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Senior Project Quality Advisor

Location Dublin, Ireland

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Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safe, green and connected solutions which are enabling the future of mobility. The company has more than 160,000 total employees and operates 15 major technical centers and 126 manufacturing locations in 44 countries.  The company is geographically diversified with revenues in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, China and South America. We have developed world class supply chain capabilities to successfully serve our customers.  A significant competitive advantage in our supply chain are the 126 manufacturing locations around the globe.

Uniquely positioned to deliver end-to-end smart mobility solutions

The Senior Project Quality Advisor plays a critical role in ensuring our Initiatives are given the appropriate governance and oversight, according to the Aptiv Project Management methodology, enabling our Project & Program Managers to deliver successful quality project outcomes. 

Quality oversight - Performing health checks, creating path-to-green plans, monitoring compliance to methodology and management of the portfolio KPIs.

Governance - Ensuring the programs apply a pragmatic, fit for purpose, flexible structure and continuously seek to improve standards across the project delivery organisation.

Support - Mentoring the Program & Project Managers, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to achieve their goals.

Primary responsibilities of this position are related to overseeing program and project management functions across two core areas; people & processes. Some of the specific responsibilities of this role include:

People:

  • Act as a central broker and facilitator for our Stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness of the  frameworks and any proposed changes to the frameworks.

  • Ensure our Project teams have the information and support they need in order to deliver their projects and programs.

  • Ensure effective project delivery training, mentoring & coaching is given to agreed project delivery stakeholders.

  • Continuously seek to improve our training framework, ensuring we are constant, current and flexible in our approaches.

  • Represent the PMO at portfolio critical review meetings, ensuring key relationships with senior stakeholders are effectively maintained and advanced.

Processes:

  • Constantly seek to improve our methodologies and how we implement them, ensuring pragmatic/appropriate best practices are applied to delivery of project portfolios.

  • Provide input to PMO maturity model and roadmap; be an active part of the PMO growth plans.

  • Ensure that a pragmatic and appropriate level of governance is applied for each individual project.

  • Perform project quality health checks, use compliance metrics in order to recommend corrective and preventive actions as needed.

  • Champion the use of the PPM tool and its portfolio reporting & dashboards

  • Facilitate collaborative updates of our processes – constantly seeking to make improvements

Background, Experience, Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this position should demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Team player; must demonstrate a willingness to work with and assist colleagues in the aim of improving our project quality, processes and relationships.

  • Flexible, adaptable and open to change; must demonstrate the ability to embrace change, try new things and adapt along the way.

  • Innovative; must demonstrate the ability to seek out improvements, suggest ideas and implement according to an agreed plan.

  • Excellent communicator and facilitator; must demonstrate the ability to discuss and present information in a professional manner.

  • Positive attitude; must demonstrate a positive mental attitude at all times, be pleasant and helpful.

  • Strong Coaching skills; must demonstrate strong training, coaching and mentoring skills.

Qualification & Educational Requirements:

  • Expert in program and project management - minimum: 8-10 years relevant IT project/program management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of business, computer science, or equivalent experience

  • PMP or PRINCE 2 certification required and Agile certification preferred

  • PMO / PM Advisor experience an advantage

  • Proficient at the use of PMO productivity applications including Project, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, ServiceNow, Teams

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Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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