EY Strategic Project Manager - Non-Technical in Cleveland, Ohio
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The Tax Strategic Initiatives Management (TSIM) group is called upon to drive strategic initiatives for the Americas Tax practice and lead high impact change initiatives.
A project manager in TSIM can play different roles:
They may be assigned as a PM for a department within Tax and work with that deparment's leadership to define and execute a portfolio of projects specific to that Tax deparment. In this role, the department PM would serve as a portfolio project manager - overseeing a portfolio of strategic initiatives for the department and work with leadership to prioritize and execute them in a consistent fashion.
Another role a TSIM project manager may play is as a member of the PM Cener of Excellence managing discrete projects or workstreams within a larger Tax department or across several Tax department programs.
All PMs are expected to actively manage projects either in a lead and/or in a co-PM role.
Main areas of focus for the group include: Transformation initiatives (standardize, centralize, automate), Growth (increasing client base, expanding client base), Innovation, acquisition (due diligence and integration)
Your key responsibilities:
Project manage one or more projects / programs through all PM phases: initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing and managing scope, budget, time, and quality, as agreed.
Structure projects and programs for success at the outset and be flexible to adjust as needed.
Establish governance, communication plan and change management plan to facilitate smooth execution and successful project outcomes.
Execute PM methodologies appropriate for the business objectives taking into account stakeholders’ presences.
Collaborate with other Tax Strategic Initiatives Management group team members, share / leverage methodologies, knowledge and leading practices
Build relationships and maintain stakeholder engagement.
Drive OneEY behaviors and lead by example
Skills and attributes for success :
Strong demonstrated ability to lead projects, programs, project management offices and project portfolios
Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time, work with diverse resources and functions
Proficient in change management including developing messaging, communications, training and measurement
Ability to lead and motivate teams
Strong relationship building skills
Ability to think strategically with strong reasoning and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills, oral and written, using a consultative approach and demonstrating an ability to clearly communicate ideas and expectations
Demonstrated influencing skills with the ability to achieve results and be solution-oriented
Ability to instill a level of trust in leaders and influence at all levels of the organization
To qualify for the role, you must have
7+ years of relevant professional services / business Project Management experience.
Experience leading transformation initiatives
Experience working in a global, matrix organization
Bachelor’s degree in business/related field, or equivalent work experience
Proven advanced problem-solving skills
Strategic thinking and strong consultative skills to work with senior leaders in the firm to define and stand-up projects and then to execute them to achieve the desired business objectives.
Clear and effective communication skills, executive presence and strong project management skills and experience in a complex matrix professional services firm.
Since many initiatives focus on change, an understanding and experience managing large change management initiatives is highly preferred
Experience with acquisition due diligence and post deal integration projects, given the important role acquisitions play in EY's growth strategy is preferred.
Ideally, you’ll also have
PMP certification. Expected to complete a certification within first year in this role.
MBA or Advanced Degree
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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