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Job Title: Business Project Manager
Job Category: Project Management  [ View All Project Management Jobs ]
Job description:
Are you a Project Manager guru and the challenge of balancing multiple business projects excites you? Does the thought of managing projects that will change the course of the company’s future get you fired up? If so, the Business Project Manager role may be the right challenge for you.
Position: Business Project Manager
Reporting to: Head of PMO, US Operations         
Location: Atlanta GA or White Plains NY                 
About the US Operations Team
Fun, high energy, high performing team that spans between Atlanta, White Plains, and Manhattan. This hardworking team focuses on managing the fastest growing business within the Hiscox Group. They are a small but productive and highly respected team amongst the Change and Brokerage divisions.
The role
This is an exciting time to join the company. If you are looking for an opportunity to join an innovative team where you will be hands-on in delivering, managing and leading diverse set of projects, we would love to hear from you.

This role has full accountability for program/project delivery based on the agreed upon scope, schedule, and budget constraints. Driving alignment across business, IT, and executive stakeholders will be paramount for success and provide you an opportunity to directly impact the organization with broad visibility.

What you’ll be doing as the Business Project Manager:

•        Responsible for leading project teams and managing all activities within the project lifecycle (initiation planning/definition/execution/ closing).
•        Leverage the Hiscox Change Delivery Framework (3D) and instil PM rigor with appropriate project governance, roles, and responsibilities.
•        Develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders throughout the project and ensuring technical feasibility.
•        Develop and revise detailed project plans and budget forecast.
•        Manage inter-dependencies between program work-streams to ensure successful delivery of the stated program objectives.
•        Manage resource availability and allocation.
•        Proactively drive risk and issue management to minimize/address project risks and obstacles. Report and escalate through the program governance model.
•        Facilitate transparency through regular and accurate reports about project status/metrics to stakeholders.
•        Facilitate regular decision points (gates) to ensure the progress of the project is supporting expected outcomes and avoids scope creep.
•        Manage variables of a project such as cost, schedule, scope, and deliverables to track to baselines.
•        Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
•        Facilitate lessons learned and post-implementation benefits realization sessions.
•        Create and maintain comprehensive documentation to actively manage and coordinate project deliveries.
•        Apply change control processes to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs. Handle changes as they arise, keeping stakeholders focused on the agreed deliverables and benefits.
•        Apply best project management practices and lessons learned.

Our must-haves:
•        7+ years of experience working as a Program/Project Manager in an environment of multiple projects with challenging timeframes and deliverables. There is an expectation the PM would manage a program of work or multiple projects concurrently.
•        BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience.
•        Experience within an Insurance or Financial Services company a plus. Sufficient insurance knowledge to contribute to strategic and competitive discussions and decisions.
•        Experience with Product Development and IT projects preferred.
•        Experience of delivering large scale complex programs to multiple stakeholder groups.
•        Expected travel: 10 - 20%

Soft Skills
•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working and building relationships with stakeholders at all levels internal and external to the business.
•        Creative, proactive, logical and innovative and will not just accept the status quo.
•        Open-minded and approachable to ensure there is a constructive approach to problem solving. Actively explore solutions to problems – reducing barriers, costs and time.
•        Ability to work both strategically and operationally as the role requires.
•        Demonstrate learning agility to continue to build your knowledge and expertise.
•        Excellent presentation skills with the capability to present with impact to a variety of audiences.
•        Excellent problem solving and decision making capability.
•        Strong self-motivation, a dedication to building new processes and the ability and initiative to work effectively with limited guidance.
•        Proactive and delivery focused, with a real can-do attitude that is flexible and adaptable to changes in a fast paced

Technical
•        Knowledge of best practice project delivery methodologies and successful project governance principles.
•        Waterfall and Agile experience is a must.
•        Experience and understanding of software delivery lifecycle methodologies.
•        Strong PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and familiarity with Visio, Access, JIRA a plus.
•        PMP certification is a plus.
Hiscox Values:
At Hiscox our spirit is in Challenging Convention and everything we do is guided by our Values.
•        Courage: Do the right thing however hard
•        Quality: World class where it matters
•        Integrity: True to our word
•        Excellence in Execution: Consistent, timely, efficient delivery
•        Human: Firm, fair and inclusive
What Hiscox USA Offers:

•        Competitive salary and bonus (based on personal & company performance)
•        Comprehensive health insurance, Vision, Dental and FSA
•        401(k) with competitive company matching
•        24 Paid time off days
•        Paid sabbaticals after 10 years of service
•        Dynamic, creative and values-driven culture
•        Modern and open office spaces, complimentary fruit and drinks
•        Spirit of volunteerism, social responsibility and community involvement, including matching charitable donations for qualifying non-profits via our sister non-profit company, the Hiscox USA Foundation
About Hiscox
As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.
We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.
Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.
Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.
About Hiscox US
Hiscox USA was established in 2006 to focus primarily on the needs of small and middle market commercial clients, via both the broker and direct distribution channels and is today the fastest-growing business unit within the Hiscox Group.
Today, Hiscox USA has a talent force of about 420 employees mostly operating out of 6 major cities - New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hiscox USA offers a broad portfolio of commercial products, including technology, cyber & data risk, multiple professional liability lines, media, entertainment, management liability, crime, kidnap & ransom, commercial property and terrorism.
You can follow Hiscox on LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Instagram (@HiscoxInsurance)
Skills:
Project Management
SCRUM
Program Management
JIRA
Waterfall
Agile
Language requirements: English
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
 
Other Information
 
Degree: Bachelors
Experience (year): 7
Job Location: Atlanta - Georgia - USA   View a map of this job
Address: 5 Concourse Parkway
Suite 2150
Zip/Postal Code: 30328
Describe benefits and Other Informations: Full Benefits Package
Generous PTO
401K - Company Match
Post Date: 07/10/2018
 
Contact/Apply Instructions: Email resume and cover letter
 
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