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Sedgwick Mgr IT Project Services in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Mgr IT Project Services

IF YOU CARE, THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU HERE

For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick’s talented team of 27,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets—their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts®. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.

PRIMARY PURPOSE : To manage IT project activities and colleagues as assigned including project management for software development related to client and strategic projects, systems analysis and IT quality assurance (QA); to develop and implement standards and relevant processes; to provide administrative guidance and controls ensuring quality, thorough analysis, timely delivery and productivity; and to assist with strategic planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the assessment, management and development of IT Project Services as an integrated Corporate resource.

  • Supports analysis, selection and implementation of cost-efficient, effective, competitively advantages technology and processes for internal and customer use; serves as an IT liaison with other internal (IT and Company) departments.

  • Supervises and provides input for cost-benefit analysis and prioritization requests as appropriate.

  • Develops and maintains IT Project Services plans, strategy and tactical plans in support of the Corporate strategy.

  • Maintains current technology and methodologies related to project management, change management and/or quality assurance; collaborates on development of new processes, technologies, methodologies, and product designs; supports business development and merger/acquisition goals related to IT services.

  • Coordinates the preparation of activity, resources utilization and progress reports to appropriate stakeholders.

  • Recruits and manages designated IT Project Services colleagues, including answering questions, setting priorities, establishing goals and objectives, and meeting deadlines; ensures organizational priorities are being addressed in a timely and efficient manner with a strong focus on customer services and support.

  • Engages peers and other organizational leaders to measure and improve delivery of service and support.

  • Leads outcome assessments and collaborative reviews to develop organizational best practices and guidelines for project management, systems analysis and quality assurance.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Supports the organization's quality program(s).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administers company personnel policies in all areas and follows company staffing standards and training recommendations.

  • Interviews, hires and establishes colleague performance development plans; conducts colleague performance discussions.

  • Provides support, guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum performance.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Licensing

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred. PMP certification preferred.

Experience

Ten (10) years of systems, development, quality assurance and/or technology implementation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required to include four (4) years supervisory or project management experience.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of technology and project management tools and methodologies

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Knowledge of software testing tools and methodologies

  • Knowledge of software requirement management methodologies

  • Knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies

  • Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills

  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products

  • Leadership/management/motivational skills

  • Analytical and interpretive skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to multi task and appropriately prioritize

  • Ability to work in and lead multiple concurrent team environments

  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

WORK ENVIRONMENT

When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.

Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines

Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required

Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking

NOTE : Credit Security Clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.

The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.

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Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

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