PGIM Real Estate | Director, Project Manager, Business Initiatives

Company Overview: PGIM is the diversified asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). With $1.4 trillion in assets under management, and 38 offices spanning 16 countries, PGIM is among the world’s top-10 largest asset managers. Comprised of seven self-governing asset management divisions, each PGIM business offers a distinct workplace culture that aligns with the firm’s ultimate objective to provide premier service to our clients while fostering an inclusive workplace culture that is rooted in trust, respect and equality.

Our Business: As one of the largest real estate managers in the world with more than $180 billion in gross assets under management and administration,PGIM Real Estatestrives to deliver exceptional outcomes for investors and borrowers through a range of real estate equity and debt solutions across the risk-return spectrum. Our scope of insights, rigorous risk management and seamless execution are backed by a 50-year legacy of investing in commercial real estate, a 140-year history of real estate financing and the deep local expertise of professionals in 32 cities globally.

Through our investment, financing, asset management and talent management approach, we engage in practices that ignite positive environmental and social impact, while pursuing activities that strengthen communities around the world. When you join our team, you’ll find yourself inspired by an inclusive company culture that believes that diversity of all kinds allows us to develop better and more innovative solutions for our clients.

Our Role: PGIM Real Estate’s Business Management group supports the global leadership team in the design and implementation of business operating policies, processes, and long-term strategies. We are seeking aDirectorlevel Project Managerto lead the implementation of strategic and operational initiatives, including cutting-edge projects related to establishing a more flexible and scalable information management platform in line with the firm’s technology roadmap. The role will also support the global COO team in leading teams to identify and implement operating efficiencies, overseeing vendors to implement tools and processes, and facilitating the implementation of new products and the expansion of investor distribution channels while identifying and mitigating operating risks.

This role provides the opportunity to support the evolution and growth of PGIM Real Estate’s business and client base. PGIM Real Estate provides a welcoming and collaborative culture that is committed to developing and retaining talent. Ideally the candidate will be based in either Madison NJ, Newark, NJ or New York, NY but we will consider candidates in other US office locations or alternative work arrangements. The role will report to the Executive Director of Business Management.

Your Impact:
  • Provide support for and lead project management execution for implementing state-of-the-art data capabilities. Leverage knowledge of data analytics, golden sources of data, data flows, and systems architecture to move initiatives forward.
  • Provide project management discipline and structure to keep initiatives on schedule and within scope. Leverage fluency in Microsoft tools to maintain project documentation including project plans, issues lists, meeting agendas/notes, and action item trackers.
  • Utilize business writing and story-telling capabilities to create high-quality presentation decks to articulate strategy and direction, facilitate decision-making, and build consensus.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders and work with cross-functional team to resolve outstanding issues. Facilitate sessions to bring issues to resolution. Provide / suggest solutions while working collaboratively to reach consensus.
  • Build in-depth knowledge of PGIM Real Estate’s business, products, systems, and operations and draw on that knowledge and problem-solving skills to create strategies for moving forward initiatives and identifying and resolving potential issues and/or interdependencies.
  • Build a detailed understanding of internal and external data sources and uses and utilize that knowledge to provide recommendations for how to improve data flows, enhance processes, and enhance our systems infrastructure.
  • Partner with the business and with our Systems team to implement or enhance strategic systems. Define requirements, evaluate tools, assess costs, and develop and manage implementation plans. Create and/or review cost/benefit analyses to determine whether to move projects forward. Ensure initiatives are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Provide project management execution to the new product approval process, including discipline and structure to keep initiatives on schedule and within scope.
  • Coordinate development of product approval memo to be presented to the New Product Committee. Conduct critical assessment of the memo to flag issues/risks that need to be vetted/resolved, identify points that need to be clarified or confirmed, ensure consistency of message and terminology

Qualifications and Skills you will need:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of7 years of related experience with at least 3 years in a project management role within the financial services industry. Experience in real estate investment management preferred.
  • Technologically savvy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft tools. Passionate about leveraging the latest technologies to improve productivity and using data to make fact-based decisions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in executing agendas aligned with business strategy.
  • Strong communicator with an ability to read a room, convey a message succinctly, and tell a story effectively using tools such as MS PowerPoint.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Team player with an ability to build partnerships and influence across all levels of the organization.
  • Impeccable judgment to handle sensitive information.
  • Desire to build a deep understanding of the real estate investment management business and learn all aspects of PGIM Real Estate’s operations.
  • High energy, enthusiasm, initiative, curiosity, and eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently while communicating frequently.


Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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