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Asset Management - Newark (NJ), NJ PGIM Fixed Income - Project Manager

About the position


PGIM Fixed Income, with $920 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2020, is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, N.J., Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Singapore.



The Project Management and Process Design Office of PGIM Fixed Income manages a portfolio of large multi-functional assignments sponsored by Senior Leadership that execute the business strategy of PGIM Fixed Income. These high-impact initiatives are designed to achieve the following business drivers:


  • Implement capabilities for optimizing and improving processes to generate flexibility, improve timeliness, and create scalable processes

  • Leverage existing and new third-party tools to maximize the value of applications

  • Be a champion of change, raise technical aptitudes, and enable self-service across the organization to create further scale

  • Deploy global collaboration and workflow tools to improve efficiency



The team is looking for a high-quality manager who has an affinity for project management, process improvement, and / or consulting-like assignments. The ideal candidate has a deep interest in understanding the business issues at hand, conducting requirements analysis as needed, and implementing solutions that achieve the above business drivers.


Your Responsibilities:


  • Partner with Stakeholders and Technology partners to execute the implementation of process improvements that meaningfully improve efficiencies and quality of data

  • Review and document current processes and provide recommendations for improvements; Leverage technology to create efficiencies; Implement new processes / technical solutions and support adoption

  • Contribute to multiple projects concurrently, treating each engagement with a stakeholder mentality and effectively balancing completing priorities

  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to achieve desired outcomes and drive initiatives to successful closure

  • Create and maintain project artifacts to include plans, updates, project milestones and key risks

  • Build stakeholder communications for Senior Leadership and project sponsors to provide status and progress updates including milestones, dependencies, risks, issues, costs, etc.

  • Drive user acceptance testing and implementation activities, and ensure risk mitigation practices are in place


Qualifications


Your Required Skills:


  • 4+ years of relevant work experience with Buy Side Asset Management industry preferred; knowledge of public fixed income strategies a plus

  • Relevant work experience in a project management function supporting both business process redesign and technology implementations

  • Demonstrated experience in a project or business management role (including planning, execution, monitoring, and control of large, cross-functional projects)
    Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly synthesize information both conceptual and analytical; Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal). Credibility is key

  • Proven self-starter with confidence to carry forward a large-scale project through planning, execution, and closing phases; Ability to multi-task and prioritize work across multiple initiatives / projects

  • Persistence, direct communication, and flexibility will be essential for success

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with strong record of academic achievement


Your Desired Skills:

  • Strong Office365 skills, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, MS Project, Teams, Planner, Flow, and Visio skills 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 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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