Program Management Office Lead at Project44 | Powderkeg

Why project44?

At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work.

project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.

Job Description: Program Management Office (PMO) Lead

Overview

We are seeking an experienced, proven Program Management Office (PMO) Leader to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be an execution minded, strategic thinker, high collaborator with a solid background in managing large transformation initiatives involving systems, processes, and data requirements and requiring thoughtful change management considerations.

If you are passionate about driving operational excellence and have a track record of leading critical programs within a global landscape, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish, lead and manage the p44 Finance Program Management Office (PMO) to support cross-functional project execution, ensuring projects are defined properly and delivered on time, within scope, and budget.
  • Lead the Finance Fit for Growth Program to establish best in class processes and systems across the key operational workflows including Quote to Order, Order to Cash, Service to Value, Record to Report, and Procure to Pay.
  • Lead Project Agility to enable p44 to act and operate like a Public Company. Establish and lead cross functional plan to ensure IPO readiness.
  • Develop and enforce best practices in project and change management, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic objectives.
  • Drive the automation and optimization of systems and process data to enhance efficiency and accuracy across projects.
  • Act as the primary point of contact and collaboration bridge between the finance team and other organizational departments, ensuring seamless communication and integration of financial processes.
  • Oversee the integration and implementation of SaaS solutions, ensuring they meet business requirements and standards.
  • Manage the PMO's resources, budget, and staffing, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions to meet the evolving needs of the business.
  • Directly manage consultancy resources to ensure ongoing cadence and accountability to program timelines, deliverables, reporting, and management presentations.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Stay informed of industry trends and advancements in project and change management, incorporating best practices into PMO operations.
  • Experience in preparing for and executing IPOs is highly regarded, as is the ability to navigate the complexities of global project environments.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in a PMO, project, and change management role, with a strong preference for backgrounds in SaaS and related technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with key operational workflows for SaaS business models and systems, including Adaptive, NetSuite, CPQ, and Payroll, and a proven ability to liaise effectively between finance and other business units.
  • Exceptional skills in managing automation and systems process data, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Prior involvement in IPO processes offering valuable insights and expertise to our business strategy.
  • Global project management experience is essential, showcasing the ability to navigate and succeed in diverse and challenging international business environments.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and guide teams towards achieving strategic objectives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, or a related field; a Master’s degree or relevant certifications (e.g., PMP, PgMP) is highly desirable.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. We can only deliver a truly world-class product and experience if our teams are as diverse and unique communities we are building for. So it's up to us to create a company where anyone can bring their authentic self to work everyday. We're constantly working to improve, and we accept our responsibility to elevate the voices left in the margins. It's on every one of us.

Our focus on inclusion manifests in the way we hire, the customers we serve, and the regions we prioritize. We're building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for: a company that celebrates you for being you.

We pride ourselves on celebrating everyone — project44 is an equal opportunity employer actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where underrepresented groups can thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!

For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email recruiting@project44.com. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

More about project44

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we’ve created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Program Management Office Lead
  • Company
    Project44
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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