Project Management Team Lead
Estée Lauder Companies
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
2 zile în urmă

Key Activities

  • Responsible for setting the vision and building out the Program / Project management discipline in a new site office
  • Own the selection, onboarding, development and grooming of the talent within Program / Project management discipline
  • Provide management and strategic direction to a team of program / project managers
  • Partner with business leaders to onboard, coach and maintain a high level of expertise in this discipline, set the standard for PM excellence
  • Continually develop the Program / Project managers’ skillset and maturity in the discipline
  • Ensure consistent processes and ways of working across the PM discipline
  • Manage the supply and demand of Program / Project management resources by identifying needs, allocating across projects and programs based on business needs and ensuring accountability and delivery against commitments
  • Create and Deliver an overall Company Project Management strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with Global Head of PMO by providing monthly budget forecasts and reconciling invoices.
  • Partner with Procurement and Vendor Management to create and execute NDAs / Contracts / Statements of Work / Change Orders, to monitor and renegotiate upon expiration of those documents.
  • Attends project meetings, provides project status to the Project / Program Manager and assumes the ownership for the delivery of the technical components of the program Effectively applies ELC / IT PMO methodology and enforces project standards across projects and work efforts.
  • Provides Project Financial Management, to :
  • Ensure project funding processes are completed
  • Manage project budget and changes
  • Track and report team hours and expenses on a weekly basis
  • Update project forecasts on a monthly basis
  • Track and report on project burn rate
  • Tracks key project milestones and manages project plans, budget and / or resources to meet the needs of stakeholders based on agreed requirements and scope, using defined change control processes.
  • Ensure all programs and projects are delivered comprehensively, completely, on time, and within budget.
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of project management from discovery through delivery implementation.
  • Performs quality reviews and follows quality assurance procedures.
  • Manage project risk exposure and will escalate functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
  • Monitors execution, communicates priorities and their adjustments, manages continuous improvement, and facilitates cross-functional collaboration to achieve strategic business goals.
  • Accountable for the overall cross functional project performance including coordination of the integration of project activities and project resources, and mitigation and management of execution risks.
  • Own the logistics plan for stage-gate decision process and core team meetings.
  • Provides oversight and leadership to other Project Managers in project and resource planning, assigning projects, and providing support to direct report project managers.
  • Responsible for performance review and monitoring continuous improvement plans.
  • Serves as a mentor to program and project managers and project leaders to educate and assist them with implementing project management processes and making improvement / changes.
  • Own the Agile process inside the team and continually look at ways to improve it
  • Creates / executes a vision and strategy on how to expand and evolve the Program / Project Management Practice
  • Behavioral Skills

  • Ability to influence
  • Problem solving / analytical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to execute
  • Adaptability / ability to manage change
  • Creative thinking
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Functional Skills

  • Strong communicator, influencer, team player and negotiator
  • Self-driven, pro-active, naturally curious and passionate about the role
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business and IT needs with the ability to establish / maintain high level of internal / external customer trust and confidence
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on sprint / task details while maintaining the big picture product / release view
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, team building, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Ability to lead, coach and provide activities and daily feedback to grow your team and team members’ individual abilities
  • Excellent understanding of modern software development life-cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Proved success in developing and maintaining project plans, leading project meetings, assisting project teams to document business cases, creating project metrics and reports, and developing / managing roadmaps.
  • Experience collaborating with Vendor Management Offices (VMOs), Indirect Procurement Teams, and Program Management Offices (PMOs) to launch new initiatives, create Statement of Works (SOWs) and process Change Orders.
  • Experience with budgeting and work scheduling tools and techniques
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Bonus Qualifications

  • Financial services background
  • Any of the following : Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO), User Story Development, PMI-ACP
  • Skillset

  • SDLC Methodologies - Agile / Scrum / Rapid Development / Iterative Development / Waterfall
  • Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management
  • Retail Clientelling Application / product feature design
  • Understanding of future technologies
  • Preferred Experience

  • 7+ years of experience as a Program / Project Manager and / or Scrum Master, managing software projects in a fast-paced agile environment
  • 2+ years of experience in managing workforce planning / allocation of a team of Program / Project managers across business initiatives ensuring right talent in right role, delivery on time and on budget.
  • ELCITHubBucharest

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