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Director of Project Management

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  PMO (PMO)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $145,817.00 - $226,016.00 



Position Summary:

Is your leadership motto “a goal without a plan is just a wish”?

Exemplis is at a pivotal point in our growth trajectory and needs your help to enable continued success. We are searching for an experienced leader to help ensure our new products, large-scale projects and other business critical deliverables are executed efficiently and effectively!  As the Director of PMO you will build and lead an ePMO team to execute on projects, as well as oversee our NPI product portfolio to ensure on-time launches.  

Please Note: This position is a hybrid position with weekly onsite days being required in the Cypress, CA area.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Develop overall vision, strategy and structure for the ePMO office.  Ensure appropriate resource planning for successful delivery of key organizational projects and on time product launches.
  • Ensure the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of multiple New Product Introduction projects through to production in our manufacturing facility.
  • Support leadership of new product introduction projects through to production in our manufacturing facility. 
  • Clearly communicate to members of the leadership team around the health and status of projects; drive transparency and governance across functions related to projects.
  • Adapt and adjust project management and execution methodology to best leverage the strengths of the organization.
  • Proactively build our PMO capability, promoting teamwork, goal setting and a strong sense of accountability. 

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change. 
In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our salary formula is a national benchmark that adjusts to your cost of living, job duties, years of experience, skill set, and education. 
  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a bonus.
  • Hybrid Work Schedule: We support employee needs and their work/life balance so we offer the flexibility to work remotely while being onsite as needed for “collaboration days.” 
  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date. 
  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred. 
  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!
  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.
  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate! 
  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family. 

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 10+ years’ experience managing enterprise wide projects and NPI (stronger focus on the enterprise PMO a plus!)
  • 5+ corporate leadership experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience using SmartSheet is a plus!
  • A strong grasp of the stage gate process, Six Sigma and / or Value Stream Mapping
  • Proven experience ensuring efficient, on time completion of projects

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, we’re the #1 manufacturer of task chairs in the U.S. and continue to lead, innovate and disrupt across an array of industries.

We are proud to be a part of Exemplis and its growing family of brands, which includes Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, HealthyBack, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.

Exemplis has headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of remote work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

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

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