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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00041
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Position Type:Right to Hire
Experience Level: 8 Years
Start Date / End Date: 07/02/2018 to 06/28/2019
Scope of Work:
Single accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering one or more strategic initiatives within Prudential's Actuarial organization

Role demands hands-on management of project day-to-day activities and delivery of key milestones and objectives.
· Lead complex, large-scale projects involving multiple internal, external and matrixed partners
· Rigorously manage scope, quality, and resources/costs within required timeframes to achieve maximum business value
· Serve as a subject matter expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders on all aspects of your initiatives
· Drive and influence issue resolution across all involved partners
· Design overall communication plans; coordinate, develop and deliver communications to the most senior levels of leadership
· Develop project charter, risk strategy, project schedule, resource plan, contingency plan, and all necessary project management artifacts
· Promote project management best practices by applying the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for consistent delivery of quality project work.

· You are willing to Lead
· You quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and produce results
· You have the ability to absorb knowledge quickly and you easily establish your role as a leader on new initiatives
· You are an entrepreneurial problem-solver, highly self-motivated and thrive in ambiguously defined environments; you enjoy and excel at solving problems in team environments
· You are successful at managing organizational change by being aware of and sensitive to, the challenges of driving organizational efficiencies
· You have a desire to work with, and be seriously challenged by, personalities at the most senior levels of the organization
· You have the ability to influence, with and without direct authority
· You are able to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
· You have successfully led software development projects with teams of greater than 15 fully-dedicated resources
· Your command of MS Project and experience using an enterprise-scale resource management tool (Clarity, Client PPM, Planview) enables you to set strategy and lead organizational and individual's growth on these fronts
· You are a believer in and have solid experience using effort-based scheduling
· You have strong Excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills

Specialized Qualifications (Preferred):
· Financial Services background
· Experience with actuarial processes and/or governance
· Experience with business process reengineering efforts.

Other comments:
· Base location will be in Newark, NJ. Occasional travel to other Prudential locations may be required.
· Pre-authorized overtime may be required.