Sr. Agile Project Manager

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Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) Opportunity in Financial Services

Senior Agile Project Manager


Location:          2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta GA 30339

Summary:

We are looking for a driven and motivated individual to join the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) to start in early 2020. As a member of the EPMO you will collaborate across the organization to execute on the most important priorities for the Firm. You will lead projects from ideation to implementation and play a significant role in the overall success of the organization. While technology and digital are integral to all aspects of our projects, we are not seeking a purely technical project manager (i.e. pure development cycle management).  We are looking for a well-rounded individual who has led large strategic business initiatives in the financial services space. 

Keys:    Project Management, Process Reengineering, Agile, PMP, Scrum Master    

Responsibilities:

  • Support the EPMO with creating and improving standards to drive success across the portfolio and within individual projects
  • Manage projects through all phases of the life cycle, including project initiation, requirements, design, development, testing, implementation and post implementation review.
  • Define project scope, resources requirements, budget, timeline, deliverables and milestones; evaluates courses of action on an ongoing basis and select the best alternative to attain project goals.
  • Promote leadership through collaboration, cooperation and communication across functional areas to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Partner with project stakeholders to define requirements, establish status reports, develop communication plans and create management presentations.
  • Maintain focus on project plan tasks, manage risk throughout the life cycle and make contingency plans to manage issues that pose risk to budget, time delivery or functionality.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent + significant practical experience will be considered. Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Basic Requirements:

  • 5-7 years’ experience as a project manager leading complex projects simultaneously in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience running multiple Agile scrum teams is highly desired.
  • Work experience in the financial services sector
  • High level of expertise with Microsoft Office (including MS Project)
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and organizational skills
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to proactively identify issues and to influence key project decisions to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization in both technical and business areas successfully
  • Ability to travel (~15-20%)

Preferred Requirements:

  • PMP Certification
  • Scrum Master
  • Proven experience with process reengineering or business transformation
Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Work Location

Unless expressly listed for the position, neither relocation benefits nor remote work arrangements are available for the position. Attendance at assigned business location on designated work schedule is required.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.