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Publicis Groupe Associate Director Project Management - Financial Services (On-site in Boston) in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

As Senior Manager, Agile Program Management, you will lead large-scale, multi-dimensional initiatives enabling your clients' Digital Business Transformation. You will partner with senior client executives in the Financial Services Industry and ultimately be accountable for the overall strategic shaping, planning, implementation, and effectiveness of work for client engagements. You will guide globally distributed teams to deliver successful software outputs and meaningful business outcomes for clients while influencing change.

Job Description

  • Act as the primary Engagement Lead for delivery of large-scale and complex programs for client’s digital business or engineering transformation programs.

  • Shape yearly/multi-year programs and roadmap for a large team that includes Sapient, Clients, and other partners.

  • Program management and oversight for 10+ agile scrum teams, spread globally.

  • Strong PM craft and experience. SAFe Agile ways of working. Identify opportunities to be innovative, continuous improvement. Be a coach.

  • Hands-on, data-driven program management.

  • Detail-oriented. Experience with identifying Value, Quality measurements, and Speed measurements.

  • Tool-savvy – deep knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, MSExcel, and productivity tools.

  • Good SDLC knowledge. Awareness of various tech stacks, DevOps, Quality Engineering, GenAI, and the nuances around it.

  • Risk Management.

  • Cost management. Managing and tracking spending/budgets.

  • Define processes and tools needed by teams across all programs enabling successful program implementation and delivery.

  • Provide guidance on consistent application of project management methodologies that align with strategic plans.

  • Partner with clients to plan, evolve, and formulate a customer-focused digital business transformation (DBT) strategy; seed, estimate, and facilitate budget planning for value-based digital business transformation engagements.

  • Track and evaluate the delivery metrics of the product teams within the engagement and facilitate continuous improvement to improve flow, quality, and value realization.

  • Act as a trusted strategic advisor to clients to transform their business by guiding internal leaders and external senior stakeholders on engineering and digital business transformation methods and approaches.

  • Own or liaise with the Executive PMO to communicate program executional metrics, risks, issues, and dependencies.

  • Articulate engagement commercial metrics including client outcomes, leakage, burn rate, revenue & margins, etc. to support account health and drive account-level planning within the industry vertical.

  • Deliver thought-leadership around industry, process, PMO, delivery, and technology on behalf of the organization.

Qualifications

Your Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with a distributed delivery model, leading diverse teams, and collaborating in a multi-cultural environment for end-to-end engagements.

  • Program management experience in scaled digital implementation leading high performing teams within IT and consulting environment.

  • Effective systems thinking skills and ability to identify interconnectivity across multiple streams of work.

  • Demonstrated experience navigating a large organization, showcasing the ability to influence with storytelling and data.

  • Comfortable with C-suite reporting relationships and presenting to C-level executives, senior business leaders, and technology leaders.

  • Knowledge of best practices in design thinking/user-centered design (e.g., user research, hypothesis-driven development, prototyping, and usability testing).

  • Experience with a variety of methodologies like scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile frameworks (SAFe, etc.), waterfall, and hybrid.

  • Effective leadership, analytical skills, and negotiation skills.

  • Effective conflict resolution skills.

  • Financial industry knowledge.

Set Yourself Apart With:

  • Fostering innovation and creative problem-solving backed by a strategic fact base.

  • A passion for creating unprecedented customer experiences and innovative digital businesses.

  • Experience in engaging and coaching c-level clients in highly strategic, critical business initiatives.

  • Published thought leadership that pushes an industry-leading POV on industry sector, technology, delivery, or organizational evolution.

  • Deep experience in one or more of our industry verticals.

  • CSM, CPSO, SAFe certified.

Additional Information

If you are excited for -

  • Opportunities to grow with Publicis Groupe that believes in Power of One. We will help you partner with our clients across the globe in various industries,

  • Diverse team & progressive work environment,

  • A place where learning never stops. We ensure you get trained on multiple platforms and domains which enables you to have cross functional experience within the organization,

  • Empowering your ambitions through our dedicated Total Rewards Program, competitive pay and benefits package.

YOU are the one we’re looking for . Someone who truly understand what it takes to serve clients beyond expectations: crack one-off client challenges. Develop insights. Spark breakthrough creative ideas.

Career Level: Sr. Manager

Base Salary Range for the Role: $132,000 - $199,000 (varies depending on experience) The range shown represents a grouping of relevant ranges currently in use at Publicis Sapient. Actual range for this position may differ, depending on location and specific skillset required for the work itself.

As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hiring@publicissapient.com or you may call us at +1-617-621-0200.

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