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At Thomson Reuters Labs we experiment, we build, we deliver. We support the organization and our customers through applied research and development of new products and technologies. TR Labs innovates collaboratively across our core segments in Legal, Tax & Accounting, Government, and Reuters News. We undertake a diverse portfolio of projects today, while investing in long term research for the future.
As a Senior Project Manager in Thomson Reuters Labs, you will be part of a global interdisciplinary team of experts. We hire specialists across a variety of AI research areas, as well as Engineering and Design, to drive the company’s digital transformation and innovation.
We are looking for a motivated and self-driven Senior Project Manager to join our growing team of scientists, designers and engineers. You will be part of a team that builds ground-breaking solutions and makes significant advancements to products across Thomson Reuters that empower our customers with critical information and inform the way forward.
About the role:
In this opportunity as Senior Project Manager you will:
Develop or assist in developing business cases for large projects with significant impact to company goals.
Negotiate and resolve conflicting change requests and frequently changing priorities across customers and projects
Manage communication throughout the project to all stakeholders, providing updates on scope, timelines and deployments.
Serve as primary point of contact on project and support questions
Produce all typical project documentation - detailed project plans, project estimates, resource plans and status reports
Provide project leadership, work direction and feedback to the project leads, project managers and teams
Manage projects within standard project management methodologies to time, quality and budget
Establish best practices (including standards and process)
Coach and train others on project management skills and methodologies (PM Best Practices)
Coordinate work across teams in the organization to achieve project deliverables and goals
Identify, assess and mitigate risks to the success of the project
Serve as the project issue escalation point
Actively partner in the program management process, providing high-level scoping, estimating and planning of related initiatives
Champion Labs’ “Ways of Working” to ensure project teams complete and have required documentation and support
Support the PMO, as needed, with project management administrative tasks such as analysis and reporting of project metrics, backlog/financial forecast, milestone reporting, resource forecasting, status, and other administrative tasks as assigned by manager
Be a catalyst for change within Labs and across Thomson Reuters
Important Competencies for Success:
Customer focus and value delivery are at the core of everything you do
Demonstrated ability to empathize with customers, colleagues, and leaders to deliver information appropriate for their context and need
Be a strong collaborator, great teammate, and individual contributor
Strong execution mindset and flexibility to manage different projects as a portfolio.
Strong focus on delivery and business impact
Bring your strong analytical and quantitative skills to the table
Be savvy, adept, and appropriate in a complex structure involving corporate-level relationships, multi-division / business unit involvement, and matrix reporting
Be results-oriented with strong time management and organizational skills with a drive to succeed
Can think both strategically and tactically with strong emotional intelligence, excellent social skills, and the ability to act judiciously and compassionately
Be passionate and have a strong aptitude for developing people, by bringing high energy and passionate outlook to the job to positively influence those around you
Create a sense of trust and rapport that creates an appropriate and effective workplace
Entrepreneurial approach, innovative, passionate, self-starter. Persistence despite obstacles or setbacks, comfort with ambiguity
Flexibility in adjusting to new, different, and rapidly changing business requirements and decisions
Willingness and ability to challenge status quo
You’re a fit for the role of Senior Project Manager if you have:
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree or MBA preferred
PMP or AMP certification preferred or thorough knowledge and demonstrated execution of project management methodology including documentation
5+ years’ of experience in one or more of the following areas: project management, accounting, legal industry, or consulting
Experience in one or more of the following tools: Azure DevOps (ADO), JIRA, MS Project, MS PowerBI, Advanced Excel
Knowledge and/or experience in leading technology projects that were developed using the Agile methodology
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence actions/decisions of others.
Strong conflict resolution, negotiating and influencing skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment remaining agile while driving for clarity and results when requirements are initially unclear and demands upon the team may be in conflict
Demonstrated achievements in planning, directing and implementing complex projects on time, within budget, and with desired functionality
Experience managing and mitigating the project risks and impact
Competency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other MS products
What’s in it For You
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
Hybrid Work Model: Currently, as part of our COVID-19 response, our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines with the majority of our offices planning to remain remote until further notice. Upon return, we will embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work.
Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
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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