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Project Manager /Senior Project Lead

Company: MetLife
Location: Butner
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary

Alternate Job Location: Not Applicable : Not Applicable

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Group Benefits organization is a diverse team of Application Developers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Project Managers & Program Managers, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.

MetLife is seeking a Senior Project Lead who is experienced in dealing with complex cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects with the ability to drive both effective and efficient outcomes. It is expected that the associate, while working independently, will drive these projects from original concept through final implementation and will be able to communicate with stakeholders and leaders the status of specific projects. This role will also be a key resource in driving the transformation of our program from a Waterfall to an Agile model.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive operational excellence through the understanding and alignment of key customer goals and business priorities.
  • Responsible for project management execution including but not limited to estimating and managing projects' costs and resources; identifying and managing projects' risks and issues; monitoring progress of all key project work streams, deliverables and outcomes; creation and maintenance of detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports
  • Responsible for overseeing requirements and deliverables of internal AD teams as well as vendor partner AD teams
  • Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.
  • Leads and motivates project team members that are not direct reports that may cross various functional areas.
  • Leads project meetings and provides updates to leadership regarding project status and the application and implementation of technology.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or other related field, or equivalent demonstrated work
    • 3-5 years of managing complex IT projects driven by business needs/requirements
    • Exceptional analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights
    • Organizational intelligence and strong influence management/cross-functional leadership skills; adept at working in a matrixed structure
    • Very strong presentation and communication skills with experience providing communication to senior leaders
    • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities and interpersonal skills
    • Strong relationship management and facilitation skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
    • Knowledgeable in office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Internet, etc.)
    • Experience working in both Waterfall and Agile models
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, as well as demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills; ability to establish strong relationships

      • Experience working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience
      • Knowledge of SAFe Framework
      • Any Agile related certifications or training
      • Experience with moving an organization from Waterfall to Agile
      • Assignment Category

        Full time



        Business Category

        Global Technology and Operations

        Number of Openings


        Contact Information

        Rubina Yawar


        MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

        We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

        MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

        We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

        MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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