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PwC Global Technology - Workday Project Management Lead in Florham Park, New Jersey

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

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.

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 Senior 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:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

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

he Global People Technology (GPT) Workday Project Manager Lead (“GPT Workday PM Lead”) - a Senior Manager role - leads and manages a team of Workday Project Managers/Coordinators and provides project management oversight across the Global Workday portfolio of projects.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

8 year(s) of progressive roles managing IT project management and strategy development.

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)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader overseeing the delivery of technology solutions, including:

  • Technology solution delivery for large projects/programs, specifically for Workday and/or related SaaS based solutions;

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

  • Directing and providing oversight in support of shared service teams consisting of PM, Business Analysts, Solution Architects and other personnel to deliver multiple complex, concurrent projects and associated deliverables;

  • Acting as a centralized escalation point for program/project risks, issues & challenges for streamlined resolution;

  • 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;

  • Possessing effective written, oral and listening skills with the ability to understand and act upon leadership guidance in work product and deliverables; having the ability to influence sponsors and stakeholders;

  • Managing, training, supervising, and coaching a team of Project Managers, including individuals who are new to the global Technology/IT PM role;

  • Leading and contributing to discovery activities to help identify, research and scope opportunities on new/existing customers and projects;

  • Working in a PMO environment (both in formal and less structured such PMO settings), ensuring all project work is delivered in accordance with operational standards;

  • Management of vendor/supplier resources (onshore and offshore) including obligations established in Service Level Agreements and risk management/escalation;

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

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

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

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

  • Managing all SOW deliverables and reporting project costs and forecasts on a regularly scheduled basis to project leadership and making recommendations to improve project effectiveness;

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

  • Performing quality review of key project deliverables to ensure adherence to standards and best practices and to ensure that project deliverables meet stakeholder expectations;

  • Financial Management to monitor headcount, project costs, pillar budget to actuals and related variances; and,

  • Liaising with, contributing to, and actively participating in various PPM/PMO-related communities and other PwC groups to understand and help drive compliance with respect to PPM/PMO-related methodologies, standards and best practices.

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 based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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

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