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Project Manager - Bank & Broker Dealer Distribution

Company: Fidelity & Guaranty Life
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Summary This position plans and leads/oversees multiple complex, enterprise-wide product development projects and project-related activities. Drives delivery of new product launches and execution of the product roadmap in collaboration with cross functional stakeholders across the company. Organization The Project Manager position will be part of the Chief Actuary organization reporting to the AVP of Product Development and has no subordinates. Project Management Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver a quality Product Development process with focus on speed to market.
  • Direct and coordinate internal and external project resources from all business units to help them meet deadlines and deliverables as well as ensure effective project launches.
  • Manages projects through all phases of the life cycle, including project initiation, requirements, design, development, testing, implementation and post implementation review.
  • Defines project scope, resources requirements, budget, timeline, deliverables and milestones; evaluates courses of action on an ongoing basis and selects the best alternative to attain project goals.
  • Promotes leadership through collaboration, cooperation and communication across functional areas to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Ensure that communication plans are developed, documented and completed for new product launches.
  • Partners with project stakeholders to define requirements, establish status reports, develop communication plans and create management presentations.
  • Monitors the status of specific project dependencies related to the overall project incorporating such constraints into the overall plan.
  • Identifies and collaborates to analyze, prioritize, mitigate and communicate project risks.
  • Define, communicate, implement and monitor quality standards on all project deliverables.
  • Performance of project closure activities. Business Analyst Duties & Responsibilities
    • Participates in analysis efforts, requirements creation to support product development across TPAs and vendors.
    • Analyzes business problems and makes recommendations for creative solutions.
    • Ensure that marketing materials are accurate and available for product launch by providing necessary updates and facilitation across business units.
    • Ensure that websites, sales tools, sales reporting, vendor sites etc. are accurate and available for product launch by providing necessary updates and/or facilitation across business units. Experience & Education Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Minimum 3-5 years of experience as a Project Manager managing marketing or product development projects
      • Demonstrate knowledge of project and business management principles, methods and techniques and identifying critical paths
      • Demonstrate experience managing multiple simultaneous projects involving cross functional project teams within budgetary and schedule constraints
      • Proven experience with process reengineering or business transformation
      • Strong business analysis and presentation skills
      • Demonstrates knowledge of application development, vendor management or infrastructure
      • High level of expertise with Microsoft Office (including MS Project)
      • Excellent communication, facilitation and organizational skills
      • Team player with demonstrated ability to proactively identify issues and to influence key project decisions to achieve desired outcomes
      • The candidate should be able to work independently and be able to operate efficiently in unpredictable and challenging project environments
      • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization in both technical and business areas successfully
      • Insurance/ Financial institutions industry experience Preferred Requirements
        • PMP Certification
        • Project Management within Financial Services and/or Broker Dealer environments Physical Demands & Work Environments
          • A significant amount of time will be spent working on a computer
          • Occasional travel may be required #LI-RB1

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