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Sr Project Manager (Retirement Plans)

Posted on 11 January 23 by Samantha Walsh

  • Baltimore, MD
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Compass Pointe has partnered with a global financial company in the Baltimore, MD area that is looking to hire a Sr Project Manager to lead the retirement plan initiatives. Will be responsible for the successful management and execution of enterprise wide, cross-functional, strategic programs that are of moderate to high risk and complexity. The Senior Project Manager will be working under the direction of a Program Manager.

This position is located in Baltimore, MD (This role is a Hybrid position - 3 days onsite - Must be onsite day 1 of project)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver business value. Lead matrixed teams of project management professionals and subject matter experts to effectively deliver expected outcomes for multiple interrelated projects
  • Plan projects. Together with the program manager, sponsors, and stakeholders, plan across multi-year projects: schedule, scope, cost, resourcing, and interdependencies.
  • Facilitate problem solving. Manage meetings so that they produce expected outcomes. Communicate (verbally and in writing) to all levels of colleagues in ways that support problem solving and planning. Seek consensus wherever possible. Debate opinions, test understanding, and clarify judgments. Bring conflict into the open empathetically.
  • Analyze data. Evaluate sources, and collates and compares findings for bias, omission and accuracy. Conduct objective analysis. Prioritizes information by source.
  • Monitor and provide status. Deploy resources (time, people, systems) to monitor projects and provide status reports.
  • Communicate constantly. Maintain effective communication. Share ideas, issues, and opportunities, and build a culture of information sharing.
  • Manage risk. Track and review risks and issues. Proactively conduct business review meetings and take corrective action.
  • Promote continuous improvement in project management. Involve peers and team members in analyzing strengths and weaknesses in performance. Improve efficiency by leading and piloting new approaches.
  • Build relationships. Lead collaborative partnerships across multiple business units and functions. Network internally and externally on areas of interest and concern.
  • Build broad organizational capabilities related to effective program and project management and adoption of the Enterprise Change Office’s best practices.
  • Act as a thought leader across the enterprise on program and project management matters. Promote and personally increase cross-business unit collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Business Sponsors: Be accountable to sponsors for successful execution of program. Work closely with business sponsors to ensure that the program deliverables meet the business needs and are prioritized and resourced appropriately. Additionally, provide status and proactively identifies alternative solutions that may decrease the overall program risks.
  • Accountable to define project strategies, roadmaps, goals and objectives that align with the firm’s primary business strategies. Execute on projects and initiatives within the assigned portfolio to deliver on business vision, strategies and value within agreed-upon constraints of budget, schedule, and process/functionality.
  • Keep constant and open lines of communication with business sponsors to ensure awareness of changing needs and demonstrate flexibility to manage and adjust plans appropriately.
  • Identify organizational impacts and changes required to realize gains in efficiency.
  • Manage interrelated projects to maintain transparency and control over the triple constraints of time, scope, and cost, while actively managing risks and changes.
  • Ensure appropriate business resources and process re-engineering resources are assigned to effectively define future data and process flows and get the appropriate signoffs and approvals.
  • Identify and work with program /project management teams and business partners to ensure that project plans are aligned with the program goals and objectives and that project interdependencies are identified and scheduled appropriately.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s, Masters preferred
  • Certifications: PMP required, Change Management preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in the financial industry
  • Minimum 10 years as a Project or Program Manager, managing projects in excess of $5M
  • Minimum 5 years managing teams and large matrixed teams at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with Miro, Microsoft Visio, or similar diagramming software preferred
  • Experience with Jira or similar task management software preferred
  • Experience working with retirement plan products and asset management
  • Experience with agile projects and strong knowledge of the PMBOK
  • Experience with business process improvement approaches (e.g., Lean Six Sigma)
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite, and SharePoint
  • Powerful analytical and consultative mindset, offering clients multiple well-developed options to solve business problems
  • Outstanding client relationship management skills
  • Human-centric approach to change management
  • Experience leading global teams preferred

 

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