Full-Time

Senior Program Manager

WPP

WPP

10,001+ employees

Creative transformation services with AI.

Consulting
Fintech

Senior, Expert

Toronto, ON, Canada

Required Skills
Agile
Communications
Management
JIRA
SCRUM
Confluence
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
Requirements
  • Experience with Traditional Project methodology in transformation programs across HR or related departments.
  • Proficiency in Agile (Scrum) methodology.
  • Understanding of HR systems and related platforms.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Knowledge of Workday HCM preferred.
  • Experience in managing and developing data products.
  • Proficiency in top-down and bottom-up estimation skills and project flighting.
  • Ability to negotiate SOWs and CRs, and effectively present and defend rationale and justification to partners.
  • Capacity to assemble and manage teams with required skillsets through timely allocations and collaboration with department leads.
  • Ability to optimize work streams and enhance output efficiency.
  • Proactive identification, tracking, and mitigation of project risks and issues, with appropriate escalation.
  • Proficiency in JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio), and advanced knowledge of relevant Project Management tools such as Smartsheet and Monday.com.
Responsibilities
  • Providing proactive support to the business team, anticipating their needs to enhance project success.
  • Communicating project updates to stakeholders including project teams, external clients, senior management, and the executive team.
  • Compiling weekly project reports/status updates for internal teams and management, ensuring transparency on project health.
  • Working with stakeholders to clarify project scope and effectively communicate project requirements to senior leaders.
  • Assisting in the creation of technical plans by defining deliverables for each product release in collaboration with the project team.
  • Managing multiple workstreams and deliverables, identifying and addressing risks, issues, and dependencies across projects.
  • Leading the Program Management Office (PMO), providing strategic direction and guidance to project managers and teams.
  • Developing and implementing project management standards, methodologies, and best practices to ensure consistent and effective project delivery.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Managing the full project lifecycle, from initiation through closure, including planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling.
  • Overseeing multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely, within-budget, and high-quality delivery.
  • Providing leadership, mentoring, and coaching to project managers and team members, fostering a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication channels with stakeholders, keeping them informed of project status, risks, and issues.
  • Driving risk management and mitigation strategies, proactively identifying and addressing potential obstacles to project success.
  • Monitoring and reporting on key performance metrics, project milestones, and deliverables to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Continuously assessing and improving project management processes and tools to enhance efficiency and productivity.

WPP stands out in the creative sector by integrating artificial intelligence to enhance strategic marketing solutions, demonstrating a commitment to technical advancement that keeps them at the forefront of industry evolution. The company's clear stance against racial injustice reflects a progressive and inclusive corporate culture, which is essential for attracting and retaining diverse talent. This ethical approach, combined with their technological edge, positions WPP as a leader in driving both creative and social transformation within the advertising and marketing industry.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-16%

1 year growth

-21%

2 year growth

-24%