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Senior Project Manager

GP Strategies
October 20, 2022
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Senior Project Manager

We’re now looking for a Senior Project Manager to be Responsible for managing all aspects of complex projects to include interfacing with senior customer stakeholders and supplier project team members and to serve as the single point of accountability for these.

What we do

GP Strategies Corporation is a global workforce transformation provider of organizational and technical performance learning solutions. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting, and business improvement services customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, automotive, financial services, technology, aerospace & defense industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information can be found at gpstrategies.com.

About the role

You’ll be responsible for managing multiple independent projects and/or multiple connected projects contributing to a significant/complex project. The Senior Project Manager holds significant experience in managing larger projects and leading teams of Project Mangers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the single point of accountability for multiple projects, directing and controlling all projects and related activities to meet customer expectations and the budgeted financial objectives tied to projects
  • Schedule and initiate projects and ensure that the proper communication channels are available and used throughout the project by all parties
  • Prepare a detailed schedule for the project and update as necessary; ensuring critical issues including project changes, market changes and personnel changes are managed and communicated following the change procedure
  • Identify and document risks and assumptions and discuss ways to minimise risks for multiple projects
  • Manage all project managers responsible for contributing projects. Co-ordinating the multiple parties and documentation, identifying and documenting risks and assumptions, project status, budget, issues / changes and reporting on these to provide an overall project perspective.
  • Ensure that all policies and the Corporate Values of the Company are actively promoted and implemented at all times

What we need

A seasoned Project Manager with proven experience of managing multiple, global People/Talent focused projects.

Additionally we’ll need:

  • Demonstrated experience of delivering multiple complex projects to budget, on time and to the desired outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with peers and business partners.
  • Proven Project Management skills, including planning, tracking, reporting and governance capabilities.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management methodologies such as critical path, critical chain and agile management.
  • Strong analytical and data reporting skills.
  • Ability to prioritise risks and issues and work to delivery deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • A recognised Project Management qualification

Ideally you’ll also have:

  • Experience of managing projects across multiple business areas, in multiple territories and global locations.
  • Labour Market knowledge
  • Additional language skills

Why join us

Diversity comes naturally to us at GP Strategies. With more than 4000 employees in over 30 countries, being diverse is second nature. Yet, it’s more than just about location, our style focuses on performance and revolves around respect, fairness and working collectively to achieve our goals. We support our people, no matter who they are, or where they are from because they have different perspectives and attitudes. That’s how ideas are born and enable us to work smarter.

It just makes sense that we cater for a range of different circumstances, offering flexible work practices designed to let you fit in work around your life, not the other way around.