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PwC NIS - Product Management Center of Excellence Leader in San Jose, California

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 Director, 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:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

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

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

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

As the Leader of the Product Management Center of Excellence, you will cut-across organizational boundaries with a collaborative approach to drive a unified, best in-class approach to Product Management across all stages of the Product Life Cycle for a global portfolio of products. Leading efforts to develop, evangelize & coach the discipline of Product Management across the organization. This is a high-visibility and high-impact role, with an opportunity to work across/influence a diverse team.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

8 year(s) in progressive roles focused on strategy, developing and deployment working frameworks and product management.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Information Technology, Computer and Information Science

Certification(s) Preferred :

ITIL Foundations v3 or higher certification

Agile

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

  • Developing & Deploying a unified and scalable Product Lifecycle Management Framework based on modern agile concepts with common templates, activities, and cross-functional RACI with clear alignment & decision governance mechanisms;

  • Collaborating with a diverse group of product leaders to encourage high ‘buy-in’ and adoption of the framework;

  • Building Firm-Level Product Management competence model, job architecture, and coaching programs to drive development opportunities and career paths across the Product community;

  • Influencing Product Management accountability models that measure alignment of done with business needs and expectations; establish relevant Product KPIs relative to Strategy;

  • Driving the overall Product team performance through coaching, mentoring, and participation with Product Management teams in MRD and PRD development & assessment;

  • Facilitating cross-functional maturity level assessments, corrective action, and decision review to drive increased maturity and consistency;

  • Demonstrating knowledge of governance development and business models;

  • Possessing business and Financial acumen and proven analytical capabilities;

  • Having Global and multicultural experience; and,

  • Demonstrating ability to lead through complex change.

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/coloradoifsdirector.

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