• Executive Director, PMO

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/27/2018 6:03 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-13717
    Category
    Product Management
  • Overview

    WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.  Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status

    Responsibilities

    The Executive Director, PMO is responsible for the overall project and program management function and team; providing leadership, coordination, strategic direction, and management of all PMO processes and functions. Working with a broad group of business, product and technology leaders, this individual will ensure prioritization and successful delivery of initiatives across WebMD.

     

    • Prioritize, execute, and deliver projects within multiple areas of the company
    • Strategically advise on projects priorities, options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on other business priorities
    • Ensure alignment of projects and requirements to strategic objectives
    • Provide transparent frequent updates, manage sponsor expectations, and keep all stakeholders informed of the progress of all projects
    • Lead the identification and implementation of the project management processes and methodologies best suited to support the evolving needs of product and project delivery teams
    • Oversee project management team, providing insight to project management practices, training and oversight
    • Direct the management, implementation, and reporting of multiple large and complex projects: develop timelines; make staffing decisions based on assessment of team member's skills and workloads, and identifies potential obstacles
    • Provide training and development opportunities and serve in a mentoring role for the team

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Master’s in Computer Science or Business Administration
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing programs with multiple projects/work streams (ideally in a web/software company)
    • Demonstrated experience and implementation success with various agile methodologies such Scrum and Kanban.
    • Strong ability to use project management tracking and reporting tools, such as JIRA, MS Project
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or PMI-ACP preferred
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus

     

    Professional Skill Requirements:

    • Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple projects from inception to completion, and manage multiple deadlines between cross functional teams
    • Demonstrates skills in leadership, negotiation, conflict management, problem solving
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent teamwork skills
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Enjoys a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment and thrives on multi-tasking