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Director, People Program Management & Strategic Operations

Company: Sumo Logic
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Sumo Logic is looking for a Director, People Program Management & Strategic Operations to join our team. The mission and purpose of this role will be to help build, scale and manage/maintain a project management architecture for all aspects of the Human Resources function.

Ultimately, the Director will set the foundation for project management excellence and help enable a world class People function, anticipating the needs of the business and employees globally, as Sumo Logic targets a growth trajectory to a multi-billion dollar, global market leader.

Ensure cross-team (working between Talent Acquisition, HRBP, People Ops, Total Rewards) and cross-functional (Finance, Legal, Compliance and IT) work and alignment on project organization, project priorities, investment and implementation.
Set up a project management and program management function, selecting tooling, methods, collaboration architecture, decision-making, tracking and reporting, data requirements, partnerships and rituals/philosophy. Including standards for documentation, data management and progress monitoring.
Lead program management operations and systems/tools to ensure scope, progress, status, triage, and help drive on-time, on-budget delivery on core people programs and initiatives.
Help the people function to measure the impact of project and program implementations; effectiveness and efficiency metrics to ensure that our programs and operational architecture can sustain long term organizational goals, and the ability to gather causality, impact and value of these programs on the organization, through data. Confirm measurable KPIs and leading/lagging indicators for project/program impact during program design to implementation, and post implementation.
Ensure the People Program Management Office can support both new and ongoing programs, while encouraging innovation and transformation as the organization expands.

8+ years of business experience in relevant work or roles.
Prior experience in implementing large scale projects that involve systems and technology, along with business processes, job redesign and user/customer enablement and education.
Strong understanding of project management phases, organization, tools and methods.
Ideally holds a PMP certification and/or understands project management (or agile/kanban etc) methods and use of tools like Jira, Asana, Microsoft Projects, Smartsheet, Trello etc.
Has successfully implemented new programs across global regions.
Has a background in some aspect of Enterprise IT Operations, Business Operations or Talent/HR Operations.
Has worked extensively with senior management and/or executives.
Demonstrates curiosity in the face of new tasks or responsibilities with a "listen, learn and lean" in approach.
Self-starter with a strong independent ability to research and quickly become an expert. Strong written and analytical skil l, an adept problem-solver and first principles thinker.
Strong verbal skills and the ability and courage to push, challenge or speak truth to power in service of program success.
This role can be remote, but there is a requirement for travel (sometimes monthly or quarterly) for those not located close to our Bay Area location, to ensure they can interact in-person with key stakeholders.

About Us

Sumo Logic is the pioneer in continuous intelligence, a new category of software, which enables organizations of all sizes to address the data challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform--- automates the collection, ingestion, and analysis of application, infrastructure, security, and IoT data to derive actionable insights within seconds. More than 2,100 customers rely on Sumo Logic to build, run, and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. Only Sumo Logic delivers its platform as a true, multi-tenant SaaS architecture, across multiple use-cases, enabling businesses to thrive in the Intelligence Economy.

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