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Project Manager

Company: Mass Mutual
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual. Description Overall Responsibilities * Schedule and lead project team meetings to maintain adherence to project timelines and requirements. * Facilitate key meetings such as sprint/release planning, retrospectives, release go/no go, etc. * Work with individual vendor partners and MassMutual business and IT partners to ensure timelines are realistic and requirements are understood. * Identify key risks and issues, and develop mitigation plan. Effectively resolve issues under aggressive timelines. * Understanding who to bring together to rapidly resolve issues. * Identify key stakeholders and management strategy for each (i.e. communication, influencing, decision making) * Help team define key project metrics and develop tools to track and report metrics. * Help to further mature Agile and adapt it throughout the organization * Assess project health, identify key problem areas, and focus resources to turn troubled projects around. * Demonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time * Provide input into and/or influence business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects * Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals * Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; direct other project managers * Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities. * Provide expertise and advice on maximizing productivity, right-sizing requirements documentation, phased rollouts, etc. * Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills * Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT * Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency * Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority) * Hold self and project team accountable for outcome * Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions * Proactively coach and mentor team members within your organization and across the enterprise * Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions with sponsors and stakeholders * Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use Basic Qualifications * Minimum of 5 years of IT project management experience * Minimum of 2 years of IT audit management experience * Minimum of 2 years Agile project delivery experience * Proven delivery of Waterfall and Agile projects/programs, including Scrum and/or Kanban * Outstanding written and verbal communication skills * Experienced in reporting and presenting to Senior Leadership * Experienced with vendor negotiation and contract development * Experience with managing vendor delivery and relationships * Experience relating project deliverables to business capabilities * Comfortable working in ambiguity, capable of establishing and growing functions and teams from the ground up * Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, monitoring and appropriate reporting on programs, projects and/or project tasks, controls and holistic project financials including but not limited to trends / variances / themes, continually monitor projects/programs against business case/CBA to ensure benefit realization * An action-oriented, driven, entrepreneurial mindset * Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future Preferred Qualifications * Bachelors degree and/or PMP Certification * 3 years of Program Management experience * Scrum Master Certification * Experience with JIRA tool * Significant information security background including endpoint security and data loss protection * Ability to manage cross organizational multi-year efforts with significant financial oversight Why Join Us. We ve been around since 1851. During our history, we ve learned a few things about making sure our customers our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard. Recognized as a 2019 World s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It s more than our company structure it s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual. MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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