• Director of Project Management - Business Services

    Location Name CT, Greenwich
    Date Posted
    2 months ago(2/8/2019 6:18 PM)
    WRBC Support Services
    Primary Location
    Business Services
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    Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation has grown from a small investment management firm into one of the largest commercial lines property and casualty insurers in the United States.


    Along the way, we’ve been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, seen our revenue soar well past $7 billion, and become a well-respected Fortune 500 Company.


    Today, the Berkley brand comprises 54 Berkley companies worldwide. Still managed by our founder and largest shareholder, W. R. Berkley Corporation is well-positioned to respond to opportunities for future growth.


    In April 2017, W. R. Berkley Corporation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding.



    The W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC) Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) led by the Chief Project Officer (CPO) is responsible to execute operations improvement, business integration, and corporate transformation initiatives that span multiple WRBC entities.  The Director of Project Management role reports to the CPO and requires working closely with teams of cross functional business partners, finance senior management and key technical teams across the organization to launch business programs and lead the teams through successful delivery.


    The position will directly manage project management and execution teams, comprised of both internal and external business and IT partners in support of the delivery of large, mission critical EPMO-led initiatives. The role will also invest significant time in the continuing effort to mature the processes of solution delivery, reporting, and business relationship management that are necessary for enabling repeatable success and drive the adoption and implementation of global standards and processes.  Additionally, the Director of Project Management is responsible for performing strategic business analyses, and acting as a liaison between the CPO and his reports.


    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for identifying, documenting, and following up on key management issues, factors blocking/delaying decisions, and driving closure or creatively finding solutions to ensure overall productivity of the project teams.
    • Develop communication materials and presentations for senior level leadership, including C-Suite stakeholders, and other key stakeholders as required.
    • Manage tasks and responsibilities associated with the planning, directing, coordination, and support of specific high impact projects/initiatives that support the overall strategic plan of the business (from initiation through delivery).
    • Support critical relationships with internal and external business partners.
    • Define and enforce broad, company­wide standards for the way new initiatives are scoped, designed and put into production.
    • Apply expert knowledge of core technology and/or functional areas to coordinate program design and launch within schedule, scope, budget, and quality constraints.
    • Report statuses and manage communications and escalations related to all EPMO-led initiatives.
    • Mature the project and program management methodologies necessary for effective solution delivery.
    • Develop and empower EPMO staff with the skills and abilities necessary to lead high‐performing teams and provide thought‐leadership to the business in their issue areas within the EPMO.
    • Communicate the successes of the EPMO at strategic intervals in order to win credibility and further influence the adoption of standards.
    • Facilitate senior management meetings and committees, including managing agendas, and the collection, compilation and distribution of management materials as needed.

    Provide leadership, direction, and assistance in direct support of the CPO and other executive team members, as needed. Partner with various players and stakeholders across WRBC to develop recommendations to advise WRBC management on high priority, high impact decisions.





    Qualifications / Experience:

    • 7-10 years of technology consulting or other relevant industry experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business, IT, or related field
    • 5 years of experience leading projects that included both analytical and technical components combined with change management and communications management in highly complex and matrix environments
    • Experience working with and managing multi-platform business intelligence, data warehousing / data mart, and data analytics projects in a large enterprise environment
    • Expertise in MS Project, creating and maintaining detailed project plans and schedules in an Agile and Waterfall environment
    • Strong leadership capabilities with the ability to influence staff and management of internal and external IT partners
    • Able to travel 80 - 100%
    • PMP Certification preferred


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