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PwC Microsoft Project Portfolio Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Microsoft

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in our Microsoft Dynamics team will provide the opportunity to help our clients transform their technology landscape across Front, Back and Mid-Office functions leveraging Microsoft Dynamics. We focus on contributing to PwC’s value proposition of “strategy led and technology enabled”, by aligning our Consulting Solutions’ industry focus with the Microsoft technologies such as Dynamics 365, Azure, Power Platform and Power BI.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

8 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Certification(s) Preferred :

  • Certification(s) Preferred:

  • PMI (Disciplined Agile preferred)

  • SAFe (Product Management preferred)

  • Optional - Digital technologies (RPA, AI, Automation)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader by:

  • Demonstrating proven extensive knowledge as an industry leader in Enterprise Transformation efforts, through directing, managing, implementing and executing business and technology related solutions and project teams that involve the following set of offerings:

  • Working with Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory (assessments, design, business case development, outsourcing assessments and readiness etc.);

  • Working with IT Strategy (planning, performance management, IT effectiveness, benchmarking, operating model etc.);

  • Working worth Systems Implementation (ERP, Planview, Implementation strategy and planning;

  • Understanding IT Infrastructure (Data Center Transformation, BCM, IT asset management; and,

  • Understanding Systems Integration (Architecture, Application development, systems and app rationalization).

Understanding and management experience in the area of Program/Project Management, devising strategy and managing Program Effectiveness teams, which includes demonstrating the following:

  • Assessing client projects for areas of risk, identify gaps and recommend areas for improvement;

  • Leading large-scale PMOs, applying appropriate project management techniques to oversee and/or support a complex workstream or a number of less complex workstreams;

  • Facilitating any number and/or level of meetings and workshops with a client and/or PwC team members.

  • Working extensively with designing and managing a project and workstream implementation plans related to process improvement, which includes the following: utilizing thorough functional knowledge and industry standard methodologies and tools, as well as creative problem-solving abilities to devise solutions, related to training, change management, and program management;

  • Working extensively to execute strategy and deliverables, as well as write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently, to and/or for, all levels of industry audience, clients and internal staff and management, which includes the following: course materials (i.e. instructor and participant guides) and presentation slides, practice marketing materials, change management plans and/or project plans, workshops for various internal and external clients and audience levels, practice methodologies and tools, policies and procedures, whitepapers, other standard business communications; and,

  • Demonstrating extensive abilities with, and a proven track record of, contributing to sales; tracking business leads; and supporting business development opportunities through the identification of new engagement opportunities and assisting with the writing, presenting, closing, researching, and delivering of proposals and engagements.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorymanager.

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