Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 40,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 


The Vice President of Project Management Office (PMO) will be responsible for oversight of Project Management throughout the Organization. The position will head the PMO and directly manage a team of Project Managers, as well as oversee the Project Management Governance Committee.  The successful candidate will be able to strategically plan projects, allocate personnel resources and partner with key stakeholders in the Organization to effect action.  In managing the PMO and overseeing project governance, the position will work directly with Leaders throughout the Organization to successfully implement projects in accordance with business plan guidelines. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Project and Change Managers within the PMO; manage schedules and time commitments for all projects assigned

  • Chair the Governance Committee to manage a matrix committee of IT/Business Unit professionals, Project Managers and Program Managers

  • Collaborate on projects with Leaders throughout the Organization and lead PMO governance requirements

  • Provide critical review/approval of business cases to ensure proper thought and preparation prior to review by Executive Committee members

  • Challenge Business Unit Leaders to validate process/technology changes; hold Business Unit Leaders accountable for deadlines and their required deliverables

  • Collaborate with IT and Business Unit Leaders to review resources, project timelines and milestones

  • Lead training on project management discipline; hold classes and consult with Leaders throughout the Organization to promote a culture of project management

  • Reviews project data including process simulations, field observations, analysis of financial data and key performance indicators (KPIs) to arrive at recommendations for process improvement and potential redesign of core processes

  • Collaborate with the SVP Data Operations to utilize data to drive decisioning; partner with the data team on process improvement analysis

  • In partnership with Leaders throughout the Organization, develop, configure and optimize end-to-end organizational processes based on review and collaboration with functional teams impacted

Skills and Characteristics

  • Business acumen that facilities ability to discuss projects/goals with Leaders; map out project/program requirements and resources needed

  • Proven work experience in project management and process engineering with corresponding knowledge of process related measurement, standards and techniques

  • Experience with using data to analyze and solve issues

  • Ability to leverage past experiences and analytical abilities to understand management processes

  • An aptitude for innovation and creativity that fuels an ability to reinvent processes; not just improve them

  • Communication skills that convey and encompass a strong desire for efficiency and organization

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills and ability to author messages for different audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, utilize excellent active listening skills and collaborate across divisions, functions, cultures and levels internally and externally

  • Working knowledge of process engineering software packages including Asana


  • Bachelor’s degree required in industrial engineering or a related field, such as general engineering, business, economics, production design or manufacturing

  • Formal project management training and certification; six sigma certification

  • Experience managing a PMO and/or management of a Project Management team overseeing significant change management in high growth environment

  • 8-10 years of related experience in process engineering, manufacturing or service industries

  • Strong technical writing skills and presentation abilities

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

Application Instructions

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