job summary: Group Benefits is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and management of the industry-leading U.S. employee benefits business. Our sales force works directly with customers or through brokers, exchanges, and other third parties to distribute our broad range of Group Life, Dental, Vision, Group Disability, Total Absence Management, Property & Casualty, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Legal Plan products and services Reporting directly to the Vice President of Group Program Management Office, Group Benefits Operations, this position will have direct management responsibility and accountability for managing a newly formed project management office supporting Group Benefits. The program management office will be responsible for end-to-end execution of all Group Benefits projects as well as Group Operations & Group Claims projects in support of the profitable growth targets in the 3 market segments - National, Regional, and Small - by ensuring that we have proper strategy planning and effective execution plans for a wide variety of initiatives that support of those This role will have leadership responsibility and accountability for the execution and implementation of the SM Digital & Digital Servicing strategic programs, along with other projects in the Group Benefits portfolio to deliver on the strategic priorities required to achieve profitable growth for the business. This role will lead a team of approximately 17 program/project management directors and associates They will partner with the Market Segments, Operations, Claims, Product & Pricing, and Distribution Development & Marketing teams to understand the business objectives, strategies and priorities and put effective methodologies, policies and procedures in place to deliver on these priorities. They will develop effective partnerships with IT to deliver the business priorities to market. This new position was created as part of the new organizational design that consolidated all Group Benefits project execution resources into a newly formed team in Global Operations aimed at improving scalability and overall effectiveness of project execution for the Group business. The changes are designed to position the business to more effectively deliver on our Accelerating Value and the business growth objectives. location: New York, New York job type: Contract salary: $79 - 85 per hour work hours: 9am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities:Summary of responsibilities: Direct accountability for the execution and implementation of all projects to deliver the strategic priorities required to achieve profitable growth for the business, with a specific focus on leading the execution of the SM Digital and Digital Servicing programs Accountable for developing a best in class project management process for a wide variety of complex projects to effective execute the portfolio throughout the project lifecycle. Leadership accountability for continuous process improvement to increase speed and cost to market efficiencies. Play a significant role in the Group Benefits software development process by ensuring accountability of all business and technology teams and alignment to our business strategies. Gain understanding of the market and operations objectives, strategies and priorities and put effective plans and budgets in place to deliver on these priorities. Partner proactively and collaborate effectively with business leaders from functional areas to achieve sustainable growth that align with the key corporate strategy. Drives solutions for challenges and obstacles as they arise throughout the projects Responsible for communication including regular status reporting, budget, risk management, and escalation of issues. qualifications:Required experience Strong record of proven success implementing and leading a Project Management Office (PMO) including in-depth expertise establishing best in class processes to effectively plan, govern and execute strategic priorities for a large-scale business 10-15 years of highly successful project management experience leading complex change initiatives critical to meeting the business's growth and profitability targets Expert understanding of the skills required to properly staff, train and manage an effective project management office consisting of highly effective project managers High degree of business and financial acumen. Ability to apply analytical thinking and sound business judgment: recognize when sufficient data has been collected to make a decision; ability to use this data to make decisions; coach others to make timely decisions Accomplished change management organizational leader, able to operate effectively in a highly matrix environment and drive sustainable results. Undergraduate degree required. Preferred experience MBA or other advanced degree preferred. Deep understanding of group insurance/employee benefits preferred Adept at leading distributed, global teams Six Sigma / LEAN certification and experience skills: Required experience Strong record of proven success implementing and leading a Project Management Office (PMO) including in-depth expertise establishing best in class processes to effectively plan, govern and execute strategic priorities for a large-scale business 10-15 years of highly successful project management experience leading complex change initiatives critical to meeting the business's growth and profitability targets Expert understanding of the skills required to properly staff, train and manage an effective project management office consisting of highly effective project managers High degree of business and financial acumen. Ability to apply analytical thinking and sound business judgment: recognize when sufficient data has been collected to make a decision; ability to use this data to make decisions; coach others to make timely decisions Accomplished change management organizational leader, able to operate effectively in a highly matrix environment and drive sustainable results. Undergraduate degree required. Preferred experience MBA or other advanced degree preferred. Deep understanding of group insurance/employee benefits preferred Adept at leading distributed, global teams Six Sigma / LEAN certification and experience Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. Randstad USA, Registered office:? One Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. 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