Senior Program Manager - Sustainability Consultant
Schneider Electric is looking for an experienced Program Manager- Sustainability Consultant (PM) for a F500 private equity client based in their New York City headquarters.
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Schneider Electric is looking for an experienced Program Manager (PM) for a F500 private equity client based in their New York City headquarters. The PM is accountable for many large, complex and diverse projects in the Private Equity (PE) industry, with primary focus on information technology, quality improvement, strategic objectives and goals. This very visible and exciting growth position will centralize the program management function for this leading Private Equity client that is engaged in multiple service areas across global regions.
This consultative role requires the ability to develop relationships of trust with multiple stakeholders, up to and including the C-suite, by listening to client needs, developing appropriate solutions to those needs in conjunction with other Schneider team members, and driving them to closure in a timely fashion. A self-starter with the ability to think critically and manage multiple competing priorities is required. The applicant must be well-organized, with proven experience communicating at the executive level to provide project overviews and updates. The intent of the PM function will focus on the successful onboarding, implementation and deployment of an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) system-of-record software and services solution across the portfolio companies, as well as a consolidated enterprise-wide view of ESG metrics.
What do you get to do in this position?
Manages all aspects of projects with direct accountability; coordinates, monitors, and communicates activities across global Schneider Electric onboarding, implementation and ongoing delivery teams that are working directly with portfolio companies.
Co-develops and manages the centralized program management for PE and portfolio companies to the deliver of successful project outcomes associated with PE’s system of record and corresponding KPIs.
Builds and manages multiple, multi-functional collaborative projects and/or work teams. Coordinates the activities of multi-functional teams, systematic coordination and reporting of those teams.
Routinely communicates program performance, status and ongoing tasks / activities with central PE ESG team and associated stakeholders.
Drives portfolio company engagement via the SE account management teams as well as communicating with the portfolio company executives to ensure their priorities are met on top of the PE system of record requirements.
Establish regular cadence for collaboration / proactive reviews.
Coordinates the development and ongoing reporting requirements for portfolio company onboarding and implementation plans.
Manages stakeholders and multiple project teams in the context of a single project.
Develops root cause analyses and process improvement plans.
Delivers consistently and successfully while operating in a matrix organization with ability to drive action via influence.
Identifies, delivers and documents organizational, application and emission reduction workflows that contribute to PE corporate sustainability goals
Prepares and delivers presentations to senior leadership, management and stakeholders for system of record.
Identifies and collaboratively cultivates new revenue based opportunities as they are presented.
We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.
This job might be for you if:
Bachelors degree is required; post-graduate degree preferred.
Education and experience with Project Management methodology based on Project Management principles required.
7+ years of experience leading large, diverse and complex projects is required.
Previous experience at top-tier global consulting firm desired.
Experience working with the Waterfall PM and Agile methodologies.
Delivery experience using iterative methodology and standard tools and processes.
Project Management Professional designation (PMI) Certification and/or PMP preferred.
Experience working with process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma or Lean preferred. Experience managing projects with multiple project teams, product development lifecycle, or quality lifecycle. Experience with PM methodologies and software.
Ability to effectively present and gather information at PM meetings.
Ability to translate conceptual thinking into project definitions and requirements. Demonstrated ability to manage projects with multiple project teams, product development lifecycle, or quality lifecycle.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize work, manage time and respond effectively to a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to exercise sound political and environmental judgment as appropriate to support successful project implementation. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in assessing and mitigating risks through risk planning. record, practice management, financial management.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as negotiation and influencing skills in a multicultural and matrix environment - both with internal organizations and within client portfolio companies.
About the Company
Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. (APC), is an award-winning, ISO 9001:2015 certified business in operation since 1993. Its focus is finding & placing top IT, marketing, engineering, energy, and other highly skilled talent. Additionally, APC offers a full suite of contract labor-related business solutions for mid- to large-sized companies. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, the Native American-owned company has satellite offices throughout the US, with Professionals currently engaged on assignments in 40+ US states and six countries abroad.
APC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status.