Project Manager - Workday Implementation - (day rate Contractor)

Recruiter
Clifford Chance
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Expires
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Contract
Job Details

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The Firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance's aim is to be the leader of an elite group of law firms.

The Global Programme Group (GPG) works with the Firm's leadership to shape and deliver the Firm's strategy as part of an orchestrated programme of change.

The role of a Project Manager sits within the GPG Project Management team which is the function charged with delivering the business benefits of the GPG programme of change. The GPG Project

Management team adds value through the attitude, knowledge, skills and experience of its staff.

An experienced senior project manager is required to manage the transition from PeopleSoft v8.3 to Workday for all Clifford Chance offices.

The individual should have strong communication and people management skills, and be able to demonstrate resilient change management experience to spearhead the global Workday implementation in legal or professional services firms.

The role will engage with the senior stakeholders in HR and IT to deliver the business case for HR system change and manage vendors to deliver the output agreed within the contract/statement of work. The role will report into the HR Programme.

Key Responsibilities

The role of the Project Manager is to deliver the business benefits outlined in the Business case within the agreed tolerances of time, cost and quality. The role incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of the full project lifecycle covering the overall, planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of multiple projects.

The role incumbent will be responsible for delivering the full project lifecycle with a primary focus on benefit realisation and will hold the following accountabilities:

Provide day to day project team leadership and matrix management to motivate and inspire multi-discipline project teams to deliver project milestones according to agreed project schedules;
Elicit business needs and requirements translating them into clearly documented application and operational requirements;
Collaborate with technical teams and subject matter experts to establish the solution and analyse compromises between usability and performance needs;
Contribute to the analysis, documentation and proposition of solution options ensuring the options are based on sound commercial and financial judgement;
Ensure projects start, progress and finish with a defined and detailed scope including time, cost and governance parameters;
Develops, reviews and gains agreement of project plans, allocates resources and work packages to accomplish project objectives;
Provide and maintain the link between business requirements and the delivery plan;
Ensure sufficient resources and skill sets are available in order to meet all project targets agreeing resource requirements throughout the project team with the relevant managers, escalating where necessary;
Undertake cost management, in liaison with the finance and commercial support teams, including time, resource and cost forecasting with associated change management;
Provide accurate project status reports against milestones, project expenditure against budget and benefit realisation to all stakeholders;
Plan and mitigate project risks to acceptable levels to ensure project objectives and deliverables are achieved, communicating all risk mitigation steps relevant stakeholders;
Prepare and communicate various project related documentation including; Project Board information, project briefs, exception reports and options papers;
Utilise the Clifford Chance project management methodology (the Delivery Framework) and project management tools to plan, manage and communicate throughout every stage of the project;
Participate in the development and organic learning of the Clifford Chance Delivery Framework and project management techniques;
Ensure projects comply with all internal Clifford Chance policies, procedures and regulations;
Develop and execute project communication plans; and
Contribute to the lessons learnt process and champion organisational learning.

Skills and Qualifications

The role incumbent will possess the following skills and knowledge, preferably practiced in a law firm or other similar professional services company:

Demonstrable evidence of several years project management experience covering at least four full project lifecycle deliveries
Degree or equivalent;
Prince2, MSP, Agile Project Management or other recognised project management qualifications preferable;
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, including Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel;
Ability to lead, develop and manage multi-disciplinary teams across multiple global locations;
Cultural sensitivity and awareness in dealing with global customers and suppliers;
Excellent communication skills in order to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business;
A strong customer centric approach and can lead by example; and
A strong desire to solve problems and contribute to a positive and supportive learning environment.

Company Summary

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in business services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still. Business services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Clifford Chance endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Clifford Chance operates within a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.