Corporate Vice President, Product PMO- Retail Annuities


Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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This position supports New York Life’s market leading Retail Annuities products.  The Director, Product PMO works to help ensure that business projects are executed effectively, efficiently, and within agreed to timelines.  The Director will develop and maintain project management methodologies, standards, tools and reports.  The Director controls, directs, develops, and/or provides oversight for multiple projects at once.  The portfolio of projects impacts multiple core functions, components, and processes across the Company.  The Director must coordinate internal and external resources for the successful execution of projects.  This requires integrating effectively with many departments, workers and governance processes across the Company.  As such, the position requires strong collaboration across internal customers and an ability to develop/maintain strong relationships with key functional areas such as Product, Business Administration, Service, Legal, Compliance, and Technology.  The Director also provides direction and leadership over a team of Project Managers and supports business project prioritization as a member of various governance committees.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the Project Management Team by nurturing a team culture of proactive communication, efficiency and problem-solving; inspiring team members to constantly improve processes, planning, and drive efficiencies; and strengthen the team by promoting education and training
  • Refine current and develop new project management standards
  • Develop and improve planning and process standards that promote effectiveness and efficiency
  • Effectively coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with internal and external team members
  • Ensure proper due diligence and organizational transparency for all projects under project management
  • Collaborate, partner, and develop strong working relationships with key functional areas across the Company, including Product, Pricing, Technology, Service, Legal, Compliance and Business Administration
  • Oversee, coordinate, and/or facilitate all project and project prioritization activities in conjunction with the IT PMO to ensure successful delivery of projects
  • Oversee, coordinate, and/or manage UAT and Correspondence activities across all key stakeholders and business units involved in each project
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives involving all relevant stakeholders
  • Lead and manage select projects and business initiatives; clarify requirements to ensure project execution according to plan; identify and mitigate project risks
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
    Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • PMP Certification
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience as a Project Manager
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery, an ability to improve project management practices, and team leadership experience with a focus on team development
  • Annuity product knowledge from prior experience in IT, Product Development or Distribution
  • Demonstrated ability to work within all levels of the organization, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure while providing a positive image
  • Ability to manage conflicting and competing project schedules and deliverables
  • Solid understanding of processes, procedures and governance required to deliver a large-scale project
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to respond to changing needs and shifting priorities
  • Ability to clearly articulate issues, challenges & risks in a clear and concise manner to stakeholders at various levels
  • Detail oriented with ability to summarize and effectively communicate and present to senior leaders
  • Demonstrates high energy and a passion for work
  • Goal oriented, self-managed and motivated
  • Excellent PC skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, MS Project Professional and SharePoint






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Job Requisition ID: 83509




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