Company Name: Travelers Import
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel:
Location:
  • USA - Hartford Connecticut, 06101
Job Description
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Summary
The Project Manager is the single point of accountability for the management and implementation of the projects. This position is responsible for working with Business Partners or other parties to identify and implement medium to large projects that support achievement of simple to complex corporate goals. Controls planning and execution of the project's activities and resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met. The project manager works with minimal supervision and is responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. The project manager operates within defined parameters using a proven project management methodology with flexibility to merge different methodologies in accomplishing collective goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying and managing appropriate resources needed, and developing and managing schedule to ensure timely delivery
Responsible for managing project budget and achieving cost targets
Responsible for quality management and control
Responsible for the development and execution of the projects communication plan
Manages project risks and scope and identifies and resolves issues which may impact the project results
Prepares and reports timely project status to appropriate stakeholders
Builds and leverages effective alliances across technical and business community


Education / Work Experience
CORE SKILLS:
- Project management skills and competencies
- Skilled at setting & driving strategy while staying focused on daily tactical deliverables
- Excellent organizational skills
- Detail oriented
- Solid written and verbal communications
- Excellent planning and follow through
- Self management
- Savvy with MS Office, Visio, MS-Project and SharePoint
- Experience with Agile practices and Rally a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Information Technology and Project Management exposure/experience in the total Project life cycle with increasing levels of complexity.
- Typically possess five to seven years of Project Management experience in the total Project life cycle with increasing levels of complexity.
- Solid experience working in application development environment.


Other
Technical Knowledge
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with the needs of business environment in order to support assigned projects / program. Uses this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has solid knowledge of varying technologies and/or application development and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge.

Business Knowledge & Partnership
Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. Effectively communicates (verbal, written and presentation ability) with peers, all levels of management and in manner consistent with the audience. Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others

Problem Solving & Decision Making
Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom. Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action. Has good negotiation skills

Team Orientation
Maintains effective partnerships across the department, and is able to influence management, peers and program / project staff through an inclusive style, leadership ability and recognition of their abilities and knowledge. Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interest

Leadership
Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting projects / program. Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives

Planning and Program Management
Works with the project sponsor to create and maintain Project Roadmap and in prioritizing and managing scope. Executes the project management tasks using a defined set of tools and the methodology. Able to follow a defined process for scope changes, risk management, issue management and other proposed changes in priorities from the business partner or other parties.

Financial Awareness
Manages and has input to the project budget including the tracking of actuals to budget and reporting to stakeholders.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.