Director of Program Management
Posted on 3/29/2024
Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Developer and supplier of Prussian Blue Sodium Ion battery solutions
Company Overview
Natron is transforming industrial power. The company is building sustainable, sodium-ion batteries.
Hardware
Energy
B2B

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$301.8M

Founded

2012

Headquarters

Santa Clara, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

14%

1 year growth

20%

2 year growth

101%
Locations
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Agile
Communications
Management
JIRA
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • 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.
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.