What You'll Bring:
Project Management Capabilities:
- At least 5-7 years of working experience as an Technology Project Manager, managing full software development life cycle (SDLC)
- Insurance background is a must
- Proficiency in MS-Project
- Proficiency in reporting project progress through dashboard presentations to different levels of stakeholders
- Stakeholder management with strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with Risk, Issue and ch1ange management
- Project financial management including forecasting, actuals and variance reporting
Property and Casualty Insurance Domain preferred but not mandatory for candidates with strong project management skills
How You'll Contribute:
Project Management: Lead one or more projects involving multiple departments across specialty areas that have significant impact on business productivity and operations. Independently manage timelines, resources, budget, staff and implementation efforts. Actively identify, resolve, and escalate project challenges. Manages project scope/requirements changes, multiple and competing demands and priorities determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk using appropriate fact-based metrics/assumptions. Resolve issues and conflicts, remove barriers, and resolve minor project issues. Act as escalation point for potential conflicts between direction and project constraints
Scope & Change Management: Lead the delivery of projects through the entire development lifecycle. Develop WBS based project plan in MS-Project, identify dependencies, critical path and maintains its sanctity through the project life cycle. Work with the stakeholders on change requests and make sure conflicting priorities are effectively managed within the project boundaries with proper change management process.
Financial Management: Identify the direct and indirect cost, collect effort estimates, non-human cost and prepare project budget. Actively manage, control, and report project budgetary forecasts and variances.
Risk & Issues Management: Proactively identify risks, evaluate them on qualitative and quantitative parameters, and work with the team to define the contingency and mitigation plans. Identify alternative solutions for issues and guide the team towards timely, practical and best possible resolution.
Collaboration: Drive collaboration across teams and departments. Address issues upfront, define alternative solutions, resolve conflict and create lasting, productive partnerships with clients. Provide resources and organizational structure to promote collaborative efforts to project modules.
Project Delivery: Deliver projects on time and within budget. Make changes to project phases as needed to address changes or problems to original project scope. Communicate with senior management regarding project obstacles and make necessary changes to project team makeup and scope in effort to continue progress towards deliverables.
Communication: Convey goals and objectives to project team members in a clear and compelling manner. Produce concise project status reports that articulate project delivery. Ensure that issues and successes are clearly communicated to team members, stakeholders, sponsors and all levels of management. Ensure and promote open communication with the project teams. Tactfully and candidly address situations to maximize opportunity and minimize exposure to risk.