Global People Team - Senior Project Manager

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    Manchester,London,Belfast, Manchester

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    Financial Services

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    18 days ago

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A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. You’ll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth.Our Information Technology Project Management team collaborates with PwC practice leaders to develop and deliver technology solutions. We provide project management oversight and collaborate with various project resources and vendors to ensure the appropriate methodology is followed, deliverable quality is high, and satisfaction is achieved. Simply put, you’ll solve business problems using technology, work with multiple teams concurrently, and be able to take pride in end to end ownership of a project.

The Global People Technology Senior Project Manager leads and manages concurrent diverse complex PwC technology projects across Human Capital services and applications. The Senior Project Manager has overall responsibility for the successful implementation, planning, design, execution/implementation, monitoring, controlling and completion of multiple complex programs and/or projects. 

Who we are looking for

Demonstrates extensive intimate abilities and a proven record of success as a team leader overseeing the timely delivery of technology solutions using Agile and traditional project management methods and experience working with both onshore and offshore resources including:

  • Working collaboratively in a dynamic, ambiguous environment with multiple competing priorities which requires self-motivation, discipline, organization, and a high attention to detail;

  • Collaborating with others to discover creative solutions to complex problems, which may require unique approaches, while maintaining standards and minimizing risk to the firm;

  • Having the ability to influence sponsors and stakeholders; 

  • Managing the entire lifecycle of multiple complex technology projects with responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution/implementation, monitoring, controlling and completion of the project;

  • Leading and contributing to discovery activities to help research, scope and estimate new project requests and opportunities;

  • Directing and providing oversight in support of shared service project teams;

  • Working in formal and informal PMO environments, ensuring all project work is delivered in accordance with operational standards;

Demonstrates intimate abilities and a proven record of success as a leader in the following areas:

  • Communicating with presence and influence in both formal and informal settings, preparing and presenting persuasive written and verbal materials to executive-level leadership and large audiences;

  • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently to business and technology executives;

  • Proactively managing risks and issues across multiple teams and developing and communicating mitigation strategies for risks and issues;

  • Applying project management and agile knowledge to identify, escalate, and remove impediments;

  • Influencing project team members to identify and address project issues, and to promote self-directed teams by enabling open, transparent and clear communications;

  • Collaboratively and proactively managing Technology Leadership and other stakeholders expectations;

  • Developing a trusted advisor relationship with executive sponsors and stakeholders so all activities are closely aligned with the customer's business case and strategy;

  • Navigating complex problems and challenging stakeholders, evaluating and prioritising needs and creating actionable recommendations;

  • Managing all deliverables and reporting project budget to actual costs and forecasts to project leadership and making recommendations to improve effectiveness;

  • Applying knowledge of the Firm to the Project Management activities to comply with Firm policies and standards; 

  • Assisting teams with adherence to project management methodology & best practices;

  • Performing quality review of project deliverables to ensure adherence to standards and best practices and to ensure that expectations are met;

  • Leading and performing standard project management activities including planning, resource coordination, risk/issues management, scope management, communications, budget tracking, and status reporting;

  • Implementing ownership, accountability, and follow-through, with focus on outcomes;

  • Remaining proactive with a sense of urgency, while calm under pressure;

  • Highlighting decision-making and problem-solving skills; 

  • Working with team members and stakeholders, including non-native English speakers in other countries and flexibility to allow for calls with territories around the globe and in other time zones, as needed and to establish project success;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree Preferred: Bachelor Degree
  • Preferred Fields of Study: Management Information Systems
  • Certification(s) Preferred: Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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