WD-40 Company

  • IT Portfolio and Project Management Director

    Information Systems (IT)
    United States
    San Diego
  • Overview

    Snapshot of What We’re Looking For


    We are seeking an IT Portfolio & Project Management (PPM) Director who will be responsible for managing and leading the establishment of Business Partnerships and Enterprise Program Management for the Americas, Asia Pacific and Corporate business units in alignment with the WD-40 Company Strategic Plan. The IT PPM Director will establish project execution and business analyst best practices, tools and systems to effectively and efficiently manage work requested of IT in the context of investments, resources, and in workload.  This position will also establish the Business Partnership role using team members to serve as IT liaisons to each department supported. 


    If you are a passionate, flexible change agent to establish business partnerships and lead change, please consider joining our tribe. 


    This role resides at our global headquarters in Scripps Ranch, San Diego.


    What You’ll Be Doing


    1. Responsible for guiding direct reports to the successful completion and coordination of work in sync with approved requests and in alignment with expected outcomes
    2. Proactively drive continuous team adoption of approved methodologies and tools relative to project execution (Agile) and service delivery (ITIL) in support of high-quality outcomes, regulatory requirements, reduced costs, increased efficiencies, and improved system performance
    3. Provide functional area leadership to team members by actively developing their ability to execute on projects in a project manager, scrum master, business analyst and business partner role
    4. Proactively provides continuous improvement recommendations relative to people, process and technologies to ensure the efficient delivery of all company-wide operational and strategic projects
    5. Manages the strategic vetting, recommended prioritization, and sequencing of projects through approved or established processes
    6. Develops financial mechanisms for appropriately evaluating, proposing and managing expenses to optimize and ensure responsible use of company resources
    7. Demonstrates effective relationships, presentation, and communication methods, both personally and through team members, to promote an effective, positive and transparent relationship between IT and IT’s business partners; reducing the need for less effective forms of communication
    8. Provides materials and facilitates executive level meetings to promote IT resources allocation towards high value initiatives.
    9. Lead the team and support business partners in development of business case project evaluations, including financial and technical materials as well as option and contingency considerations used to evaluate and support project recommendations
    10. Ensures the delivery and presentation of agreed upon metrics at a frequency and format desired to accurately reflect the performance of assigned area
    11. Promote adoption of and practice of company values by being an exemplary role model and actively coaching others to success
    12. Continuously drives for improved project delivery status and planning in order to facilitate high level prioritization discussions related to roadmaps and timelines
    13. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
    14. Demonstrates servant leadership in the attainment of corporate, department and personal goals in harmony with the Company’s stated Values, Code of Conduct.  Be the example of leadership and living the values that others can emulate.


    What You’ll Bring to the Role



    • 15 years of experience in a PMO or Business Partner role within IT at a publicly traded company
    • 10 years of experience working in IT
    • Five years or more leading an IT department
    • Five years of experience in a “hands on” role within IT (PM, BA)
    • Three years of Agile experience

    Technical Skills/Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or technical field, Master’s degree a bonus
    • Project Management certification, PMI PMP
    • Agile – Scrum & Kanban
    • Leadership Training


    Why You Should Apply


    • If you believe in our “why” this is the place for you
    • Over 93% employee engagement as of February 2018 global employee survey
    • Publicly traded company headquartered in San Diego, California since 1953
    • Voted Most Democratic Workplace and certified WorldBlu Freedom Centered Workplace
    • Learning based culture that supports the growth and development of our team members


    We’ve Got You Covered


    Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provide you and your family with extensive protection and security, along with quality, life-enhancing programs to include; profit sharing, annual cash incentive reward potential for everyone, tuition reimbursement, 401K matching, short day Fridays and much more!


    Our “Why”


    At WD-40 Company we believe that purpose-driven, passionate people guided by our values create amazing outcomes.  Our “why” is refreshingly simple - we exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. We solve problems. We make things work smoothly. We create opportunities. How we achieve our “why” is by cultivating a tribal culture through learning, teaching and living our values.

    Since 1953, our formulation remains a secret. It is no secret that our passion for our people, culture, and brands is what distinguishes us. WD-40 Company has best-in-class products and we seek best-in-class talent.

    Do You Align With Our Values?


    Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do:  We live, breathe, and play by our values every day.


    • We value doing the right thing.
    • We value creating positive lasting memories in all our relationships.
    • We value making it better than it is today.
    • We value succeeding as a Tribe while excelling as individuals.
    • We value owning it and passionately acting on it.
    • We value sustaining the WD-40 Company economy.


    Apply Now

    Please visit us online to complete an application http://www.wd40company.com/about/careers/  

    #WD40TribalLife   #PositiveLastingMemories

    Thank you for considering WD-40 Company in your career search!




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