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Senior Project Manager- 5597037
Ref No.: 18-23226
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/05/2018
 Senior Project Manager – L6 (Independent Contractor)

Role Summary
This position is part of the Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) reporting to the Director, ePMO. The ePMO provides project management services and portfolio reporting for a wide range of internal IT and business projects within PwC Canada.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for establishing and leading IT/business enterprise-wide, cross functional strategic and business transformational initiatives.

Examples of these strategic and complex projects include launching a new product or service, large scale application development/deployment, business process outsourcing, operational efficiency improvements, business unit process reengineering and complex infrastructure upgrade and deployments.  

1.        Accountable to define, plan, orchestrate and deliver on strategic initiatives
2.        Lead project stakeholders such as sponsors, vendors, outsourcers/offshore resources (where applicable) and project team members to accomplish project objectives
3.        Manage scope to ensure that the solution implemented fully meets the requirements, costs, time, quality and quantifiable business benefit expectations of the sponsor
4.        Develops the project charter, integrated project plan, staffing resource plan, contingency plan and other project management artifacts. Tracks project expenses and validates financial forecasts
5.        Reports on the project and develops project status communications to management and firm leadership

·        8+ years demonstrated experience establishing and delivering complex information technology/business projects in a service based industry
·        Solid experience in establishing and leading enterprise wide and business transformational projects and programs
·        Ability and confidence to communicate at all levels of the organization with clarity and precision
·        Experience in organizational change management practices and processes that address an organization's change readiness
·        Proven experience using agile/lean best practices
·        Proven negotiation and influencing skills experience
·        Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; comfortable to work with limited information and high level of ambiguity

Skills and Competencies
Stakeholder Partnership
·        Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization, specifically with senior/C level staff
·        Can present point of view confidently and persuasively. Interacts effectively with the target audience to obtain buy-in on difficult issues or decisions
·        Helps client identify the business value they are expecting and establish ways to monitor this throughout the life of a project/program to achieve benefits realization
·        Is able to work with ambiguity in the initial stages of a project/program and clarify business objectives and scope through discussions with stakeholders. Assists the client in developing vision or concepts

Business Knowledge
·        Understands the interaction between business and process and technology and is able to identify opportunities for technology to enable process change
·        Develops an implementation approach that satisfies the needs of the client and the business and is sustainable in the long term
·        Can identify and apply opportunities for using specific technologies to support business objectives
·        Flexible and able to work with a wide range of cultures, understanding social, economic and cultural differences between the countries we work with
·        Has excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. Can translate complex problems into components and actionable objectives
·        Can effectively identify and remove roadblocks in order to develops sound and creative ideas or solutions to client issues
·        Can make project recommendations that consider global convergence and divergence
·        Participates in strategy or other management meetings with clients and recommends approaches and solutions

Risk Management
·        Assesses the potential impact of a solution, including process, organizational and technology changes
·        Proactively anticipates and manages client expectations by:
§        communicating risks and issues, their impacts and mitigation/resolution
§        defining and prioritizing issues, risks and issues
§        gaining consensus on what needs to be done and gaining sign off
§        clearly communicating scope, timing, cost, deliverables and resource requirements and getting approval to proceed

Team Leadership
·        Demonstrates the ability and authority to lead team and accomplish project deliverables when faced with challenges
·        Facilitates sharing of information and ideas, assists individuals and groups in reaching consensus; negotiates the needs of diverse groups
·        Is able to lead and motivate a multi-faceted team which includes onshore and offshore resources as well as vendors
·        Maximizes the opportunity for all team members to learn, promotes empowerment and innovation
·        Motivates and encourages team members through regular mentoring

Ownership and Commitment
·        Holds himself/herself accountable for exhibiting values of the organization
·        Passionate to succeed. Acts as an advocate for the project

Learning Agility
·        Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change
·        Self aware. Is open to constructive feedback and makes appropriate changes when required
·        Committed to ongoing self learning and development