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Do you love working at the forefront of innovation and customer engagement? We are currently seeking a passionate Project Analyst to take a lead role in supporting our Global Programs & Governance function by producing reports and carrying out detailed analysis of our project and portfolio data needed to inform and drive digital transformation as an important member of Thomson Reuters Labs in Bangalore.
In this role, you will have responsibility for providing assurance of overall project, program and portfolio performance as well as help to implement reporting standards and best practices across the Labs.
What do does Thomson Reuters Labs do? We experiment, build and deliver. We work with AI and Machine Learning as well as very large data sets to discover what new products, services, or analysis we can create for our customers. Thomson Reuters is most famous for the Reuters News agency. The company is also one of the leading sources of information for legal professionals, corporates and tax professionals. We have over 60,000 TBs worth of legal, regulatory, news and tax data.
Thomson Reuters Labs works across all business segments of Thomson Reuters to identify and build AI and Machine Learning solutions. In this role, you will be part of a diverse, agile and interdisciplinary innovation team located in Bangalore, collaborating with colleagues located in UK, Switzerland, Canada and US. By incorporating UX and Design Thinking principles with agile methodology, our team produces production grade software that can be validated with customers. You will work closely with our engineers, designers, data scientists and stakeholders to innovate by supporting and informing the teams with valuable data and analysis.
We are looking for curious and adaptable learner who can think differently and likes to learn and develop new skills; someone comfortable with jumping into new problems spaces; who is comfortable with ambiguity and pivoting when needed. Is this you? Come join us.
About the Role
In this opportunity as a Project Analyst you will:
Identify and Advise: Through objective, accurate, clear and concise business analysis and reporting you will identify general themes in project performance, highlight deviations from plan, and recommend actions to improve performance.
Advise project managers, project and innovation leads on the creation of project reports and support the appropriate use of reporting tools such as Azure Dev Ops (ADO), ServiceNow, PowerBI and others as identified.
Analyze the overall effectiveness of project management across the portfolio and identify and mitigate areas of risk.
Develop and Deliver: You will develop well thought out and articulate analysis of our portfolio performance, and deliver objective, accurate, clear and concise reporting of trends in project performance and an effective analysis of risk management.
Develop a consistent demand management processes to be used across the Labs organization.
Ensure prioritization and alignment of initiatives and that overall portfolio of projects meets Labs strategic and financial goals.
Assist in establishing resource plans across the portfolio to successfully deliver the portfolio of projects working closely with Labs functional leaders in Science, Engineering and Design.
Be a Team Player: Working in a diverse and collaborative team-oriented environment, you will share information, value diverse ideas, partner with cross-functional and remote teams.
Be an Agile Person: With a strong sense of urgency and a desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, you will deliver innovative solutions against strict timelines.
Be Innovative: You are empowered to try new approaches and learn new technologies. You will contribute innovative ideas, create solutions, and be accountable for end-to-end deliveries.
Be an Effective Communicator: Through active engagement and communication with cross-functional partners and team members, you will effectively articulate ideas and collaborate on developing and delivering useful reporting.
Your tasks will be focused on:
Analyzing the project performance from a point of view of phases, successes, and key milestones.
Ensuring project and reporting governance from a point of view of overall budget and resource allocation/utilization.
Measuring benefits and risks by producing project and program reports.
Identifying reporting standards and advise Labs leaders on management and use of project tools.
Reporting on a large spectrum of initiatives and projects, collaborating with project managers, innovation and project leads as well as the managers who support the strategic themes and focus areas of the Labs.
Collaborating with the broader technology organization in the definition, alignment and adoption of reporting standards in partnership with central and PMO organizations.
Long–term we will expect you to:
Continue driving a culture of innovation and collaboration across all Labs sites and functions.
Become a contributing member of a high performing team that can take a lead role in supporting Labs when it comes to project reporting and portfolio management.
Proactively look for and explore opportunities where Labs can improve the status quo and articulate our business value.
You’re a fit for the role of Project Analyst if you:
Are experienced working with 3rd party project management and reporting tools.
Have built reports that are repeatable that use fully or semi-automated workflows.
Are fully competent with identifying and communicating project risks, potential resource constraints, and related dependencies.
Have experience in project management and can independently problem solve.
Have a working knowledge of project governance, portfolio management and assurance.
Have a background in financial management related to project accounting, estimating and planning.
Are familiar with change management and transformation initiatives.
Are comfortable communicating with executive stakeholders and effectively managing their reporting priorities.
Have a desire to learn and embrace new and emerging technology.
Have a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Finance or Business with an emphasis in project or portfolio management.
Have professional certifications in Finance and/or as a Certified Associate Project Manager or Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute is desirable.
For this role, we also strongly value if you:
Have 5-6 years of hands-on experience working with 3rd party reporting tools. Must haves include Microsoft Project, PowerBI, Azure Dev Ops (ADO) with good to haves including JIRA, ServiceNow, Tableau, Snowflake, etc.
Have built reports from scratch and have implemented the use RPA or other workflow automation tools/approaches.
Know what an API is and how to connect systems together using API’s or other connectors.
Have programming experience related to systemizing and automating financial and/or project and portfolio reporting.
Have data analyst training and experience.
What’s in it For You
At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
Learning & Development: On-the-job coaching & learning, exposure to leading-edge technology.
Benefits: Flexible work arrangements, employee stock purchase plan.
Perks: Social events & activities.
Get a 360° view of Thomson Reuters: Thomson Reuters Labs is a microcosm of the entire corporation, giving employees who work here the opportunity to learn new things and work across our businesses in legal, accounting, corporates, government and news.
Growth: Accelerated growth in cross-business knowledge.
Mentoring and Coaching: A rich internal network of supportive colleagues, including senior leadership, willing to coach and mentor you.
Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.
We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.
As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.
We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.
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