Xerox Proj_Prog Manager II, IM Project Management in Webster, New York

Xerox is a global business services, technology and document management company helping organizations manage their business processes and information. Since the invention of xerography just over 75 years ago, we have continued engineering how the world works by applying our experience in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and human centric design to make a real difference for our customers and their customers. We have changed the way the world shops, learns, parks, does banking, receives healthcare and, of course – works.

Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox has more than 140,000 employees and does business in more than 180 countries. Together, we provide business process services, printing equipment, hardware and software technology for managing information -- from data to documents. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

Purpose:

• Responsible for project management, leadership and execution of a portfolio of Information Technology projects / programs; and ensuring alignment with IT standards and strategies. Accountable to manage IT projects, programs and portfolios using industry based, IT EPMO defined and regionally governed PM methodologies, best practices, processes and tools across a number of PM functional areas. Responsibilities include managing project / program scope, time (schedule), integration, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement activities and other PM deliverables. Develops and maintains relationships with Business Unit leads and leadership teams to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered for those projects and programs.

• The role holder will be responsible for leading large, complex IT projects or elements of multiple medium-scale IT projects while supporting the PMO. The successful candidate will manage Project Team Members (e.g., Project Analysts, Project Coordinators, Technical Resources, etc.) and work with the leadership team in the implementation and use of the project management best practices (procedures, processes, templates, tools) that are owned by the EPMO/PMO to support the planning and execution of the project(s) within his/her control.

• The role holder is accountable and responsible for managing all aspects of a large, complex IT project or multiple, medium-scale IT projects to ensure project results contribute positive business value and meet agreed on scope, cost, schedule and quality objectives. This involves looking outside of project boundaries for integration and interdependencies to achieve project goals. It also involves conveying to the project team the important relationship of the project to the bigger picture, including the larger program and organizational performance objectives.

• Through structured governance, the role holder enables appropriate initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing for the project to achieve project benefits. The role establishes and communicates project goals and directs team activities. The role is responsible for managing integration, scope, time (schedule), cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement activities and deliverables.

• The role holder adheres to the established project management methodology and standards while carrying out responsibilities. This includes applying project management and development and delivery lifecycle processes to complex information technology projects and ensuring alignment with IT standards and strategies.

Scope:

Specific:

• Autonomy:

• Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects.

• Establishes organizational objectives and delegates assignments.

• Accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.

• Influence:

• Influences policy formation on contribution of specialization to business objectives.

• Influence at level of division internally and influences customer/suppliers and industry at senior management level.

• Decisions impact work of employing organizations, achievement of organizational objectives and financial performance.

• Develops high-level relationships with customers, suppliers and industry leaders.

• Complexity:

• Highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects and contributing to formulation of IT strategy.

• Work involves creative application of wide range of technical and/or management principles.

General:

• Recognized as an expert in own function

• Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices

• Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional objectives

• Primarily domestic scope/accountability; may include some international scope/accountability

• Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of business requirement

Primary Responsibilities:

• Support the Program Manager or PMO in the creation of project charters and associated project plans

• Maintain relationships with Business Unit leads and leadership to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered for those project(s) under his/her domain.

• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex project management and leverage knowledge of Xerox business to identify risk and evaluate impacts on the business.

• Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with team members, and use current tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables while applying to projects.

• Ensure appropriate involvement of all stakeholders for the project

• Consistently apply the organizational project management standards and methodologies defined by the EPMO/PMO to assigned projects.

• Accountable and responsible for activities pertaining to managing integration, scope, time (schedule), cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement for the project.

• Report progress and health of the project and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders

• Identify, monitor and control the interdependencies between activities and deliverables with a project

• Proactively identify and manage risks and issues pertaining to the project.

• Identify the projects financial sources and resources and manage the budget and control costs for the project.

• Ensure appropriate governance practices are in place to monitor and control the project

• Track the progress of project activities and deliverables and the non-project work to the consolidated project benefits.

• Support the portfolio management decision process through the creation of project charters, scope statements, risk assessments, budgets and IT Value discussions.

• Recommend prioritization of projects and ensure approvals follow the governance process.

• Additional Senior Project Manager Responsibilities:

• Support the portfolio management decision process through the creation of project charters, scope statements, risk assessments, budgets and IT Value discussions.

• Recommend prioritization of projects and ensure approvals follow the governance process.

• Responsibilities may also include serving as a subject matter expert (SME) in project management and consulting for other projects as necessary.

Candidate Education:

Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field.

Preferred Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field.

Professional Certifications:

Minimum LSS Green Belt

Preferred Certified, or pursuing certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)

Candidate Background:

Minimum Direct experience in leading/managing full lifecycle projects, or subsections of large/complex projects

Minimum Demonstrated experience in project risk management

Minimum Relationship management and business development experience

Minimum Strong planning, organizational, leadership, meeting facilitation and negotiation skills

Minimum Ability to perform critical analysis of complex projects

Minimum Ability to perform preliminary project cost estimates in support of project ideation process

Minimum Ability to effectively interview and interact with project executive sponsors, project team and external consultants

Minimum Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make effective presentations, and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients

Minimum Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment

Minimum Advanced proficiency in MS Project, MS Word, Visio, MS Excel and PowerPoint

Minimum Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant software development life-cycles

Minimum In-depth Project Management Institute (PMI) Knowledge Areas and proficient in at least three of the Knowledge Areas and In-depth knowledge of relevant industry standards and governmental regulations

Preferred Typically has substantial IT work experience, including proven experience in managing projects in multiple management technologies and functions

Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with Xerox may request such accommodation(s) by sending an e-mail to XeroxStaffingAdminCenter@xerox.com. Be sure to include your name, the job you are interested in, and the accommodation you are seeking.

Title: Proj_Prog Manager II, IM Project Management

Location: New York-Webster

Requisition ID: 17003072

Virtual/work from home? No