Transamerica IT, Senior Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyIT Project Management

Job Description SummaryThe people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, diverse thought and heart to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and work If you are looking for a Project Management opportunity that will allow you to be at the forefront of data innovation helping to mobilize and implement projects that will use new data sources to change the business, we want to have a career conversation with you.Job Description

Completes work with minimal guidance and direction, and typical project management assignments have a medium to high level of complexity which may involve unstructured and ambiguous situations. Strong organizational skills (planning, prioritizing) and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) are critical to this position, as is the ability to successfully adapt to diverse people and situations, manage conflict, proactively resolve issues, and complete assignments on time. Must demonstrate skills in negotiation and facilitation techniques and interact professionally with staff and management at all levels. Solid understanding of Project Management methodologies and principles and possesses strong technical and analytical skills. Will often serve in a mentoring role.

Responsibilities

  • Managing projects, which involves determining project deliverables and timelines, developing a project plan and managing to the plan, coordinating and leading meetings, preparing meeting minutes and status reports. Working with team members to resolve issues. Coordinating activities of a project team which may include individuals from multiple teams, departments and locations.

  • Manage and deliver assigned projects to agreed timescales, budgets and quality standards

  • Maintaining an understanding of all services, operational processes and procedures

  • Developing relationships and expertise within the divisions to provide continued value-add services.

  • Assisting divisional clients with navigating service requests; providing escalations as necessary.

  • Supporting project teams in creating a business case, including cost benefit analysis.

  • Mentoring team members.

  • Supporting Project Management methodologies

Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of related work experience

  • University or Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Advanced experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Advanced experience using MS Project 2010 and Project Portfolio Tools

  • General understanding of the insurance and financial services industry

Working Conditions

  • May require travel

  • May require flexible hours to accommodate global project teams

Why Work for Us

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.