Farmers Insurance Strategic Initiatives Project Manager - Woodland Hills, CA in Woodland Hills, California

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Job Summary

  • Responsible for all aspects of medium to complex projects that could involve IT integrations with risk exposure and Sr. Executive sponsorship.
  • Manages, plans and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within agreed timeframe and funding/budget.
  • Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frames, funding limitations, vendor accountabilities, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and other resource phases of the project.
  • Works to identify and manage vendors to assure compliance to business requirements, project’s goals, and objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Document how the project scope will be defined, managed, controlled, verified and communicated to the project team and stakeholders/ customers.
  • A detailed project plan is created that will include all work required to complete the project.
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for providing agendas and meeting minutes.
  • Makes necessary presentations and obtains appropriate approvals where needed.
  • Will create a Risk Plan which lists all foreseeable risks, the preventative and contingent actions, along with a process for tracking them.
  • Ensure completion and follow through of assigned projects to ensure all requirements are met in a timely, controlled and quality manner.
  • Will work with the business on an ROI analysis documenting and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of a process, system or other change and work with the business to get approval.
  • Will put together a Resource Plan outlining the level of resources needed to complete a project. This includes labor, equipment (hardware, software, etc.) and materials needed to complete the project.
  • Outlines Roles and Responsibilities so that we have the right people, on the right tasks, at the right time.
  • Works with the business on a Communication Plan which facilitates effective and efficient communications with the various audiences having a major stake in the project including the front line employees impacted by the change. It describes target audiences, content, method and frequency.
  • Puts together a Training Plan which outlines training that will take place during the course of the project.
  • Creates a Transition Plan which documents the hand off of the project to the business. It includes timing, ownership transfer, and warranty follow-up.
  • Helps the business with Change Management and how to manage change, involve the employees in change and explain the “why” behind the change.

Physical Actions

Physical Environment

Education Requirements

  • Four-year college degree required.
  • Completion of, or actively pursuing a major insurance designation, or actively pursuing insurance related courses is preferred.
  • PMP Certification preferred but will accept commensurate experience.

Experience Requirements

  • External candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of prior business experience. (The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.)
  • 5 years related experience in project management, idea generation and development is preferred.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with credibility and confidence.
  • Excels in creating communication plans and correspondence that looks professional and addresses key points.
  • Demonstrates strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficient knowledge of MS applications – Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Novus, etc.
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Job: *Strategic Management & Administration

Organization: *Farmers Insurance

Title: Strategic Initiatives Project Manager - Woodland Hills, CA

Location: California-Woodland Hills

Requisition ID: 1800006M