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PMO Senior Project Manager

Core Business Services

Requisition # ARG002WZ

Post Date Feb 14, 2020

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the
important business enablement functions that keep our organization running
strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the
knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service
to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and
profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology,
Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and
Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

As part of our Americas Tax Technology Group (ATTG) you will be part of
a technology organization that develops and maintains innovative solutions for
our client-serving Tax professionals. ATTG professionals will partner with our
Tax professionals to develop supporting technology such as digital/mobile tools
to improve internal operations, application of Robotics Process Automation
(RPA) to collect financial data, development of advanced financial dashboards,
visualization, analytics, and reports.

Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master role is in the Portfolio Management
Office (PMO) pillar. The main function of this pillar is to ensure that
projects and programs forming part of specific portfolios are completed on time
and on budget and aim to exceed the business expectations

**Essential Functions of the Job:**

· – Oversees and manages a big portfolio of projects
related to a limited scope of products and systems

· – Creates and develops project charter/scope
and schedules. Plans and assigns resources to project

· – Advise and consult with other departments on
production software issues, concerns, problems, and questions

· – Manages resources, communications, and cost
management of a big portfolio of projects with oversight

· – Creates project organization structure
including identification of key project team members and their roles and
develops and communicates the project plan to align project members and

· – Conducts a kick-off meeting with all key
stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the
overall project plan and gain consensus.

· – Measures project performance using
appropriate tools and techniques to monitor the progress of the project,
identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions,
and communicate to all stakeholders

· – Demonstrate business skills with the ability
to effectively negotiate priorities across multiple groups/teams

· – Manages changes to the project scope, project
schedule, and project costs to keep the project plan accurate, updated,
reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management
plan, and facilitate customer acceptance

· – Identifies high-level risks, assumptions, and
constraints and implements approved actions and workarounds to minimize the
impact of risks on the project

· – Communicate any development or resourcing
roadblocks to leadership and facilitate resolution

· – Creates/implements solutions to
obstacles/challenges throughout the course of the project

· – Facilitates solutions across projects, leveraging experiences and lessons

· – Develops and maintains relationships with
stakeholders beyond IT Services, including (but not limited to) Finance,
Communications and Legal to cover any all potential downstream implications of
the project

· – Improves team performance by building team
cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to
facilitate cooperation among the team

**Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:**

– Ability to clearly
articulate both problems and proposed solutions

Proactive approach to identifying issues and
presenting solutions and options, and where appropriate, leading to resolution

**Knowledge and Skills Requirements:**

· – Seasoned project management knowledge is
required to lead projects. Mastery of the IT Services project management
methodology is essential

· – The ability to write and speak clearly is
fundamental to the position’s lead role in managing projects of considerable
complexity across functions and geographies

· – Facilitation skills are required to lead
meetings and guide participants toward a meeting’s objectives. Influencing
skills are essential to obtain results from various project team members who
may have other priorities and deadlines

· – Experience managing cross-functional
disciplines of development, test and operational roles

· – Exposure to project management principles and

· – TAX domain knowledge is extremely helpful

· – Experience with agile project management

o Leading and coaching teams
in Scrum adoption (not all are using Scrum – some SAFE and some other

o Plans Scrum implementations
within the organization.

o Facilitates Scrum events as
requested or needed such as: Quarterly Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint
Reviews, Sprint Demos and Sprint Retrospectives.

o Facilitate daily Scrum
activities and metrics such as: Stand-Ups, updates to burn-down spreadsheets
and charts, velocity and backlog reviews.

o Remove roadblocks reported
by the team, which could require cross-team collaboration and or escalation,
possibly up to executive leadership.

o Communicate and work
directly with the Product Owner to consistently maintain the product backlog
and handle changes both to the product backlog, executing sprint and
prioritizing the backlog to generate higher business value.

· – Experience managing vendors and service
providers in order to meet business and company goals.

· – Experience with managing teams, onshore,
remote and offshore teams to work towards development best practices.


**Supervision Responsibilities:**

+ Works with limiteddirection and oversight

+ Providesupervision and direction to team members and staff


– A bachelor’s degree (computer science, engineering, accounting, finance
preferred) or equivalent work experience.

Master’s degree preferred


– 5-7 years of relevant experience. Management experience a plus.

**Certification Requirements:**

– Relevant project / program management years of experience and/or
qualification (e.g., PMP)

-Scrum Master Certification, PMI-Agile
Certified Practitioner, or SAFe Practitioner

EY is an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected/Veterans/Disabled),

Values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.