1+ months

Sr. Project Leader, Firm PMO

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103 Work Remotely
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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.
*Project Leader - Firm Portfolio Management Office*
The Firm Portfolio Management Office is an enterprise-wide function responsible for evolving the firm's capabilities for planning, project, and program management to help facilitate decision-making around and execution of the firm's portfolio of strategic work. This includes development of the processes by which strategic programs and projects are scoped, prioritized, planned and resourced as well as leadership of execution around our largest strategic programs through a centralized program management function in partnership with division-level PMOs.

As a Project Leader, you will be a trusted advisor working with senior leaders while driving strategic engagements. This role is an opportunity to lead engagement teams 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, and adapting to change. The Sr. Project Leader will be responsible for the execution and management of large, complex cross-functional and/or cross-products projects.
At Edward Jones, you are expected to not only have a tremendous impact in transforming our client experience, but also take a leading role in shaping the organizations future. While navigate a complex organization working through an operational and digital transformation, leveraging established tools, processes, and adopted methodologies.



*ALL ABOUT YOU:*
We recruit for and value the following core competencies:

* *Ownership Commitment:* Actively seeks responsibility and takes pride in guiding project teams towards delivering on business outcomes.

* *Learning Agility * Adapts to ambiguous and unfamiliar terrains; reflects on experience to improve future performance

* *Process Adherence* Executes standard project management methodology; contributes to methodology body of knowledge

* *Problem Solving:* Leads teams to identify the most critical aspects of a problem, and guides team to business-focused solutions and recommendations that drive branch/client value. Initiates changes to project direction where required, and able to decide and act without the total picture.

* *Stakeholder Partnership:* Inspire stakeholder confidence through timely and reliable execution and develop stakeholder management plans to align priorities and address support and resistance.

* *Business Knowledge * Understands link between project goals and firm business context

* *Communication and Presence:* Leads composition of complete deliverables and other written communication and demonstrates an ability to communicate verbally in a wide range of complex scenarios and up to senior management levels.

* *Servant Leadership:* Motivates teams or key workstreams on large engagements to produce superior quality deliverables while creating an open collaboration environment for all levels, with a will to win attitude.

* *Leadership:* Instill a sense of urgency, ownership, and empowerment and thoughtful risk taking into leaders at all levels. Structures work so it aligns with team members goals and motivators.

* *Diverse Perspective:* Brings a unique skillset or approach to the table in every engagement.

*Key Responsibilities:*


* Support the development of complex business cases for senior management while demonstrating thought leadership, innovative tendencies, and an ability to drive for results

* Lead multiple large and complex scope projects simultaneously, with a high degree of risk, visibility and urgency within a functional area or at times spanning multiple areas, divisions or outside vendors. Scale of projects / programs ranges from $10MM to $100MM

* Ability to create a strategy, roadmap and plan for a team to execute against and collaborate with Product teams as needed, and develop processes for PPM and Product Management Lifecycles

* Partner with business leaders and teams to scope, define and coordinate initiatives in support of business innovation and strategy. This includes major and detailed project tasks, critical path, contentions and resources to manage the tasks across multiple sub-projects.

* 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 senior leaders.

* Provide timely communication of relevant data to senior leadership 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 a project.

* Lead vendor selection in a project with many vendors. Manage vendor relationship throughout the life of the project.

* Provide leadership, development and mentoring to project and department associates through modeling of best practices and providing timely feedback.

* Integrate multiple project plans and product roadmaps using project and product management tools to create an integrated program plan with identifiable critical path(s), project dependencies, risks, issues, constraints and major milestones.



*Position Qualifications*

*Minimum Requirements: *

* 5+ years of experience leading projects/programs with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders.

*Preferred Experience: *

* Strong strategic project management experience at the enterprise level, projects exceeding $10MM in budget.

* 5 years of project management or product management experience leading complex projects/products is required, with the ability of creating, monitoring, and interpreting program / project performance metrics through the entire development lifecycles.

* 3-5 years of business management or strategy consulting experience with a consulting firm and/or corporate strategy area desired

* 3+ years of people leadership experience; Experience leading and mentoring others in project and/or product management principles

* PMP and/or Agile certification/s (PMP, SAFe and/or Company Specific Certifications)

* Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience. MBA or graduate degree preferred

* Excellent interpersonal skills and incorporates effective listening and collaboration, with ability to demonstrate communication skills (verbal and written) with project team, other project leaders, multiple areas, divisions and outside vendors.

* Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

* Solid organization and coordination skills

* Comfortable with ambiguity

* Experience with PPM tools such as Clarity, Jira, and/or Aha is preferred but not required



* 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: 2021-07-26 Expires: 2021-12-27
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