Project/Program Management - Newark, NJ Investments Project Management Associate

About the position

Prudential Capital Group (PCG) is a PGIM business, and one of the largest asset managers of private fixed income securities with more than $82 billion of private debt and equity investments in more than 1,000 companies worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). Prudential Capital Group typically invests up to $13 billion annually in privately placed senior and mezzanine financings to middle-market companies. With 13 regional offices worldwide, Prudential Capital Group is known for investing in relationships, providing strategic capital and delivering consistent results. Prudential Capital has earned a reputation for providing financing across the private capital risk spectrum. Prudential Capital's regional office network has locations in the U.S. -- Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, San Francisco; the UK/Europe -- London, Paris, Milan and Frankfurt; and Australia – Sydney. (*The Sydney office operates through PGIM (Australia) Pty Ltd.)

Position Overview

Prudential Capital Group (PCG) is looking for a Business Analyst / Project Manager to work with the PCG Information & Technology Services (IT&S) team. This position supports the annual delivery of projects on the IT&S roadmap providing both business analysis and project management functions as needed. The candidate will support all phases of the project and software development lifecycles following the existing process framework. The candidate will also provide suggestions and feedback to ensure this dynamic framework remains current. The incumbent will consult with the business unit and / or related supporting functions to complete in depth business analysis leading to the development of an application or function that will solve and automate complex business processes. The incumbent will also work with the IT&S team and business clients to maintain the overall project quality within the planned scope, schedule and cost. This position may need to research and evaluate alternative solutions and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective solution for a business need.


· Build and maintain positive relationships with business clients including PCG investment teams, the centralized credit & capital market teams and the operations and finance teams who support them.

· Partner with various resources as needed such as corporate partners and outside vendors.

· Serve as a liaison between the business partners and the IT development group to ensure business requirements fit within PCG and Prudential technology standards.

· Analyze, define and document business requirements to enable development of a product that meets or exceeds the original business need.

· Understand and follow the complete Software Development Life Cycle methodology.

· Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

· Gain familiarity with all aspects of PCG’s business model in order to effectively develop new system applications and/or improve existing business processes.

· Develops project plans and timelines and actively works with all involved parties to maintain project schedules.

· Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

· Ability to travel up to 10-20% of the time. Travel requirements are cyclical, usually based on application development timing.


· Minimum 4 years of IT experience with a focus on business analysis and project management. Experience in the financial services industry a plus.

· Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related field.

· Strong Microsoft Office skills required.

· Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities.

· Ability to effectively partner and build relationships with business and systems partners.

· Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.

· Strong attention to detail.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

· Ability to effectively troubleshoot and perform root-cause analysis.

· Strong team player.

· Comfortable voicing opinions and making recommendations for process improvements.

· Knowledge of databases and SQL preferred.

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

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