Program Management IT TSA Oversight/ Exit Management - Brighthouse Financial

Date Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  Alternate Job Location


Role Value Proposition: 


    The Brighthouse Technology Project / Program Leader for IT TSA Exit Planning are responsible for the following:

  • Manages complex cross departmental or enterprise wide projects / programs  from an Exit perspective
  • Identifies and assembles the resources required to support the work in coordination between Brighthouse, partner suppliers and vendors
  • Works with the initiative owners to validate the approach and scope of projects / programs and alignment to exit strategies
  • Manages Exit Planning  review meetings, documents exit strategy status, updates, surfaces  issues and reports critical items including action plans to management
  • Facilitates required governance and communications
  • Provides SME (subject matter expertise) support to the team
  • Develops and implements projects / programs level guidance
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

Key Responsibilities:  


  • Oversees various highly complex projects and coordinates the management of multiple related projects
  • Provides oversight and works with project managers in the program to monitor cost, schedule and technical performance of work, while ensuring the ultimate success of the program
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including all key stakeholders and vendors
  • Manages resource dependency for external partner needs to support the project teams, confirms individual responsibilities and identifies resources needed
  • Determines and documents IT exit strategies and alignment to technology initiatives
  • Creates and administers project plan
  • Engages Project Management counterparts, customers and project stakeholders to ensure continued alignment with Enterprise and functional objectives
  • Communicates with assigned resources to ensure on-time completion of planned tasks
  • Resolves exit strategy issues through direct action or escalation when appropriate
  • Implements risk management standards into the program to ensure all risks are identified and properly mitigated
  • Facilitates project meetings and produces meeting minutes
  • Reports on project status using defined templates
  • Collaborates with project team to create and maintain project documentation based on requirements development
  • Improves team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure efficiency and boost morale.
  • Leverages industry expertise to develop and implement project guidance, templates and tools.
  • Operates as an internal consultant directing the work of all levels of management
  • Demonstrates leadership and influence in solution development
  • Drives recommendations into the annual strategic planning process, ensuring outputs are aligned to the highest strategic priorities



  • Functional oversight and matrix management
  • Provides guidance and SME to members of the project team
  • Manages the relationship of vendor sourced solutions and consultants, as necessary


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Possesses strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Comprehensive to expert knowledge with technology concepts and system development lifecycle methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall, Iterative, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with managing offshore teams and/or vendors
  • Experience working with office automation tools (MS Office, email, Internet, etc.)
  • Analytic and strategic thinker capable of translating senior-level direction and corporate risk management policies and procedures into structured, practical, efficient and effective business processes.  Able to achieve results in a matrix setting through stewardship, influence, motivation and change leadership
  • Problem-solver with the ability to translate qualitative and quantitative information into actionable recommendations
  • Strong leader with demonstrated sound business judgment.  Able to inspire the trust, confidence and respect of peers and other senior leaders.  Develops talent for the future.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills – including oral and written communications, relationship building, collaboration, influencing, negotiation and conflict mediation – across a broad range of levels in the organization
  • Advanced skills in business management tools including:  Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio, Project and Access
  • Experienced with technology portfolio and risk management tools and data facilities




  • 7+ years of experience in various business or technology roles with progressive responsibility, preferably within the financial services industry
  • 8-10 years project and program management experience
  • Subject matter expert in project management concepts such as Scope, Communication, Financial and Risk Management practices
  • Experience working with Project Portfolio Management tools



  • Bachelor’s degree or related field experience
  • People management experience preferred
  • Financial Services and / or Insurance Industry experience preferred


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