On-Boarding Manager - EPMO
MFS Investment Management - Boston, MA

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About MFS®:
In 1924 MFS® established the first mutual fund to help make the US stock market more accessible to the average investor. Today, that commitment to investors remains evident in everything about the firm. At MFS® we hire talented individuals and allow them to work together. Office doors are always open, and everyone is on a first-name basis. We believe the best ideas emerge from a culture of collaboration.

Job Summary:
As a key member of the Enterprise Project Management Office, the On-Boarding Manager, working with the Director of the EPMO, is responsible for managing the capture, analysis, prioritization and executive approval of all new initiatives across multiple business units within MFS. As a liaison to business teams and MFS sponsoring bodies, the On-Boarding Manager ensures new initiatives are aligned with corporate goals and are prioritized considering an appropriate balance of benefit, impact and budget. The On-Boarding Manager is directly responsible for managing the ongoing project pipeline for one or many business units within MFS and participates in the firm's recurring, cross-functional, planning cycle.
The On-Boarding Manager is the first contact and communication point for new project requests. The On-Boarding Manager working with the requesting business unit and relevant subject matter experts will capture, classify and evaluate each new idea following the defined MFS schema and process. Once assessed, the On-Boarding manager will coordinate with relevant business units to establish, and seek approval for, a recommended project priority considering the full breadth of existing initiatives. Finally, for approved initiatives, the On-Boarding manager will work with the Director of the EPMO to identify an appropriate Project Manager to plan and executive the effort.

Principal Responsibilities:
Understand MFS' corporate strategy and ensure program alignment
Manage the project pipeline across one, or many, business units
Work with business unit representatives to assess project benefit, impact and priority
Build strong partnership s with business units, continuously seek out new opportunities to further business knowledge in support of partnerships
Monitor the pipeline budget and resource allocation in conjunction with the Director of the EPMO
Recommend process improvements for On-Boarding and Pipeline Management
Leverage technology to improve efficiency of the EPMO whenever possible
Serve as a Changepoint Subject Matter Expert
Track trends in project allocations across business units and MFS schema
Champion best practices of the EPMO

Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Master's degree or equivalent preferred.
Fifteen or more (15 ) years of related project management experience with at least five or more (5 ) years within the asset management industry.
Proven knowledge of the asset management industry including products, business workflows, regulatory considerations, etc.
Deep understanding of program and project management processes and approaches
Practical experience leading large and strategic projects through all phases of delivery
Strong business acumen and ability to communicate with key business stakeholders
Strong oral and written communication
Facilitation and communication skills
Problem solving skills
Excellent coordination, communication, collaboration skills


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Massachusetts Financial Services (aka MFS Investment Management) offers more than 50 mutual funds, as well as annuities, separately managed...