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Project Manager in Southfield, MI at AF Group

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description



SUMMARY:

Primarily responsible for serving on a team of professionals dedicated to leading and managing significant, strategic, corporate projects for the Enterprise. Provides project management expertise, methodology, and coordination to more effectively identify, plan and implement business and information technology projects. Accountable for leading project teams and managing all aspects of project implementations including selection, planning, management, control, closeout, and the success of project implementation. Exercises broad discretion and judgment in ensuring successful implementation of corporate products and services. Responsible for medium to large projects.



RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

  • Directly manages the core corporate projects that lead to the implementation of the corporate strategy. This includes managing people, budgets, and resources, planning, problem solving, risk and issue management, communications, reporting, vendor management, implementation, and project closeout.
  • Responsible for helping develop project or program cost benefit analysis.
  • Collaborates with Finance and Actuarial Services to build a Benefit Realization plan.
  • Manages the project through team collaboration and weekly core team meetings.
  • Publishes weekly status reports and updates the project dashboard on a periodic basis.
  • Presents the project updates as necessary to the executive team.
  • Prepares communication strategies that are clear, concise, and timely.
  • Responsible for leading and ensuring the successful completion of projects.
  • Participates in the maturity of PMO and its continuous improvement.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism.
  • Leads medium to large projects.
  • Performs reviews by individually assessing the health of a project. Reviews findings so that the most important problem areas, as well as most noteworthy areas of strength, are clearly identified.
  • Turns medium to large troubled projects around.
  • Supports PMO continuous improvement efforts.
  • Learns agile project management methodology and adopts risk-based approach to implement.
  • Helps with the administration of the Enterprise PPM solution.
  • Supports portfolio management and the intake and governance process.
  • Mentors teams with resource allocation, project prioritization, plan development and analysis, risk, scope and budget management.
  • Works directly with executive sponsors, corporate leaders, and project teams to ensure successful project completions.
  • Maintains relevant procedures and directions. This includes, but is not limited to handbooks, manuals, tools, and templates.
  • Actively contributes to the management of the corporate portfolio of projects.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Works with some supervision and mentoring.
  • Maintains confidentiality.

This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.