At UL, we know why we come to work.:
Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
What youâll learn & achieve::
The Transformation & PMO Leader will have the ability to lead a group of programs that share common attributes and could be considered part of an operating department. They will provide governance, oversight and coaching of projects and very large, strategic and complex programs. The Transformation & PMO Leader also be responsible for developing and leading the execution of the transformation initiatives within E&A. This includes redesigning existing systems and processes on a global basis, linking the transformation initiatives to the commercial initiatives, evaluating new technologies and implementing programs across the global platform. This also includes building a Program Management COE for E&A while working closely with E&A leadership and Innovation and Transformation leadership. They will develop an understanding of the problems we are trying to solve, the needs of our customers, the approach of our competitors and the capabilities required in our organization. This requires a high level of engagement across key customers, senior executives and other key stakeholders across the enterprise.
Responsible for managing the implementation of significant strategic programs involving complex enterprise wide Software/Technology/IT Programs with management of multiple significant projects.
Involved in developing, modifying, and executing Software/Technology/IT Programs that have global company-wide reach.
Plans the overall program and monitors the progress, and follows the internal Software/Technology/IT Project Lifecycle process and gate reviews for requirements, development, Testing, and QA reviews before going live with solutions.
Provides overall leadership and support to one or more program or project teams
Acts as front-line contact on program related activities, issues, and risks. Manages risks and issues and takes corrective measurements.
Regularly interacts with senior management and leadership on Software/Technology/IT Programs with significant scope and budget. Interfaces with C-Suite Executives and Business Unit Leaders, Finance and develops ROI, IRR and other financial measures, and with Purchasing, develops POs, and manages suppliers and vendor relationships. Manages stakeholders' communication.
Defines the program governance (controls).
Manages the program's budget and financial performance.
Coordinates the programs and their interdependencies.
Manages and utilizes resources across programs and projects.
May manage the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives and goals, providing feedback and guidance and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.
Champions project management disciplines and provides the processes, structures, and tools for individual project management and program management across E&A including M&As, complex client facing projects, and large scale initiatives.
Leads the process for aligning the Software and Advisory processes for E&A. Implements a structured and standardized approach to gain economies of scale and meet the E&A's strategic goals. This will include items such as business case development, alignment of the technical roadmaps, CARF management process, Total Cost of Ownership process and approach, and optimizing the overall process approach working with the COUs and I&T teams.
Supports the E&A teams with skills in process excellence, project management, facilitation, problem solving, accelerating transformation and value creation to drive toward required outcomes. Surfaces capacity, pacing, resourcing issues and any other red flag issues. Ensures timelines are adhered to for initiatives by keeping executives aware of any red flags concerning the timing or integration process
Provides a governance structure. The role ensures accountability and enables the predictability of the outcomes of each priority.
Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices.
Performs other duties as directed.
What makes you a great fit::
Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred. Examples include: MBA, MA in Project Management, or master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent work experience.
Over ten years of project management experience running large-scale, distributed/complex projects with multiple parallel threads of work.
Experience developing, evaluating and submitting business cases for major investments.
Experience with cross geographical project coordination and management.
Experience with developing RFI/RFP and scoring mechanisms would be preferred.
Experience in Organizational Change Management.
PMP, Prince 2, and/or Agile certifications preferred but not required with related hands on delivery experience.
ITIL Foundations preferred but not required.
Must have excellent product, program and project management skills and demonstrated technical acumen, and industry knowledge
Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites
Ability to achieve broadly communicated objectives with a minimal amount of supervision
Ability to promote innovative ideas and accept the risks that are required to lead change
Ability to make decisions independently and to assume higher-level leadership responsibilities in critical situations
Strong analytical and financial skills
Ability to innovate under new and/or changing conditions
An independent problem-solver that can make high quality judgements and decisions quickly with excellent organizational skills
Effective consultative and influencing approach
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels, with Senior Executive Level reporting and escalation experience
Solid foundation on latest technologies to be able to understand service interdependences and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems a plus
An understanding of software engineering practices including design, code quality, data structures, technical problem-solving a plus
Led complex technical projects with aggressive schedules
Experience with cross geographical project coordination and management
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
What youâll experience working at UL::
Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn't new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you'll almost always hear, "the people." Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We're able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We're inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, vacation, sick and volunteer time off.