Senior Project Leader
Company: EDWARD JONES
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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
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
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.
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
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
Experience leading or formally mentoring project team members and
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
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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
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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
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