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Project Management Office Consultant

Company: MetLife
Location: Garner
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Location: Cary, NC

Role Value Proposition:

DnA's primary focus is delivering data and analytics solutions aligned to business priorities defined the heads of MetLife's key businesses. Solutions Engineering plays a primary role in the delivery of those solutions by understanding the business initiatives and ensuring alignment, engagement and execution within DnA functions. The Project Consultant position will be responsible for facilitating the intake and prioritization of business requests for DnA. The position will also ensure oversight and reporting associated with the delivery key data solutions. The Project Consultant will align to one of the DnA functions and must quickly develop an understanding of the functions capabilities and how they could support DnA business partners. The Project Consultant will work with the new Solutions Engineering Portfolio Management function, working directly for the Portfolio Management Lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the portfolio management framework focused on delivery of business requests by DnA
  • Manage the intake, prioritization and allocation of business requests for a specific DnA function.
  • Coordinate prioritization of business priorities with key stakeholders across DnA.
  • Produce standardized program reports and dashboards for DnA, including views on inflight work and backlogs.
  • Coordinate the collection of project status' for intakes and deliveries within the particular DnA function.
  • Contribute to the senior leadership portfolio review sessions, include preparation of materials in coordination with DnA stakeholders.
  • Ensure transparency on status of key initiatives to Solutions Engineering leadership.
  • Work with DnA leads to identify risks and opportunities across multiple deliveries.
  • Work with DnA delivery leads to identify, escalate and resolve critical challenges impacting key initiatives.
  • Support ad hoc operational improvement projects sponsored by DnA Solutions Engineering.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement improvements to the portfolio management framework, including the adoptions of key tools to support portfolio management and reporting.
    Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

    Required:
    • 5+ years of project management or business analysis experience within business, technical and/or operational type projects.
    • Strong project and change management skills with a proven track record of managing and /or working within all phases of project initiatives.
    • Experience working within an agile delivery framework.
    • Experience in managing the intake and prioritization of technology and business changes.
    • Experience in performing business analysis and documenting business requirements.
    • Experience in drafting project management reporting, including collecting and documenting delivery status, issues, actions.
    • Experience managing large data sets in Excel or other data tools.
    • Ability to facilitate cross-functional working sessions to solve problems or accomplish a common task.
    • Proven ability to work effectively across a matrix environment.
    • Willing to roll up sleeves and get into the details.
    • Ability to communicate formally and informally with senior leaders.
    • Effectively recognize when to escalate issues to senior management for resolution.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead, motivate and support teams.
    • Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. Preferred:
      • 8+ years, BA/BS in Comp Science/IS, Business Intelligence/Data Analytics/Statistics a plus
      • Agile certification or PMP certification
      • Background in data management, data governance, business intelligence and/or analytics
      • Strength in Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI
      • Knowledge in Jira, Azure boards Business Category

        Global Tech

        Travel

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        At MetLife, we're leading the global transformation of an industry we've long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

        MetLife:

        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.

        Requisition #: 126403

Keywords: MetLife, Raleigh , Project Management Office Consultant, Executive , Garner, North Carolina

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