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Senior Business Project Manager - Contract
Ref No.: 17-00449
Location: SHELTON, Connecticut
Our client is seeking (1) Sr. Business Program Manager to work in their Shelton, CT location for a long term contract opportunity. This is NOT an IT position. We are looking for someone that works and represents the business side.


Job Description:

The Sr. Project Managers must have the ability to lead complex business projects that require coordinating cross-functional internal and external teams/users.
  • Must be capable of leading simultaneous projects at varying stages of completion
  • Manage projects in accordance with the Project Management Offices (PMO) Project Management Methodology.
  • Develop and manage project plans to ensure task execution and dependency coordination, and to anticipate and proactively address potential schedule and resource risks.
  • Develop and manage project budgets to ensure accurate and timely expense reporting, and to anticipate and proactively address budget over / under spend.
  • Manage change control process to ensure conscious scope, schedule, and cost decision-making, and to ensure timely maintenance and communication of changes to business requirements, technical specifications, test plans, project plans, budgets, resource plans and other project artifacts.
  • Identify, track and see issues through to resolution.
  • Develop, track and implement controls to manage project and organizational risk.
  • Communicate project status to key stakeholders. Document and communicate meeting minutes and key decisions.
  • Conduct periodic steering committee meetings with executive and senior management to communicate high-level project status, obtain critical decisions and guidance, and ensure continuous organizational commitment.
  • Coordinate vendor selection and contract execution, and manage vendor relationship through project implementation.
  • Develop, distribute and gather completed post implementation project surveys, review lessons learned with project team
    • Stands up for what is right even when unpopular.
    • Shows unwavering commitment to high ethical standards and integrity through words and actions.
    • Acts in the best interest of our shareholders, customers, and the company.
    • Takes personal accountability and expects the same from others.
    • Seeks to create sustainable long-term value for our company.
    • Develops a clear vision for the future, and communicates that vision in a way that creates clarity and inspires action.
  • Creates an environment in which every employee understands the organizations objectives, and how they can contribute to both short and long-term success.
  • Generates new and valuable ideas and business solutions using creativity, combined with superior business knowledge and analytics.
  • Thoughtfully assesses and manages risk; uses sound judgment to make appropriate decisions and take action.
  • Promotes and protects the corporate interest; has an ownership mentality.
  • Looks to seize opportunities that serve the larger organization by sharing selflessly across boundaries.
  • Translates strategies into tactics and effectively mobilizes resources to achieve intended results.
  • Establishes metrics to define success, gauge progress, and drive business decisions.
  • Adapts to changing conditions.

Required Skills:
  • 10+ consecutive years as a Senior Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years managing large projects in a business organization.
  • 10 or more years' experience managing increasingly complex business and/or technology projects required.
  • 2 or more years' experience managing business projects
  • 1 or more years' experience managing a program or a project within a program.
  • Person should have experience managing both small and large budgets of $500K - 2M and experience within a Financial or Insurance company.
  • Ability to identify and decompose complex business problems and develop recommendations.
  • Investments and/or life insurance products project management experience preferred; annuities project management experience ideal.
  • Microsoft Project proficiency needed; specifically project plan development, management and reporting.
  • BA/BS degree preferred.