Project Manager - Agency Projects

At COUNTRY Financial, our Project Manager defines project scope, goals, deliverables and resources that support business goals in collaboration with senior leadership and stakeholders. Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders. Liaises with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis. Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones. Coaches team members in the completion of project deliverables. Tracks project milestones and deliverables. Determines the frequency and content of status reports from project team, analyzes results and troubleshoots problem areas. Defines project success criteria and disseminates them to involved parties throughout project life cycle. Conducts project post mortems and creates a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements. Develops best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones; tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Leads a team in the completion of project deliverables.
  • Determines the frequency and content of status reports from project team, analyzes results and troubleshoots problem areas.
  • Conducts project post mortems and creates a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of project management experience or related experience and at least 1 year of lead experience OR at least 10 years of project management experience or related experience and at least 1 year of lead experience.
  • Experience leading cross functional teams.
  • Successfully leading teams through ambiguity.
  • Prior business analysis experience that involved leading teams with business analysts.
  • Prior experience structuring project teams.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Experience with project management scheduling software such as MS Project or Primavera
  • Success in turning a strategy into an executable project.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work may extend beyond normal business hours as business needs dictate.

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