Retail Annuities Project Manager


Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.


The Project Manager will conduct Business Analysis and provide Project Management support to the Director of the Retail Annuities PMO and its Customers / Project Sponsors in Retail Annuities.


The Project Manager will be key partner who is heavily involved in supporting holistic project planning with respect to  all project initiatives across Retail Annuities and its sub-teams. This entails project scoping, planning, change management and execution from ideation through development & distribution. The Project Manager will also aid in the development of a scalable Project Portfolio Management standard and PMO reporting processes to ensure proper due diligence and organizational transparency for products we bring to market. The Project Manager also plays a primary role interfacing and coordinating with IT project managers, product managers, actuaries, marketing managers and other business partners to ensure project plans are executed appropriately within the specified constraints of time and cost.


Primary Responsibilities

• Supports the  Retail Annuities teams by leading and managing projects and business initiatives through coordination with product managers, project sponsors, actuaries, marketing managers and other key functional areas

• Coordinates and facilitate all project activities in conjunction with the IT PMO to ensure successful delivery of projects

• Coordinates with business partners, vendors, and other relevant areas of NYL

• Aids in the development of project plans, schedules and reports, as needed

• Documents requirements; evaluates and analyzes information and communicates and collaborates with stakeholders

• Works closely with various teams to prioritize the backlog of work, drive out use cases and features of change requests

• Ongoing assessment and reporting of project risk across all development efforts

• Tracks and maintains outstanding issues list and meets with project sponsors on a regular basis to address open issues and discuss status

• Coordinate and Manage UAT activities across all key stakeholders and business units involved in each project

• Assists the Director of the Product PMO in the ongoing development of the project management office

• Adopt and develop PMO standards for reporting and execution


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent skills and experience

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a Project Manager

• Annuity product knowledge from prior experience in IT, Product Development or Distribution

• PMP Certification is required.  Candidates without the PMP must be qualified to take the exam within 3 months of hire and must pass the exam within 6 months of hire.

• 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

• Experience delivering projects using Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban) a plus

• Excellent computer skills in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and Project Professional) and SharePoint




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Job Requisition ID: 86847




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