Director, Project Management Office (PMO)

Date: Jan 4, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US

Req ID: 32681 

Areas of Interest: Project Management 

BOK Financial (BOKF), Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is a top 25 U.S.-based financial services holding company with operations in ten states – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas/Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The company began more than 100 years ago in Tulsa and has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies.                  .

The Director, Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the overal project management function, providing vision, leadership, coordination and management of the PMO processes and functions; along with Quality Assurance (QA) processes and functions. The role serves as an enabler for highly effective communication between project managers and the Business Unit/IT executives who make the strategic decisions for those projects. The Director of the PMO leads the team that provides project management support functions and administrative support to project managers and the quality assurance team. The ideal candidate is someone who operates with passion and confidence, and gets energized with developing and executing a plan that takes an organization from “good to great”.



Strategic Responsibility: Understand and be able to clearly articulate how the fiscal year priorities align and enable the business strategy at both a macro level and at an initiative level across each Business Unit.  Set vision and strategy for continued evolution and maturation of the Project Management Office and the Quality Assurance function.  Strategies will address: 1) speed to value for project deliverables; 2) improved business value realization and outcomes; 3) best in class standards for how projects are run; 4) managing PMO policy to ‘right-size’ methodologies and/or quality assurance techniques; 5) the latest thinking on organizational model design; 6) highly effective risk management and mitigation techniques; and, 7) techniques to effectively communicate the business value of investing in project management and quality assurance.  Lead and fuel a highly collaborative effort to develop a multi-year “PMO Playbook” that unifies and rallies the team towards a common goal of being one of the best PMO’s in the markets we serve.

Tactical Responsibility: Manage project management and quality assurance team members (including managing the strategic partnership with offshore QA partner) through clear objective setting; establish project assignments that align project profile and business outcomes with project manager and quality assurance experience; source of guidance and advice for project managers; ensure project management standards are followed; deliver project reporting at project, departmental, divisional and enterprise level; managing and facilitating the portfolio management process; manage the Executive Funding Committee (EFC) processes; own and drive best practices for the use and optimization of the processes and tools that underpin a highly effective PMO and QA organization.  Effectively manage and optimize the PMO and QA operating budget. Ensure PMO processes and financial management practices are in compliance with financial and regulatory guidelines. Demonstrate year-over-year efficiencies and process maturation, with metrics and measures.

Talent Management and Development: Recruit, effectively on-board, lead, set direction and inspire a high performing team of project managers and quality assurance experts. Proactively invest in people – developing the skills and expertise required to deliver a multitude of different project profiles – including but not limited to multi-million dollar projects, conversions, acquisitions, system replacements, new systems, new technologies, and new technology implementations (IaaS, SaaS, cloud). Specific focus in developing and maturing highly respected skills in communicating with business leaders, critical thinking, risk management, financial management and vendor management.  Proactively engage in local PMI events. Create a culture and reputation where BOKF’s PMO is “the place to be”.



  • Advanced knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of quality assurance methodologies and best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of programs and processes of the Project Management Institute
  • Advanced knowledge of capital allocation process and project accounting best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of testing automation tools and best practices
  • Exceptional communication skills to include oral, written and presentation skills
  • Exceptional relationship management and trust building skills
  • Exceptional business acumen and leadership presence
  • Excellent strategic, critical thinking, problem solving and risk management skills
  • Seasoned vendor management experience


This level of knowledge is normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business along with 10+ years of experience in IT or a related field. 3+ years of experience managing a high functioning team is required. Prior PMO leadership experience and a PMP certification is strongly preferred.


BOK Financial is a stable and financially strong organization that provides excellent training and development to support building the long term careers of our employees. With passion, skill and partnership you can make an impact on the success of the bank, our customers and your own career!

Apply today and take the first step towards your next career opportunity!
BOK Financial is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

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Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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