Project Manager
Thomson Reuters - Philadelphia, PA

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Project Manager

The role of the Project Manager will be responsible for the successful management of one or more technology projects in Scientific & Scholarly Research (SSR). These projects typically relate to the development or enhancement of products for SSR business partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management (70%)
  • Manages one or more technology projects with risk, complexity and visibility that relate to critical business goals for the global business partners
  • Manages project deliverables, scope and expectations and coordinates project progress with sponsors, project boards, upper management and executives
  • Interfaces with all functional and business areas/ groups affected by the project, including senior and/or executive management. Works closely with functional resource managers to ensure adequate allocation of resources to projects are being managed.
  • Develops and tracks to detailed project plans, including schedules, cost estimates, resource plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans and issue resolution plans
  • Makes project decisions and recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization, and resource allocation with input from others as needed
  • Monitors and provides input into project budget with guidance from Portfolio and/or Program Management Director, including estimates created during the funding process and regular reporting of project financial status.
  • Partners with portfolio management resources and finance resources to monitor and manage project financials, resource allocations, and costs.

Communication and Collaboration (30%)
  • Communicates and reports status to Technology teams, global business partners and all other stakeholders e.g., dashboards, status reports, etc.
  • Provides leadership to cross-functional project teams comprised of SSR technology and intra-divisional staff. Provides work direction to teams.
  • Employs project management best practices as governed by Technology Project Management Office including its process definition, templates and tools.
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced project team members on project management processes, methodology and best practices, as needed.
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                                      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
                                      • Strong project management experience in same or related industry
                                      • Demonstrated achievements in planning, directing, and implementing multiple and concurrent projects.
                                      • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional project teams.
                                      • Demonstrated experience in leading globally-distributed teams.
                                      • Strong technical and business subject matter expertise.
                                      • Solid knowledge of project management best practices is required.
                                      • Exposure to multiple methodologies is preferred.
                                      • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and strong relationship-building abilities.
                                      • Ability to work effectively with diverse styles, skills, and abilities and across cultures.
                                      • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
                                      • Strong negotiating, influencing, and conflict resolution skills.
                                      • Experience in compiling and analyzing information to estimate project costs accurately, including providing input into business case development.
                                      • Up to 10% travel may be required

                                      Education and Previous Experience:
                                      • PMP certification preferred;
                                      • Bachelor’s degree (computer/technology, project management or related business discipline) preferred
                                      • Minimum of five years of project management experience
                                      • Experience working within an Agile development environment a plus
                                      • Computer skills including good proficiency with Microsoft Project and/or other project management tools as well as Microsoft Office Suite

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                                      Project Management
                                      Primary Location: US-PA-Philadelphia

                                      Organization: IP & Science Technology
                                      Schedule: Full-time

                                      Job Type: Standard

                                      Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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