MassMutual Financial Group Project Manager in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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Responsibilites

  • Accountable to project sponsor(s) and IT Delivery Leader to drive delivery of quality solutions tied to clearly understood business problem(s) and benefit(s)

  • Deliver project objectives on-time, with quality, within scope and budget

  • Develop, manage, monitor and report on all project tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables

  • Demonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time

  • Provide input into business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects and promote efficiencies

  • Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals

  • Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; direct other project managers

  • Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities

  • Look for and champion opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency while delivering on commitments

  • Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills

  • Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency

  • Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)

  • Exercise independent and fair consensus-building skills when conflicts arise

  • Anticipate and head off problems that can jeopardize delivery, budget and customer acceptance

  • Demonstrate team building skills by developing high performing project teams, setting a positive tone and leading by example

  • Hold self and project team accountable for outcome

  • Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions

  • Effectively operate with limited information and ambiguity

  • Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions

  • Manage vendor relationships as required

  • Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use.

  • Work collaboratively within a Agile environment where needed

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant Program/Project Management experience

  • Ability to work within SDLC framework, waterfall and Agile.

  • Experience with technical, complex system upgrade projects

  • Experience managing vendor delivery and relationships

  • Proven ability to apply advanced project and program management skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, communications and presentations

  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without any sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Life and DI insurance products a plus

  • Knowledge of New Business systems beneficial

  • Basic understanding of PM where they can take smaller projects and grow their skills

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)