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Business Administration/Management
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21000234 Requisition #

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.

 
DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

 

We are looking for a highly talented Director, Project Management Office.

 

This position can sit in our Reston, Chicago, Atlanta, or San Diego office. 

 

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.
 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 10 years project management experience 
  • 5 years experience consulting, designing, implementing, and leading enterprise-wide systems implementations (e.g. HR, Financial systems, Knowledge Management systems, etc.) and other major high-profile projects
  • Excellent board-ready communication skills, including oral and formal written and PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to create innovative solutions
  • Experience working as a senior manager in a PMO

 

Preferred Requirements:  

  • Experience in standing up a PMO
  • Formal training in project management as part of degree program or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 

 

What will your day look like?

As the Director of Project Management Office, you will operate as the principal Project Manager on designated firmwide strategic projects and provides consultation, advice, and oversight to projects managed by others.  You will be responsible for the end-to-end planning, monitoring, execution, and closeout of projects, including coordination with all involved departments and stakeholders, and the development of budgets, project plans and milestones, resource planning, communication plan, and change management.  You will support senior leaders/managers with the development of business cases for proposed solutions, and coordinate or oversee the execution of a variety of projects, both system implementations and non-IT projects and initiatives simultaneously.


Additionally, you will advance the development and impact of the Project Management Office (PMO) across the firm.  You will develop policy, promote best practices in project management and standards for firmwide adoption, and support the development of a continuous improvement culture. You will work closely with senior firm and department leadership to develop strategic approaches and implementation plans for proposed initiatives and for large/complex approved projects.  

 

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

 

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

 

Agency applications will not be considered.
 

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