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Senior Project Leader

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Mokane
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job 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 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The Digital Portfolio Operations Department is responsible for operationalizing the standards, strategies, and processes for how our digital products and services are delivered. This department is an agile-run department and serves as an ambassador for agile principles across all aspects of product development. In order to drive continuous improvement and seamless agile product delivery, we focus on:Supporting data-driven decision making Operationalizing internal best practices and processes across digital products
Ensuring transparent and timely communication to stakeholders
Resourcing and funding management
Effective facilitation and oversight of intake and prioritization processes
Aggregation of reporting for cohesive and comprehensive storytelling As a Senior Project Leader, you will be a trusted advisor working with product managers, portfolio owners, and leaders across the firm. This role partners with the product manager by supporting planning, prioritization, monitoring, and controlling for the overall Digital Product, which includes multiple agile product delivery teams. It requires experience with high-risk, complex business projects and requires a high degree of strategic thinking, systems thinking, planning, organizing, driving for results, communicating with impact, and adapting to change. Responsibility Summary:Trusted advisor/ "Chief of Staff" and partner for Product Managers to help plan and support the product vision and ongoing management of the product strategy.
Serve as "protector" that enables Product Leadership to focus on product strategy by removing distractions and as a "connector" that facilitates transparent communication with stakeholders and leadership.
Funding management, governance group preparation including budget planning, management, tracking, as well as third party vendor selection and invoice management.
Track and manage Product Resource needs and allocations. Management and communication of Product Roadmaps, Milestones, Issues, Risks, and Status Reports ensuring transparency and visibility to team members, stakeholders, divisional leaders and 3rd party vendors keeping everyone informed in a clear, concise, and timely manner. Drive cross-product, cross-portfolio, and cross-program collaboration in order to address interdependencies, ensure high levels of engagement and align stakeholders.
Facilitate and monitor intake process from new idea/suggestion to an Epic/Feature being entered on the Product Backlog. Facilitate the operational use of product team tools (communication, road-mapping, prototyping, user-onboarding, etc.) by establishing internal best practices and processes and ensuring team members are using tools effectively.
Drive collaboration with project leader peers to model and influence best practices, share feedback and lessons learned.
Establish onboarding plans for new resources, ensuring they have access to the right tools, people, and information so that they can start contributing quickly.
Take initiative for the cross-functional product team to operate as effectively as possible with a focus on alignment, communication, processes, and scale.
Provide timely communication of relevant data to senior leadership for decision-making. Use metrics and controls to measure progress, take preventative and corrective action and escalate issues and risks when necessary.
Remove roadblocks for the product teams regarding processes, tools, responsibilities as well as drive accountability and escalate challenges as needed.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Qualifications Required in the Job:5+ years of experience leading multi-million-dollar ($5M+), enterprise-wide projects with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders. 5+ years of industry or product management experience in a project leadership capacity. Previous leadership experience preferred. A bachelor's degree is preferred. MBA or graduate degree a plus.
Project management certification (PMP) is a plus. Agile certification is a plus. Additional Qualifications needed: Experience in planning for execution in Agile and Agile Transformations preferred.
Effectively analyze and resolve complex problems while working with areas across the firm. Make and communicate complex decisions and/or recommendations with consideration for risks and long-term impacts. Some decisions may be in gray areas where little or no guidance is available. Effectively have a span of influence in managing up, resolving conflict across multiple groups, and impacting processes and approaches used across the area and the firm
Experience leading or formally mentoring project team members and project leaders.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills; effectively communicate with the project team, other project leaders, multiple areas, divisions, and outside vendors. Incorporates effective listening and collaboration skills.
Superior presentation skills preferred.
Superior organization and coordination skills.
Ability to independently identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate, and/or resolve elements that can impact a product.
Experience leading idea cost/benefit reviews. Working understanding of Lean-Agile/ SAFe principles preferred 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For By Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine - Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list. From FORTUNE 2021 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments. 2021 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation's 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.From The Human Rights Campaign. All Rights Reserved 2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list.
J.D. Power, 2021 - Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study. Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors' satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information. 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.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate: Salary: $90628 - $154313
Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Columbia , Senior Project Leader, Other , Mokane, Missouri

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