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Corporate Real Estate IT Sr. Project Lead/Manager

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Date Posted: Aug 5, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Location: Cary, NC

Hybrid Role: 3 days in office/2 days work from home


Role Value Proposition: 

Perform the role of Sr. Project Manager for the MetLife Global Corporate Systems group. Responsible for the relationship with Corporate Real Estate and managing projects of varying sizes from small to large scale complex projects.  This role is a product owner and reports to the AVP of Application Development.  The Sr. Project Manager will need to build partnerships and coordinate resources across the various IT and business teams.   The candidate will help drive Workplace Technology, Data and Innovation strategy and manage the portfolio of projects with minimal supervision while delivering on time and on budget.  The candidate is tasked with conducting meetings, document status, support the resolution of open issues and escalate critical issues to management, including a resolution approach and the potential impact to the business.  The candidate would leverage their experience to provide guidance on the latest technology space related to Workplace and Corporate Real Estate.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Leads execution of Corp Real Estate IT projects, including building, tracking and reporting on project schedules.
    • Delivers on time and within budget based on various technology solutions that would be appropriate for our business partners.
    • Engages appropriate teams for issue resolution and escalation for the systems under the Corporate Real Estate portfolio.
    • Manages large scale, complex, cross LOB or cross enterprise application delivery projects.
    • Must have the ability to document processes, Business Requirement Documents, Project Charters, SLA’s, OLA’s, etc.
    • Assists in developing vendor statements of work, deliverables and SLAs
    • Follows approved SDLC and project management methodology, ensuring that all required steps are followed, all required deliverables are produced, and all approvals are obtained.
    • Accountable for directing work effort of staff assigned to project or program.
    • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project planning, tracking and analysis
    • Coordinates and reports on project progress and accomplishments.
    • Provides technical and analytical support and guidance to project team members.
    • Defines and manages resource requirements and allocations, monitors and improves quality, and ensures 'best practice' development and integration techniques.
  • Manages effective relationship with Corporate Real Estate, Vendors and IT Partners via delivery, financial management and expectation management
    • Works closely with client departments in development and implementation of applications to ensure technology alignment to business requirements and desired objectives for the solution are obtained
  • Prepares product and portfolio updates and presentations for leadership
  • Manages end to end Financial IT budget, including providing estimates
  • Conducts research and brings their experience on the latest vendors and trends in the space to help guide strategy


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Recent 5 years of experience in Corporate Real Estate technology
  • Accomplished change management leader, able to operate effectively in a highly matrix environment.
  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of work or project management experience in a large corporate setting
  • Possess strong communication, leadership and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of project management practices:  Agile/Waterfall is a plus.
  • Experience owning or driving Corp Real Estate or Workplace Technology strategy
  • Broad technical knowledge of networking, distributed computing, hosted services
  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors, defining desired outcomes and providing leadership to ensure performance targets are met Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal



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MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


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