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Program / Project Manager

Job Title:

Program / Project Manager

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Industry:

Information Technology

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

•             Develop, lead and manage project plans to successful completion

•             Lead project team through formal and informal relationships

•             Identify, track and resolve issues that arise on the project

•             Create and manage project teams for selected solutions/projects as needed

•             Execute specific tasks as needed on project initiatives

•             Interact with internal and external vendors and consultants as needed

•             Analyze and recommend improvements for business processes

•             Present and/or report progress and status of initiatives to project teams and interested parties

•             Develop and present project updates to senior management, including Steering Committee members

•             Proactive stakeholder engagement

•             Provide informal Project Management mentorship for other members of the group

•             Collaborate with other business and IT project managers in Sydney, Australia and other locations

•             Foster a teamwork environment among the PMO team members and project team

•             Participate in prioritization and assignment of project work for the group

Job Requirements:

looking for a Senior Project Manager to lead various projects and workstreams in support of the multi-year strategy.  Projects or workstreams may include, but are not limited to, systems implementation, strategic change, process improvement and other technological advancement initiatives. 

 The individual will report to the Head of the US PMO and will work closely with Investment, Operations, Compliance and IT professionals in all company's locations. 

The position is based in Philadelphia and travel to other locations is expected to be 10% - 20%.

 Key aspects of this position will include managing all aspects of a project in support of a successful systems implementation in the trading, compliance, accounting or data management areas.  Proactive project management skills and comfort operating with low levels of direct supervision are essential for success.  The position requires experience managing stakeholder engagement, communications, project planning, execution monitoring and the identification and resolving of issues and risks.

                             REQUIREMENTS

             

•             Bachelor’s degree

investment management experience

•             Articulate, succinct, respectful and confident written and verbal communication skills

•             Excellent listening skills

•             Highly effective meeting management and participation skills

•             Ability to establish leadership role on project teams of varying scope

•             Ability to think through complex business problems and generate creative solutions

•             Ability to comfortably interact with all levels of the organization and external product vendors

•             Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

•             Self-starter who is comfortable with delegation and direction setting to senior-level staff

•             Experience implementing Investment Management trading systems, accounting systems and / or data management systems a plus

•             Solid desktop PC skills, including MS Office

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

 

•             Over 10 years related investment management experience including business, technical or project management

•             Minimum 7 years’ experience in project management

•             “Big 4” Consultant experience preferred

•             Experience on Investment Accounting, Trading Systems and Data Warehouse projects preferred

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