Ref: RP805-1730

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

At IBM, our - Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities
The purpose of this position is to lead projects aligned to the - strategic priorities working across the HR function to ensure consistency in project management standards, including tools and techniques. The HR Project Manager is a highly accountable and visible role. The successful individual will work with cross disciplinary teams to design, plan, organize, and manage highly complex, global projects aligned to HR strategic priorities that transition as well as transform the HR organization to deliver on its vision. The ideal candidate must be experienced:

- Leading cross-functional projects and executing corporate-wide initiatives to deliver high-impact strategic initiatives and managing associated organizational change leveraging a consistent governance approach
- Design of defined project plans, coordination of resources, managing implementation activities on time and on budget, developing all processes associated with program rollout and ensuring ongoing support of project owners and team members
- Communicating with and influencing senior management to include delivering various and timely reports and presentations
- Working in a fast paced, data driven and global environment


- Ensures alignment to the governance process for all projects and change initiatives leveraging tools and templates
- Leads multi-disciplinary teams to complete assigned project on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency
- Clearly and accurately outlines the key workstreams, sub-workstreams, actions, owners and significant milestones; prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and updates for managers/leaders and senior executives to keep them updated on progress
- Conducts on going risk assessments; reports identified risks to management; provides recommendations for mitigation of risk (including termination of the project if appropriate); ensures RAID (risks, actions/assumptions, issues, decisions) are documented to deliver key project objectives
- Provides appropriate oversight of costs and budgets for assigned projects in collaboration with the Business Analyst and project owners
- Acts as a liaison between HR CoEs and other areas of HR and the enterprise throughout project lifecycle
- Communicates and collaborates with HR and other enterprise teams to provide training and information required to ensure the success of projects, programs, and systems implementation
- Manages change and compliance initiatives related to projects
- Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, industry, contractual, and company regulations, standards, specifications, and best practices
- Performs other related duties as assigned


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- Strong project management acumen, with excellent grasp of program management methodologies including project risk management
- Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to simultaneously control numerous projects
- Capacity to anticipate, comprehend and manage project dependencies across other initiatives in the organization
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, report preparation and research skils
- Excellent organizational skills and time management skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Well-developed consultative approach - listening, coaching and influencing skills
- Ability to build relationships with colleagues across business lines and levels utilizing exceptional listening and facilitation skills to drive effective outcomes and to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of multiple stakeholders
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
- Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn about the HR function and the significant projects, processes or practices being developed
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and PM tools (Trello); understanding of databases and project management software is a must

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

- Bachelor's degree required with preference for related field, which may include Business Administration, Finance, Engineering or Technology
- Past experience working in an HR or Project management
- At least seven years of related experience required
- PMP, PgMP, CAPM, and/or comparable project management certifications highly desirable

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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