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Senior Project Leader - Firm Analytics PMO

Company: Edward Jones
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Senior Project Leader - Firm Analytics PMO Opportunity Overview Project Leader Firm Analytics Firm Analytics partners with business areas to provide analytical and financial insights for firm decision making and strategic planning. Firm Analytics utilizes advanced data manipulation techniques and tools in their expertise of sourcing and transforming of data that provide actionable insights. Summary Overview- Firm Analytics is seeking a project leader with strong knowledge of BI development tools, to lead and manage multiple projects across the area as the key business contact on projects to align business efforts and initiatives. This role is cross-functional, working with leaders across Firm Analytics, IS and business areas to ensure resource support and project deliverables are met. Key Responsibilities: * Leading medium to large projects simultaneously, with a medium to high degree of risk, visibility and urgency within a functional area or at times spanning multiple areas, divisions or outside vendors. Leading project coordinators and/or project team members in completion of medium to large scope projects. * Providing leadership, development and mentoring to team through modeling of best practices and providing timely feedback. * Ability to rapidly learn about a new area in order to lead a project effectively. * Driving and recommending improvements in project management and industry "best in class" practices within the firm. * Driving business efforts. This role is the key business contact on the project. * Identifying major and detailed project tasks, critical path, contentions and resources to manage the tasks across multiple sub-projects. * Ensuring project schedule, scope and quality objectives are met by monitoring, using metrics and controls to measure progress, taking corrective action and escalating issues when necessary. Assess trade-offs to scope using cost / benefit analysis and make recommendations to senior leaders. * Responsible for working with other leaders and senior leadership to obtain the necessary resources to achieve project objectives. Responsible for allocating, onboarding, assigning and oversight of project resources to ensure project objectives are met. * Planning, identifying, analyzing and resolving project issues and risks. Determining and executing prevention and mitigation strategies, as appropriate. * Scheduling and facilitating meetings, communicate progress and develop solutions to meet project goals. This may be related to a large project with multiple sub-projects. * Providing timely communication of relevant data to senior leadership for decision making. Establishing and maintain effective communications and relationships across multiple areas, divisions, outside vendors and project leaders/teams who are working on sub-projects within a project. * Leading vendor selection in a project with a large number of vendors. Managing vendor relationship throughout the life of the project Req ID 39842BR Position Type Home Office Full-time/Part-time Full-Time EEO Statement Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Posting Location Missouri, St. Louis Company Description At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors. Home based Associate? No Awards and Accolades * For the 19th year, Edward Jones was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by FORTUNE magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall. These 19 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for 15 years, top 5 rankings for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. From FORTUNE Magazine, February 15, 2018 2018 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. Search Headquarters Positions by Area of Interest ANALYTICS Position Requirements Position Qualifications: * Bachelors degree; MBA or graduate desired * Project management certification (PMP and/or Edward Jones) preferred * 3 5 years of experience leading projects * 3 5 years of industry or position-related experience. Previous leadership experience preferred. * Effective problem solving and decision making * Superior interpersonal and communication skills; effectively communicates with project team, other project leaders, multiple areas, divisions and outside vendors. Incorporates effective listening and collaboration skills. * Superior organization and coordination skills. * Ability to independently identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate, and/or resolve elements that can impact a project. * Experience leading project cost / benefit reviews. * 5+ years of experience on BI and/or database development projects * Strong knowledge of Oracle, MicroStrategy and Tableau tools preferred * In-depth knowledge of financial industry and/or technical processes, systems and risks Persons requiring sponsorship for an employment visa are ineligible for this position

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