Project Manager

  • location: Philadelphia, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $60 - $85 per hour

job description

Project Manager

One of our Philadelphia clients is looking for a Project Manager to lead various projects. Projects will include systems implementation, strategic change, process improvement and other technological advancement initiatives. The individual will report to the Head of the U.S. Program Management Office and will work closely with Investment, Operations, Compliance and IT professionals in all locations. Project management skills and comfort operating with moderate levels of supervision are essential for success. The position requires attention to detail, ability to plan and execute projects and an ability to communicate (both written and orally) project information to senior management from all business areas within the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and manage project plans to successful completion
  • Lead project team through formal and informal relationships
  • Identify, track and resolve issues that arise on the project
  • Manage project teams for selected solutions/projects as needed
  • Execute specific tasks as needed on project initiatives
  • Interact with internal and external vendors and consultants as needed
  • Analyze and recommend improvements for business processes
  • Present and/or report progress and status of initiatives to project teams and interested parties
  • Develop and present project updates to senior management
  • Proactive stakeholder engagement
  • Provide informal Project Management mentorship for other members of the group
  • Foster a teamwork environment among the PMO team members and project team
Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Articulate, succinct, respectful and confident written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Effective meeting management and participation skills
  • Ability to establish leadership role on project teams of varying scope
  • Ability to think through complex business problems and generate creative solutions
  • Ability to comfortably interact within the organization and external product vendors
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable receiving an objective with guidance and will identify and execute tasks with moderate supervision in fulfilment of the original objective.
  • Experience implementing Investment Management trading systems, accounting systems and / or data management systems a plus
  • Solid desktop PC skills with strong MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills.
Preferred experience

  • Over 5 years related financial services experience with investment management experience aplus.
  • including business, technical or project management
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in project management
  • "Big 4" Consultant experience preferred

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