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Program Manager | APAC PMO Centre of Excellence

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APAC PMO Program Manager | Set up Centre of Excellence

The APAC PMO Manager / Program & Centre of Excellence Manager will be responsible for Program-related domains of the PMO framework including Governance, Prioritisation, Resourcing and Reporting, and hold responsibility for defining the strategy and developing the organisational Centre of Excellence.


  • Stewardship of PMO governance framework and underpinning infrastructure
  • Program management, reporting and driving of compliance to standardised and consistent business processes
  • Management of organisational Centre of Excellence and related capability development initiatives
  • Leadership of strategic programs aligned to organisational objectives
  • Stakeholder engagement and cultivating of trust with all levels of the organisation
  • Ensuring project portfolio is prioritised and resourced sufficiently
  • Collaboration with Heads of Departments for performance monitoring and reporting
  • Coaching and mentoring of team members to support organisational upskilling and drive successful projects and programs
  • Cultivate a culture of learning, drive evolution in the ways of working and nurture a continuous improvement mindset


  • 5+ years leadership experience in Program Governance and demonstrated competency in Capability Development
  • Deep knowledge and industry credentials in Project & / or Program management
  • Understanding of the roles Change Management and Continuous Improvement play in the Project Lifecycle and organisational upskilling
  • Cross-functional business acumen
  • Proficiency with Project Management software & tools
  • Comfortable in development of business cases and advocating for a recommended course of action
  • Ability to translate complexity and strategy into practical simplicity that allows a shared understanding of requirements
  • Familiarity with different project delivery approaches and ability to advocate for the benefits of each method
  • Excellent inter-personal soft skills including empathy, communication, assertiveness and emotional intelligence
  • Adaptable and versatile leadership style that can flex according to business and stakeholder requirements, and cultural ways of working
  • Proven ability and track record of coaching & mentoring Project Managers and Functional Project Leads

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply. To apply please click apply or call Ben Leighton on +61 2 82893139 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Project Management / IT Management

Industry: FMCG

Salary: AUD180,000 - AUD200,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Sydney CBD

Job Reference: 1977060/001

Date posted: 30 May 2024

Consultant: Ben Leighton

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