Senior Director - EPMO

Glenview, IL 60026

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Senior Director Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO)

With the recent acquisition of Anixter Inc., WESCO is embarking upon an exciting multi-year Integration and Transformation. To deliver on synergy commitments the company will be undertaking and end to end Digital and IT transformation while also executing other strategic initiatives such as Pricing Optimization; Shared Services transition and Supply Chain Network Optimization.

The newly created Strategy Realization Office (SRO) has enterprise oversight for Portfolio & Program Delivery; Organization Change Management & LEAN/Business Process Management functions. This role will report to the VP of SRO and lead the Portfolio and Program Delivery function for the enterprise.This role will have full accountability in successfully delivering the Strategic Enterprise Initiatives to meet or exceed synergy commitments. Your highly-energetic and action-oriented style will help as you facilitate and drive change in a fast-paced environment.

Position Description:
Your Leadership Partners

The Strategy Realization office reports into the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). You will work with the Executive leadership Team (CTO; CDO; CFO and others) who will be executive sponsors for the Strategic Programs. You will collaborate with the Integration Management Office (IMO) Leaders to ensure alignment to financial objectives. You will also collaborate with our Strategic Partners and System Integrators to ensure successful delivery outcomes.

How You will be Successful:

  • Leadership
    • Work with key Business and Technology stakeholders to drive the setup and execution of program roadmaps for key Strategic Programs
    • Build and leverage core EPMO Processes and Tools to ensure delivery outcomes
    • Collaborate across the enterprise to leverage relationships in managing risks
  • Strategy
    • Develop and implement the future state strategy for the Enterprise PMO, under the overall Strategy & Transformation area
    • Collaborate with key Stakeholders to develop the Agile COE and roadmap to support the overall Digital Transformation
    • Serve as an enabler for innovative solutions and foresee risks in delivery
    • Develop and enable process improvements champion standards and operational health for the Enterprise PMO projects & programs
  • Talent Development
    • Evaluate talent; coach and mentor team to build a world class portfolio & program delivery organization with a specific focus on Digital dexterity
    • Coach and mentor team and organization on EPMO value proposition

Your Experience and Education:

  • Demonstrated prior experience and track record in successfully building Enterprise PMOs from ground up, in Fortune 500 companies. Familiar with setting up Global Project Intake; Resource & Capacity Management and Prioritization processes
  • Proven deep experience in building and executing Agile Frameworks including Scaled Agile Framework (SaFe). Experience in rolling out PPM Tool in an Agile Framework a huge plus
  • Proven experience in directly managing large complex transformation programs such as full stack Cloud Technology Platform Implementation specifically within a product lifecycle management framework
  • Significant experience in leading a diverse team of 20+ Project/Program and Portfolio managers to deliver project outcomes
  • Strong social confidence and tenacity; polished & persuasive communicator and presenter, specifically to C-Suite members
  • Strategic mindset to envision the future and translate into tangible plans
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology or related field; MBA or advanced Business degree preferred
  • At least 15+ years of progressive and relevant leadership experience in developing high performing teams and delivering complex initiatives
  • PMP/Scrum/SAFe certification preferred

No relocation assistance provided, 25% Travel expected.


Work Environment:

Our founders developed the Blue Book more than 40 years ago to present the beliefs and ethos that define our business style. While we have grown and changed dramatically since we were established in 1957, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to the values presented in the Blue Book. You can review The Blue Book here.
Company Information:
Anixter is a Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of communication and security products and electrical and electronic wire and cable. Our high-performing team works closely with customers and the community to better understand their business challenges specify cost-saving solutions and make informed purchasing decisions around technologies, applications and relevant standards. Please view our video for more information about Anixter.
Anixter offers competitive salary and a bonus program to reward your results. We are known for our exceptional training and on-going development programs to support your career growth including a tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) with employer match, and additional company provided retirement benefits.


Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.



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About WESCO

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

To see additional opportunities with Wesco, please visit their careers site at: www.wesco.com/careers

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