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AIM AVP - Program Manager | Hybrid

Job Level:  Management
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  Asset & Investment Management
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2402

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

AIM is currently looking for an AIM AVP Program Manager with 10+ years of senior level experience in buy-side investment management program/project management. This individual must have experience in delivering, managing, and completing complex operational and systems strategy/ integration/ implementation projects covering all facets of a global investment management business, including front, middle and back-office initiatives. The Program Manager must be a self-starter, highly organized and is expected to manage a portfolio of cross-functional strategic initiatives.

 

  • Partner with key stakeholders to define, document and execute projects of varying levels of risk, complexity and visibility, actively participating in all phases of the project. Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the project
  • Manage projects ranging from: (a) managing operations and technology roadmaps; (b) crafting and leading evaluation and selection of systems/services; process reengineering; and (c) oversee/lead systems implementation/ integration and full life-cycle project participation
  • Assist with the development and deployment of standardized delivery processes and tools that enable improved scale and delivery predictability, while employing project management methodologies to time, quality and budget
  • Responsible for the highest standards of project delivery including detailed project plans, work plans, schedules, project estimates, financial reporting, conversion schedules, resource plans and status reports
  • Ensure execution on all project documentation including charters, project scope, deliverables, schedules, and financial models ensuring alignment with stakeholder goals
  • Create, manage, and continually improve a culture that enables successful projects
  • Define project scope and objectives. Obtain agreements with various stakeholders on scope and constraints to develop costs, timelines and resource requirements for the successful completion of each project
  • Analyze capacity planning across projects; work closely with functional stakeholders / managers to ensure adequate allocation of resources to in-flight projects
  • Facilitate the development, assessment and implementation of key performance measurements for all projects; define project success criteria and reviews throughout the project life cycle
  • Lead project management meetings and coordinate efforts of cross-functional project team members to ensure awareness and delivery of defined projects on-scope, on-time, and on-budget
  • Produce senior, steering committee reports on each project and keep leadership apprised of project changes and milestone status
  • Interface independently with all functional and business areas, including senior management
  • Lead the prioritization process across business and technology to ensure demand intake, proper coordination, pacing, and trade-off analysis

 

What you bring:

  • 10+ years’ experience delivering large and complex investment management operations and technology projects within specified timelines and budgets
  • 4+ years in investment industry preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead working groups collaboratively with ease and proficiency
  • Change management experience with a proven ability to enable and affect change
  • Knowledge and experience with the prevalent systems in the investment management marketplace
  • Strong background in operations and workflow analysis and design
  • Comprehensive experience managing large and complex projects
  • Buy-side investment management knowledge including front, middle and back-office workflow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Agile a plus
  • Four year degree required or equivalent experience preferred
  • Professional certification in project or program management preferred (e.g., PMP, PgMP certification)

 

What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.

 

 

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow.