PwC Oracle Program Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
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.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in project management roles overseeing the delivery of technology solutions using traditional and agile methods for both onshore and offshore providers including the following areas:
Utilizing project management tools such as HP PPM, MS Project, and Excel. to monitor budget, actuals, ETC, EAC and related variances;
Producing technology solution delivery for large projects/programs through a complete agile development lifecycle (backlog prioritization, sprint planning, tracking burn-down/velocity, etc.);
Administering vendor management (onshore and offshore) including contractual stipulations and obligations established in Service Level Agreements and risk management/escalation;
Developing cloud-based implementations and upgrades;
Providing Continuous Integration and DevOps;
Pursuing collaborative approach with team and vendor resources of a project throughout the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC);
Applying project management and agile knowledge to identify, escalate, and remove team impediments that jeopardize sprint goals;
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;
Teaching and coaching application development teams to adopt continuous delivery practices and other lean/agile modeling techniques;
Creating and maintaining sprint schedules based on information from the vendor and PwC task information. Incorporates updates and changes to the integrated project plan and prepares reports and presentations for executive levels;
Leading large software development and IT infrastructure projects or groups of smaller projects and working in large program environments;
Working collaboratively with team and vendor project resources on projects of a complex or mission critical nature;
Managing sponsor/customer expectations, and interacting with sponsor on a regular basis as it relates to software and IT infrastructure implementations;
Overseeing all SOW deliverables and reporting project costs and forecasts on a regularly scheduled basis to project leadership and making recommendations to improve project effectiveness;
Supervising internal and external project resources considering quality/acceptance of SOW deliverables internally and externally;
Managing Sponsor/customer expectations and interacting with sponsor on a regular basis as it relates to software and IT infrastructure implementations collaboratively;
Applying knowledge of the Firm to the Project Management activities to comply with Firm policies and standards;
Promoting the use of collaboration tools like Hangouts Meet, Web-ex, Google suite and team databases; and,
Enhancing communications between teams using personal exchanges, teleconferences and video conference.
Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in the following areas:
Displaying knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP; modules implemented are: General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Cash Management, Expenses, Purchasing, Self-Service Procurement, Tax, Oracle Time and Labor, Project Costing, Project Billing, Project Foundation;
Understanding of EM/FI and its place in the BOS ecosystem;
Possessing understanding in firm economics and engagement management;
Utilizing knowledge of other Oracle products such as Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Mobile Hub;
Applying understanding of API capabilities of the SaaS ERP application; and,
Maintaining understanding of OTBI reporting a plus.
Minimum years experience required
- 6 year(s) of progressive roles managing IT project management and strategy development
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.
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