Dallas, Texas

Job Description

Senior Director, Portfolio Management Office

Dallas, TX

Position Description

Take Ownership of a Diverse Array of Enterprise-Wide Projects for $2+ Billion-Dollar Innovator in Healthcare Workforce Solutions

This unique role is an exciting opportunity for a strategic leader and experienced PM professional to make a tremendous impact on a thriving healthcare company that is poised for ongoing growth and expansion by driving successful projects and providing leadership to a talented team. If you have a proven background in SAFe/Agile methodologies and a track record of facilitating a culture of innovation, value-creation and change within an organization, then we invite you to consider the advantages of stepping into the role of Senior Director, Portfolio Management Office (PMO):
  • This is a high-impact, multi-faceted leadership role that will allow you to showcase your skills and expertise as you provide leadership for the governance of projects across the enterprise. You will help to execute and create strategy, drive investment decisions, develop financial analysis, manage budgets, ensure successful organizational change management, establish PMO metrics, oversee the implementation and execution of various projects, analyze and troubleshoot portfolio issues and much more. Additionally, you will focus your efforts on driving and leading the continued transformation from projects based on Waterfall to Agile.
  • Pivotal to your success will be your ability to establish credibility and build relationships and trust with business leaders/executives and a variety of other key contacts throughout the organization. Your success will be visible across the enterprise and beyond as you serve as our in-house project management expert.
  • In addition to a competitive salary and bonus incentive program, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you'll enjoy the unique culture that AMN has cultivated. We take pride in our collaborative and compassionate environment and our status as an industry leader in diversity. We are committed to the communities we serve and operate as a growth-oriented business.

AMN is a competency-focused organization, and the exemplary candidate for this role will encompass the following core competencies:
  • Drive for results - overcoming obstacles and finishing projects on-time and on-budget
  • Organizational agility - knowing how organizations work and how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understanding the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understanding the cultures of organizations
  • Strategic agility - building a vision for the future of PMO and paving a path to move forward

AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. AMN Healthcare provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN Total Talent Solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, credentialing and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.


Role Overview


Reporting directly to the Head of Portfolio Management Office, as the Senior Director, Portfolio Management Office

(PMO) you will be charged with providing overall leadership for enterprise wide programs and projects. You will collaborate with executive leadership and stakeholders from both IT and the Business in the areas of prioritization, resourcing, governance, and benefits realization/communication for project portfolios. You will lead a team of approximately 8-15 direct reports that includes Project Managers and Administrators.

To accomplish these objectives, you will lead the evolution of the PMO through the transformation from a traditional enterprise PMO to a Lean Agile Enterprise PMO through implementation of industry best practices, development of tool sets and processes, broadening the scope of programs captured by an Agile PMO, and aligning with other governance related functions and processes across the organization.

Given the current state of AMN's transformation initiatives, you will immediately focus on overseeing the active project portfolio to ensure that program targets (Scope, Timelines, Budgets and Benefits) are met. Additionally, relationship management, team leadership and people development are essential components of this role.

Role Specifics

More specifically, your core job responsibilities and key tasks will be to:
  • Take overall accountability for the development, continuous improvement, and implementation of a strategic Lean PMO organization that partners with key stakeholders within IT and the business to enable effective project delivery
  • Ensure the Lean PMO provides consistent and effective financial and performance control over all initiatives, taking ownership of project outcomes and promptly escalating and managing issue resolution
  • Oversee and lead the evolution and performance excellence of the PMO, toolset, processes, relationships
  • Provide portfolio / project rationalization guidance based on resource constraints (e.g., financial, time, staff, and skills), business goals and initiatives.
  • Monitor and challenge Project Managers, Managers and Directors to continually improve the accuracy of their financial forecasts, program/project milestones/schedules and resource planning based on master program/project schedule.
  • Be responsible for daily leadership and management of the Technology PMO, including governance and enterprise demand management
  • Coordinate and manage the Technology project efforts across all Technology groups
  • Ensure portfolio alignment with AMN Healthcare business and Technology strategies
  • Participating in or leading the prioritization of potential investments using a business value-based governance approach
  • Advise leadership on portfolio risks, prioritization, and resource management
  • Maintain and communicate transparency into project status and performance via executive dashboard and analytic reports, and drive root cause analysis and remediation activity when needed
  • Lead, coach, and motivate a team of project management professionals (Full Time and Consultant) to facilitate their continued growth and development and to ensure the successful delivery of all projects. Provide support to team on resolution of issues/escalations

You will also have responsibility over the Clinical Engagement Board and the Architectural Review Board.

The Ideal Candidate

To be a strong fit for this opportunity you will have:
  • Bachelor's degree with a technical or business discipline or a suitable combination of education and experience.
  • Project Management Methodology (PMP) required
  • Agile/Scrum Master certification required
  • 10+ years' experience leading a technology focused portfolio/program management office
  • Proven success managing a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders in a fast-paced, transformative, and dynamic environment
  • Organizational change management experience including the ability to help an organization transition to a modern PM function
  • Proven experience with Agile methodology and a background in implementing the methodology across and organization
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to identify risks and issues associated with the project portfolio, program portfolio and project management processes
  • Experience managing a budget of $20-$50 M.
  • Experience facilitating change, including collaboration with executive and senior-level stakeholders
  • Skill at managing interpersonal relations to build rapport inside and outside the immediate project teams
  • Leadership of teams with demonstrated experience in managing operational and capital budgets
  • Strong communications and presentation skills with ability to adjust communication styles depending on type of target audience
  • Experience with different methodologies (i.e. Waterfall, Agile, SCRUM, PMBOK, LEAN, etc.)
  • The ability to utilize human change management techniques to implement business process improvements and automation
  • The ability to develop and implement industry leading processes and reporting through automation and tool sets, and roll out enterprise wide training and support
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and a meticulous approach to project management and planning
  • M&A experience
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices around governance, risk and compliance
  • Expert computer and analytical skills

You should also be willing and able to travel approximately 25 percent of the time.

Success Factors

This is a role where no two days will be the same, and you'll enjoy a tremendous amount of variety in your everyday job tasks. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be essential as you help our business leaders and executives develop business cases and define success for their various initiatives. You'll help them to identify what success looks like and then put a plan in place to achieve results. This will include implementing an enterprise resource plan that will impact the organization.

You'll know you've found success in this role when you've made your mark on some of our key upcoming projects and initiatives, including:
  • Overseeing the migration of our front- and back-office onto Salesforce and Peoplesoft for allied and nursing
  • Helping manage a number of mergers and acquisitions
  • Facilitating the implementation of a mobile application for clinicians
  • Providing oversight to our data analytics projects
  • Mentoring and coaching the PMs in order to increase their skill sets and ensure projects are managed on-time and on-budget

Respect • Passion • Continuous Improvement • Trust • Customer Focus • Innovation

These values are embedded in everything we do, and we invest in maintaining a culture that allows people to thrive and grow. We embrace a servant-leadership approach and we'll expect you to do so as well. This means modeling a positive attitude, promoting a high-energy atmosphere, and recognizing success. The pace is fast here, and things can get intense. The leader who will thrive in this environment will embody a balanced approach that encompasses a commitment to results combined with the personality of an inspirational and engaging leader who is passionate about the success of the enterprise team.

Why AMN

Awards and Recognition

In addition to being recognized as a leader in healthcare staffing and workforce management, AMN has decades of innovation and thought leadership in the healthcare staffing industry and has been recognized by some of the most prestigious organizations in the healthcare industry - and beyond. Here's a small sampling of a few of our many accolades:
  • AMN Healthcare listed to Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - 2021
  • AMN Healthcare Named as One of America's Most Responsible Companies - 2020
  • Susan Salka receives Leadership Excellence Award by National Diversity Council - 2020
  • AMN recognized as a 2019 Best and Brightest Company to Work for in the Nation - 2020
  • AMN listed to Human Rights Campaign 2020 Corporate Equality Index
  • Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list - 2018
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index company - 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awarded at a national and local level
  • HRO Today's Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award - 2018
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Corporate Equality index - 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • CEO Connection, Susan Salka, Mid-Market CEO of the year - 2019
  • Innovation Leader's Impact Award - 2018
  • Named Largest Healthcare Staffing Firm in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts - 2018, 2019, 2020

Career Growth Potential

History shows that if you invest in your role at AMN, we'll invest in your career. In this role, you'll be able to showcase not only your Talent Management expertise but also your leadership skills and ability to deliver results -- all characteristics we look for when advancement opportunities arise. In fact, given our strong growth, we hire with an eye to the future, looking for professionals with career runway. In fact, the Chief Talent Officer is looking for a potential successor who can step into their role down the line.

A Company That Cares

We have a strong dedication towards social responsibility, as evidenced in the many ways we serve communities around the world. For example, more than 18,000 indigenous people have been directly helped by AMN missions to Guatemala. The 2019 volunteers recently returned from the sixth humanitarian and medical mission.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) represents our commitment to economic and social development that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our team members, local and global communities, and stakeholders at large, while advancing the quality of our company through engagement in the world around us.


Respect • Passion • Continuous Improvement • Trust • Customer Focus • Innovation


AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

We encourage minority and female applicants to apply

AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry.


We value professionalism in everything we do - this includes the professional presence we project as we interact with internal and external customers.

Dallas, Texas

AMN Healthcare is the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. AMN Healthcare’s workforce solutions - including managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing - enable providers to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. The Company provides unparalleled access to the largest network of quality clinicians and physicians through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. Clients include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups and many other healthcare settings. For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com or http://jobs.amncareers.com/ to learn about AMN career opportunities.

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