Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world’s leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury.
Headquartered in Chattanooga Tennessee, Unum has significant U.S. operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts and Glendale, California with 35 field offices nationwide.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Manage technical projects that are medium to large in scope and complexity. May be cross functional.
Lead planning, development and implementation of customer support and service solutions. Guide project teams from original concept through completion by organizing the team, assigning responsibilities, identifying appropriate resource needs, developing schedules and meeting deadlines.
Drive review of project deliverables for accuracy and completeness.
May facilitate vendor contracts, statement of work agreements and relationships.
Participates in strategic business discussions and planning to research, assess and define the best technology solution that meets business needs and conforms to architectural standards.
Provide feedback to managers of team members on project performance.
Develop quantitative and qualitative project success measures that are understood by project stakeholders and utilized to ensure quality project results are delivered by the team on time.
Effectively communicate risks, issues and project status to senior management and business partners on a regular basis.
Partner with business and implementation owners to ensure their expectations are met and managed.
Institutionalize best practices for technical project management to ensure consistent delivery of quality solutions.
Mentors, coaches and trains other project managers.
May perform other duties as needed.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (preferably in IT related field)
4 – 6 years performing the project management role, progressively assuming more complexity.
4 - 6 yrs direct technology experience (broad knowledge of technologies such as applications, services, data and infrastructure ).
Demonstrated up-to-date knowledge in PM processes and methodologies
Demonstrated business acumen skills; ability to define business need/situation to identify risks to business and offer technical solutions for medium to large initiatives.
Experience managing cross functional/organizational projects.
Ability to effectively work remotely across multi- site, multi-company, multi-country and/or multi-platform projects/programs.
Demonstrated success managing multiple small to medium projects (may be in a cross functional environment). Ability to manage a large project.
Pro-active and solution-oriented.
Strong communication, leadership & presentation skills.
Strong organizational and documentation skills.
Strong analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring other project managers through the application of project management methodologies.
Ability to think at a strategic big-picture level and understand when to delve into details.
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment.
Ability to cultivate a highly motivated, engaged team in a common vision and objectives.
Strong influencing and partnership skills.
Meets the standards for this position, as defined in the Talent Management Framework.
Unum offers world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.
Unum provides equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees regardless of a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Unum - 21 months ago