Corporate Vice President, Senior Project Manager - Life Products (42928) Date: Feb 16, 2017 Location: New York, NY, US Company: New York Life Insurance Co Apply now » Apply now Start apply with LinkedIn Start apply with Facebook Apply Now Email Start Please wait... New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico. New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2015 operating earnings of $1.875 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2015, with affiliates, totaled $528 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A ; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA . (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/11/15). Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years. Corporate VP, Life Product Project Manager within the Insurance & Agency Group (PF5) The Life Product Program Management Office (PMO) is seeking to hire a Project Manager with Agile experience. As a member of the Life Product Program Management Office (PMO), the Project Manager will play a key role in driving the Life Product Development process from inception to market delivery for assigned projects within the Life Product portfolio. The position is on the business side of the Life Product Team. The successful Project Manager will lead project facilitation across the Life Product portfolio of work using agile/scrum tactics as well as project management methods & tools in support of key project deliverables. The position reports into the Life Product PMO Lead and is based in the New York City corporate headquarters. Key responsibilities include: Responsible for leading the delivery of multiple strategic initiatives using SDLC (Waterfall) and Agile/Scrum methodologies. Responsible for providing project management facilitation by partnering with Life Product cross-functional core teams to ensure all deliverables are produced on time and with quality results. Development of the integrated master project plan including all interdependencies and overseeing the day-to-day activities for proper project tracking and reporting of all deliverables. Manages and collaborates with the project core teams and key stakeholders in detecting and documenting possible risks and issues; all changes to scope and/or schedule; mitigates/escalates as needed to resolve and achieve commitments from all key stakeholders. Ensures project status is proactively communicated to all key stakeholders via daily stand-ups, project meeting minutes and weekly project status reports that reflect the status of assigned projects and ensures project information is regularly shared, reviewed and discussed with all project core team members and key stakeholders. Support and manage any ad hoc project requests as required. The successful Project Manager will also support and/or champion process and tool improvement efforts to strengthen and build upon existing PMO capabilities by continuously improving project management functions and developing new capabilities as appropriate: Define and enforce best practices. Works with the key stakeholders assigned to the project to ensure the right work is being done at the right time, and that the work is ready for the team(s). Responsible for coaching and leading multiple project teams to follow the core set of standard Agile/Scrum processes designed to deliver high quality and exceptional business value to our customers. At the same time will be responsible for learning what is working and not working on the teams so that changes can be made to the standard processes and tools to accommodate more efficient and effective processes. Collaborate with onsite and distributed teams to resource, define, and schedule activities required to develop and launch new products. Educate, coach and mentor non-Agile/Scrum project managers and core team members on the use of standardized tools to improve project delivery. Support the collaboration with other PMOs within New York Life to identify proven project management standards and opportunities for enterprise-wide adoption of the Agile/Scrum framework and methodology. Essential Requirements and Experience: Functional Knowledge Bachelor’s degree required. Project Management professional (PMP) certification preferred. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification preferred. 5 years of relevant experience in Project Management within the Insurance/Finance Industry preferred. Excellent analytical skills, independent thinking and ability to exercise prudent judgment. Te chnical Expertise Requires in-depth expertise in Project Management knowledge and competencies. Skilled in project software: Sharepoint, MS Project, MS Office, Lotus and Visio. Knowledge of Agile tools such as JIRA, TFS or Rally preferred. Basic understanding of the IAG Group business within New York Life and/or products sold within the life insurance/financial services industry in order to interpret business requirements. Ability to build reports with appropriate details for varying audiences. Leadership Ability to enable the self-organizing, self-managing teams to achieve its goals by teaching and coaching the agile process, implementing and supporting lean agile principles and practices, identifying and eliminating impediments and facilitating flow. Ability to build strong working relationships and be able to work both independently and as a collaborative team player who has demonstrated ability to work well across organizations and with cross-functional teams. Negotiates scope, establishes timelines, milestones and helps define implementation dates and ensures commitments of deliverables with the project core teams. Ability to determine when to escalate risks and issues where appropriate, within a project, may make suggestions and recommendations. Strong negotiation, organization and project management skills are required as there will be multiple project assignments to balance at any given time. Communication Requirements Communicates, persuades and negotiates with others, to build consensus across the teams. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) as position will engage with senior management, key stakeholders and business partners. Ability to lead teams in a results oriented manner. EOE M/F/D/V If you have difficulty using or interacting with any portions of this Web site due to incompatibility with an Assistive Technology, if you need the information in an alternative format, or if you have suggestions on how we can make this site more accessible, please contact us at: (212) 576-5811. * Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 15, 2015. See http://fortune.com/fortune500/2015/ for methodology. 1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US(GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach ( non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments. 2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. Job Segment: Project Manager, Accounting, Developer, Program Manager, Executive, Technology, Finance, Management Apply now » Apply now Start apply with LinkedIn Start apply with Facebook Apply Now Email Start Please wait... × Sign in We noticed that you are already a member of our Talent Community. Please enter your password to continue. Email* Not you? Password* Forgot Password? 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