Schneider Electric Global Directory Services – Projects & Partners Lead in Barcelona, Spain

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Which is your mission?

User Lifecycle (ULC) department is part of the Employee Experience division and leads 3 streams:

  • Stream 1: Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • Stream 2: Global Directory Services (GDS), which manages Active Directory (AD)
  • Stream 3: Remedy (ITSM)

ULC department is in charge of the maintenance in operational conditions (MOC) of the 3 streams solutions.

Global Directory Services lead 3 teams:

  • Excellence Center
  • Project & Partner
  • Security & Compliance

As a key member of the GDS team and lead of the “Project & Partners” stream, you will be in charge of:

  • Defining and deploying the strategy to secure relationships between:
  • External IT providers (i.e. Support, Infrastructure and Operations, etc.) and GDS Team
  • Internal clients (i.e. HR, Identity Access Management) and providers (i.e.: Connectivity, Delivery & Operations)
  • Managing the day-to-day operations related to the GDS project & partners management team including the capacity planning.

Your daily tasks will also include:

  • Team management
  • Manage a team of 6 Project Managers and Service Provider Relationship Managers (located in Europe, US, India and China).
  • Project management
  • Represent the GDS Team as the first point of contact for the whole project including GDS Services
  • Ensure proper Schneider-Electric project methodology application to all projects
  • Ensure proper management project methodology is applied in the case of an acquisition (impact analysis on the Global Directory Services infrastructure and team)
  • Ensure delivery service satisfaction from business teams and other IT service teams based on the GDS Service Catalog
  • Governance
  • Design, document and implement processes aligned with best practices to enhance production delivery
  • Define and produce Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to monitor providers support teams and ensure they follow contractual guidelines
  • Ensure contracts, roles and responsibilities with GDS providers are applied following proper metrics defined across the regions
  • Lead / prepare governance meetings to provide visibility to top management on projects / run activities
  • Implement regular governance meetings with internal teams who depend on GDS team to ensure good communication, understanding and alignment within all teams.

Key skills and requirements:

  • Record of leadership in a global, remote, team-oriented environment, working well in a fast-paced environment, and meeting multiple, concurrent deadlines
  • Experience of team management, PM function, risks management, issues and governance logs
  • Experience of handling secure documentation is desirable
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of International PM Frameworks: PMBOK
  • Willing to travel
  • Making a constructive contribution to project management processes
  • Experience of working with virtual teams
  • Strong collaboration skills for close coordination with multiple teams
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and conflict-resolution skills in order to manage relationships with global providers
  • Technical competency and understanding of technology (not only Active Directory)
  • Outstanding skills and experience in coaching and mentoring teams

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  • 8-10+ years of experience in Project Management
  • Masters of Science (MS) or Bachelor of Science (BS) or Associates (AS) degrees in Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, or IT
  • Fluency in English, Spanish is a plus
  • Master of PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Excellent oral and communication skills

What do we offer?

Schneider Electric offers these excellent rewards and benefits as part of our total compensation:

  • Permanent contract

  • Competitive salary according to the experience

  • Flexible compensation program (employees are benefited from tax advantages): Ticket Restaurant, Health Insurance, Ticket Nursery, Ticket Transport, Training

  • Life insurance

  • Company shareholding program (“WESOP”) which gives employees the possibility to become Schneider Electric shareholders on preferential conditions.

  • Club Schneider: multiple discounts in products or services.

  • Training plan and access to our training platform where you can develop your professional and personal skills

  • Global recognition program

  • Flexible Working time

  • Workplace flexibility

  • Well-being labs (yoga, Zumba, running, walking and others!)

  • Opportunities to develop your professional career

  • Cool site in the amazing Barcelona city!

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Primary Location: Spain-Catalonia-Barcelona

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 003L2R