Global Project Management Office - Senior Manager
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Purpose of the Role:
Project Management Office (PMO) plays a critical role in advancing organization's strategic priorities through dedicated sprints/ programs and by providing cutting edge analysis and reports to the leadership. You will be part of this high-performance team and will have the following specific responsibilities:
The Day-to-Day Activities:
- Data analysis, data mining
- Preparation of management reports and presentations
- Performance analysis
- Budgeting & planning
- Management reporting
- Collaborate with the owners of specific initiatives in the development of detailed work plans and to facilitate project management
- Coordinate internal resources and partner with cross functional stakeholders for flawless execution of projects.
- Lead Strategic Planning Initiatives, setup and manage governance, reviews involving planning, organising and coordinating with business leaders on crafting agenda, consolidate content, facilitate the meetings and follow up action items.
- Proactively identify issues, areas of enhancements which provide value added insights and lead/implement strategic initiatives.
- Managing end-to-end life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities to drive continuous improvement.
- Develop and implement internal operational processes to drive standardisation across the multiple teams.
- Penchant for reviewing and improving processes
- Formal Project Management qualification of equivalent
- Exposure to data analytics/ tools/ dashboards and project reporting
- Six Sigma/ Lean/ Master Black Belt
- 8 -10 years of relevant project management experience in business projects
- Excellent Excel; Word; PowerPoint and MS project skills
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills
- Project Management Skills
Behavioural /Non-Technical Skills
- Result oriented, flexible and ability to stretch/ go beyond
- Effectively managing multiple, time critical tasks
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good presence and the ability manage upwards and build relationship with senior leadership
- Strategic thinker, able to prioritize objectives according to business value and impact, and able to balance long-term vision with short and medium-term goals
- Data driven, commercial and customer focused, proactive, creative and innovative problem solver
- Ability to translate strategy to execution in a monthly steered and operational environment
- Highly organized, pragmatic and results-focused, driven to manage projects full cycle
- Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
- Able to work well independently and collaborate within a regional team
- Strong interpersonal skills focused on collaboration. Building and maintain lasting relationships and connections with diverse teams, across the organization and outside
- Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Overall professional experience should be 10+ years
Should you be successful in your application, you are expected to have access to the internet / connection required to perform the function, and to ensure that the internet connection is uninterrupted and always accessible. This should be, at minimum, a fibre connection with a proven bandwidth of 20mbps upload and 10Mbps download speed, with a latency of no more than 30ms. This connection should be sustainable in the event of power interruptions. The Company will contribute to the Employee for these expenses, which will be paid monthly. The contract validity is dependent on the above mentioned criteria.
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