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Project Manager/Project Leader, CSG

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103
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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.
The Client Strategies Group (CSG) at Edward Jones is focused on developing a profound understanding of prospective and current clients needs, in order to create an unparalleled experience. Leveraging these critical insights, we implement tailored solutions and enhance our products in ways that enable clients to achieve their financial goals.

The Client Strategies Group PMO provides both project management and consultative support services for the development of firm-wide strategies and transformational solutions to address some of the most complex challenges facing the long-term serious investor today. We are looking for an innovative leader with exceptional problem-solving and leadership skills who is passionate about playing a key role in supporting Edward Jones' strategic journey toward Human-Centered Complete Wealth Management.

As a Project Leader, you will be a trusted advisor working with leaders across the area and the firm. This role is an opportunity to lead groups to define and deliver business outcomes (get results through others, delegation, provide coaching and feedback) and an opportunity to manage up and influence other leaders. It requires experience with high-risk, complex business projects, and requires a high degree of strategic thinking, planning, organizing, driving for results, communication, and adapting to change.

Responsibilities:
* Leading moderate to large scope bodies of work, within a specific area or at times spanning multiple areas, divisions, or outside vendors, all of which can routinely carry a moderate degree of risk.
* Facilitate intake process, prioritization and roadmap management
* 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.
* Planning, identifying, analyzing and resolving project issues and risks. Suggesting prevention and mitigation strategies, as appropriate.
* Scheduling and facilitating meetings, communicate progress and develop solutions to meet business goals.
* Provide timely communication of relevant data to business leaders for decision making. Establish and maintain effective communications and relationships across multiple areas, divisions, outside vendors and project leaders/teams who are working on sub-projects within the project.
* Support the development of a business case for business leaders while demonstrating thought leadership, innovative tendencies, and an ability to drive for results.
* Partner with business leaders and team to structure the questions to address, organize the work, manage resources, oversee and/or conduct analysis, synthesize findings, and develop recommendations.
* Partner with business leaders and team to scope, define and coordinate the initiative in support of business innovation and strategy. This includes major and detailed milestones and roadmaps, critical paths, dependency matrices, contentions and resources to manage the tasks across the project.
* Ensure project schedule, scope and quality objectives are met by monitoring, using metrics and controls to measure progress, taking preventative and corrective action and escalating issues and risks when necessary. Assess trade-offs to scope using cost / benefit analysis and make recommendations to leaders.
* Lead vendor selection/RFP process. Manage vendor relationship throughout the life of the project.
* Follow Edward Jones approach to project management and model best practices



* 5+ years of project management experience
* 3+ years of experience leading projects with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders.
* Strong strategic project management experience at the enterprise level, projects exceeding $5MM in budget.
* 3+ years of financial services industry or position-related experience preferred
* 3 years of business management or strategy consulting experience with a consulting firm and/or corporate strategy area
* Must obtain appropriate licenses as required by the business area (Series 7 and 66) within 12 months of hire.
* Project management certification (PMP, scrum, etc.) preferred
* A bachelor's and/or applicable graduate degree preferred


* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 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.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


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](https://careers.edwardjones.com/compensation-and-values/) 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:
Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-07-19
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