MassMutual Financial Group IT Project Manager in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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Responsibilities

  • Schedule and lead project team meetings to maintain adherence to project timelines and requirements.

  • Facilitate key meetings such as sprint/release planning, retrospectives, release go/no go, etc.

  • Work with individual vendor partners and MassMutual business and IT partners to ensure timelines are realistic and requirements are understood.

  • Identify key risks and issues, and develop mitigation plan. Effectively resolve issues under aggressive timelines.

  • Understanding who to bring together to rapidly resolve issues.

  • Identify key stakeholders and management strategy for each (i.e. communication, influencing, decision making)

  • Help team define key project metrics and develop tools to track and report metrics.

  • Help to further mature Agile and adapt it throughout the organization

  • Assess project health, identify key problem areas, and focus resources to turn troubled projects around.

  • Demonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time

  • Provide input into and/or influence business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects

  • Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals

  • Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; direct other project managers

  • Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities.

  • Provide expertise and advice on maximizing productivity, right-sizing requirements documentation, phased rollouts, etc.

  • Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills

  • Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT

  • Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency

  • Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)

  • Hold self and project team accountable for outcome

  • Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions

  • Proactively coach and mentor team members within your organization and across the enterprise

  • Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions with sponsors and stakeholders

  • Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use

Basic Qualifications

  • 7 years of Project Management experience

  • 2 years of Agile project delivery experience

  • 3 years of Program Management experience

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years of Project Management experiecne

  • PMP certification

  • Bachelor's degree

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)