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Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Date Posted: 4/25/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of one or more, medium to large sized, and moderately to highly complex projects, which often require high levels of functional and or business unit integration, in a run or change grow environment.  In a run environment will be responsible for the operational aspects including, but not limited to system maintenance, release, planned and unplanned production support. 
  • Must understand the system scope and project objectives to achieve project needs through matrix management and collaboration with resource, process and budget management.
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including project stakeholders, consultants/vendors, and enterprise wide centers of excellence.
  • Provides Project Management mentoring / coaching to fellow Project Management resources.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects and to influence to a positive outcome without escalation in either a change/grow or run environment.  Run projects may include more interaction with different stakeholders across the enterprise, while change/grow projects may involve more interaction with business stakeholders.
  • Works with process management on the coordination and reporting of applicable project level metrics.
  • May be responsible for business relationship management and for influencing business partner requests and decisions through strong negotiation skills, and provide valued managerial expertise that support established standards (e.g., process, architectural, development, quality).
  • Manages business sponsorship expectations, understanding business drivers and, when required, negotiates changes to project scope, timing or resources to ensure that strategic solutions are delivered.
  • Develops and executes detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports, issue management and risk mitigation in either a change/grow or run environment.  Run projects may include more interaction with different stakeholders across the enterprise, while change/grow projects may involve more interaction with business stakeholders.
  • Works with process management on the coordination and reporting of applicable project level metrics.
  • Through matrix management, is responsible for execution and delivery of projects through adherence to all IT project standards, defining and managing the project through the SDLC (i.e. Project Path) and associated IT processes (i.e. Building Permit, CUPID). 
  • Ensures SOX compliance for all project related work.
  • Responsible for deploying projects on time, with quality, within budget, and as per specification (adhering to architectural design), effectively monitoring project risks, employing mitigation strategies where appropriate.  
  • Responsible for working with resource managers across the functional areas (Business Partner, Architecture Services , Development and Business Systems Support Services) to identify the appropriate project resources needed, assembling the project team, assigning individual responsibilities, and developing a schedule to ensure timely completion of project.
  • Ensures that project team roles and project expectations are clearly communicated to all stakeholders including business subject matter experts and end users.   
  • Effectively manages the project team, demonstrating the ability to coach, mentor and positively influence others, providing timely feedback to individuals and resource managers.
  • Participate in Business Unit and Chubb-wide project management working groups and activities to stay current on the latest project management solutions and to ensure the proposed project management processes, tools and metrics are aligned to the current and future Corporate IT objectives.
  • Build and maintain an understanding of business processes and products across the Business Unit, establishing strong working relationships with counterparts across the functional areas.
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or Commensurate Experience
  • 8-14 years of experience in technology, business, management or project leadership (experience in the Financial Services industry a plus)
  • 5+ years project management experience
  • Strong experience in Agile Development Methodology
  • Strong experience managing in a matrix environment
  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to execute and prioritize a number of tasks simultaneously, and experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Proven financial management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and/or team leadership with high quality (i.e. proven track record)
  • Results oriented and analytical with the ability to lead others
  • Innovative, flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent understanding of IT environments/technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, relationship management, interpersonal, conflict and negotiation skills
  • PMI or PMP certification strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodology and process required