Project Manager – Global Finance

Post Date

Jan 03, 2023



ZIP/Postal Code

Aug 19, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



Project Manager

Req #


Pay Rate

$62 - $75 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

Bill Rate- 105hr.
Start: January
Site/Location: Homebased- strongly prefer EST time zone

Will need to work with UK hours team starts early 5:30am EST the days that they meet with UK
Duration of Assignment: 1yr with possibility of extension

***Travel Required: Must be able to travel to the UK estimate 4 1 week trips over the year***

Project Manager - Global Finance

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 33000 people of whom almost half are in North America.

Job summary:
RELX Global Finance is evolving to a structure of one process and one team where it makes sense for the way we deliver finance services to the business. The implementation of Oracle Fusion cloud finance system across the Group is a key enabler of this evolution.

The Program Manager - Global Finance will oversee all aspects of this program they will ensure the program is completed to a consistently high standard within budget that objectives are met on time. The position will deliver by working closely with all aspects of the stakeholder community including Global Finance Operations Executive Leadership Technology Sales Procurement Global Tax our External System Implementor Oracle.

Building strong effective working relationships is fundamental to the role. The Program Manager will need to manage large stakeholder groups which require careful design of training governance and communications plus extraordinary leadership and communication skills to navigate these relationships with the support of the Steering Committee.

Experience and Education:
  • 5 years managing global process and technology led evolution programs
  • Good understanding of Finance operating models and core Finance processes
  • Experience in delivering an Oracle Fusion implementation
  • 8 years of project management experience
  • Educated to degree level Bachelors or equivalent degree
  • Preferred but not required - project management certification

    Key Responsibilities:
  • Work in collaboration with project sponsors and other stakeholders within the business to ensure delivery of the program outcomes defined in the business case
  • Work seamlessly with system implementor ensuring they deliver against requirements and knowledge is transitioned effectively to the RELX team throughout the program
  • Manage all phases of the project through full RELX Group implementation of Fusion and the critical business process changes
  • Ensure the program achieves a One Process One team where it makes sense approach to delivering finance services to the RELX Group
  • Maintain ownership of and accountability for the project tracking and PMO activities including but not limited to:
    o Overall program budgets
    o Definition and management of program resource requirements
    o Risks and issues management
    o Project plan and changes to that plan
    o Project status reporting - including schedule variances and mitigation options
    o Project Governance
  • Build partnerships with the business process owners and the technical delivery lead to ensure mutual success
  • Develop excellent working relationships with all other stakeholders
  • Hold members of the delivery team to account for their deliverables
  • Ensure the implementation and adoption of strong agile development practices
  • Work with the Business Owners and Steering Committee to and accelerate return on investment
  • All other duties as assigned

    Required skills and experience:
  • Ability to work remotely and manage across multiple geographies and time zones
  • Extensive experience of global transformation Programs involving critical business systems for a Global Fortune 500/FTSE company
  • Extensive direct experience of managing programs involving both Finance cloud ERP implementations and business process change
  • Highly evolved stakeholder management communication skills - ability to influence diverse and challenging senior stakeholders and communicate to them proactively concisely and clearly
  • Effective decision-making and leadership style based on political awareness and personal credibility
  • Ability to thrive in a highly complex organization where multiple dependencies exist and a shared-resource model where resource conflicts are common
  • Ability to motivate a diverse delivery team whilst providing clear priorities and expectations
  • Creative problem-solving skills related to the context of complex global change Programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Refined negotiating skills
  • Strong organization/project planning time management and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments
  • Strong delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity.
  • Aptitude to quickly identify risks to the program and develop mitigation plans
  • An ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders

    ***About the role:

    PM role will be supporting our Oracle Fusion project which is the initiative that is bringing all of our finance systems onto one platform.

    They already have the technical side of the implementation and are looking for someone who has strong experience on the business process side and creation of those processes is a must. To be able to look at the big picture and set up workstreams process changes and ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

    This is a 15-20 person team from several different divisions working on the project. The implementation project started this year 2022

    Currently working with 2 different finance systems Peoplesoft and Oracle moving to Oracle Fusion cloud finance system.

    Direct experience of managing programs involving both Finance cloud ERP implementations and business process change as well as global transformation programs involving critical business systems for a Global Fortune 500/FTSE company.
  • Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.