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Senior / Lead Project Manager - US Finance

Description About the Position: The Finance Project Management Office (PMO) plays a critical role in driving the strategic plan for the Finance Department. It is responsible for the end to end management, reporting and governance of a portfolio of projects aligned to Finance strategic objectives and geared towards improving efficiencies and effectiveness across the Finance organization. As part of the wider Finance Excellence department, the PMO works in conjunction with Change, Process Engineering, Technology Enablement and Controls teams to deliver projects and enhance the departments operational performance. Acting as the internal consultant to our stakeholders and helping to realize operational targets, goals and objectives. As Project Manager, you will support the US Finance Leadership Team through project visioning and definition, ensuring that business/value cases align to the overall National Grid strategy. You will take projects from initiation to closure. You will support the Finance Leadership team in delivering projects on time, on budget and in line with the agreed upon Finance strategic objectives by applying the Finance PMO methodology and tools.. The Project Manager reports to the PMO Manager. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):   Assist with pre-project preparations, including: Project scoping, planning, success criteria definition, costs and benefits estimation. Project Design and Planning workshops. Support the Project Owner in the development of Project Initiation Forms, Project Charter and Business Cases. Provide oversight on the Statement of Work (SOW) created by external vendors. Identify and prepare resourcing plans (external/internal). Develop project governance and set up reporting cadence. Manage day-to-day operational aspects of one or more projects, including: Development of high-level project plans and budgets. Establishment of milestones and deliverables for assigned projects. Management and execution of project plans. Direction and facilitation of all project meetings, including status meetings. Preparation and maintenance of actions/issues log to be reviewed during regular project meetings. Reporting on project status to the PMO team, project stakeholders, and Finance leadership. Perform risk mitigation to minimize exposure and disruption on projects. Track project outcomes to measure benefits realization. Provide oversight in creating project status presentations for Finance leadership. Execute Project Change Request (PCR) duties: Effectively manage scope, schedule, resources and budget through the PCR process. Revise project objectives and deliverables as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Execute project close activities accurately and timely. Produce closure reports inclusive of benefits realization analysis, deliverables completion and sustainability measurement. Ensure that all project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately. Provide lessons learned. Provide leadership to project team and be a steward of the PMO, including: Communicate all, including difficult/sensitive information in a timely manner. Inspire others to attain goals and pursue excellence. Identify opportunities for improvement; make constructive suggestions for change. Promote teamwork. Assist in improving PMO processes, policies and procedures Stakeholder Management as it relates to project delivery: Build a partnership with sponsors and project owners to ensure strong communication between key parties Support sponsor and project owner in managing key stakeholders through timely provision of meaningful information Anticipating sponsors and project owners needs and ensuring scope is managed effectively Ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly documented and articulated across the project team to remove ambiguity and potential gaps in allocation of duties Qualifications Knowledge and Experience Required: 3-7 years’ experience required in program and/or project planning, delivery, and management. Experience delivering process improvement and organizational change projects Bachelor’s degree in business-related field is required; Finance or Accounting degree is preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Both a strong technology and business acumen are required. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work and challenge all levels of management including the Finance leadership team. Ability to foster and build a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders. Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills are required. Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite, particularly with Project, Excel, and PowerPoint. This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. Job : Financial Services Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Other Locations : NY-Melville, NY-Syracuse, NY-Hicksville, MA-Waltham Organisation : Global Finance Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Dec 5, 2017, 10:34:46 PM Unposting Date : Jan 5, 2018, 4:59:00 AMAdvertisement