The Principle, Project Manager, HR&OD manages a varied portfolio of technical and non-technical projects which will deliver key components of the HR&OD Target Operating Model. This is a highly visible position in HR and the role holder will work closely with the HR Leadership Team to design and implement the future state of the HR&OD function.
Directly managing a team of Business Analysts, and matrix managing junior Project Managers and partnering with BAU Subject Matter Experts the role holder will lead the development of technical project documentation and oversee the day to day management of a portfolio of projects. As a subject matter expert in project management the Project Manager provides advice / coaching to members of the wider HR team.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Supports Director, HR Operations, Data & Analytics to deliver projects aligned to HR&OD's 'fixing the basics', and 'increasing the levels of self-service and process automation' priorities.
Scopes and sizes projects, creating packages of work appropriate to the skill and experience of the team and the broader risk profile of HR&OD.
Develops project documentation e.g. project definition document, business case, business requirements document, functional requirements document etc...
Successfully manages either large, high risk projects or a number of smaller, less complex projects.
Maintains accurate plans, cost estimates and benefit realisation models.
Monitors workloads and manage capacity across the team to achieve optimal deployment of internal resources and external vendors; reviewing and challenging requests for extra support, obtaining additional headcount approvals where required.
Provides project status updates to HR&OD PMO according to reporting schedules, and adheres to agreed project methodologies.
Manages risks and issues appropriately, raising items to PMO and when necessary Director, HR Operations, Data & Analytics.
Relationship Management and Communication
Coaches / mentors BAU resources who have been assigned as Project Managers on small projects.
Develops and utilises strong relationships with internal stakeholders, participating in Bank wide project related initiatives and forums, influencing key decision makers (Corporate Leadership Group and Senior Leadership Group members) across Corporate Services and the wider business (e.g. IT Governance Committee), facilitating and implementing change.
Works closely with HR Comms Lead to ensure project communications are delivered as required.
Drive continuous improvement by proactively providing (i) advice to HR CoEs and HR Operations to ensure new HR products and processes are thoughtfully designed and implemented (ii) input into change requests for HR's core technology applications.
Drive continuous improvement by proactively providing advice / coaching on Project Management best practice to up-skill members of HR engaged in project related activity
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Relevant degree, or equivalent experience
Proven extensive track record in project management and / or change programmes, including scoping, working in / on and managing complex projects.
Demonstrated experience managing a team and achieving deliverables through people,
Expertise in at least one project related specialism, such as business process improvement, change management, PMO, systems implementation etc..
Resilience and experience operating in unstructured environments with high levels of ambiguity, dealing with demanding and fast-paced teams
Strong relationship building / managing skills with teams, customers, suppliers, senior managers and other stakeholders from a broad base of cultures, operating across a variety of countries/locations.
Able to operate at the strategic level and think conceptually, whilst simultaneously working on the details.
Sound financial management and commercial decision making skills.
Excellent communication and influencing skills, including the ability to build credibility quickly at the most senior levels of the organisation.
Strong consultative and negotiation skills combined with the ability to successfully manage internal politics.
Proactive, problem solving approach combined demonstrated ability to challenge in order to deliver business results.
Experience of working in a large multinational consultancy.
Experience operating on HR transformation projects
Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.
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