Hub International Senior Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois
HUB’s dynamic and growing EPMO has an opportunity for a Senior Project/Program Manager to step in and lead high-performing teams on mission critical, enterprise-changing initiatives. The successful candidate will be an A+ communicator who is ready for the spotlight, welcomes challenges, and always drives for the best business outcome. Seeking a leader who will bring a perspective, contribute to the intellectual strength of the EPMO team, and work with a mindset of continual improvement. Must show track record of career growth and ability to articulate the business value of the projects and programs they have led. This is an individual contributor role but experience as a team manager with a focus on growing and developing people is helpful and welcome. The Senior Project/Program Manager will have primary responsibility for delivery as well as opportunities for shaping and managing demand, working with business counterparts to develop solutions and build business cases. Full command and in-depth experience across waterfall development methodology is required. Strong background in agile methodologies is strongly desired. This is a next-level opportunity for the right candidate.
Primary Responsibilities and Activities:
Lead complex, high visibility initiatives, toward achieving critical IT-enabled business objectives
Develop in-depth understanding of HUB's business goals in order to plan and execute effective project delivery strategy
Provide leadership and motivation to project team members across multiple simultaneous initiatives
Create collaborative environment among business teams, internal IT teams, and vendors
Hold vendors and strategic partners accountable for delivering the scope, timeline, and business benefits as promised in statements of work
Understand and anticipate the priorities of the business through building productive working relationships with HUB business colleagues
Develop high level of IT organizational agility; understand HUB's enterprise solutions and pursue effective relationships with the IT teams that support and enhance these solutions
Manage key stakeholders; communicate critical project information, and actionable insights, to the right stakeholders at the right time
Implement course correction measures at initial signs of trouble to ensure healthy scope, schedule, budget, and business value
Coordinate with business liaisons and organizational change management resources to ensure end-user impacts are properly communicated and adopted
Build relationships with IT Operations teams to coordinate on smooth transition into production
Collaborate with EPMO colleagues on team initiatives to enhance EPMO delivery methodologies; grow organizational capabilities across both traditional waterfall and agile delivery approaches
Contribute to project intake process; help manage incoming demand; help develop business cases
Primary contacts include: CIO/CTO, Director - Technology Business Management, IT steering committee, Finance leadership, IT leadership team and staff and business unit executives
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, computer science, information systems, business administration or related field strongly preferred. In lieu of college degree, an equivalent amount of relevant work experience will be considered.
Minimum 5-10 years experience working in key roles on major delivery initiatives
At least 5-years’ experience acting in the lead delivery role on highly complex and large projects or programs which are central to enterprise strategy
Effectively delivered initiatives that have had disruptive impact on a high number of users
Passionate about delivering business value to business partners and end-users
Customer centric mindset that anticipates business needs and responds positively to feedback
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects that vary in scope and size
Ability to lead and motivate others, demonstrating empathy and ability to work with a variety of personalities
Experience managing multiple executive stakeholders
Successfully holds vendors accountable for delivery
Excellent writing & interpersonal communication skills
Excellent at presentation and persuasion; knows how to adjust message for the audience
High aptitude for explaining complex concepts to executive and business audiences
Desire to learn
Experienced in standard (waterfall) delivery methodology
Proficiency in MS Project, MS Office Suite, and Sharepoint
People management responsibilities on a PMO or a software development team
Consultancy experience (not necessarily from the Big 4)
Agile development experience
Business process design and business analysis experience
Digital product management background
Experience leading change management initiatives
Join a Winning Team at HUB International
When you join the team at HUB International, you become part of the 5th largest global insurance broker, providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. Becoming a part of HUB means that you thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced team environment supported by over 12,000 professionals in 450 offices across North America. You will be able to actively contribute to our track record of year over year growth fueled by innovative new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, and a great team of people. As part of our talent engine, you will exemplify our strong core values which drive our unique corporate culture. HUB’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our people, products and philanthropic initiatives and we are passionate about our talent!
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Required Experience: 7-10 years of relevant experience
Required Travel: Negligible
Required Education: High school or equivalent
HUB International Limited is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here athttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm.
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