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Director - Projects/ Programs

Company: Met Life
Location: Cary
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary Role Value Proposition:The Director, Projects/ Programs directs a team of Project/Program Managers responsible for the implementation of IT projects in Latin American and European regions. This person will obtain the required resources to support approved projects/program, ensure the scope and budget for all projects/programs supports the business objectives and ensure the team has access to required training. This director updates senior leadership on the progress of all critical projects/programs. Additionally this person will define and manage the team s performance objectives and will develop and implement project\\program level guidance.Key Responsibilities: Manages Waterfall and Agile projects/programs. Directs the work of Project/Program Management teams Full responsibility for the entire portfolio, inclusive of multiple programs and related projects Responsible for managing the project/program portfolio for a specific LOB or corporate functional area Provide general oversight on all ITG projects/programs for assigned business customers including monitoring project timelines and financial expenditures from a program perspective. Ensures integration of projects and adjusts project s scope, timing and budget as needed based on the needs of the business Partners with senior leadership of the business and IT communities to prioritize projects/programs to achieve the goals of the Enterprise Provide regular, ongoing feedback into the development of the core Project/Program Management processes. Responsible for team metrics (resource allocation, training, etc.) Escalate issues to senior leadership as needed Resolves Resource Allocation/Resource Contention amongst major projects and with other LOB Portfolio Managers Improves team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation, ensure efficiency and boost morale Effectively manages the Portfolio s operational budget Leverages industry expertise to develop and implement program guidance, Full people management responsibility, including hiring, firing, promotions, performance and compensation management, and training and development Attracts and develops talent to enhance the team s effectivenessEssential Business Experience and Technical SkillsRequired:

  • Bachelor s degree or higher required10-12+ years of work experience within IT required8+ years managing projects some of which have been large scope and highly visible projectsRequires an in-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle, and application program development alternativesBusiness and Financial Acumen
  • Ability to translate IT concepts into Business terms
  • Requires familiarity with client systems/applications and/or building construction processes where technology infrastructure tasks are involved
  • Possesses strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Manage and direct systems development or systems maintenance project teams
  • Extensive knowledge of project management concepts and practices such as Scope, Communication, Financial and Risk Management practices, as well as Project Lifecycle methodologie
  • Multi-Modal (Waterfall, Agile, Lean, Hybrid) Project Management experience
  • Broad technical knowledge of networking, Internet, distributed and mainframe computing
  • Knowledgeable in office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Internet, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of management and HR policies and practices and able to foster working relationships with the team and client departments.
  • PMP or PgMP and Agile/SAFe certified and continue to maintain certificationPreferred:
    • Fluence in SpanishAt MetLife, we re leading the global transformation of an industry we ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.Requisition #: 111278 Associated topics: cmo, community, demand, marketing, media, policy, policies, public, social media, stewardship

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