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Verndale VP, Project Management in Boston, Massachusetts

About the VP, Project Management Position

Verndale is excited to be adding a new leadership role in our Project Management department. In this role you will be responsible for leading and advancing the Project Management Office (PMO) function within Verndale. As the leader of the overall project management function, you will provide leadership, mentorship, and management of PMO processes. You will support and enable Verndales ongoing engagements, ensuring that the PMP adds value to our teams and aligns to the overall strategy of the business.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate consensus across the organization around the mission and vision of the PMO

  • Champion the improvement of current project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines & standards to establish a framework that supports all teams and stakeholders to improve the efficiency and probability of successful project delivery

  • Define, manage, and direct the end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected outcomes across projects

  • Develop PM user requirements and supports the implementation/update of technologies impacting the PMO, where appropriate

  • Take responsibility for resourcing of billable staff across the organization, working closely with delivery teams on short and long-term forecasting and resourcing needs

  • Align to existing and/or make recommendations for improvement to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), metrics, leading indicators and project reporting

  • Build and maintain relationships with leadership and key business stakeholders

  • Foster collaboration, strategic alignment and integrated planning and execution across multiple functions in a matrixed organization

  • Regularly review and evaluate opportunities to improve project management best practices

  • Develop and exhibit a deep understanding of Verndale’s service offerings and skillsets to help identify ways for the organization to grow and provide additional value to our client base, both in terms of maximizing skillsets of existing staff and improving our overall delivery and client satisfaction

  • Mentor and manage internal Verndale team members (up, down, and across the organization) to ensure success of company and client goals, either in a direct management, project-based, or matrixed relationship

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of ten years of experience in project/program management

  • Proven history of successfully leading a project management team or department

  • Significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practice application (e.g., JIRA/Confluence, MS Project, SmartSheet, Power BI, etc.)

  • Ability to work creatively and analytically to manage multiple priorities, tasks, and complex issues using logical and efficient processes while still keeping a high level of attention to detail and quality of work

  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the PMO vision, and inspire and motivate PMO staff

    Preferred:

  • PMP Certification

  • Experience in an agency setting

    Ten Great Reasons to Work at Verndale

  • We are a rapidly growing company that is just as scrappy and entrepreneurial today as when we were founded in 1998.

  • We are relentlessly curious, and enthusiastically solve our client’s complicated business problems through technology, data, and design.

  • We foster a culture that enables every person in the organization to do the best work of their career.

  • We offer regular training and professional development to move careers forward.

  • Client and employee satisfaction are our two most important business metrics.

  • We celebrate and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • We offer generous paid company holidays, vacation, and paid sick time to every employee starting on day one.

  • We provide top-of-the-line benefits including health, dental, vision, 401K, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, EAP, HRA and more. For our Quito Employees we offer top-of-the-line Health Insurance, plus monthly perks customized to meet individual employees’ needs.

  • We support a healthy work/life balance.

  • We are fully remote enabled and embrace the evolving definition of the workplace.

    About Verndale

    Verndale is a customer experience agency, purpose-built to help marketing and technology leaders connect the dots of the consumer journey. From our offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Quito, we design and build digital experiences, and enable marketing technologies that bring brands and their customers closer together.

    We know that in order to do great work, you have to make work great. Verndale is committed to always being a company that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to recruit and retain people who are committed to creating the climate of respect that is essential for individual and company success.

    Verndale’s services are built around a core methodology that encompasses Growth Strategy, Experience Design, Technology Enablement, and Experience Optimization.

    Learn more at www.verndale.com

    Compensation & BenefitsVerndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation and comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) savings plan are offered to all full-time employees. Ample company paid holidays and personal time off make having a work-life balance possible. For some roles working from home on an as-needed basis is a definite possibility; we believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

    Verndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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