Senior Project Manager - Hybrid

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NJM Insurance

<p><strong>This isn&rsquo;t just insurance.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s NJM.</strong></p> <p>When you join the NJM family, you&rsquo;ll work with talented people who care about doing the right thing by our policyholders as well as each other. You&rsquo;ll be part of a financially strong and stable company that has flourished on relationships, integrity and service for more than a century. NJM is a special place where you can propel your career, help others and make friends &ndash; all at the same time.&nbsp;</p> <p>NJM is proud to offer our employees continuous learning options, outstanding benefits, access to wellness programs, and a wide range of opportunities to give back to the communities we are privileged to serve.&nbsp;</p> <p>Leading, independent consumer publications repeatedly recognize our commitment to customer and claims satisfaction. In addition, NJM has been named to the Forbes list of the Best Employers in New Jersey three years in a row, based on feedback directly from our employees.</p>

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Full time

Overview: <p>There&rsquo;s never been a better time to join NJM! &nbsp;With a nationally ranked reputation for outstanding customer service and a history that spans more than a century, NJM is a leading provider of worker&rsquo;s compensation, automobile, and homeowner&rsquo;s insurance in New Jersey. It is an exciting time to join NJM as we are expanding into other states. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Become a member of our team and you&rsquo;ll be part of company who operates for the benefit of its policyholders and is committed to maintaining the highest levels of service. Team members are offered a competitive compensation package and benefits including: a 401k plan, health coverage, a generous paid time off plan, and much more!&nbsp;</p> <p>The Enterprise Program Management Office (PMO) drives the execution of all enterprise initiatives, whether they are transformational, enable growth, or optimize operations. In addition, the PMO governs NJM&rsquo;s Strategic Planning process and prioritization of NJM&rsquo;s Business Technology Solutions, and leads the planning and delivery of approved technology solutions in collaboration with IT. Given the transformation that NJM is going through, the PMO is an exciting place to be!&nbsp;</p> <p>NJM is in the process of adopting an Agile approach to software delivery and we are searching for a&nbsp;Senior Project Manager who&nbsp;will need to be very comfortable around technology, be inquisitive, have a problem-solving mindset, and will be willing to adapt approach to successfully execute projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are seeking a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing multiple medium- to large-sized projects from startup through closeout and ensuring customer satisfaction. This position requires demonstrated understanding and proficiency of project management techniques and processes; and the ability to effectively apply them in accordance with NJM&rsquo;s established Life Cycle methodologies.</p> <p>This position will require the ability to effectively apply project management principles (primarily agile) in a way that best ensures project success. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the project schedule and scope is adhered to and reported to PMO &amp; IT leadership, and all project stakeholders.</p> <p>This is a hybrid role requiring 3 days in the West Trenton office location with the ability to work from home 2 days per week.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Lead the planning efforts for medium to large projects in collaboration with team members and other PMs.</li> <li>Independently manage one or more assigned projects from startup to closeout while beginning to manage moderately complex and inter-dependent projects.</li> <li>With guidance from Portfolio Manager, aligning project vision to business needs, effectively juggling ambiguous priorities and managing PMO, Business, IT leadership expectations.</li> <li>Utilize metrics toward planning, measuring, and reporting progress, and altering course, when required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Creating a collaborative environment for the team to ensure success; providing leadership as necessary to align with team and project goals.</li> <li>Demonstrating knowledge of key business processes by engaging in and contributing to business process discussions rather than only technology delivery discussions.</li> <li>Managing challenges and risks (not just reporting status) by identifying them proactively and proposing risk management options.</li> <li>Contribute toward, and sometimes lead, process improvements based on opportunities and industry direction.</li> <li>With guidance from Portfolio Leadership, managing change without an adverse impact on team or personal productivity.</li> <li>Beginning to effectively address challenges/concerns raised by stakeholders during presentations or meetings.</li> <li>Demonstrating personal and professional growth through continuous education and bringing new ideas into the PMO.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Minimum 4-year degree or equivalent experience; technical or business background preferred.</li> <li>Minimum 5 years of work experience in a team setting; willingness to continue working in a team setting.</li> <li>Ability to deal with a fast-paced environment, think on one&rsquo;s feet and adapt to changing needs quickly.</li> <li>Ability to adapt and perform in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment; need to be able to think on their feet.</li> <li>Competency with the core areas of technical project management and Agile methods, with proven success managing medium- to large-scale software or business development projects; (PMP, Scrum master, SAFe experience and managing data related projects is a big plus).</li> <li>Basic understanding of tooling such as Jira, Planview, etc. Very proficient in MS Office (Excel, MS Word) and essential to be able to learn and utilize tooling.&nbsp;</li> <li>Ability to collaborate with Technical Leads for scheduling, brainstorming, etc.</li> <li>Have an analytical mindset; comfortable working with data (accessing and manipulating, to gain insights and ability to apply those insights).</li> <li>Tech savvy and highly motivated to keep learning new ideas in project management, technology, insurance, etc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) and facilitation skills.</li> <li>Experience and understanding of P&amp;C insurance a big plus.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Legal Disclaimer: NJM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is fully representative of the diversity that exists in the communities in which we do business.</p>