Permanent General Companies, Inc.

  • Manager, Project Management

    Location US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 4:49 PM)
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Information Technology - Project Management
  • Overview

    Permanent General Companies, also known as "The General" Insurance Company as seen in national television advertisements, is a rapidly growing company and a leading non-standard auto insurance provider.  Currently, we are seeking qualified applicants for Manager, Project Management. We offer an employee-friendly and collaborative environment where the right candidate will learn and grow with the company.  

     

    The General® offers a generous benefits package to its employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance after one month of employment; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), 401(k) participation with a matching contribution, wellness initiatives and much more!

    Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for the project management function within the project management office (PMO), including leadership and training of the project manager (PM) staff, project management standards and process adherence, project performance measurement, and escalation of any relevant issues to upper leadership. This position will require staff management and advanced project management experience with the ability to deliver through servant leadership and by fostering an atmosphere of exceptional teamwork that delivers success for all involved and the organization.

     

    Core project management responsibilities include setting standards for project planning, scope management, schedule development and management, critical path monitoring, resource coordination, dependency coordination, budget tracking and forecasting, communications management, deliverable delivery, vendor coordination, risk prevention and mitigation, issue escalation and resolution, performance reporting, meeting facilitation, project process compliance, customer acceptance, benefits realization, teambuilding, and recognition.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Perform people management functions to include, but not limited to: hire, coach, develop, motivate, train, evaluate, reward, discipline and terminate. Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the function.
    • Participate in annual PMO strategic planning and any related budget development efforts.
    • Process Definition & Governance:
        • Define and evolve project management standards for the organization with a view toward both traditional and agile techniques
        • Set standards for project financials, vendor management and the related oversight and management
        • Set standards for project documentation / artifacts and ensure adherence
        • Create and maintain a project management process playbook
        • Communicate project management process standards and provide on-boarding and training
        • Review overall requirements for projects and specific process design methodology for individual projects (waterfall / agile)
        • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and assist in process improvement
        • Identify and implement any needed project management tools and systems
    • Risk and Issue resolution: Monitor risks and issues across active projects and serve as a point of escalation / remediation. Ensure proper project plans are being developed by project managers by reviewing and providing feedback. Step in when needed in a direct project management capacity when projects are deemed to be troubled or in a critical recovery mode.
    • Project performance and reporting:
        • Ensure that proper project reporting and performance metrics are available to stakeholders and sponsors
        • Ensure projects deliver to business needs, quality, schedule, and budget expectations
        • Leverage project performance metrics to identify trends and opportunities for improvement
        • Maintain project management reporting and dashboard in tooling
        • Assist with internal and external communication thus improving transparency
        • Host and lead the monthly top projects meetings
    • Partner with peers and other IT management to improve the project process and resolve any issues where needed
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, IT or other related area
    • Master’s Degree preferred
    • 8+ years project management experience with a focus on application development required
    • 2+ years prior people management experience required
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) preferred
    • Agile / scrum experience preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Staff management
    • Project management and project recovery skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable interacting with all levels of management including senior management.
    • Organization and planning skills
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Strong facilitation skills
    • Ability to build and sustain collaborative working relationships at all levels
    • Flexibility with changing priorities
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Customer service oriented

     

     

     

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