans, work breakdown structures (WBS), and critical path for each portfolio. Work with local teams and site PMs to enhance and tailor plans specific to each site. Acts as the organizational change agent for improving project portfolio management maturity and project management best practices in support of business goals and strategy. Escalation point for all project-related resource conflicts, risks and issues.

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in business administration, CIS or equivalent work experience.(15+ years exp)
  • 3+ years leading a high functioning team or team of project managers.
  • 8+ years of successful project management experience.
  • PMP certification strongly preferred.
  • An effective blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills.
  • Project & portfolio management tools and experience

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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