Randstad Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
date posted:Monday, July 24, 2017
Our client is looking for a PM who has previously financial services experience within the investment space.
Working directly with the Program Manager of the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) the Project Manager will execute and facilitate as well as aid in the directing of strategy, resource allocation and project management for projects conducted at client. As a member of the EPMO team, the Project Manager will focus on various Investment Operations and Corporate Services projects and will leverage knowledge of the asset management industry to deliver complete business solutions aligned with the strategic vision and corporate goals of the client. This position will be expected to oversee and manage the complete lifecycle of a project including oversight for all business, operations and technical efforts, and related budgets. The Project Manager will institute an open and transparent communication environment for all project efforts across project team members, stakeholders and sponsors.
As a dependency to project success, the Project Manager will follow and champion the project management best practices and guideline as defined by the EPMO. The Project Manager will participate in, and provided input to, the ongoing efforts to improve efficiency of the EPMO team and project management functions.
Further the business goals of client through the direct management and execution o f best-in-class projects/solutions for client.
Build strong relationships with business divisions and departments across client globally; represent, champion and further the goals and opportunities of client teams in support of assigned initiatives.
Display, or actively gather, a detailed understanding for the business needs and objectives of client and related internal clients globally based on project.
Provide project management, prioritization, direction, and leadership to team members in order to accomplish defined project deliverables.
Plan, implement and control project work
Develop project scope, budgets , project plans and communication plans
Manage and monitor all project deliverables to successful completion, leverage EPMO best practices and complete project artifacts as appropriate.
Actively create and manage project work plans, issues, risks, and key decisions.
Monitor project budget and resources working with EPMO colleagues and project team members, escalate issues as appropriate.
Work with project team to allocate resources appropriately. Review demand and capacity and be able to work out conflicts or reprioritize as needed.
Actively communicate with project team members, sponsors, and stakeholders; Create and present status reports and presentations to senior management
Create metrics to measure project success
Conduct lessons learned meetings/surveys and analyze data and report to sponsor and team
Demonstrated ability to work independently on a wide array of corporate projects.
Experience in project lifecycle management, feasibility analysis and conceptual design through development, implementation, training and rollout.
1Ability to align functional expertise and solutions to meet the changing demands of clients, competitors and regulators
Strong interpersonal and management skills, including the ability to work across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at all levels of management and peers.
Serve as a subject matter expert in the field of Project Management, maintaining a solid understanding of the field and its related technologies.
1Performs additional duties as required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Master's degree or equivalent preferred.
Practical experience leading projects through all phases of delivery
Financial skills to manage project's operating and capital budgets.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and management skills. Experience designing and delivering presentations and training to diverse audiences, including senior management, administrative staff members, technical and non-technical personnel, and clients of client.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact with all levels of client management.
Experience working in an agile methodology environment a plus
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred