Actuarial, Manager Project Management (Agile, Talent, and Culture)

    • Newark, NJ



The Actuarial team is seeking a Project Manager to join our Enablement Team to drive execution and discipline in achieving Prudential's Actuarial of the Future (AoF) strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience in Agile methodologies and change management processes inherent in transforming a company's culture. The primary focus of the role will be working on strategic initiatives in the areas of transforming capabilities relative to talent, technology and business process improvement across the Actuarial organization as well as cross-functionally.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply an agile framework and project management best practices to the successful delivery of value related to our AoF strategic initiatives
  • Partner across the organization to champion change management and engagement efforts to shift cultural norms and behaviors
  • Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies including daily standups, backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospectives
  • Escalate, track and resolve impediments
  • Build psychological safety within the team, promote healthy discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution with an emphasis on problem-solving.
  • Update tracking and reporting systems to provide project transparency including progress to all teams and management



Qualifications:
  • 7 years relevant project management experience
  • 2 years' experience in an agile / scrum environment
  • Proven ability to apply advanced project management skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes and communications
  • Experience monitoring and reporting projects/programs against established CBAs and other metrics to ensure benefit realization
  • Experience in financial services (in Actuarial - a plus)
  • Ability to naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire without control or positional authority
  • Demonstrates a growth mind-set
  • PMP and/or CSM strongly preferred
  • High proficiency in MO 365 tools and Jira


The role will be in Newark, New Jersey or Hartford, Connecticut.


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