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PMO Functional Manager



Who we are and what we do

Astound Commerce is a global ecommerce agency headquartered in the US. With over 600 professionals in 7 countries, we are one of the world’s largest teams of ecommerce experts. Top brands like Adidas, Puma, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Crocs are among our clients. Company centers in Eastern Europe are focused on the development of ecommerce solutions on Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware), Hybris, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Intershop, Kibo, Magento, NetSuite.

Brief description of the open position

PMO Functional Manager will be reporting to the Head of PMO and responsible for leading a team of project managers with strong focus on recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring and performance management of project managers. This job requires strong project management, collaboration and communication skills to provide leadership and expertise on all aspects of personnel and team management. In order to effectively lead this team this role should have strong communication and motivation skills, expertise with various project management and software development methodologies.

You will

  • Staff projects with project managers to ensure that project managers with the right skill sets are assigned to appropriate client projects while ensuring adequate project staffing;
  • Track and report on project managers utilization identifying any workload imbalances;
  • Onboard new project managers to the company;
  • Perform team-building within project management to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. Facilitate cross functional team-building to cultivate collaboration and cooperation between departments;
  • Lead and grow the team of project managers, building a highly professional and motivated group;
    Manage and mentor members of the project managers team;
  • Develop personal development plans for project managers;
  • Lead development of education and trainings program for project managers in tight collaboration with Training department;
  • Collaborate with engineering functional managers to ensure consistency and alignment between PMO and Engineering department;
  • Ensure that all projects adhere to the established project management methodology and address deviations accordingly;
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing (e.g., conducting internal training and writing Knowledge base articles) and other internal communication forums;
  • Report on a regular basis to the Senior Manager of PMO ensuring that project managers team is aligned as projects’ scope, timeline, resources or priorities change in project portfolio and pipeline;
  • Builds and maintains working relationships with senior level business managers, cross functional teams and peers on projects. Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.

You have

  • At least 5 years of project management experience in software development projects. Experience in managing web development and/or e-commerce solutions development projects is a plus;
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing project managers or software development groups, including project managers;
  • Experience of practical usage various formal software development methodology (Waterfall, PRINCE2, Unified Process, Agile/Scrum, etc).
  • Experience in managing Agile projects is a plus;
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of applying project management areas in accordance with PMBOK;
  • Practical experience using project management tools (MS Project, etc.).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team leader;
  • Flexibility, self-motivation;
  • Proven records of education in project management area. Professional certification (PMP, IPMA, etc.) is a plus.

We offer

  • Knowledgebase of the world’s largest ecommerce delivery team;
  • Trainings and certifications;
  • A constant inflow of ecommerce projects with global outreach;
  • Well set SDLC process with use of Agile, Scrum, Waterfall depending on a project;
  • Coaching and reviews to support your career development;
  • Internal/external engineering and business training and conferences and time for self-education;
  • Extensive technical library with option to order books and English classes;
  • A network-style culture with geographically distributed teams, easy communications and access to clients;
  • Possible international on-site visits;
  • Work-life balance approach and healthy lifestyle programs.

Hiring Process

(6 easy steps)
  1. Check open positions and find a position you are interested in;
  2. Apply on the site or to
  3. Talk to your personal recruiter in Astound Commerce;
  4. HR interview;
  5. Prove your technical skills at technical interview or testing;
  6. Final interview with Hiring Managers and discuss expectations and offer.