Project Manager

Publicis Sapient
Bengaluru, Gurgaon
3 yrs exp
3 yrs exp
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Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for overall delivery setup and execution, people and financials management for the assigned software services projects/ program work streams in order to realise defined business outcomes with mid-sized, globally distributed teams
  • Partner with Agile leads, other delivery leads, clients and other internal/ external stakeholders to drive effective adoption of best practices, deployment of processes, methodologies and tools, execution of ceremonies and to drive continuous improvement on delivery engagements
  • Contribute to pre-sales and works with the legal and operations teams to ensure compliance
  • Manage relationships & status reporting within the organization, with clients & applicable third parties
  • Manage internal and external dependencies for the project or program
  • People management responsibilities for team members, track leads, scrum masters and product owners
  • Participate in Delivery Management and (or) Agile communities

Mandatory Skills and Experience:

  • Over 3 years of experience as the lead project manager for full lifecycle delivery of mid-sized (>6 months in schedule and >600 person days in effort) software services projects or programs with globally distributed teams
  • Strong “hands on” project management experience from inception to closure phases
  • Experience with 2 or more engagements as a lead (scrum master, product owner, Kanban lead, etc.) on delivery or consulting projects/ programs based on Scrum/ Kanban framework
  • Highly proficient in scope (requirements)/ backlog management, quality management and risks and issues management
  • Experience of delivering one or more fixed time, fixed price or SLA based managed services engagements
  • Over 2 years of lead experience in a direct client facing role (preferably in the US or UK) as part of a consulting/ services organisation
  • Evidence of driving continuous improvement, defect prevention or change journeys as part of a delivery engagement
  • Should have experience of leading all Agile ceremonies
  • Proficient in delivery and quality metrics, burn down charts, progress and status reporting
  • Ability to challenge scope/ requirements and review non-technical deliverables such as user documentation, estimates, etc
  • Must be able to manage and influence stakeholders (internal/ client) upto the Director/ VP career stage while ensuring high levels of client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of 2 or more effort and cost estimation methodologies/ frameworks
  • Strong business communication, presentation and conflict management skills
  • Direct people management responsibilities for 5 or more people (including track leads/ other leads) and indirect responsibility/ span of 15 or more people as part of a cross functional team comprising of business analysts. Creative designers, developers, testers and other support functions
  • Ability to align the team on the organizational and (or) program vision and lead them to realise stated business outcomes
  • Strong commercial acumen i.e. understanding of pricing models, delivery P&L, budgeting, etc. Basic level understanding of contracts
  • Experience of leading pre-sales activities such as proposal development, capability/ sales presentations, etc.
  • Intermediate level industry domain knowledge on the Financial Services domain (preferably capital markets) or commodities

Nice to Have Experience and Credential

  • Industry domain knowledge on trading and risk management
  • Diverse experience across more than one service offering such as application development and maintenance, application/ product support, systems integration, product engineering, package implementation, project management consulting, etc.
  • Practitioner experience as an Agile Coach
  • Delivery experience with scaled agile engagements
  • Understanding of Agile fluency models/ maturity frameworks
  • Certifications: PMP/ PRINCE2/ ITIL/ CSM/ CFA
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About Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace.

With 19,000 people and over 100 offices around the globe, our expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative combined with our culture of innovation enables us to deliver on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate our clients’ businesses through creating the products and services their customers expect.

if you are someone who questions the status quo; those who want to reimagine the way the world works while realizing a smarter way for businesses to help improve the daily lives of people, the world and their careers, then we are the perfect place for you!

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