Project Manager-Lead
Northwestern Mutual - Milwaukee, WI

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BASIC FUNCTION: Provides highest level project management expertise and consultation to business domains and/or the IS Department in order to meet department, cross-department and enterprise wide goals . Builds relationships and prioritize opportunities in an effort to manage project/support objectives, design features, timelines, implementation strategy, and assignment of resources. Accountable for understanding the business case subject matter in order to obtain sustainable project outcomes for the business. Independently leads and tracks most complex project/support assignments in order to support the achievement of the enterprise’s goals. Program manager responsible for one or more large, highly complex, enterprise wide projects within a domain portfolio (generally with >1 year duration, >$2M and w/ multiple domain areas impacted).

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Seven or more years of project management experience with at least two years experience at a program level

Experience with managing projects in multiple technologies and/or business functions

Experience with project management methodologies or SDLC (systems development life cycle) preferred

Experience in aligning projects to corporate strategies

Experience with vendor relationship management and/or contract creation

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

Proven ability to influence and persuade team members, stakeholders and vendors

Experience with Microsoft Project or a similar project management tool preferred

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