Project/Program Management - El Paso, TX Technology Project Manager

About the position

The Prudential El Paso PMO has continued to expand and is currently looking to hire an experienced IT Project Manager / Senior Project Manager to be part of one or more core business unit team’s responsible for successfully delivering infrastructure and/or application development projects on behalf of our business partners. The successful candidate would be expected to have current IT project management experience, strong communication (soft) skills, leadership ability and a proven track record of Project delivery success.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, control and monitor software development and software implementation projects
  • Facilitate initial proposal meetings and ongoing discussions throughout the project lifecycle
  • Complete work breakdown structure to estimate effort required for each task and identify when each task will be performed
  • Clearly communicate expectations to team members and stakeholders
  • Act as a mediator between team members and stakeholders
  • Resolve any risk/issues and solve problems throughout the project life cycle
  • Effectively manage project scope by ensuring that changes to scope are documented and approved with project change request forms
  • Work with the project sponsor to provide initial and then detailed project estimates
  • Prepare agendas for meetings, ensure that correct participants are included, and host meetings
  • Work with project sponsor to facilitate the project charter outlining scope, goals, deliverable, required resources, budget and timing
  • Develop tools and best practices for project management and execution
  • Prepare regular status updates and presentations for Project Sponsor and senior management
  • Coordinate project phases and tracks progress
  • Prepare detailed MS Project project plans and liaise with project participants for updates
  • Track issues and risks and escalate as appropriate
  • Control and monitor project activities in accordance with our processes and project lifecycle
  • Work closely with external vendors as required

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and coordination skills are essential, as is the ability to multitask and work with stakeholders in diverse locations
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate peers and senior managers in partner organizations and to work across organizations to gain buy-in and build consensus to deliver on objectives
  • Agile PM experience would be a bonus (PMI ACP preferred)
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experienced in planning, controlling and monitoring projects to ensure projects are delivered on or within agreed schedules
  • Articulate, confident and assertive
  • Experienced in managing software development projects and a working knowledge of the various software development methodologies would be an advantage
  • Process driven with a focus on quality and product delivery
  • Experienced person with a proven track record operating at a senior level
  • Strong customer focus with an ability to liaise and communicate effectively with business (non-IT) and technical stakeholders
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in teams, meet tight deadlines and possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new disciplines
  • The ability to lead through influence and be a strong independent contributor
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management abilities
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strategic, operational and technical management skills
  • Flexible and be able to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments
  • Demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to technical solutions
  • The successful candidate should be willing to adapt their normal working hours as required to facilitate meetings with global colleagues
  • PMI: PMP and/or ACP (Desired) or ITIL certification would be an advantage
  • Experience or qualifications in CMMI, ISO or Six Sigma would be beneficial

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 www.prudential.com 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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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