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Dir, Program Management Office

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  PMO (PMO)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

At Exemplis, we are working to bring custom, build to order furniture to offices, hospitals, and homes across the country.  We are currently looking for a Director of PMO to help execute on our agressive new product introduction (NPI) plan.  Under general supervision of the CEO, the PMO Director works to build our project management team, processes and tools. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • In partnership with the leadership team, define the NPI project roadmap for the organization; contribute to organization goal setting and prioritization in support of business strategies.
  • Rapidly assess current processes and constraints to facilitate the development of a vision for optimal PMO processes
  • Define and lead the creation and adoption of NPI processes or projects, portfolio management systems, and governance . Leverage industry recognized best practices, methodologies, and techniques to define and develop a set of customized processes for Exemplis.
  • Ensure rigorous data-driven analysis for prioritization of complex operational decisions
  • Responsible for providing executive reporting & presentations that communicate the direction, significant milestones and results of the continuous improvement activities.
  • Evangelize and communicate continuous improve activities across the enterprise and leverage this awareness to build support and ensure effectiveness.
  • Provide successful stakeholder relationship management across all departments
  • Supervise program managers, project managers and project management associates.
  • Develop a communication plan, which may include managing expectation of C-level leaders.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of progressive program management leadership experience, including a minimum of 3+ years working on NPI or in an Engineering environment
  • BS/BA Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA/Masters Degree preferred
  • Familiarity with lean, six sigma or other operational excellence tools
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP®) or other PMO certification a plus

About Us:

Exemplis LLC, headquartered in Cypress, CA, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded contract office seating products in North America. The company provides a broad range of task, executive, conference, side, visitor and lounge seating products that are distributed through independent contract office furniture dealers under the SitOnIt Seating™ and IDEON™ brands. Exemplis is the market share leader in the middle segment of a $3.0 billion addressable seating market in North America.


The Company has an installed base of over five million seating products in a wide variety of industry and institutional environments, including High Tech, Health Care, Hospitality, Government, Education, and Manufacturing.  Exemplis has delivered strong sales growth and profit margins on a debt-free capital structure. The Company’s profitable growth has been enabled by its build-to-order business model which has allowed the Company to consistently deliver to its target market a value proposition based on choice, speed, quality and performance at affordable prices.

Exemplis' commitment to its customers drives the Company's market and operating strategies. Management has a strong bias to action and a focus on quality, operational excellence and superior financial performance. For more information, please visit http://www.exemplis.com.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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