Senior Project Management Consultant

Role Value Proposition:

This position will reside in the Group Program Management Office, a consolidated organization in Group Benefits Operations responsible for execution of the Group Benefits project portfolio. This Project Management position has primary responsibility for leading Business and/or IT projects. This person will be accountable for managing multiple small to mid-size projects and/ or support work streams on larger, strategic projects, providing overall leadership and supervision to assigned project team resources. This person must successfully manage projects with potential guidance of a coach/ mentor following department documentation and performance standards. This person must also be able to manage the expectations and interests of project team members, key sponsors, & stakeholders to ensure their continued support and appropriate participation in the project.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversees very large/critical technology projects, typically spanning the entire organization or include various and distinct LOB's. Serves as a liaison between the business and the IT area, translating varied business needs into application software requirements.
  • Oversees projects that include various phases and large project teams.
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Leads project meetings and provides updates to senior leadership regarding project status and the application and implementation of technology.
  • Determines specific business application software requirements to address complex and varied business needs and analyses and designs solutions to complex and varied business needs.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timeliness and deliverables are met.
  • Manages critical relationships with IT, consultants and vendors, internal end users, and business customers/leadership.
  • Leads and motivates project team members that are not direct reports that may span the entire organization.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:
  • 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and lead the execution of simple to medium-sized projects.
  • Ability to work independently with some oversight by a mentor or coach.
  • Exhibit strong collaboration and ability to engage across multiple functions and business units
  • Ability to lead, motivate and support a project team(s).
  • Ability to influence within own team and with partners and senior management.
  • Identify risks to project success and recommend course of action to prevent risk from negatively impacting the project. Effectively recognize when to escalate issues and options to senior management for resolution.


Preferred:
  • Knowledge of current MetLife systems and technology.
  • Knowledge of MetLife business structure, products, and end to end processes and outputs.
  • Exposure to Information Technology Project Methodologies and Terminology (PMBOK, MetLife PPM).
  • PMI training, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), or PMP certification.
  • Familiarity with MS Project.


"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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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.

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. Visit us at www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to accommodations@metlife.com or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.

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 #: 117243