Sr. Project Manager - Data Strategy Projects (12260)

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Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company Published: October 10, 2018
Location
McKinney, TX
Job Type
Category

Description

We have an opportunity for a high caliber senior project manager. As a Sr. Project Manager, you will manage large, technologically-diverse, multi-year, projects involving software products, data infrastructure, best practices and tools to support IT and enterprise-wide initiatives. You will oversee matrixed teams from all parts of the organization and lead the team(s) to ensure accurate project progression, scheduling, budget, quality and reporting. Successful candidates must demonstrate both project management acumen and the technological skills necessary to integrate complex deliverables between diverse teams.

This role is located in our McKinney office and we are only considering local applicants at this time.

Responsibilities

  • Work with other program and project leaders to develop and manage interdependencies
  • Manage and Monitor inter-connected projects
  • Co-manage, with the application team, implementation vendor relationships
  • Develop and manage change against scope, budgets and schedules
  • Assess risks to the project and ensure we have planned comprehensive responses
  • Manage and track changes and issues across the project
  • Assess project performance and incorporate improvements
  • Foster a positive working relationship between IT and business units by creating a collaborative environment built on trust and respectful interactions
  • Manage projects by leading project teams through all phases of the standard project lifecycle
  • Provide status reporting, communications planning and management
  • Incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency planning

Required Skills:

  • Understand and apply project management standards and best practices
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong and effective communicator and leader
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project using a variety of methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative, etc.)

Required Experience:

Required Experience

  • 7+ years of hands on IT project management experience
  • 5+ years of hands on SDLC experience
  • Vendor management
  • Bachelor level degree in a related field
  • Successful history of accomplishments in a team environment
  • Demonstrated technology integration expertise in complex systems

Preferred

  • Insurance industry or financial services industry experience
  • Experience with infrastructure implementations
  • PMP Certification; PMI membership and participation
  • Experience with PMI based project management methodology
  • Experience working within an established PMO environment
  • Advanced university degree
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