Project Manager - Expert

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Job Description

The Product Operations' Project Management job family is accountable for improved business results by providing enhanced decision making support and execution excellence. This job family includes roles responsible for implementing projects, designing and enhancing processes, overseeing Territory, Region and Product Line portfolios and developing and executing major programs. Individuals in this job family work closely with actuarial and quantitative analysts, underwriting and coverage consultants, as well as, business sponsors, field contacts and other SME's to deliver projects on time, within budget and with quality. Responsibilities include interfacing with actuaries, quantitative analysts, and coverage consultants and internal customers in areas such as Technology, State Filings, Marketing, Sales.

Job Summary

The Project Manager Expert is responsible for managing and contributing to a wide range of projects and programs that include, but are not limited to: quality process enhancements & governance, highly complex, enterprise level projects/programs and product portfolio oversight. This individual provides implementation direction for a broad set of projects/programs and acts as the main liaison with technology. Exhibits broader influence on peers, broader team and outside stakeholders and contributes heavily to the implementation strategy of initiatives.

Act as Project Manager for large scale, complex cross-AOR projects

Accountable for the successful implementation of projects by consistently using established PM standards

Leads projects from start to finish by developing requirements and managing scope, budget, and timeline – all with a focus on quality

Act as liaison with technology for assigned projects, identifying and driving resolution to issues impacting product or project quality, timely implementation of initiatives and/or quality of initiatives

Provide support to stakeholders as a subject matter expert on project management and operational interactions and dependencies

Anticipate risks to business strategy and proactively identify recommendations for resolution, providing consultation and subject matter expertise necessary for senior leadership to align on decision

Drafting and managing the Business Requirements Document (BRD)

Developing and managing project timelines (when there is also a Program Manager, this is a joint effort)

Monitoring project budget

Communicating project status to key stakeholders

Addressing, escalating, and documenting project risks, issues, lessons learned, and other knowledge items

Troubleshooting and providing creative execution solutions to overcome roadblocks and constraints

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; project management certification preferred

Experience: 7+ years of experience; prior insurance experience preferred

Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Advanced problem solving skills

Intermediate process management skills

Advanced decision making skills

Advanced communication skills (written/verbal)

Advanced time and project management skills

Advanced Negotiation skills

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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