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Director of Program Management

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our team as the Director of Program Management/PMO. In this role, you will report to the Chief Operations Officer and be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, execution, and delivery of all programs and projects within our organization. You will lead a team of program managers and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project management practices and ensure the successful delivery of our key initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing complex programs, implementing best practices in project management, and driving organizational change.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Program Management Office (PMO), aligning program and project objectives with the organization's goals and priorities.
  • Program Governance: Establish and maintain governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure effective oversight and control of all programs and projects.
  • Business Operating System: Define, implement, and continuously improve the business operating system (BOS) for the company, encompassing processes, procedures, and methodologies to enhance operational efficiency, quality, and scalability across all functions and departments.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks proactively, implementing effective risk management strategies to minimize potential impacts on program timelines and objectives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including executive leadership, department heads, and project sponsors, to ensure alignment and support for program initiatives.
  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership, coaching, and mentorship to a team of program managers and project management professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Performance Management: Define and track program performance metrics, OKRs, and dashboards to monitor progress, identify trends, and drive accountability for results.
  • Change Management: Lead organizational change initiatives related to project management practices, methodologies, and tools, ensuring effective adoption and implementation across the organization.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the PMO, including process optimization, standardization of project management practices, and adoption of industry best practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, project management, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (10+ years) in program management, project management, or PMO leadership roles, preferably in a complex organizational environment.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required or ability to obtain certification in the first year of employment.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and build consensus at all levels of the organization.
  • Expertise in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, PMBOK) and tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Jira, Arena).
  • Experience implementing and managing PMO governance frameworks, processes, and tools to support effective project delivery.
  • Proven track record of driving organizational change and continuous improvement initiatives related to project management practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, analyze root causes, and develop practical solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment and manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines.

Logistics

  • This is a regular, full-time position.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States to qualify for consideration
  • Employees must work on site in Santa Clara, CA

Compensation/Pay Transparency

  • Disclaimer: The actual salary of a successful applicant may vary from posted ranges based on the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, geography, internal equity and alignment with market data, and other legitimate business reasons, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable immigration law prevailing wages.
  • In addition, Natron Energy has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan with Match, Life Insurance, Parental Leave Benefits, Discretionary Time Off (DTO) and Paid Time Off (PTO) for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees respectively, and 11 paid holidays.
  • The range for this position is 210K - 240K annually
About Us:
Natron Energy (natron.energy) is the future of energy storage. Our battery products solve operations performance and reliability problems for the world’s biggest electricity customers. Our initial products target markets exceeding twenty-five billion dollars including data centers, oil & gas, EV fast charging, and commercial aviation. We have additional products in development for larger markets including commercial and residential grid storage. Our products are based on sodium-ion cells containing Prussian blue electrodes that deliver unique power, cycle life, and safety: full discharge and recharge in just minutes all from a nonflammable, fault-tolerant system.
Unsolicited Resume Policy
Natron Energy, Inc. (“Natron Energy” or the “Company”) does not accept unsolicited resumes from professional recruiters, third-party recruiting or staffing agencies, placement services, or any other source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes, including partial resumes, candidate profiles, and candidate details or information, sent to Natron Energy or its personnel will be treated as public information provided free of any charges or fees.
Natron Energy will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume, unless in connection with a written agreement with the Company then in effect. Such agreement must be pre-approved by Natron Energy and executed by an authorized representative of the Company. Natron Energy specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of an authorized representative of the Company.
Natron Energy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: jobs@natron.energy