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The Project Management Office manages a broad array of projects that improve operational effectiveness, introduce/enhance technology, establish new business functions, introduce/extend products, and manage change for the MIS ratings business. The Senior Project Manager's role is to solution, support, and manage strategic cross-business projects and/or work streams that transform and advance MIS' ratings business. This is a unique business-side project manager opportunity, focusing on business driven projects that may/may not have technology components.
Purpose of role:
Support ratings agency business initiatives
Identify, assess, and recommend solutions to business problems and needs
Ensure successful execution of projects that meet business objectives
Maintain organization of and transparency into strategic cross-business projects
Successful execution of project deliverables
Effective communication of status, issues, and risks
Effective stakeholder management
Attention to detail in deliverables and work products
Typical Responsibilities and Duties:
Partner with business groups to plan and implement strategies
Develop and present recommendations for senior management
Develop and manage detailed project plans and risks/issues/decisions logs and escalate issues to managers senior team members as appropriate; prepare project / workstream meeting agendas, document meeting outcomes and next steps
Take ownership for deliverables and/or sections of deliverables
Coordinate and collaborate with various functions / departments and project teams across multiple, global locations to plan and execute strategic initiatives
Lead meetings with key internal project team members, business stakeholders and manage varying opinions on key subjects and decisions
Prepare and present project status updates to senior management
Independently identify risks/issues and manage their resolutions
Identify opportunities for improvement (e.g. for operating effectiveness and efficiency) and implement strategic solutions to address business needs
Conduct ad-hoc analyses, presentations, and special projects as needed
Identify and implement organizational and project management best practices
Ensure effective change management strategy and execution
Operational Data & Controls
5 - 7 years of work experience in consulting, project management, or strategy within the financial services industry
Experience managing moderate sized strategic business initiatives
Excellent communication and presentation skills, experience presenting to senior management
Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills, risk management a plus
Self-starter who is motivated, organized, and can meet tight deadlines
Strong results orientation, with a focus on quality and attention to detail
Ability to set direction, monitor progress, and ensure that working groups meet project deliverables
Strong ability to adapt to shifting priorities and multi-task
Good understanding of financial analysis & credit risk
Change Management skills
Strong MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word skills (Advanced or Expert level preferred)
Experience using Project Management software
Process reengineering experience a plus
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
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