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UniFirst Corporation EPMO Director in Wilmington, Massachusetts

EPMO Director

Location:

Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job ID

2401379

This is a hybrid position with an in-office requirement 3x per week in Wilmington, MA.

The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) ensures that projects are strategically planned, executed effectively and efficiently, driving optimal value for the end user and the organization. The EPMO Director is responsible for developing and maintaining high E2E project management standards for UniFirst Corporation and generating reliable data and information for informed decisions by ELT. This individual collaborates, communicates, and partners with the Business on all projects within the program portfolio. The EPMO Director oversees the project management process which includes project valuation analysis, governance, team leadership, monitoring, prioritization, communication, and quality controls. The EPMO Director should have a proven track record of successful project delivery, an ability to improve project management practices and substantial team leadership experience with a focus on team development in and building Business partnerships.

Leadership:

  • Partner with Lines of Business (LOB) to drive projects and deliverables. Conduct monthly LOB partnership meetings to review LOB portfolios, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Coach and mentor project management practitioners to work effectively with LOB’s and share knowledge of best practices.

  • Establish the PMO organization structure, hire and manage project staffing requirements in line with business needs and project objectives.

  • Coordinate project deliverables with Executives, LOB’s, and Project Managers in a direct and indirect reporting structure.

  • Set annual performance targets for direct reports and conduct performance reviews.

  • Oversee Project Managers for the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget.

Planning & Prioritization:

  • Builds a strategic model for annual planning for FY25 that incorporates leadership and operations critical needs

  • Provide executive leaders with the information needed to assess and decide which proposals have the highest potential value, impact, and strategic alignment.

  • Interface with executives to define project priorities, implementation opportunities, challenges and communicate project risks and opportunities.

Governance:

  • Establish the PMO role and create a quality standards and company requirements.

  • Seek implementation efficiencies to meet or exceed the financial expectations established at project initiation.

  • Develop, implement, and govern program management processes, dashboards, templates, policies, and metrics.

  • Monitor compliance with project policies and standards

Qualifications

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of project management experience preferred.

  • PMP or PgMP highly desired.

  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies required.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related field required.

Additional Requirements:

  • High-level of communication, interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain relationships with Executives, LOB owners, management and stakeholders.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management, methodologies, techniques, processes (e.g., Project and Portolio Management Methodology - PPM).

  • Budget, cost, and profitability management skills.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • Excellent judgment with proven ability to identify problems and deal with complex issues.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly on challenging, complex, and difficult issues to develop solutions that address root causes.

  • Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.

  • Ability to influence without authority.

  • Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful when managing changing timelines and multiple deliverables.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability to establish and manage a high-performance team.

  • Motivated to build relationships at executive levels with customers, and vendor groups.

About UniFirst

The fabric of UniFirst is woven from its very unique family culture where our Team Partners enjoy a small company feel while taking advantage of the resources and stability that come with being a 2 billion-dollar organization.

UniFirst is an international leader in the $18 billion-dollar garment services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@unifirst.com or call to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@unifirst.com or call to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@unifirst.com or

call 800-347-7888 to let us know the nature of your request.

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