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For nearly 50 years, AmeriLife has been a leader in the development, marketing and distribution of annuity, life and health insurance solutions for those planning for and living in retirement.
Associates get satisfaction from knowing they provide agents, marketers and carrier partners the support needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving industry.
The Project Manager is highly visible and a key contributor to various initiatives throughout the organization. This person must be well organized, able to facilitate meetings and can manage competing projects simultaneously.
This position may also assist with the organization and documentation of business and design requirements resulting in the execution of product enhancement or new product release.
Using these attributes, the successful candidate will communicate project and program expectations to both internal and external teams, develop detailed project plans and schedules to guarantee the continued forward movement at every stage of the project.
This position is remote eligible.*
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Assure that the project teams and senior leaders are leveraging best practices in the Project Management Framework (PMF) and in the integration of project management methods and tools.
Develop project charters with key stakeholders, with definitions including but not limited to high level business benefits, scope, budget, resource needs, timelines, impacts, risks and dependencies.
Collaborate with stakeholders to develop, control and manage project, resource and change management plans, risk registers, project archive and other tools and documentation to ensure successful, quality, on-time and on-budget project implementations in accordance with the Project Charter, industry standards and corporate policies.
Facilitate information sharing and gathering, clearly communicate project roles, delegate tasks as appropriate, and manage other project activities with business stakeholders, project team members, vendors, and others as appropriate.
Facilitate meeting agendas, document meeting minutes and follow ups, and manage completion of outstanding tasks and resolution of open items with project team members.
Ensure adherence to quality, approved scope and corporate policies. Ensure milestones and acceptance tasks are clearly identified, managed, and completed with / by appropriate stakeholders.
Monitor project performance against the project plan, timeline, budget, and scope. Escalate any project issues promptly, and identify and address needs for change control.
Effectively communicate with and report status to program managers, project sponsors, stakeholders and project team members.
Ensure required documentation is complete and approvals are achieved. Facilitate the change management plan.
Manage the closing process and retrospective when project is complete.
Maintain and develop professional, industry and technical knowledge.
Mentor and advise project team members and other stakeholders. Assist in improving AmeriLife project management process, standards and documentation.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience.
3+ years' experience in IT project / program management or business systems analysis.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Experience in managing multiple concurrent projects, project plans, resource allocation, and priorities.
Solid understanding of Project Management methodologies.
Strong analytical and trouble shooting skills.
Excellent team building, planning and organizational skills.
Experience with tools similar to MS Office Suite including Project, Jira, ClickUp and Visio.
PMP Certification preferred.
Lean Six Sigma experience / certification preferred.
Insurance domain experience (Health, Life or Annuity) preferred.