World Wide Technology Practice Manager in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

Practice Manager

Location

St. Louis, MO

Job Description

Professional Services - Practice Manager of PMO

World Wide Technology is seeking an executive-level leader to develop and cultivate the strategic growth of the Professional Services PMO. This position requires an individual with an innovative thought process to create the framework to build and manage our Next Generation PMO. Candidates should have a background in business, technology and PMO as well as extremely strong leadership qualities and experience managing PMI individuals & processes. Candidates must have good quality management skills and the ability to build a scalable model to address the most complicated solutions down to run-rate type deployments. This position requires recruiting and identifying PM's and Program Managers that have the capability to move to the next level, creating a comprehensive training program, establishing the necessary checks and balances to ensure success while being mindful of program scalability.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish a WWT PS PMO brand

  • Big Picture Thinking -- apply business concepts to the PMO process

  • Have strategic vision to build a market-leading practice within today's technical industry, then present and articulate this vision of the "Next Generation PMO"

  • Develop Next Generation PMO tools and methodologies (including complex multiple workstream programs) to create scalability

  • Establish a checks-and-balances audit process to clearly identify success in building a "Next Generation PMO" with 100% compliance of all PMO methodologies

  • Interview and identify Program and Project Managers that have the traits to become a "Next Generation PM"

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive onboarding/training program that brings together the business aspects of a program including technical vision, financial management, leadership, and management of the most complex solutions that graduates employees to "Next Generation PM"

  • Continuous focus on services improvements & discipline

  • Maintain communication with PMO management & PS Leadership

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Executive-level experience (Services Business Owner or sizable organizational lead)

  • Experience working at the "C" level

  • "Can-do" and innovative mindset with energetic personality

  • Interested in building something new to bring to market

  • Strong management experience with PM's and engineers, with focus on team building

  • Extended knowledge of technologies and deployment practices

  • Understanding of complex solutions and interdependencies of each technology

  • Passion for learning new technologies and solutions

  • Excellent understanding of financial processes -- P&L and financial management

  • Experience with creating proposals, budgets, SOW's and Levels-of-Effort

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)

  • Strong MS Project skills, including how to build complex project plans with dependencies

  • Project and Program Management experience

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think outside the box and implement change

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years leadership experience in Professional Services

Travel Requirements:

  • ​30 % - 50% travel required

WWT will consider for employment, without regard to disability, a disabled applicant who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the job and is capable of performing the essential requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. World Wide Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please call 1-800-432-7008 and ask for Human Resources.

WWT will consider for employment, without regard to disability, a disabled applicant who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the job and is capable of performing the essential requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. World Wide Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please call 1-800-432-7008 and ask for Human Resources.