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Senior Project Lead

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition:

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to be a part of MetLife’s Digitization initiative. You will be a key member of the GSSP Global Deployment team. As a Project Manager you will own and execute key projects that involve delivering GSSP, MetLife’s Digital Platform for Sales & Servicing to various MetLife entities and partners across the globe. Your role will focus on the coordination and completion of projects within the digital program delivery activities. You will have a consistent record of complex project delivery including inception, planning, tracking (schedule and finance), monitoring execution and controlling as well as closing out project efforts.


Key Responsibilities:
• Manage stakeholders (customers, vendors, development partners etc.) and delivery expectations
• Manage assigned resources to ensure on-time completion of planned tasks
• Report on program & project status using defined templates.
• Manage projects through their full lifecycle ensuring delivery within agreed deadlines
• Identify, plan and drive mitigation/closure of issues and risks.

• Work with little or no supervision managing medium to large projects or oversee multiple related medium size projects

• Facilitate project meetings and producing meeting minutes
• Create and administer project plan identifying resources needed including assembling cross functional project teams
• Determine and document scope and deliverables based on requirements supplied
• Communicate with Project Management counterparts, customers and project stakeholders to ensure continuing alignment with project objectives
• Drive resolution of escalated project issues
• Accountable for the Project Budget
• Create and maintain supporting project document
• Analyze lessons learnt and put forward recommendations for improving delivery of future projects and develop best practices within the Team

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• PRINCE2 / PMP Certification with relevant experience
• 6+ years project management experience
• 3+ years working experience in IT Application Development or related experience
• Proficient with project management concepts such as Scope, Communication, Financial and Risk Management practices
• Detailed knowledge and/or experience with technology concepts and Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (i.e.: Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, etc.)
• Proficient with office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Internet, etc.)
• Experienced with managing offshore teams and/or vendors.
• Excellent communication and analytical skills, inclusive of written, verbal and listening.
• Hands on experience with Clarity, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio



• Experience in process improvement using methods like Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma

• Experience working with Project Portfolio Management tools


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 





MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 111164 

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