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Project Leader in Maryland Heights, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Program/Project Leaders execute and manage large, complex, and cross-functional projects simultaneously that constitute one or many programs and/or initiatives.



  • Ability to leverage business, technical, and financial acumen to ensure alignment with firm objectives, strategy and technical direction with all divisions involved.

  • Partner with division leaders to define program benefits that turn client and market insights into action.

  • Make informed decisions on project leader assignments to a program, based on a detailed understanding of project leader's skills, experiences, and project requirements.

  • Employ excellent communication skills

  • Partner with senior leaders to establish the program framework, structure, and governance/controls that will support monitoring, controlling, and reporting program status.

  • Lead multiple project leaders to achieve program objectives on time, within cost, and with quality.

  • Integrate multiple project plans using project management tools to create an integrated program plan with identifiable critical path(s), project inter-relationships and major milestones.

  • Oversee program requirements and estimates with an appropriate understanding of risks.

  • Holistically manage program / project risks, issues, and change requests with appropriate escalation.

  • Drive and recommend improvements in Program / project/Project Management and industry "best in class" practices within the firm.

  • Effectively execute stakeholder management throughout the life of a program / project.

  • Provide leadership, development, and mentoring to associates through examples and timely feedback.

  • Employ strong analytical, reasoning, and negotiating skills to influence positive program / project outcomes.

  • Ensure alignment with Internal Audit and compliance with all program / project standards.


Position Requirements



  • A bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.

  • MBA or graduate degree preferred.

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required or equivalent.

  • Recent experience in leading program / projects is preferred.

  • Ten years of project management experience leading complex projects is required.

  • Ten years of experience leading or mentoring other project leaders is required.

  • Ten years of experience with creating, monitoring, and interpreting program / project / project performance metrics through the entire development lifecycles.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Ten years of experience with MS Office and project management tools is preferred.




Problem Solving:





  • Possess sufficient knowledge of the firm's business, systems, and infrastructure to anticipate and mitigate program / project risks.

  • Knowledgeable of the techniques and processes involved in collaborative problem solving.

  • Analyze and resolve complex problems across multiple projects and provide recommendations without assistance.

  • Assist project leaders and project team in solving complex problems related to the program / project.


Decision Making:




  • Identify program / project decisions including offering options, solutions, and trade-offs.

  • Consider risks and impacts to projects within the program / project as part of the decision-making process.

  • Provide oversight of project leaders' decisions that impact the overall program / project.

  • Expected to collaborate and escalate with leaders when appropriate providing supporting data.




Span of Influence:


Advise and provide direction for multiple project teams within the program / project.



  • Build commitment and alignment by connecting firm strategy and business needs to the outcome of the program / project.

  • Drive change by articulating program / project benefits and value.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communication and influence senior stakeholders to optimum outcome.