Director, IT Program Management Office
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.POSITION SUMMARY:The role of the Director, IT Program Management Office (PMO) is to design and implement the IT Governance framework and to manage the portfolio of IT programs and projects instilling strict project management discipline. This includes developing strong program management processes and instilling them across the entire IT portfolio. The ideal candidate is a proven leader who can balance team administration tasks with portfolio/program/project execution to deliver predictable value to the business. He/she must be highly skilled in managing communications with/between sponsors, stakeholders, and technical teams throughout the entire life cycle of multi-year, multi-phase enterprise software programs/projects, some of which may be global in scope. The position reports to the CIO.
RESPONSIBILITIES: * Develop an IT portfolio management governance framework to facilitate prioritization of demand and coordination of efforts across functions. * Socialize the governance framework across business stakeholders and embed the governance framework into the IT organization. * Oversee the planning, scheduling, and tracking of program/project timelines, resources, milestones and deliverables using portfolio/program/project management tools and best practices. * Supervise the development and on-going management of full-scale project plans and associated communications documents for all portfolio programs, projects, and enhancements. * Set, communicate and continually manage portfolio expectations with all internal and external stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner. * Design, develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives to incorporate lessons learned from successful programs/projects/enhancements. * Proactively manage changes in scope, schedule, resources, and budget for all portfolio projects and enhancements. * Establish and manage resource capacity planning process in collaboration with IT functional leaders. * Identify any issues/risks to portfolio/program/project success and develop mitigation plans to manage them throughout the development lifecycle. * Create, update, refine, and implement PMO processes and procedures to ensure consistent implementation of program/project management. * Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the PMO and the IT Governance function. * Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: * Bachelor”s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or similar technical degree is required. * Master”s Degree is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: * Develop Minimum of ten years of IT portfolio/program/project management experience. * Socialize Experience working in complex, global business preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: * Develop ITIL Certification preferred. * Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred. * Six Sigma, Lean or other TQM certification a plus. * PC skills and hands-on experience building tools and presentations with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access.