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Technology PMO Director

Job Name

Technology PMO Director






Information Technology

Reporting Line:

VP Technology Transformation & Strategy

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Technology PMO Director forms part of the newly established Technology Transformation and Strategy Office. The role oversees the global technology project management office, which includes defining and developing companywide Technology project management practices, governance processes and metrics for the technology organisation.

About You
  • You have business acumen – understanding business strategy and value creation
  • You have strong influencing skills – assertive as needed
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and can navigate in a matrix structure
  • You have a solid knowledge of building and running a PMO


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Understanding strategic goals and guiding the investment allocation, including monitoring and reporting against investment objectives
  • Providing leadership and continued development for the team that develops and maintains a formally identified set of projects which form the technology project portfolio. 
  • Quantifies project benefits in a way that will enable objective evaluation of projects against company objectives and thereby aid project approval decision-making.
  • Promotes adoption of processes, templates, tools and metrics to ensure successful completion of projects. 
  • Interfaces and co-ordinates with corporate strategic planning functions and key stakeholders (business partners and technology leads) to ensure proper project and resource management.
  • Monitors and analyses impact to the existing technology portfolio when new projects are being assessed.  Works with service and project managers to identify alternative strategies (resources, project sequencing, etc) for accomplishing desired projects. 
  • Works with business, service and project managers or via business relationship managers to identify projects relationships that will affect the technology priority and resource allocation decisions. 
  • Ensures that all required data for making program decisions is complete and available for decision-making.
  • Manages resource allocation /constraints affecting successful completion of projects. 
  • Partners with Technology Finance Lead to ensure accurate capturing, tracking and presentation of the project portfolio forecasts and actual status. 

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • 15+ years’ experience in project management of which 10+ years of leading PMO and team
  • Computer Science, Information Systems and/or Business Administration preferred
  • Qualification in PMI, Prince 2 or equivalent
  • Background in IT Management; extensive knowledge and experience in project/program management, portfolio management methodologies and tools. 
  • Strategic business focus and understanding
  • Extensive organisation, communication and facilitation skills – able to engage with senior leaders with impact and influence. 
Personal Qualities
  • Proven ability to influence, partner and work collaboratively with business partners at all levels.  Able to understand, actively shape and support business needs with strong results orientation. 
  • Long-term focus and ability to make recommendations/decisions regarding difficult complex strategic decisions.  Willing to assume responsibility and ownership for making critical decisions or recommendations related to approval, rejection and discontinuation of technology projects.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Direct experience managing people and ability to lead a team, instil trust, and motivate 
  • Demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills. 
  • Able to manage a team of project managers, and consultants supporting project execution. 
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. 
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with.
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.