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Working As A Vice President-Project Management

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $189,315

    Average Salary

What Does A Vice President-Project Management Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Vice President-Project Management

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Vice President-Project Management Career Paths

Vice President-Project Management
Chief Operating Officer Adjunct Professor Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Vice President-Program Management Chief Operating Officer Management Consultant
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer Executive Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager General Manager Operations Director
Director Of Service And Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President Of Information Technology Chief Information Officer Senior Project Manager
Director Program Management
13 Yearsyrs
Principal Consultant Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Global Director
14 Yearsyrs
Program Director General Manager Regional Manager
Group Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President Managing Director Operations Vice President
Head Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President Executive Vice President Managing Director
Logistics Director
10 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Manager Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Operations Director
Senior Director, Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Vice President-Program Management Vice President, Business Development
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Manager Managing Director Operations Vice President
Senior Vice President-Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Program Director Trainer Service Manager
Service Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Vice President Of Information Technology Senior Project Manager Operations Vice President
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Principal Consultant Architect Senior Project Manager
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Vice President Of Information Technology
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Consultant 3.8%
Manager 3.8%
Director 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 5.9%
Director 4.4%
President 2.3%
Owner 2.1%

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Vice President-Project Management Demographics

Gender

Male

66.4%

Female

31.9%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Italian

10.7%

German

7.1%

Japanese

7.1%

French

7.1%

Russian

7.1%

Czech

3.6%

Cantonese

3.6%

Greek

3.6%

Carrier

3.6%

Polish

3.6%
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Vice President-Project Management Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.1%

Pennsylvania State University

8.5%

Pace University - New York

7.7%

New York University

5.1%

DePaul University

5.1%

University of Houston

5.1%

University of Texas at Austin

5.1%

Northwestern University

5.1%

Fordham University

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Purdue University

4.3%

Boston University

3.4%

Ohio State University

3.4%

Cornell University

3.4%

Old Dominion University

3.4%

Northeastern University

3.4%

Haverford College

3.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.6%

University of Connecticut

2.6%

Cardinal Stritch University

2.6%
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Majors

Business

33.1%

Project Management

11.1%

Finance

8.0%

Management

5.8%

Computer Science

5.1%

Accounting

4.2%

Economics

4.0%

Marketing

4.0%

Management Information Systems

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

Mechanical Engineering

2.9%

Communication

2.4%

Information Systems

2.0%

Civil Engineering

1.8%

Political Science

1.8%

Information Technology

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

English

1.6%

Education

1.3%

Psychology

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.8%

Masters

34.6%

Other

16.5%

Certificate

3.5%

Doctorate

2.4%

Associate

1.6%

Diploma

0.6%
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Real Vice President-Project Management Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Vice President, Project Management Disney International Employment Services, Inc. Glendale, CA Dec 01, 2010 $327,930
Vice President, Project Management Office GBT Us LLC New York, NY Apr 15, 2016 $300,000
SR. Vice President, Project Management & Communica Pernod Ricard USA, LLC NY Mar 26, 2012 $300,000
Vice President-Project Management Dedert Corporation Homewood, IL Sep 12, 2012 $270,000 -
$280,000
Vice President, Q&R Project Quality Management Systems Philips Electronics North America Corporation Andover, MA Jul 07, 2016 $230,000
Vice President, Q&R Project Quality Management Systems Philips Electronics North America Corporation Andover, MA Mar 10, 2015 $230,000
VP, Project Quality Management Systems & Quality Standards Philips Electronics North America Corporation Andover, MA Mar 09, 2015 $230,000
Vice President Project Management Dedert Corporation Homewood, IL Sep 13, 2015 $225,307
Vice President of Operations and Project Managemen Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC Longview, WA Mar 01, 2014 $215,000
Vice President of Operations & Project Management Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC Longview, WA Jan 03, 2016 $215,000
Vice President of Operations and Project Managemen Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC Longview, WA Mar 01, 2012 $200,000
Vice President of Operations and Project Managment Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC Longview, WA Mar 01, 2012 $200,000
Vice President Operations & Project Management Ambre Energy North America, Inc. Longview, WA Jan 10, 2011 $200,000
Vice President, Project Management Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Boca Raton, FL Nov 30, 2009 $199,220
Vice President, SR. Project Manager, Global Wealth Management JP Morgan Chase & Co New York, NY Jul 27, 2016 $195,208
Vice President of Project Management Barcelo Crestline Corporation Pinecrest, FL Apr 15, 2010 $185,000
Vice President, Project Management Organization Ecollege.Com LLC Centennial, CO Aug 28, 2013 $175,000
Vice President, Global Project Management Americold Logistics LLC Atlanta, GA Oct 01, 2010 $164,778
Assistant VP of Project Management Caliber Home Loans Irving, TX Jul 10, 2015 $161,782
VP, Project Management TAS Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 19, 2014 $160,000 -
$165,000
Vice President, Project & Management Visual IQ, Inc. Needham, MA Sep 15, 2010 $150,000
Vice-President Strategic Project Management & Mark Project Management Practice Petaluma, CA Sep 27, 2011 $131,165
Assistant VP Investment Research & Project Mgmt Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $128,000
Vp-Business Process Analysis, Project Management & Acelero, Inc. New York, NY Apr 21, 2014 $125,000

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  2. Project Management
  3. Project Delivery
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  • Implemented a project management competency improvement program that classified team member skill levels to identify strengths and areas for development.
  • Serve as a liaison between customers and internal teams to ensure on-time, on-budget project delivery and full customer satisfaction.
  • Worked with Executive Management to establish a project boarding and prioritization process, facilitated IT Steering Committee project portfolio review meetings.
  • Designed PMO Team to provide the core services of management/support, continuous improvement/best practices, research/analysis/reporting, and governance.
  • Decreased cost 14% by instituting automation initiatives and continuous process improvement utilizing Six Sigma and re-engineering techniques.

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