Randstad IT Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

IT Project Manager

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job details:

  • location:Boston, MA

  • date posted:Monday, June 19, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:560389

BASIC PURPOSE:

Working directly with the Program Manager of the Run the Business portfolio, the Project Manager will execute and facilitate as well as aid in the directing of strategy, business analysis, resource allocation and project management for projects conducted at MFS. As a member of the Technology team, the Project Manager will focus on regulatory and investment related projects. The candidate will leverage knowledge of the asset management industry to deliver complete business solutions aligned with the strategic vision and corporate goals of MFS. 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 Technology. The Project Manager will participate in, and provided input to, the ongoing efforts to improve efficiency of the project management function.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Further the business goals of MFS through the direct management and execution o f best-in-class projects/solutions for MFS.

  2. Build strong relationships with business divisions and departments across MFS globally; represent, champion and further the goals and opportunities of MFS teams in support of assigned initiatives.

  3. Display, or actively gather, a detailed understanding for the business needs and objectives of MFS and related internal clients globally based on project.

  4. Provide project management, prioritization, direction, and leadership to team members in order to accomplish defined project deliverables.

  5. Develop project scope, budgets , project plans and communication plans

  6. Manage and monitor all project deliverables to successful completion, leverage industry best practices and complete project artifacts as appropriate.

  7. Actively create and manage project work plans, issues, risks, and key decisions.

  8. Work with project team to allocate resources appropriately. Review demand and capacity and be able to work out conflicts or reprioritize as needed.

  9. Actively communicate with project team members, sponsors, and stakeholders; Create and present status reports and presentations to senior management

  10. Create metrics to measure project success

  11. Demonstrated ability to work independently on a wide array of corporate projects.

  12. 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.

  13. Serve as a subject matter expert in the field of Project Management, maintaining a solid understanding of the field and its related technologies.

  14. Performs additional duties as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Master's degree or equivalent preferred.

  2. Eight or more (8+) years of related project management experience within the asset management or financial services industry. Experience managing regulatory or compliance projects a plus.

  3. Practical experience leading projects through all phases of delivery.

  4. Proven experience working with the agile framework as a Scrum Master required.

  5. Financial skills to manage project's operating and capital budgets.

  6. 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 MFS.

  7. Ability to work independently.

  8. Ability to interact with all levels of MFS management.

  9. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred