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Project Manager - Underwriting

Job Title: Project Manager - Underwriting
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
: ASAP
Job list.duration: C2H
REF: RM7821_1537966229
Contact Name: Rashid Morad
Contact Email: rashid.morad@ojassociates.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

The Project Manager is responsible for planning, controlling, monitoring, and reporting for strategic as well as tactical projects. Scope includes developing and managing detailed activity plans, monitoring and controlling risks and resources, maintaining a focus on the quality of work products throughout the IT systems development lifecycle, and driving projects toward realizing intended benefits in alignment with the needs of the business.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Work with client, stakeholders, senior executives, the project team, functional and IT SMEs to ensure that project deliverables are achieved on schedule and within budget with a high level of quality and customer satisfaction
  • Manage the analysis, planning, initiation, execution, implementation and closure of multiple overlapping programs and projects
  • Manage stakeholder and client expectations throughout all phases of a project by using appropriate project management methods that effectively address concerns of senior management, functional owners and staff involved in the affected business processes
  • Participates in solution design reviews to be able to accurately identify resources, estimate timeline and forecast project financials. Ensures that design inputs are provided within the development of projects for new solutions to meet requirements and constraints stemming from the enterprise architecture
  • Responsible for the financials of the assigned portfolio of projects. Monitors the GL actuals, reviews forecasts against budgets
  • Recommend continuous improvement of the overall project management process
  • Define and verify scope, develop project plans, and timetables; verify schedules with resources
  • Participate in business requirement review sessions
  • Develop work plans for each subproject/department and prepare summary; execute and maintain project plans
  • Identify, review, track, monitor and report on project status, and issue resolution
  • Calculate, mitigate and monitor risk, creating contingency plan and advising management, as appropriate
  • Adhere to the change management processes and document all changes
  • Monitor quality assurance and user acceptance testing stages, and document post-mortem lessons
  • Communicate both formal and informal project updates with all stakeholders and all divisions of the organization as necessary
  • Identify audience and agenda for status presentations, and schedule recurring meetings, as necessary
  • Create and maintain project documentation
  • Lead routine forums and invite staff and customer participation in process improvement

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Experience in implementing methodologies
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels in all departments/divisions
  • Superior organization skills
  • Experience with Project Management tools, including MS Project and Project Server
  • Insurance industry experience is required; Property & Casualty Insurance knowledge a significant plus
  • Detail-Oriented, Problem Solver and Critical Thinker
  • Strong skills in Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a strong customer service orientation
  • Relevant project management qualification/certification (e.g., Prince Practitioner, PMP) is a plus
  • Ability to travel to other offices as needed