EMEA Project Office Management (PMO) Lead Job at IBM – Sandton, Gauteng


At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The mission of the EMEA PMO Lead – Process and Standards is to establish and implement best practices and maintain standards related to project management, planning, and execution. The PMO strives to standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects. This person will ultimately be responsible for ensuring definition and compliance with the methodologies and practices established by the PMO, as well as helping to define these best practices, processes, templates, methodologies, standards, etc. when and where required, as would be required by the PMO to ensure sustainable growth and a common foundation for the establishment of the EMEA and WW PMO.

You will help the PMO with the development, validation, and execution of:

Develop Governance Strategy (to support PM Lifecycle); document and adhere

Define PM Methodology (Lifecycle) for C&CS Labs

Align methodologies, practices, standards, tools

Develop and publish templates

Reduce troubled projects

Take corrective actions to address the Top 5 reasons for troubled projects

Identify projects at risk to become troubled

Ensure that a universal Red/Yellow/Green criteria are applied across the EMEA portfolio for reporting to Market Leaders and Management on a regular basis

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • PMP®️ or equivalent (e.g. Prince2)
  • More than 10 years’ experience with project management

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • IBM PM Certification
  • PMP®️ or equivalent (e.g. Prince2)
  • Agile Certification
  • More than 10 years’ experience with project management
  • More than 2 years’ experience with project management within IBM

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