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Team Leader - Projects and Governance

Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Noida, IN, 0

Company: MetLife

Team Leader - Projects and Governance


Job Description – IT Project Project Implementation Team


Position Title:

Team Leader,

Projects and Governance       

Function, Responsibility Level:

PMO-Support, Team Leader



Reports to (Responsibility Level):

Team Leader





MGOSC Noida, India


Global Grade:

Grade 10M

Cost Center (85 series):




PID/s Load Mapping:

FIN-202  ???


Position Summary



GSS IT team supports IT enablement and deliver on key strategic initiatives from IT perspective for GSS. IT PMO and Governance team is responsible for IT governance & delivery of IT Projects that impact the GSS organization. The role is expected to support to GSS IT initiatives by tracking project plan progress, reporting weekly statuses to the senior leadership, timely escalation of issues/risks identified and determine a mitigation plan, hosting & facilitating various meetings/calls & workshops, as appropriate.



Job Responsibilities


  • Prepare Management reports / dashboard view


  • Drive and execute strategic projects across multiple locations closely working with Program stateside stakeholders and various teams in IT, security, HR, finance and CRE  et al from PMO perspective
  • Ensure projects are completed in accordance with all Risk, and other relevant firm-wide



  • Be able to govern, track & maintain baselined project plans, working closely with regional stakeholders


  • Monitor projects on an ongoing basis, evaluating progress and quality, managing issue resolution process and raising issue/risks as necessary


  • RAID Log Maintenance


  • Preparing weekly status report for respective regions, working on late items and forward-looking view (on upcoming tasks due)


  • Monitoring tasks on Critical Path of the project/program


  • Scheduling / Hosting / drafting minutes and Publishing minutes for various meetings within the stipulated 24 hr SLA

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities





  • Graduate or PG in any discipline



  • Minimum 5-6 years of overall work experience and 2-3 years PMO/Project Management experience is required



Knowledge and skills (general and technical)

  • Good Analytical and Problem-Solving skills
  • Basic understanding of Project Management Concepts and Project Life cycle (preferred)
  • Good knowledge and skills in MS-Office including MS-Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS word
  • Basic understanding of MS Project (intermediate knowledge preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of working on SharePoint
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate/articulate technical and functional issues with conclusions and recommendations to Program Leadership (via weekly status report)
  • Should be good in excel reporting (knowledge of graphs, pivots, macros, VLOOKUP, etc. is an advantage)
  • Experience managing/working with geographically distributed and culturally diverse work-groups with strong intra-team management and coaching skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain robust relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Conflict Resolution skills


Other Requirements (licenses, certifications, specialized training – if required)

  • PMP or Agile Practitioner certificate is an added advantage


Working Relationships


Internal Contacts

(and purpose of relationship):


  • Strong team player
  • Be able to demonstrate complete ownership & accountability of tasks assigned


External Contacts

(and purpose of relationship) – If Applicable


  • SME / seniors for further guidance & support
  • Different lines of businesses (as required) for follow-up work for closure of open / delayed project milestone tasks






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 ranked #44 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.