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Project Manager 5
Ref No.: 18-05869
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Project Manager
Springfield, MA

9 months +
**Must not require sponsorship (US citizen or GC holder)**

The Program Management Office for Investments (PMOfI) is defining and executing how Investment Management should operate across process, organization and technology domains in order to accomplish the department goals and objectives. The delivery of the target operating model for investments continues to execute through a series of concurrent program and project efforts centrally managed through the PMOfI. The investment project manager will work at the direction of the PMOfI program manager to manage efforts across investment management. In addition to demonstrating solid business project management skills, the project manager must have a strong desire to learn about investments and must be able to understand the needs of the stakeholders to ensure that solutions are aligned to the business needs. This individual will be driving programs and projects through the project life cycles.

High level responsibilities:
- Maintain a matrix reporting relationship with the business sponsor of the program/project and the program manager
- Responsible for developing and maintaining project plan, project budget and project communication tools
- Identify and drive key stakeholder involvement and work with them to elicit scope
- Accountable for meeting all business requirements from development through implementation
- Secure and maintain project resources from a business and technical scope
- Identify, document, assign, track and facilitate project issues through resolution
- Accountable for identifying and resolving possible risks and developing/monitoring risk plans
- Confirm achievement of objectives, verify and document project results to formalize acceptance of the product at each phase gate of the project by the sponsor
- Facilitate lessons learned and retain information in a central location for future use
- Partner with outside experts and internal stakeholders to manage requirement planning
- Perform analysis of business process, procedures, data and rules to help identify programs/projects
- Help or facilitate process improvement
- Anticipates change and directs or re-directs efforts
- Manage cross functional team(s) consisting of Financial employees, onshore consultants, and offshore contractors. Responsible for the day-to-day execution, management, and reporting of the complex project, including managing resources, costs, scope and meeting deadlines according to plan.

- Drives the highest level phases of the project management lifecycle, while considering the business implications of the project to the current and future business environment
- Seasoned individual capable of handling broad scope projects that have complexity
- Capable of applying knowledge to handle all but the most complex problems independently
- Demonstrated ability to partner with investment/business personnel to advance projects
- Experience working with Investment-focused projects, preferred
- Working knowledge of investment domain, preferred
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and drive business and systems experts
- Demonstrated ability to understand how tasks and milestones collaborate and connect together across related projects
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Candidates must combine an attention to detail with the ability to see the big picture
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written methods to all levels of an organization