Full-Time

Senior Program Manager

WPP

WPP

10,001+ employees

Creative transformation services with AI.

Consulting
Fintech

$100000 - $230000

Senior, Expert

New York, NY, USA

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.

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%